Celebrating 19 Fabulous Years

March 8th, 2023

Happy Hound Parker is ready to party This Party is Going to be Pawsome.

Calling all happy hounds and their friends, canine and human.

We’re pulling out all the stops for our 19th anniversary celebration! There are tricks and treats for all, and it’s not even Halloween! Check out the details below, and we’ll see you on the 19th!

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Location: Happy Hound Play & Daycare
Time: 10am – 4pm


Tricky K9s Workshop

Session 1: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Session 2: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost: $125

Learn new tricks with your happy hound. This workshop is taught by Celebrity Dog Trainer Sara Carson, who travels the world performing and teaching pet owners how to bond with their dogs through trick training.

Starting with basic behaviors, you and your dog will enjoy learning several novice and advanced level tricks. Going over many eye catching behaviors that are sure to impress your friends and family! Spend some time bonding with your k9 companion.

Some of the tricks you can expect to learn are foundations for handstand, backwards circles, spin & twist, pray, leg weaves, limp, back-up, and much more!

Clients can sign up for this fun and enriching workshop in your client portal. Not a client yet? Give our front desk a ring at (510) 547-3647 to sign up.

Trick Demonstration

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Prepare to be amazed by what Sara Carson and her Super Collies can do! You may have seen Sara and her dog Hero performing on season 12 of America’s Got Talent. They share their antics on social media while traveling North America in an RV!

Hawkeye and Sara Carson

Adoption PUP-up

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our friends and community partners at Hopalong Animal Rescue and Oakland Animal Services will be here to steal your heart with a pack of adoptable bffs that are absolutely ready for their furever homes.

You have been warned.

Photo Booth

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As you all know by now, we love our photo booths, so we’re setting one up right here. Pick your prop or bring your own and cheese it up for the papparazzi. Silly hats on happy hounds strongly encouraged.

$25 donation for local rescues.

Live Music

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Local band The Bonafides will provide us with the perfect party soundtrack, pulling from their extensive catalog of classic New Orleans R&B and jazz.

“No matter what is on the set list, we are sure you will leave a Bonafides show with a smile on your face and a happy tune in your step.”

The Best BBQ

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

If all that dancing makes you hungry, West Oakland’s Kneebabyz Eatery will be parked onsite and serving up soul food you’ll want to write home about.

There are about to be so many dogs’ manners seriously tested.

Ropes for Rescues

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meet the people behind Ropes for Rescues, an innovative local company that recycles used climbing rope into durable, eco-friendly dog leashes. Learn about how they’re doing awesome work by both giving new life to old rope, and donating a portion of the created leashes to rescues from here in the Bay all the way to Ecuador!

Raffle to Support Local Rescues

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re raising funds for local rescues and you can help, plus maybe nab a sweet prize. We’ve got a ton of super items to give away, including:

  • Primal dog food
  • Starter Bakery gift certificates
  • Sniff & Splash passes to our new Bark & Recreation Center dog park
  • Gift certificates to our Bark & Howl Day Spa
  • Each attendee will automatically receive one free raffle ticket. Increase your chances and purchase 5 additional tickets for $20, or $5 each.

Need not be present to win. Winners will be announced by 3/22.

Dog Park Tours

2:00pm – 3:00 pm

The Happy Hound Bark & Recreation Center is opening April 3 and we are so excited to give you all a sneak peak!

We’re building the ultimate dog park experience, and it’ll be one more reason why your dog loves it here. Bark & Rec is full of exciting features like a splash pool, shaded play area, and paw-friendly artificial turf, plus the whole park will be cleaned & sterilized nightly to protect your happy hound’s health. Just like our indoor rooms, you can check in on your happy hound via the Bark & Rec webcam, as well as the delightful new Nose Cam! You’ll be able to add park access to both daycare and boarding packages.

We’ll be opening the park up for on-leash tours, come check it out!