We are having our first planning committee meeting this Friday April 26 at 7PM at Balrog Coffee at 137 N Montebello Blvd. We will be discussing important information about the fair and assigning important roles to those who will take a leadership role in important areas of leadership. If you plan to attend please fill out the volunteer application.
Our next Yappy Hour will happen Saturday September 23 from 6pm to 9pm at The Daily Brew Coffee Bar. We have a great event lined up for the night.
We are opening up our stage to anyone who would like to perform a musical number, spoken word, comedy act, etc. We only ask that your performance be kid friendly and not too loud where it would scare any dogs who would attend the event. We are using the sound system that The Daily Brew has. It’s a basic system with speakers, a small mixing board, and microphones and stands. To sign up, please sign up at this form below.
We will also be having checkers games set up for you to play during the evening. September 23 is Checkers Day! Ok, the day isn’t to commemorate the game of checkers, but commemorates a speech that Richard Nixon gave in 1952 where talked about allegations that he was taking election expenses for personal gain. He shared in the speech that he was not taking expenses for personal gain, but he also mentioned a dog that was gifted to his family that was named Checkers. He said his daughter loved the dog and that no matter what people said he would not be giving the dog back. Even though the day isn’t about the game checkers, come on by Yappy Hour at The Daily Brew to play a few games of checkers while you listen to some local artists.
We have about $1,000 left to raise to make the fair a reality. We are working on items to have up for auction at the Yappy Hour. We are still building out auction item lists, but we know that one of them is a certificate to become Pet CPR and First Aid certified. This item has an $80 value. We are working on more items for our auction and will update here and on Facebook when we have more. Cross your fingers we can get a certificate to the spa next door to The Daily Brew.
We are looking forward to having Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles at the event again. They can share the details of their services to anyone who attends and even set you up with an appointment (no medical work at our event). We are also looking forward to inviting a few vendors to the event who have pet related items. These include artists with pet/animal art pieces and more. If you have pet or animal related items or services with your business please contact us if you would like to participate.
We will see you Saturday September 23 from 6pm to 9pm at The Daily Brew Coffee Bar. We are looking forward to having a great night.
The Montebello Pet Fair formed out of a need to reduce the number of animals who enter our area shelter. In 2016 14,459 dogs and cats entered the shelter. Of the dogs that entered, 91% left the shelter alive. Of the cats that entered, 53% left the shelter alive. While the cat live release rate could use some more direct work on the shelter’s part, one thing that we can focus on in the public is to decrease the number of animals who entered in the first place. 14,459 animals.
We believe that educating people on proper ways to care for their pet will bring a shift to how people view animals in our area. It won’t be an instant shift, but we can’t just sit by and hope for the best. We are committed to having our fair be a place where people make new choices that will save the lives of animals. And you can help.
In this first picture you can see our estimated cost to pay for the fair. We have received many quotes from several businesses so we think we’ve found the lowest prices in the area. We are open to suggestions for lower costs, too.
Our fundraising goal is $3,000. We have $1,655 left to raise.
Here is how you can help.
We are accepting financial donations at our YouCaring fundraising page. To donate to support the 2017 Montebello Pet Fair go to:
If you would like to donate via check or in person, please contact us at email@example.com and we can schedule a pick up or give you an address to send the check to. We also have the option of Venmo if you use that.
(Please note that we are not a 501c3. If your giving is dependent on donating to a 501c3 there are options to help reduce the cost of the spay/neuter surgeries that will happen at the fair. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can connect you with our spay/neuter clinic nonprofit.)
If you have a business and you would like to sponsor the event, please check out our Sponsoring Opportunities page to see the details of what your return on investment will include. Contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in being a business sponsor.
Some of our funding goes toward equipment and supplies. If you would like to donate and or loan the fair equipment or supplies please look over the list below and let us know what you would like to donate. Every donor will be thanked and those who have donated or loaned a large piece of equipment will be noted as one of our horse level sponsors. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in donating an item listed below.
