Learn about pony play online!

Due to current events, our amazing North American Trainer and Pony titleholders, Trainer Jenn and Tromper, are not able to attend and speak at all the events they had previously planned to. Fortunately, they are online, and if you’d like to learn about Pony Play, you can check out their educational videos on YouTube!

We will continue to bring updates about our events, online or otherwise, as things unfold. Someday we will be back in the pastures… until then, our ponies can run free in our hearts and minds.

No April Fools Joke: We’re Having Playdates ONLINE!

Dearest kinky and fun folks,

Instead of canceling our April playdate, we will now host it online over Google Hangouts. In order to join, please respond and RSVP by providing or confirming your Gmail account. Andrew (Trainer Pollux) will start the online meeting at 12 noon on Saturday, April 18th and invite all participants who have RSVP’d. If you are not friends with us on Facebook or Yahoo, contact us directly so we can get you in contact with Andrew! This is an especially good opportunity for new or shy pets to introduce themselves. Just because we’re quarantined doesn’t mean we can’t adapt!

If you’ve never used Google Hangouts or would like to test out your connection please let us know and Andrew will contact you to help you perform a test meeting beforehand to make sure you have no trouble joining our online playdate on April 18th.

If you’re looking for other ways to experience petplay online, check out Wolfe Academy. Wolfe Academy is not directly affiliated with the LAPCC, but they are, like us, Los Angeles-based, friends of Sanctuary LAX, and we cross paths often. We recommend and support their contributions to petplay in SoCal!

Link to the FB page for the Pup/Handler 101 class: https://www.facebook.com/events/829287640906978/

Link to the FB page for the Becoming and Knowing Your Animal class: https://www.facebook.com/events/922997661465145/

Stay safe, stay strong, and stay positive!

Happy National Puppy Day!

Happy National Puppy Day, everyone! Did you know March 23rd is National Puppy Day? Well, now you do!

Here in Los Angeles we are under a “shelter in place” order, so for the foreseeable future, our spring events are canceled (including the Puppy Olympics at the Off Sunset Festival, and the Spring Cart Romp). But now’s a fine time to practice at-home pupping!

Here are some links to help you stay safe:

https://corona-virus.la/

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pag

In the meantime, you can find us on social media, being social! Our Facebook group is ALWAYS open and you can contact us there if you have any questions about event changes and cancellations.

Have a Happy National Puppy Day!

NAPT Titleholder Schedule Changes

Hello, friends! We hope you are staying safe amidst the current pandemic.

We can weather this together. There is no need to panic. We are a strong community and by cooperating with each other and following the CDC’s advice on best practices, we can slow the spread and “flatten the curve.”

In a widely shared graphic, a tan curve represents a scenario without social distancing measures and where the U.S. hospital system becomes inundated with coronavirus patients.

If you are in America and would like to request or offer aid, please connect with your city’s Mutual Aid Network: tinyurl .com/COVID19Aid

Speaking of America, be sure to check our our wonderful North American Pony/Trainer Titleholders! Their schedule is changing as travel becomes restricted and events are canceled. Link to their most up-to-date schedule can be found by clicking here.

Keep your spirits up. Let this friendly critter reassure you:

EVENT CANCELED: Please Read!

Hello, friends! As more information has emerged over the last week regarding coronavirus, we have decided to CANCEL our Spring Romp.

For information about the virus and how to prevent its spread, please go to the World Health Organization (WHO) or CDC websites.

This is a very good link from CRI Genetics with some great info that updates regularly.

Stay safe and remember to STAY HOME if you feel sick or have been exposed to anyone exhibiting symptoms. Wash your hands regularly, and sanitize things you touch often, such as door knobs, light switches, your phone screen, and your steering wheel. Keep following our blog for more updates about our events.

Spring LAPCC Events

Last week we discussed some upcoming petplay events that are NOT attached to the LAPCC (though we do have members who attend)! This week, let’s shine a spotlight on some events we are producing and hosting ourselves!

In lieu of a traditional playdate in March, we are having our Spring Cart Pull and Romp at Mile Square Park, March 21, at Shelter #5 from  11 am to 3 PM. With current concerns about the novel coronavirus strain COVID-19, we request that you exercise best practices for hand washing, sanitizing, avoiding face-touching, and covering coughs or sneezes with your elbow or a Kleenex instead of your hand.

This event is typically a potluck, but to be safe, we recommend not sharing food. We are a small group so we think we will be fine, but if you are not feeling well, please stay home and take care of yourself!

We have reserved the shelter. You can park on the street (if available) and walk to the shelter or pay the parking fee ($5) for the reserved lot.  If it rains, the event is cancelled.

Next month, we will have our biannual Spring Fox Hunt Camping April 10, Friday, 2 PM to April 12, Sunday, Noon. The Hunt is Saturday April 11 10 am to 3 PM Point Mugu Sycamore Campground.  Campsite #1 and Campsite #2 are reserved.  It is a short walk to the hot shower and bathroom facilities.  The campsites are drive in and park, no hiking to the campsite. Let us know if you want to attend as a horse, hound, fox, rider, handler, or cheering spectator. This is the most humane version of a traditional English fox hunt!

Stay safe, and we’ll see you there!

Spring Events Round-Up

Are you looking for petplay events in Southern California? There are PLENTY! The LAPCC has at least one event every month, but if you want even more, consider one of these three upcoming events (Note that these events are NOT affiliated with the LAPCC, though some our our members will likely be attending!):

WHAT: Bark Nite Party & Show
HOSTED BY: Bark Nites
STYLE: Partying, raving, night club.
WHERE: Executive Suite Night Club, 3428 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach
WHEN: February 28th, Friday, at 8 p.m.
COST: $6
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/474185146511998/

WHAT: Pet Adoption Day
HOSTED BY: SoCal Creatures
STYLE: Kink, mosh, informal, diverse.
WHERE: Threshold, 11300 Hartland St, Hollywood
WHEN: February 29th, Saturday, 12 noon
COST: $15
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/187979779255785/

WHAT: Leather Dog Pound
HOSTED BY: Bullet Bar and L.A. Pup Star Orion
STYLE: Leather, cruising, dive bar.
WHERE: Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood
WHEN: March 14th, Saturday, at 9 p.m.
COST: TBA – typically $6 or less, often a recommended donation.
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/191418385535718/

Reminder: Playdate this Saturday

The title says it all! All critters (ponies, puppies, and beyond) are welcome.

Our next Play Date is Saturday February 22.

EDIT: Note that due to a rainy forecast, we have moved the location of our playdate. We typically meet ourdoors, at Kenneth Hahn Park. This week, we will be meeting at Sanctuary LAX from noon until two p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

#stillsinning

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and accommodation last weekend. With Sin in the City canceled, our members were able to come together and make alternative plans in Las Vegas for the weekend.

The result? PONY MANSION! We had a fabulous time at a private residence playing and visiting. Just goes to show what you can accomplish when you remain positive and determined! Pictures are below.