Soggy Dog Day & Free Pet Health Fair

Trailblazer Pet Supply & CARD  (Chico Area Parks & Recreation District) are proud to present the 5rd annual Chico "Soggy Dog Day!" Bring your four-legged friend and splash the day away at Shapiro Pool!  This year this wonderful event includes a FREE health and wellness fair for your pets, provided by various community pet organizations*.

Does your dog love to swim? This event is split into seven 30-minute time slots for water play.  Fee includes a half hour of water play, a Goodie Bag for each dog, participation in the Dog Splash competition, and a photo opportunity with your dog! To sign your dog up for a swim time click here!

Date: Saturday, November 3
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Shapiro Pool, 280 Memorial Way
Fee: Soggy Dog Swim-$10
Pet Health Fair: FREE (right outside the gates of Shapiro Pool)

Pet Health Fair & Vendors 2017- Updated list coming soon!

This year we are excited to hold our community’s first Pet Health Fair, which will take place outside the gates of Shapiro pool during the event. The Pet Health Fair will be FREE for all participants in order to promote healthier lifestyles for pets in our community! At the event you will be able to learn more about all the options you have as a pet owner to facilitate overall health for your pet.  Build a relationship with practitioners in our community who can help you learn more about nutrition, comprehensive veterinary care, dental health, parasite prevention, herbal care, aromatherapy, hydro therapy, grooming care, training techniques, and much more!  Many of our vendors will provide free samples and discounted services. 

A Good Dog Day Training: Shelly Keel, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, has the experience and education necessary to resolve a wide range of behavior problems from jumping up, pulling on leash, barking and chewing to more complex problems such as separation anxiety, fear and aggression related behaviors.  In addition to resolving behavior problems, she can help you navigate the challenges of Puppyhood, including that all-important "Puppy Socialization" period, to aid in the development of happy, confident, well-adjusted adult dogs.

All About Pets Veterinary Clinic: All About Pets Veterinary Hospital & All About Equine Veterinary Services is a full-service veterinary medical facility. The professional and courteous staff seeks to provide the best possible medical care for their highly-valued patients.  You and your pet will be treated with compassion and receive the care you need with a personal touch!  Check out their booth to learn more about pet dental health!

Black Cat Photography: Specializing in studio and natural light pet and family photography.  To view photos of Soggy Dog Day 2017, click here

Chico Animal Shelter: The City of Chico Animal Shelter is owned by the City of Chico and operated by the City of Chico Police Department under Animal Services.  Animal Services is responsible for enforcing all City animal related ordinances and state laws, including picking up dogs running at large and quarantining animals for Rabies observation.  Come to their booth to learn more about licensing information and and get your pet microchipped, which includes a lifetime registration with Home Again!

Hemp Eaze: Tierra Sol Farm the makers of Hemp-EaZe products is Earth-centered, by farming organic botanicals for herbal healing, Locally Grown and Handcrafted, we focus on Nurturing your pets Naturally and encouraging others to learn about and use herbal and hemp products.

North Valley Animal Disaster Group: Working with emergency services to educate the public about disaster preparedness, and assist in sheltering and evacuation of animals during a disaster. To work jointly with public and private agencies and organizations in the North Valley to promote the safety and well-being of all domestic animals and farm animals, including wildlife, affected by a disaster with emergency temporary sheltering, evacuation, medical care, identification for reuniting animals with their owners or adopting into good, suitable permanent homes.

Sitter For Your Critters: Do you feel guilty leaving your pets home alone? Use Sitter For Your Critters to boost your pet’s spirit and ease their lonely heart when you’re forced to leave them home.  Visit their booth to also learn more about their concierge service, over night & dog walking services!

TrailBlazer Pet Supply Grooming: Being entrusted with one's pet is something we take very seriously. Each person and each pet is unique and we try our hardest to accommodate the needs and wishes of each client. Come to their booth for discounted nail trims and free grooming samples! 

Tranquil Paws: The Tellington TTouch Method of working with animals provides people with real solutions for challenges they may have with companion animals.  It develops a deep bond between people and their animals and is a gentle method of training animals.  It promotes we-being, helps reduce stress, and builds confidence in companion animals. This work consists of touches, body wraps, leading exercises, and the playground of higher learning. I offer group and private sessions as well as workshops.

Vitality:  Nurturing mind, body, and soul. Vitality offers a variety of services including Ashiatsu Massage, Raindrop Technique, and Essential Oil Education. We choose to work with Young Living essential oils due to quality and purity. We will be sharing how to safely use essential oils for your pets. Including pest deterrents, calming blends, and more!


  • 15 dogs per time slot.
  • Dog owners are not permitted to swim during the event
  • All dogs need to be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. There is a minimum of 1:1 person to  dog ratio and a maximum of 2:1 people to dog ratio.
  • Prior to the event, engage your dog in a high-energy activity.
  • Dogs must be spayed or neutered and up to date on rabies and vaccination shots.
  • We reserve the right to dismiss or refuse admission to any dog for unruly or aggressive behavior.
  • *INTERESTED IN BEING A VENDOR? Please submit a Soggy Dog Vendor Application. You can also contact Meagan Mapes at the CARD Main office, 895-4711, ext. 121.