'Downtown Doggy Day' set for next Saturday in Pleasanton

Event is fun day for pets, owners, a fundraiser for Valley Humane Society

Stores and restaurants will hold a "Downtown Doggy Day" March 28 on Main Street and adjacent streets to raise money for the Valley Humane Society and to give dog owners a chance to enjoy the downtown with their pets.

Julie Vlahon, events coordinator for the Pleasanton Downtown Association, which is sponsoring the Saturday event, said participating shops and restaurants with dog friendly patios will have special offers and free treats for owners and their animals.

"Downtown Doggy Day is an all-day special event just for you," she said in a message to dog owners. "It's a fundraiser for Valley Humane Society, a Pleasanton non-profit organization that works to save and improve the lives of companion animals."

Participating businesses are, in alphabetical order, Acadia Health, 608-G Main St.; Cellar Door, 4469 Railroad Ave.; Clover Creek, 670 Main St.; Cocina Mexico, 55 W. St.; Angela St., #110; Coffee Tea Super Store, 610 Main St.; Drift Co., 711 Main St.; Fleet Feet Sports, 234-A Main St., and Jewelers Gallery, 614 Main St.

Also participating are Main Street Spirits and Deli, 444 Main St.; · Mangia Mi, 234-B Main St.; MD Laser Spa, 531 Main St.; Milfleur, 728 Main St.; Murphy's Paw, 410 Main St.; Nonni's Bistro, 425 Main St.; Passionate Athlete, 440 Main St.; Pastas Trattoria, 405 Main St., and Rick's Picks, 719 Main St.

Other businesses joining in are Rising Loafer, 428 Main St.; Stacey's Café, 310-A Main St.; Studio Seven Arts, 400 Main St.; The Corner Creperie, 349 Main St. , #140; Towne Center Books, 555 Main St.; Vic's All Star Kitchen, 201-A Main St.; Vintage Massage Therapy, 855 Main St., #206, and Workbench True Value Hardware, 652 Main St.

For more details about special offers on Downtown Doggy Day visit


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 18, 2015 at 5:30 pm

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What's really needed is a day in which dogs are not allowed in the city limits. This is the doggiest town in the West.

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Posted by Reasonable Pleasantonian
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Mar 19, 2015 at 9:26 am

Welcoming folks downtown with their friendly dogs is a great idea, even if it's just for one day. Doing it 365 days a week certainly doesn't harm Carmel's commerce or diminish its appeal to visitors and locals. I totally disagree with the comments of other posters here. I have not encountered dog poop on the street, nor would I describe Pleasanton as particularly dog friendly. I enjoy seeing beautiful dogs out walking and love to see the joy on many kids' faces when they get to interact with friendly dogs. I think these interactions are positive and foster a sense of community friendliness.

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Posted by chris
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:19 am

Downtown Pleasanton is anything but dog friendly. I have yet to see dog poop on the sidewalk and most of the dogs I see eating with their parent/s don't bother anyone. They are quite well mannered and usually lay next to the table. I don't see them running around like most of Pleasanton's entitled children.

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:39 am

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SECTION 114259-114259.5

114259. A food facility shall at all times be constructed,
equipped, maintained, and operated as to prevent the entrance and
harborage of animals, birds, and vermin, including, but not limited
to, rodents and insects.

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Posted by Damon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Mar 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

@mooseturd: "HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 114259-114259.5 ..."

It would be helpful if you stated what your point is rather than just cut-and-pasting a section of the Health and Safety code without any further comment. If your point is that dogs should not be allowed in any restaurant area including outdoors dining areas, then apparently you haven't read section 114259.5(d) of the very code you just referred to.

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 19, 2015 at 11:45 am

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@ Damon, I read the whole code. I was just trying to incite Chris.

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Posted by Phydeaux
a resident of Deer Oaks/Twelve Oaks
on Mar 19, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Mooseturd: ahem ... Web Link Try to keep up, mkay? Every dog thread brings out the same several sourballs, who are, fortunately in the distinct minority.

I think they need a dog to cheer 'em up.

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Posted by Damon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Mar 20, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Here's a nice story that should soften the hearts of even the dog haters among us:

"Dog buries puppies to save them from fire"

"Caught in a massive forest fire with her nine babies, a resourceful mother dog in Chile dug a deep hole and placed each pup in it before the flames could reach them. Rescuers found the puppies unharmed after the blaze last week in Valparaiso, CNN reported. The pooches were reunited with Mom, and all were reportedly doing fine."

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