Whether it’s one of our ongoing “train-the-human” canine behavior classes, a satellite adopt-a-thon, or a race to raise funds for animal rescue, every Santa Cruz SPCA event brings our community together to celebrate the human-animal bond. Join us, join the fun, and show your support for the animals that make our lives better!
Paint Your Pet Night
Sunday, November 18th — 1pm to 3:30pm — Cantine Wine Pub
Paint, sip beer, and listen to great music with friends while creating your personalized pet portrait — all while giving back to the SCSPCA! Art & Soul Events will pre-sketch your pet from a photograph you send in, so you will be ready to paint a forever portrait to proudly hang in your home or give as a gift. No Experience necessary! Ages 11and up
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Swirly Girls – Thanksgiving Eve Dance Benefit
Wednesday, November 21st — 7:30pm – 10:30pm at Michael’s on Main
Rockin’ New Grass Folky Girly trio with an eclectic mix of old, new, and international rhythms. A family band featuring Pam Nectar on guitar, dobro and vocals; Sheila Cliff on ukulele, washboard, and vocals; and Sweetpea Cunninham on bass and vocals. Don’t let the strings fool you, you will be dancing all night. You are going be ready for stuffing on Thanksgiving. Benefitting the Santa Cruz SPCA!
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Where: Michael’s on Main — 2591 Main St. in Soquel
Is registration required? Tickets are required. Get your tickets here!
Are animals invited? The public’s animals are not allowed.
Who will enjoy this event? Music lovers, animal lovers, families, and anyone else who enjoys local live music!
Interested in learning about the Santa Cruz SPCA’s life-saving programs? Come out and join fellow animal lovers for a behind-the-scenes tour of our current facility and take a sneak peek at our new shelter building site! Tours will last approximately 30 minutes and closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended.
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Where: 2685 Chanticleer Avenue in Santa Cruz
Is registration required? We encourage interested parties to R.S.V.P. by noon the day before your preferred visit date. Please do so by calling 831-465-5000 ext. 16 or emailing us!
Are animals invited? We ask that only human guests attend.
Who will enjoy this event? Anyone who is interested in learning more about our organization, the work we do, the facility we do it in, and our plans for the future!
Ask the Dog Trainer Discussion Group
First Monday of every month
Whether or not they come to us from a shelter, our four-legged friends can sometimes exhibit challenging behaviors that require proper training in order to be understood and successfully resolved. Dealing with these behaviors doesn’t necessarily come naturally to humans. We invite you to bring your questions and receive educated advice and helpful tips on dog behavior!
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Where: Santa Cruz SPCA Capitola Mall Adoption Center & Gift Shop
1855 41st Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010 (in the Target wing)
Is registration required? We’d love to know you are coming, so reservations are required. Click here to reserve a spot!
Are animals invited? Please leave your pup at home. These sessions are for two-legged learners only.
Who will enjoy this event? This hour-long, small-group setting is perfect for people who have newly adopted their first animal or people who have adopted and are experiencing problems they’ve never dealt with before.
The Santa Cruz SPCA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. We receive no government funding, and depend solely on financial support from our friends. Our organization is not affiliated with any other SPCA or Humane Society.
Tax ID: 94-6171565
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