There are so many fun events in Humboldt to which you can't take your best friend. He always says it's cool — no, go ahead, have fun — but the guilt lingers. Does he even believe you that dogs aren't allowed? It's called the All Species Parade.
Not a problem on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. in Sequoia Park. Grab a leash and bring your buddy to Bark in the Park for a 5k walk and run ($20). Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the proceeds from the event and raffle go to the Companion Animal Foundation. Your beastie bestie can totally get behind that. Music from the M Notes should get your blood flowing — well, that and all the firefighters. What? Dogs love fire trucks. Back me up, Fido. The Humboldt Bay Firefighters host the canine fun, so keep an eye out for Cali the Fire Dog. She's kind of a big deal, but when you see her, try to be cool.
Once the walk/run starts, enjoy the scenery, socialize with other pooches and humans and don't feel weird at all for talking about your dog.
— Jennifer Fumiko Cahill