Blessing of the Animals and Other Pet Events


The month of October is host to ‘Blessing of the Animals,’ one of the Bay Area's greatest traditions and performed in the ways of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment. It’s a special experience watching kids line up, excited to have their beloved pets blessed with a special prayer to honor our loyal companions who love us unconditionally. Here are a few places in Marin to line up and have your pet blessed:

Sunday, October 4  
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1180 Lynwood Drive, Novato
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 14 Lagunitas Avenue, Ros
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 4pm, Greenwood School Parking Lot, 17 Buena Vista Avenue, Mill Valley.

Sunday, October 11th
Mount Tam United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley

And some other awesome family and pet friendly events:

Strut Your Mutt, 100 John F Shelley Dr, San Francisco
DOGtoberfest, October 5, 5:30-9pm, The Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma
Bay Area Pet Fair, October 10-11, Marin Civic Center
Howl-o-ween, October 24-25, they also have a Kid Zone, The Treasure Island Flea
Howl’O’Ween Dog Costume Contest, 6:30pm on October 31, Sausalito
Pup Parade, October 31, George, Marin County Mart, Larkspur
Trunk or Treat Dog Costume Contest, October 23, Mill Valley Community Center
Woodland Pet Food Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest, October 31, Mill Valley, Greenbrae, San Rafael, and Novato

* Events are subject to change. Please confirm before venturing out.