600+ feet of thin rope
50 pet bowls
Crayons for used by children attending the fair. Possibly 30 boxes.
Cases of water/snacks for volunteers
Thank you for helping us reach our goal. The more people we can reach, the more we can make a difference in the thousands of animals who enter the shelter ever year. Let’s make a change in the lives of animals in Los Angeles County.
Our second Yappy Hour of the year is shaping up to be a really great time. We ask that everyone who attends bring a monetary donation to give during your time at Yappy Hour. You choose the amount but we recommend between $5 and $20. If you would like to give $50 or more we will speak with you about sponsoring the fair. All proceeds are going to pay for the 2017 Montebello Pet Fair.
Saturday August 19, 2017
6pm to 9pm
The Daily Brew Coffee Bar
137 N Montebello Blvd,
Montebello, CA 90640
Our entertainment for the evening is Patrick Carrico and Kassidy Heal. Patrick was our musical guest in July and we are grateful he is back again this month. He and Kassidy have performed together before. On August 19 they will do their own sets and probably do some music together, too. Can’t wait to hear what they have for us.
Keeping The Culture Alive (KTCA) artists will be attending Yappy Hour. Ariel Torres will be taking commissions for watercolor paintings of your pet. Randy from Clasek Art will have his cat artwork for sale as well (Yes, cat people are welcome at this event.). KTCA’s 4th Annual Artfest will be happening Saturday September 16 from 12pm to 6pm at Montebello City Park. We are glad to have them participating in Yappy Hour. If you are a local artist and would like to participate in the Artfest be sure to contact KTCA or come to Yappy Hour on the 19th to sign up.
We are glad to have Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (SNPLA) attending Yappy Hour again. SNPLA has been a part of the Montebello Pet Fair since our first year. We are grateful for their participation in the fair and Yappy Hour, but we are most grateful for what they do for the animals in Los Angeles County. Thousands of animals are vaccinated, given health checkups, or spayed/neutered by this organization. Thank you SNPLA for all you do.
Laura’s Goodies is back again this month giving out samples of her dog treats and also selling them. Be sure to stop by her table. You can also order a cake for your dog’s birthday or gotcha day. She also makes human treats.
Montebello Youth Leadership Club will be collecting school supplies at Yappy Hour. Bring things like backpack, notebooks, pencils, pens, glue sticks, folders, paper, or anything else that students might need. All supplies will be given to Montebello schools and students.
See you Saturday August 19 at The Daily Brew Coffee Bar. It is going to be a great night.
To learn more about our guests please visit their pages/websites:
Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles attended Yappy Hour, too. They had a table set up outside to give people information about their service. People could also sign up their pets for any medical procedures they were needing (spay/neuter, checkups, etc). They were even taking volunteers to help at their kitten nursery (we saw at least 1 person signed up to help).
We were happy to have Laura’s Goodies attend the event, too. Laura attended our Yappy Hour last year, as well as last year’s pet fair. Her treats are a hit with all the dogs.
We had a photo booth at Yappy Hour, too. It has homemade props on sticks as well as animal ears. Here are three of our planning committee members enjoying the photo booth.
We organized the Yappy Hour for a few reasons. We wanted area dog owners to have a chance to socialize with other dogs owners (and dog lovers) in the area. You do not need to have or bring a dog to attend this event.
Another reason is we wanted to start a monthly meeting where pet owners can learn something about animal care. That is why we invited SNPLA to attend. In the future we plan to have other guests come and share some wisdom about pet care, either from the mic or at a table like SNPLA did at this last event.
The last reason we organized Yappy Hour is to raise funds for the 2017 Montebello Pet Fair. Thanks to the support of our guests, Patrick Carrico, and The Daily Brew, we raised $54. Thank you so much.
We have decided to continue having Yappy Hour. The goal is to have it around once a month. The next Yappy Hour is Saturday August 19 from 6pm to 9pm at The Daily Brew Coffee Bar (137 N Montebello Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640). Our special musical guests are being put together and we will have more details soon.