Dog days of summer

Summer time brings out the dogs, like this friendly canine trying to keep cool on a warm day. (photo by John Gregory)

Dog days of summer

It’s been a warm summer, but not the hottest. As August continues, it’s easy to slow down a little, maybe not move as fast as usual and possibly enjoy a nice bowl of water in the shade. At least that’s the way it is for local dogs. No sense in getting worked up unless someone has a nice, bouncy ball to fetch or maybe a Frisbee. Perhaps there are some birds to chase or maybe a squirrel or two.

But for the most part, each summer day brings along another great opportunity to sniff around and find a cozy spot to catch some rest.

Scripps Ranch residents love their canine friends and their canines love them back. It’s been a great summer for dogs. They can be found almost everywhere: at the park or accompanying a human for a walk, at a summer concert or at a community fair, and definitely at a canine fundraiser or a pet adoption event.

A golden retriever enjoys the attention and music at a free concert at Hoyt Park in June. (photo by John Gregory)
Many visitors brought their greyhound pets to the Greyhound Adoption Center’s Barks and Brews fundraiser June 17 at Ballast Point in Scripps Ranch. (photo by John Gregory)
A greyhound enjoying the Barks and Brews fundraiser with his loving owner (photo by John Gregory)
A boxer takes in the scene at the Scripps Ranch Community Fair held earlier this summer at Alliant University. (photo by John Gregory)

Adoptable Pets
Dogs seemed eager to find new families at the Labradors + Friends pet adoption event held at the Scripps Ranch Unleashed pet supply store Aug. 5.

Zoey is an American Staffordshire Terrier/Greyhound mix and is very sweet and friendly. Find out more about her at

Alvin is a loving Labrador Retriever mix who aims to please his new owner. Details about Alvin are available at

Zoey can’t seem to contain herself, or at least her tongue. (photo by Jacqueline Gregory)
Alvin, a friendly golden retriever, is looking for his forever home. (photo by Jacqueline Gregory) (photo by Jacqueline Gregory)

It seems there are always good opportunities to take a cute photo of dogs in Scripps Ranch. If you have a good pet photo you would like to share, please email it to Scripps Ranch News and we will publish it in our Pets section. Send a photo or short video of your family pet by email and we will post it. Please be sure to include a brief description, the pet’s name, family name and any family members or friends in the photo or video, the name of the person who took the photo or video, and contact information. Send it to:

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