San Diego Bay-lovers and canine-fanatics will once again unite at Hornblower’s popular, pup-friendly Pet Day on the San Diego Bay. The 14th annual delightful dog and dock-side adventure promises a tail-wagging good time on Saturday, May 17, 2014 with three different departure times (9:30am, 11:15am, 1:00pm) and offers a FREE canine ticket with purchase of one adult ticket ($23). A portion of the proceeds supports the orphan pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center and a donation of a gently used blanket or towel is suggested.
The only event of its kind in southern California, this is the one time each year that Hornblower invites dogs to cruise for free with their owners. Helen Woodward Animal Center adorable adoptables will be portside to wave a paw to human and canine guests as they depart from the dock. Once on board, dogs will be treated to a Delectable Doggie Treat Bar, sponsored by Petco, and dog owners can brush up their pet handling skills with fun Expert Pet Training Tips from Petco’s dog training department. Each cruise departs from 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101.
“We love Hornblower Cruises and their dedication to orphan pets,” said Helen Woodward Animal Center Vice President of Development Renee Resko. “They have shown such kindness to our Center and our adoptable animals and they give pet-owners an incredibly fun and unique way to connect with their favorite furry family members too.”
Well-behaved dogs of all sizes and breeds are welcome for Hornblower’s Pet Day cruises. (Canines must be kept on a leash throughout the cruise.) Guests can board without dogs, as well, or simply stop by the ticket booth between 9:30am and 1:30pm to drop off blankets, towels or financial donations for Helen Woodward Animal Center.
Tickets are $23 for adults, $11.50 for children ages 4 to 12 and $21 for seniors and the military. Children three and under are free. To make reservations, visit http://www.hornblower.com/port/overview/sd+petdayonbay. For more information on Helen Woodward Animal Center or to make a donation call 858-756-4117, visit www.animalcenter.org or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.
Helen Woodward Animal Center is a private, non-profit organization where “people help animals and animals help people.” Founded in 1972 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., the Center provides services for more than 57,000 people and thousands of animals annually through adoptions, educational and therapeutic programs both onsite and throughout the community. Helen Woodward Animal Center is also the creator of the international Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive, the International Remember Me Thursday campaign and The Business of Saving Lives Workshops, teaching the business of saving lives to animal welfare leaders from around the world. For more information go to: www.animalcenter.org.
Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company in California for over 32 years. The company operates 32 vessels, including the 3 largest dining yachts on the West Coast, in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey and San Diego, and an office in New York City. Two Hornblower subsidiary businesses, Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, are National Park Service ferry concessioners to Alcatraz Island and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, respectively. In 2014, Hornblower will begin operating the third subsidiary, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. For more information visit: www.hornblower.com/pressroom