Highlights from Cardiff Dog Days of Summer 2018

Wow! Another amazing year in the books at the 13th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer! Thank you to all our wonderful vendors, artisans, musicians, volunteers and local businesses for making the 13th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer so great! Check out the Cardiff Dog Days of Summer video below that was created by The Anton Eye, a full-service creative agency located in the heart of Cardiff! They perfectly captured the uniqueness and fun that happened at Cardiff Dog Days of Summer, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 


Video created by The Anton Eye

The 13th annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer. Hosted in the Encinitas Community Park in Cardiff, CA. Brought to you by partnership from Cardiff 101 Main Street, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, and the City of Encinitas. A big thank you to The Anton Eye for putting together this video for us!

Dog Contests

This year people and their four-legged friends brought their A Game for the dog contests! There were so many great contestants that participated in one of the six dog contest categories! There were a total of 77 dog contest entries! 1st placed winners took home a goodie bag filled with Billy + Margot goods and a leather Gaucho Goods collar! 2nd and 3rd placed winners also received a goodie bag filled with over $100 of goodies from Nutrisource,  Gaucho GoodsSoCal K9 and more! 

Check out all of our 1st, 2nd & 3rd winners from the Dog Contest below! 


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Rescue Row- 15 Dogs Were Adopted

At Cardiff Dog Days of Summer's Rescue Row presented by Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 15 dogs were adopted on site! Thank you to the amazing rescue groups such as:
Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego, Animal Donation Advocate & VIDA, Second Chance Dog Rescue, Passion for Pitties, Angels of Rawley Foundation & Recycled Love Dog Rescue for joining us at Cardiff Dog Days!

Thank you to John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air for sponsoring the Rescue Row at Cardiff Dog Days of Summer.

A portion of the event proceeds are donated to Rancho Coastal Humane Society whose focus is to rescue, shelter, and find homes for companion animals while promoting humane ideals through education and community outreach.

Beer & Wine Garden- The Best Seat in the House!

The Beer & Wine Garden was the perfect place to relax, hangout with pups and friends while watching the dog contests and listen to live music, all while cooling off with some heat quenching brews from The Lost Abbey Cardiff! We'd like to think it's one of the best seats in the house! Did you know that all proceeds went straight back into supporting the Cardiff Community?! And C.G. Di Arie wines generously donated 50% of all event proceeds to benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society. There were 156 entries to win a Neso Tent by reusing or returning their reusable cups at the Beer & Wine Garden and 246 cups were recycled! A big thank you to those who recycled their cups or brought them back home with you to reuse! 

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Kamp Kanine

Did you take your pup through the agility course provided by Kamp Kanine?! The pups had a blast running through the courses to burn off some energy! If your dog enjoyed it we recommend checking out a Kamp Kanine facility that offers a fully supervised, clean, safe and active cage-free doggie daycare experience. There's a Kamp Kanine located in Encinitas.

Live Music

It was the perfect combination at Cardiff Dog Days of Summer! We were able to rock out to School of Rock's Student Band,  Aviator Stash as well as local reggae band The Nightengayles! Thanks to our amazing local musicians for making Cardiff Dog Days so much fun!