Man’s Best Friend and America’s Favorite Pastime – a Winning Combination

Published: August, 2008 

What could be better than dogs, baseball and a sunny day by the Bay?  The San Francisco SPCA is sponsoring the annual Dog Days of Summer at AT&T Park on Saturday, August 23rd at 12:55pm which will allow you to watch the Giants take on the Padres along with your canine companion. It’s a unique opportunity for the SF/SPCA to promote its lifesaving work, and it’s the only day of the year when fans can take their dogs out to the ballgame. Approximately 750 dogs and 42,000 people came out last year.

Furry fans and their owners enjoy the game from a special bleachers section dubbed the Dog Zone for the day and SF/SPCA volunteers will be on hand with water to ensure the dogs are happy and comfortable. There will be a doggy costume contest and a parade around the field with the dogs too! The cost is $56, which includes one bleacher ticket and admission for your pooch. A portion of each Dog Days ticket benefits the SF SPCA. Advance registration is required and space is limited. For more information, contact Mike Martin at (415) 972-2356 or mmartin@sfgiants.com.

All photos courtesy of SF/SPCA