Carmel Retriever Day

Carmel-by-the-Sea has always been known for loving dogs. Retrievers are known for being loving dogs. It's a perfect match!

Photo courtesy Carmel Retriever DayThe first ever Carmel Retriever Day will be two days of unabashed, dog-loving, fun. Support Canine Companions for Independence and join in a variety of dog-friendly events throughout Carmel-by-the-Sea.


May 4-5, 2013


On Saturday enjoy scavenger hunts, a romp on the beach, cocktail parties, parades, costumes, and much more!

On Sunday, bring your Retriever to participating Carmel Valley tasting rooms and the tasting fee will be waived during this special Wine and Wag event.

The rules are as follows:

  • All dogs must be leashed and in control at all times (OK, forget the leashes at the beach),
  • Please register for the Saturday events ASAP  as events are limited to 250 dogs our first year.
  • Have a great time and come back for next year’s too!


Register online at


To have a great time with your dog and to support Canine Companions for Independence. CCI is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

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