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Dog Days are back at the Botanical Garden

By Giselle Guadrón | 25 de noviembre de 2012

San Antonio.- Happy Howlidays from the San Antonio Botanical Garden and to celebrate they are opening the doors for your furry friend. The Botanical Garden teams up with different sponsors throughout the year for their Dog Days in the garden. This time around their sponsor is the Petco Foundation.

Bob Brackman, executive director of the Botanical Garden says that, “teaming up with the Petco Foundation was a natural fit because of what they represent and with Petco in town, it’s a win-win for everyone.”

When you arrive with your furry friend you have to pay garden admission for yourself. Each dog pays a $5 (cash only please) “canine admission” fee that will be donated to the: Animal Defense League, Animal Care Services, the Humane Society of San Antonio and the San Antonio Botanical Society all Dog Days co-partners.

Once inside you and your pet can explore the garden together.  Enjoy the scenery full of beautiful plant life, dinosaurs and festive holiday decorations throughout the garden.

When your pet needs a drink just walk over to one of the large pools of water that will be available throughout the garden. Also don’t forget to pick up after your pet. To help you the garden will be providing “mutt mitts” so that no pet messes are left behind.

The Animal Defense League will have a mobile unit available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and you will be able to have your pet micro-chipped for a fee, or you can adopt a new furry friend to add to your family.

If exploring the garden has left you and your pet with an appetite you won’t have to go far for a snack. Just stop on by the Carriage House Bistro where there will be a special section that will allow you to dine with your pet.  So grab your walking shoes, your pet and its leash and come on down to the Botanical Garden for Dog Days.

“It’s 38 acres and there will be Christmas trees, poinsettias and seasonal decorations everywhere to brighten up the garden,” said Brackman.

The garden is located at 555 Funston Place and Dog Days will be held on Saturday Dec. 1 and Sunday Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free parking.

For more information call (210) 207-3250 or visit www.sabot.org.


Giselle Guadrón  es una reportera en La Prensa de San Antonio.  Se puede comunicar con ella a internlp@laprensasa.com.

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