Come visit us at our events!

Paws in the Park

It's that time of year again!  

Join BirchBark Foundation, the Coastal Watershed Council, and WoofPack831 for a community dog walk along the San Lorenzo River. 

The 3rd Sunday of June - September at 10:00 AM, we will meet at the Gateway Plaza fitness area.  The walk will loop across the pedestrian street bridge, down the east side of the Riverwalk, through San Lorenzo Park and back up the west side to the Plaza.

The first 20 walkers will receive a BirchBark Foundation portable pet food dish.  Don't forget to start your WoofTrax when you walk! BirchBark will receive donations as our group of walkers grows.

Mark your Calendars:
June 17th
July 15th
August 19th
September 16th

birchbark lecture series 

We're excited to announce a new lectures series to help educate families to be better advocates for their pets. 

Lectures will be held at The Raw Connection in Carmel Valley (26200 Carmel Rancho Blvd) and will be approximately 30 minutes long followed by Q&A.  

Light snacks and beverages will be provided.  $20 donation to BirchBarkFoundation suggested.


 Saturday, July 14th at 2 PM   "Cancer in Pets"    Dr. Teresa Arteaga, DVM DACVIM (Oncology)

Saturday, July 14th at 2 PM

"Cancer in Pets"

Dr. Teresa Arteaga, DVM DACVIM (Oncology)

 Saturday, September 8th 2 PM    "Keeping Pets Eyes Healthy"      Dr. Elizabeth Curto, DVM, DACVO

Saturday, September 8th 2 PM

 "Keeping Pets Eyes Healthy"  

Dr. Elizabeth Curto, DVM, DACVO


Love mondays at discretion brewing

BirchBark Foundation will be the beneficiary of Discretion Brewing's Love Monday fundraiser on Monday July 16th.  For every pint of beer sold that day, Discretion will donate $1 to BirchBark!  Enjoy a pint on their dog friendly beer garden!  Families welcome.

As a special treat, Michael Gaither and his band will be there from 6:30 - 8:30 playing their latest music! 

When: Monday July 16th from 11:30am - 9pm

Where: Discretion Brewing, 2703 41st Ave, Santa Cruz

art and wine on the mountain

Save the date for an afternoon filled with music, art, wine, and hors d'oeuvres at a private estate on Mount Madonna.

Saturday, September 29th, 3:00-6:00 PM

Stay tuned for more details and a link to purchase tickets!

fall in love with birchbark

Save the date for an evening of fun benefiting BirchBark Foundation. 

Enjoy dinner and drinks with a stunning view of the Monterey Bay from Ferrante's at the top of the Marriott. 

Friday, November 2nd, 6:00 PM

Stay tuned for more details and a link to purchase tickets!


We rely on the help of our wonderful volunteers to achieve our mission. These orientations will give us an opportunity to talk about the work we do at BirchBark Foundation, to meet one another, and to discuss the various roles and support work available for volunteers. To learn more about a few current opportunities, check out our Volunteer Page. Help us keep pets and their families together in 2018. 

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