Saturday, October 5

All events and activities are optional (except orientation).

Please note: Guests must attend one of the Discovery Weekend Orientations offered on Friday before joining us for events in which animals are present.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Hike with a Founder — The Labyrinth

  • Location — Meet outside Angel Village (see map)
  • Join co-founder Cyrus Mejia for a hike to the Labyrinth
  • Restrooms are available at Angel Village
  • We recommend good hiking footwear rather than flip-flops or high heels
  • Outdoor activity — hat, sunglasses and sunscreen suggested
  • A water dispenser will be available
  • Moderate hike with some elevation changes — approximately 2.5 miles round-trip

 

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Private Sanctuary Tour with Founder
Limited space!

Join one of our founders for a short geographical and historical tour of the Sanctuary to get your bearings!

  • Location — Meet outside Welcome Center. (see map) Just look for the Private Sanctuary Tour sign
  • Shuttles pick up at 8:15 a.m. and depart at 8:30 a.m.
  • Shuttle buses can accommodate special needs
  • Indoor/outdoor activity — we recommend a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Restrooms are available at the Welcome Center
  • A water dispenser will be available

 

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Paint Your Pet
Limited space!

Come and paint your beloved pet in the company of our beautiful parrots. All you need to do is bring a photo!

  • Location — Parrot Garden (see map)
  • Restrooms are available
  • Refreshments will be available
  • Seating and shade is available
  • Indoor/outdoor activity — we recommend a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Please wear long sleeves

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Walk on the Wild Side and Tea with Tortoises
Limited space!

Specialized tour at Wild Friends. Come and meet the graceful Suvali, the fierce Echo and the exotic Little One! Morning tea, cookies and meet-and-greet with our sociable tortoises who love company!

  • Location — Wild Friends (see map)
  • Restrooms are available close by
  • Outdoor activity — we recommend a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Keep in mind, no seating is available at this activity
  • Light refreshments will be available

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Bunny Yoga

Gentle yoga for all levels in the calm company of our resident bunnies followed by carrot cake, carrot juice and bunny love!

  • Location — Rabbit HQ (see map)
  • Restrooms are available
  • Indoor/outdoor activity — shade available, but a hat and sunglasses are suggested
  • Light refreshments will be available
  • Yoga mats provided
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Dogtown Tour
Limited space!

Join long-time Dogtown staffers and experience the wonderful ways we provide enrichment for our canine residents.

  • Location — Dogtown HQ (see map)
  • Restrooms are available close by
  • A water dispenser will be available
  • Walking tour — keep in mind, no seating is available at this activity
  • Indoor/outdoor activity — we recommend a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

How We Heal
Limited space!

Take a specialized tour of the Best Friends Animal Clinic, learn about interesting, state-of-the-art procedures and other areas of the Sanctuary where we heal.

  • Location — Best Friends Animal Clinic (see map)
  • Restrooms available
  • A water dispenser will be available
  • Indoor activity

 

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch with the Founders

  • Location — Angels Landing (see map)
  • Lunch, dessert and refreshments will be available
  • Restrooms will be available

 

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Special Q&A with our senior leadership team to discuss our plans to lead the nation to no-kill by 2025!

  • Location — Angels Landing (see map)
  • Restrooms will be available

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Advocacy Update: Pitties, Kitties, Puppies & More

Come and take a closer look at our life-saving programs and policy work across the country with members of our senior leadership team.

  • Location — Angel Village (see map)
  • Restrooms are available
  • Refreshments will be available
  • Indoor activity

 

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Paint Your Pet

Come and paint your beloved pet in the company of our beautiful parrots. All you need to do is bring a photo!

  • Location — Parrot Garden (see map)
  • Restrooms are available
  • Refreshments will be available
  • Seating and shade is available
  • Indoor/outdoor activity — we recommend a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Please wear long sleeves

 

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Coffee and Kittens

Afternoon coffee break with kittens and interactive tour of Cat World - Two tours of 15 people at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Maximum attendance: 30

  • Location — Cat HQ (see map)
  • Restrooms are available
  • Refreshments will be available
  • Indoor/outdoor activity — we recommend a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Seating available

 

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Canine Capers
Drop by at any time during this activity to take part.

Meet some of our trainers and take part in fun activities such as target training and nosework. Ask the trainers questions about your own dog's behavior and make food puzzles for our resident dogs!

  • Location — Dogtown HQ (see map)
  • Restrooms are available close by
  • Refreshments will be available
  • We recommend comfortable closed toe shoes
  • Outdoor activity -  we recommend a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

 

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

7.00 p.m. Reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7.30 p.m. Dinner and dessert with live music
8.15 p.m. After-dinner talk with CEO and co-founder, Gregory Castle

 

Dinner Under the Stars with our CEO, executive team and animal hosts

  • Location — Angels Landing (see map)
  • Dressy Casual
  • Outdoor event on grass
  • Comfortable shoes and warm jacket or wrap suggested
  • Restrooms are available
  • Parking is available

 

Scheduled activities, times and locations are subject to change.