Volunteer Orientation and Training
11:00 AM11:00

Volunteer Orientation and Training

  • Colonial Heights Branch Sacramento Public Library (map)
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This two hour orientation and training is for all who are interested in joining the Street Vets corp of volunteers, and those who are already regular participants in our events.

Attendance at an orientation is mandatory prior to participating in one of our Street Vets Clinics.

We will discuss our unique culture or respect and service, concepts of harm reduction and trauma informed care, and how we develop long lasting relationships with our clients. We will also go over our basic wellness protocols for both cats and dogs, how to spot and respond to medical problems in our patients, and disease prevention. Time will be given to volunteer safety, conflict de-escalation, and dog fight prevention and intervention.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team.

Questions may be sent to AmberD@4rfstreetvets.org

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Claws and Paws Holiday Portrait Party
11:00 AM11:00

Claws and Paws Holiday Portrait Party

  • Pet Food Express- Loehmann's Plaza (map)
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Join us for a day with Santa Claus and many tiny paws!

Come celebrate the season with us at our December adoption event at Pet Food Express at Loehmann’s Plaza on Fair Oaks Blvd.

Meet “celebridogs” Lexi and others, take home a few sweet treats for your family and friends, get your holiday photos taken, and meet some of the volunteers who help us save lives all year long.

Bring donations of supplies for our unhoused neighbors’ pets.

All proceeds support 4 R Friends’ Street Vets and rescue work.

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Holiday mini-portrait sessions by Tina Swain.

$50 for a minimum of five edited digital portraits of your family in front of our beautiful holiday backdrop.

Santa, Ms. Claus, and elves will be on hand to accompany your two and four legged little ones.

Schedule your portrait session in advance using the drop down menus below.

A limited number of sessions may be available on a walk-up basis during the event.

Portrait Sessions 11 am to 12 pm

Portrait Sessions 12 pm to 1 pm

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Portrait Sessions 1 pm to 2 pm

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Puppy, Kitten, and Bunny adoptions.

4 R Friends’ rescued and rehabilitated pets are looking for the perfect families to give them loving homes and charmed lives forever.

Bake Sale with J’s Fit Cakes

Holiday delicacies including vegan, gluten and dairy free options.

Made with joy by everyone’s favorite dog-loving fitness enthusiast, Jonna Edwinson.


Chipotle “Bucks for Burritos”

$1 goes to 4 R Friends for every item ordered between

4-7 at the Loehmann’s Plaza Chipotle

Donation Drive and Hourly Gift Basket Drawings with SacTown Dogs

Sarah Madden from SacTown Dogs will be taking over our Instagram for the day.

Drop off your donations of new and gently used collars, leashes, harnesses, jackets, sweaters, blankets and beds.

Enter for the drawings when you donate items for the pets of our unhoused clients, or toward our medical fund.

$100 Gift Certificate to Cannon Restaurant

Kid’s Beginner Vet Play Basket from Strapping

Wilderdog Adventure Gift Pack (Below)



We hope to see many of you there with your own beloved pups!

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Small Business Saturday at Strapping, with Sac Town Dogs
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday at Strapping, with Sac Town Dogs

So much amazing stuff packed into Small Biz Saturday


It will be an explosion of kitten cuteness and puppy mischief, with several of our rescued and adoptable pets ready to meet you.

Sarah from @SacTownDogs will be officiating a donation drive for our fur friends.

We will be accepting new and gently used leashes, collars, harnesses, sweaters and jackets for pups of all sizes for our friends without roofs over their heads this winter.

@hautebird will be serving up their famous chicken waffle cones, @nenadoespastries will be selling breakfast pastries and baked goods. Add in awesome shopping with local makers @glamshackskincare & @jenjemsjewelry.

And of course the most amazing gifts and gags at your favorite shop @strappingstore  Strapping Susan will be hosting a hot cocoa bar, and looking forward to seeing all of your this small business Saturday

Yes, we are real, and yes, we will be there Saturday!

Yes, we are real, and yes, we will be there Saturday!

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11:00 AM11:00

Adoption Day at Pet Food Express

We will have some of our most recently rescued and rehabilitated pups and kitties available.

Stop in, meet, cuddle, and perhaps fall in love!

You can also chat with our team about opportunities to foster, volunteer, and learn more about our work.

11 am to 2 pm

Pet Food Express

Loehmann’s Plaza

2531 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95825

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EmBark 2018 Benefit Gala
5:00 PM17:00

EmBark 2018 Benefit Gala

Help us get this show on the road!

Our mobil surgery trailer is almost ready to serve the community, we just need a few more donations to outfit it with all the medical and safety equipment.

Photography exhibit by Ken Raif

Auction and raffle

Live music

Tasting menu from Grange, Cafeteria 15L, Mulvaney's, and more.

Mini-pet portrait photo sessions for your pup on site, with Tina Swain.


Saving lives has never been so much fun. 

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Summer Safety: Staying alive in the summer heat
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Safety: Staying alive in the summer heat

4 R Friends: The Street Vets

The Pet Lover’s Learning Series

Summer Survival:

A Pet Safety Guide

Jean Rabinowitz, DVM    Jamie Holms, RVT

11 am to noon    Sunday, July 8

Colonial Heights Library    Community Room

4799 Stockton Blvd,    Sacramento CA

Free to the public

No pre-registration needed

Coffee and snacks will be served

No dogs at this event, please

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