Encinitas Pet Sitting: Summer Availability + Events

“May Grey” might be in full swing, but summer is quickly approaching and with it—family vacations. As such, this will be a sort of 2-in-1 blog. First up is our summer availability for Encinitas pet sitting services. The second is all the fun dog events taking place throughout San Diego County this summer.

If you’re new around here, don’t be thrown by my constant use of the pronoun “we.” That really just refers to me and my trusty 4-legged intern, Stella. SanDPups is actually a one-woman show and though I try my best to be available ‘round the clock, it’s just not possible 100% of the time (at least until I can master being in two places at once—trust I’m working on it).

Please make note of the following dates:

June 10-12: Unavailable

June 24-26: Limited availability for walks + check-ins, no overnights

July 21-24: Unavailable

Existing clients: If you will need pet care during these times, please let me know and I will try and find alternate care through my pet sitter’s association (NAPPS).

encinitas pet sitting, dog friendly events

With housekeeping out of the way, let’s talk FUN! Mark your calendars for the following dog-friendly events going down in San Diego this summer.



Sip chardonnay and sample local dishes and desserts while benefitting local charities. Tickets start at $90 with the option of designating a portion of the funds to your charity of choice (we hope you’ll pick Rancho Coastal Humane Society). It’s held at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course from 5-8pm.


Leashed dogs and their humans are welcome at this two-day event benefitting “Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation.” It’s everything you’d expect from a dog expo but even more awesome as it’s totally free and right in our backyard at Walnut Grove Park. Sniff around Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-4:30pm.



For $50, you’ll be provided with a canvas, pre-drawn sketch of your pet, and guided instruction as you hone your artistic skills. A percentage of all food and beverage orders benefit the RCHS. Class is held at Witch Creek Winery in Carlsbad from 6-9pm.


This yappy hour overlooking Petco Park goes down every month at Hotel Indigo. Unwind with adult beverages as your fur baby nibbles (or inhales) free dog treats from 5:30-9:30pm. Note: As of 5/19, the hotel’s events calendar is down, so be sure to call ahead to make sure they’re still a go this month!

encinitas pet sitting, cardiff by the sea

Encinitas pet sitting at the beach? Ruff life. We know.


Join 10,000 dogs and dog lovers from 9:30am-6pm for vendor goodies, live entertainment, dog contests—even a beer garden. It’s the largest dog-friendly event in all of San Diego County. What better place than beautiful Cardiff by the Sea? Get there early—parking is sparse.


The 8th annual event runs from 9am-4pm and is free to all attendees. DSF bring awareness to the rescue community with adoptable pets onsite, free resources on spay/neuter services, and entertainment from music and food to featured pet products and guest speakers.

We hope to see you out and about at one of these fabulous events! If not, we’ll still be close by for all your Encinitas pet sitting and dog walking needs. Call 623-206-7822 to set up a free meet and greet or to inquire about summer availability.

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