ACC Kensington Animal Fair

Blessing of the Animals & Pet Adoptions

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 26th, 11am-2pm, at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave, Kensington for the Kensington Animal Fair. At 12 noon Pastor Tony Clark, M.Div., D.V.M., will offer a blessing of the animals for pets and owners.

The day will include demonstrations by Hazel Weiss and her service dog, K-9 Police Dogs, dog training, Friends of the Library, Dog Scouts of America, and a raffle. We'll have homeless cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds needing adoption or fostering. Contra Costa County Animal Care and Control will provide low cost inoculations, micro-chipping, and registration with amnesty. Their veterinarian will talk with you about the best health care for your pet. Our local Girl and Boy Scouts will be selling snacks and beverages.

Along with the raffle, you'll have an opportunity to donate money to the rescue orgs.  Please send raffle items to the church, and checks made out to ACC or Arlington Community Church with Animal Fair on the memo line. All donations go to the rescue organizations - we will give you a donation letter for your tax deductions.

So bring your pets for a blessing, open your hearts to a homeless pet, and have a wonderful family day in the park.


~List of Days Events & Presenters~

Local Scout Troops 11-2

Boy Scout Troop 104 will be selling hot dogs & lemonade all day at the BBQ Pit. Girl Scout Troop 30189 will be selling sweets and sodas. Girl Scout Troop 33283 will assist with setup and cleanup


Blessing of the Animals 12 PM

Rev. Dr. Tony Clark will meet & bless all creatures big & small


Richmond Police Department K9 Dogs

Richmond P.D. Officer Brown and his K9 partner will demonstrate the heroic service K9s provide the community. This working relationship between the handlers and their dogs is amazing.


Service Dogs

Hazel Weiss from Bergin University will describe the training these dogs receive at the university.


Guide Dogs for the Blind

Eileen Nattoli and her foster dog Lambert will describe the program and her service as a temporary foster home.


Dogs Scouts of America & Therapy Pets

Introduction to therapy dogs and Dog Scouts of America.


Winnie Kelly Wildlife Lectures

Winnie Kelly travels throughout the area teaching in schools and at local events about the importance of maintaining the eco system.


Kensington Friends of the Library

Gretchen Gillfillan brings her land tortoises, Tor and Tus to distribute free animal related children’s’ books.



Gift Certificates, Wine & Chocolate, Kitchen Goodie Basket, Dog & Cat toys, beds, carriers and much more! Give generously, all proceeds go directly to the animal rescue organizations here today.