Tails to be wagging at Botanic Garden

Annual event encourages owners to bring dogs on leash

Staff Report

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will host its ninth annual Trails ’n’ Tails event from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road.

While well-behaved dogs on leash are always welcome at the garden, Trails ’n’ Tails offers a myriad of canine-friendly activities for visitors to socialize their pets (and themselves) in a beautiful outdoor setting. Admission is free with a dog on leash.

The event includes a costumes parade and photo booth, pet adoptions, therapy dogs, caricature drawings, access to canine experts and community resources, demonstrations on pet safety, training, hiking, and more.

The first 200 dogs in the garden will receive special goodie bags courtesy of Lemos Feed & Pet Supply.

“The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden encourages people to get outdoors and enjoy the amazing landscapes of California” said Executive Director Steve Windhager.  “With more than five miles of trails, the garden provides a beautiful way to enjoy the outdoors and a safe space to walk your dog all year long.”

Garden officials also encourage annual memberships. Benefits include free admission, discounts at the Garden Shop and Nursery, and special rates for travel, events, and classes throughout the year.

To become a member or upgrade to a “dog-friendly” membership, visit sbbg.org or call 805-682-4726, ext. 132.

For vendor updates, and more information about Trails ’n’ Tails, visit sbbg.org/trailsntails.