Blessing of the Animals

Celebrate the Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis Winery

Join us for the 2023 Blessing of the Animals fundraising event! All pets and all ages are welcome at this popular annual event at St. Francis Winery. Take part in this “adorable” afternoon to help raise funds to support this year’s animal charities. Festivities will include The ever-popular “Winery Dog of the Year” contest, Raffle prizes, Wine, Local fare from Dino’s Greek Food Truck, and A blessing for every animal that attends. Proceeds from the event will be donated to local non-profit animal charities. The Blessing of the Animals fundraiser event brings lovers of animals, nature, and wine from far and wide. Raise a glass and some money to help raise money for animals in need. We hope to see you there!


Date: Sun. Oct. 1st, 2023
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Location: St. Francis Winery
Address: 100 Pythian Rd at Hwy 12, Santa Rosa
Phone: (707) 833-0240

The Fire Cats

Rialto Cinema Screening of Fire Cats

The major animal welfare/rescue agencies of Sonoma County have joined together for a benefit screening of Katharine Parson’s award-winning film, THE FIRE CATS – Save Something Small at RIALTO CINEMAS on Saturday 7 October and Sunday 8 October at 1:00 P.M. HACHIKO FOUNDATION animal rescue an NGO based in Eastern Ukraine will be the beneficiary.

Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County, The Humane Society of Sonoma County, Sonoma County Animal Control and Care and Sonoma CART will hold a panel discussion POST-SCREENING regarding the coordination of animal rescue efforts during natural/manmade disasters, lessons learned from wildfire disasters and the concerted desire to create a roadmap for communities/animals.

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Date: Sat. Oct. 7 & Sun. Oct. 8, 2023
Time: 1pm
Location: The Rialto Cinemas
Address: 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: (707) 525-4840

Dog and cat looking at Hansel Subaru event

Hansel Subaru Adoption Day

On October 11th, the Humane Society of Sonoma County and Hansel Subaru are teaming up again for the Hansel Subaru Pet Adoption Day! Hansel wants to help us find loving and caring homes for animals in need. We will be on site with the HSSC Tail Waggin’ filled with animals looking for their forever home! Meet your match and Hansel Subaru will pay the adoption fee! We hope to see you come, and leave with your new family member!


Date: Wed. Oct. 11, 2023
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Hansel Subaru
Address: 2987 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: (707) 512-7306

Howl-o-ween Parade

Healdsburg Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade

Come out to the Humane Society of Sonoma County Pet Parade and join our annual costume contest and parade for a howlin’ good time! Bring your dog, cat, mouse or potbelly pig and strut your stuff. This event is free, but we will be collecting food donations for our Pet Food Pantry so bring some kibble for a good cause and join the fun! Prizes given for best Small, Medium, Large Pet and Group Costume. Well behaved dogs are welcome; please have dogs on leash at all times. Owners are responsible for picking up their dog’s waste. We hope to see you there!


Date: Sat. Oct. 21st, 2023
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Event Registration: 12pm – 12:45pm
Cost: free
Location: The Healdsburg Plaza
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (707) 542-0882

Halloween Pet Costume Contest at Fogbelt Brewing Company

Dress up your fur babies and come strut your stuff at Fogbelt Brewing’s Halloween Pet Costume Contest! A percentage of sales will benefit HSSC, and we’ll be there to judge costumes! Enjoy great beer, tasty treats and a howlin’ good time… hope to see you there!


Date: Sat. Oct. 28st, 2023
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Location: Fogbelt Brewing Company in Healdsburg
Address: 410 Hudson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Contact Phone: (707) 473-8532