Fall is looking Good

Our Play Date is Saturday, September 10, Noon to 5 PM. We noticed an increase in attendance and have secured a Canopy for the Play area. We have also arranged for the Teeter Totter to be available to practice on. This will enable Pups and Critters to practice on the artificial turf under the Canopy for Puppy Palooza. Of course, there will be Ponies sharing the space during the 5 hours, and the Canopy will give more shade to everyone.

Puppy Palooza is Saturday September 17. We are so excited Pups and Critters from all over the US are attending! Super honored to have Pug, Sir Wombat, Lady Kasia as our Judges for this event!

Our Fall Fox Hunt is Saturday, October 1st. We will be at the Rose Valley Campground. We are looking forward to seeing how The Foxes navigate this area, as it is still pretty new and all the possibilities have not been fully explored.

Coming to The LAPACC Pony Track and Play Arena? What you need to know logistically.

Our space is in Tarzana, California. That is on the westside of the San Fernando Valley. The closest airport is Van Nuys Airport. The closest big Airport is Burbank Airport. Sometimes air fares to Burbank are more than LAX and sometimes they are less. Check it out. If you fly into LAX, you have a longer commute to the Valley than you do flying into Burbank. Does the Ground Transportation balance out the air fare?

I love the Pacific Sunsurfer Train that travels from San Diego up to Union Station Los Angeles. Given current gas prices you cannot beat this public transpiration rate. of $36.00 each way.

There is a FlyAway Bus from Union Bus Station or LAX to the Van Nuys Airport ($9.75/$19.50). You can then take a cab or Uber to us or your close hotel. You can also take a Flyaway Bus from LAX to Union Station.

There is Line 422 Bus that goes from Union Station to Tarzana ($1 – $3), then transfer to Line 240 Bus $2 – $4).  Or from Union Station take the B Line (Red) and then catch the Metro L Line (Orange) and exit at the Tampa station and only walk .4 miles. Metro train map

The closest within walking distance hotel is Tarzana Inn. It is clean, we found the front desk staff customer friendly, and it is affordable.

Restaurants close to the Tarzana Inn: Order Online You will find a Mediterranean option, Sushi, Fish Grill, There is also a Russian Market, Oliv’e Food Market, across the street which is amazing. Black Bear Restaurant has delivery. Restaurants with Delivery near Tarzana Inn.

We are super excited about Puppy Palooza!

Saturday September 17th

“Every dog has his day!”

Puppypalooza is a one-day critter event designed to showcase the varied type of petplay and pet discipline. Check-in begins at 10 am, and events begin at 11 am. Cost of admission is $20 online or $25 at the door for Participants and Spectators alike. Entrants are encouraged to register by September 1st to guarantee a spot in all events.

PUPPYPALOOZA A CHARITY EVENT FOR No Kill West Los Angeles Adoption Center.

On September 17th, Saturday, LA’s premier human Dog Show, Puppypalooza, is back!

We celebrate our diversity and welcome all four-legged humans, including but not limited to, leather pups, rubber pups, foxes, kittens, and everything in between!

Our event is held at The Ranch in Tarzana, where the LAPACC Pony Cart Track and Play Area hosts our events, and petplay playdates.

Please note that although this event is mainly designed for puppies, ANY pet or critter is allowed to participate. Foxes, kittens, and other four-legged critters are welcome and encouraged to participate in any event; there is an award category for this purpose. And there will be a human SHEEP to herd!

Events include:

* Presentation & Talent/Trick

* Agility Course with Weaving, Hurdles, Ring Jump, Teeter Totter, Pause Box, Tunnel, Balance Beam, Roll Over Matt

* Canicross (one lap on our track)

* Pick Up the Scent

* Sheep herding

* Guide Critter Obstacle Course

* Dance Off!

Judges for this Event are:

Slave Pug, Sir Mr. Wombat, Lady Kasia

We will also have ribbons for the winners of the events, plus grand prizes for Best in Show, Best Handler, and High Point awards. Some specialty Ribbons will also be given for Best Bark/Howl/Sounds, Best Tail Wag, Pet the Judge wants to take Home, Who’s a Good Dog- I am, and more! All experience levels welcome. See you there!

English Day

If you missed it, you missed something special. Dressage, Jumper, Scurry Race were the events of the Day. Dressage and Scurry Race were part of the Queen’s Cup.

Blue Ribbon in Dressage, Kev Pony
The Dressage Ribbon winners, Kev Pony, Flair, Speckles. (Fiorghra tied for 3rd Place, not available for photo.)

The Blue Ribbon Winner in Jumping, Tromper
The Ribbon Winners in Jumping, Tromper, Clovis, Speckles

The Blue Ribbon Winner in The Scurry Race, Speckles
The Ribbon Winners in The Scurry Race, Speckles, Fiorghra, Clover