Thrive Animal Rescue hosts July 12 Artisans Marketplace in Carmel Valley


Thrive Animal Rescue invites families out to celebrate summer, local businesses and rescue dogs at its first Artisans Marketplace on Sunday, July 12.

The market will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at Newmarket Farm on 13875 Old El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130. Call 858-259-8801.

The event is a collaboration with Intimate Living Interiors and will feature adoptable dogs and a host of vendors. Ten percent of all sales go toward Thrive Animal Rescue, founded in April 2014.

Premier Southern California equestrian photographer Holly Casner will be on site doing dog portraits, and at 3 p.m. there will be a group photo with all of the Thrive dogs adopted out over the past 15 months.

Animal shelters are overwhelmed this time of year because of relinquishments and a flood of strays spooked by the July 4 excitement, so anyone who is looking to adopt a dog is encouraged to come.

“If we don’t have what they want, we can go find a sweet soul looking for someone to love,” said Thrive Founder CeCe Bluom. “Every home is better with a dog in it.”