Dog Days in the Vineyard is really creative title for an event that brings wine and dog lovers, their dogs, and an event that benefits a non-profit rescue foundation all together in one nice little bundle.

This one’s novel, too, because so many wineries don’t even want to see your dog at their facilities. Still, there are other really dog friendly locations, and it appears that Clayhouse Wines is one of them… to their credit. I love this creative wine marketing cross promotion. It’s the first time I’ve heard of one, which also has a non-profit attached to it.

On August 23, Clayhouse Winery in Paso Robles is holding their first Dog Days in the Vineyard event, to raise funds for Meade Canine Rescue Foundation. It’s a great way to enjoy walking through a vineyard, taking your canine friend along for the journey, and helping to support the tremendous efforts that any dog rescue center has to endure…

[Photo: Lyla and Spike]

from the pain of each dog’s story, to the joy of someone adopting a new pet they’ve rescued. I have a doggie grandson named Spike, who has been through this process. My daughter Lyla found the love of her life adopting this little terrier-chihuahua mix foster dog in Sonoma County. It’s amazing to me that people can get dogs, and then just release them to the streets of a city. Perhaps they feel that they can’t bring the dogs to a shelter; but if they don’t, someone else will. And the animal will be in an injured condition by that time, in all likelihood. People associated with shelters have huge hearts, but the funding doesn’t measure up to the required funds… So, to taking on a fundraiser for a local rescue foundation is very admirable.

About Meade Canine Rescue Foundation:

Meade Canine Rescue Foundation’s (MCRF) mission is to help alleviate the overpopulation and resulting euthanasia of unwanted dogs through education, rescue, providing medical care and spaying/neutering as many dogs as possible with the resources available, primarily within our target areas of California and Connecticut. Dogs that have no other option but instead are provided food, shelter, veterinary care, exercise, and love.

The Dog Days in the Vineyard event is happening in their Red Cedar Vineyard, for a one-mile walk beginning at 8:00 a.m., on August 23, 2014.

Vineyard Address
2200 West Centre Street
Shandon, CA 93461

Dog Days in the Vineyard

The first annual Meade Canine Rescue Foundation Fundraiser is happening at our Vineyard from 8 – Noon. Bring your canine friend to amble, trot, jog or skip through the vineyard. Benefiting Meade Canine Rescue, cost is $25 per person/$40 per couple in advance, or $30 per person/$45 per couple at the gate. Payment can be made before August 15, 2014, through PayPal at (designate event). Or you can mail a check, payable to Meade Canine Rescue to PO Box 252, Creston, CA 93452.

Your ticket will automatically enter you in a raffle for prizes from local businesses. After your walk, enjoy a free Clayhouse tasting and refreshments catered by B Albanese, while enjoying live music provided by Starling & Wright.

Special guests include the following:

  • Teresa Rhyne, author of the NY Times #1 best seller The Dog Lived (And So Will I)
  • KVEC radio host David Congalton
  • And, tips from pet CPR certified dog walker Chris Crofford.

For more information visit, or call 805-305-7260