Special Events

Community Day | Disney Cats & Dogs Closing Celebration

Cost
Museum Lawn Activities: Free to Attend
Date
Sun, Jun 2 | 10am–2pm
Year
2024
Location
Museum Lawn

Celebrate the closing of our special exhibition, Disney Cats & Dogs, with a very special Community Day event at The Walt Disney Family Museum. Join us—along with local, pet-focused organizations—for an opportunity to learn about pet care, sample pet products, create pet-inspired art, and meet adoptable senior dogs from Muttville and service dogs from Canine Companions.

Please note: Only service animals are allowed inside museum buildings. For more information on our service animal policy, please visit our Accessibility page.

No ticket or reservation required for Museum Lawn events; gallery entry requires general admission—visit our Ticketing page for more information.

Schedule of Events

Activities | Times Vary (See Below) | Museum Lawn

10am–2pm | Canine Companions Meet-and-Greet

Join Canine Companions, a dog service industry which provides service dogs to adults, children, and veterans with disabilities and facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice, and educational settings; and learn about the important work they and their dogs provide. Get a chance to meet a service dog, service puppies-in-training, and their handlers; watch demos of service dogs at work, and get a photo with a certified service dog.

About Canine Companions

Canine Companions is leading the service dog industry so our clients and their dogs can live with greater independence. We provide service dogs to adults, children, and veterans with disabilities; and facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice, and educational settings. Since our founding in 1975, our dogs and all follow-up services are provided at no cost to our clients.  

Independence shouldn’t be limited to those who look or live a certain way. Disability reaches all races, classes, and backgrounds, and Canine Companions will too. Clients come to Canine Companions because of our reputation, the quality of our dogs, the experience of our training staff, and the desire to lead life with greater independence. We are committed to providing services to all qualified clients.

11am–2pm | Muttville Senior Dog Rescue Adoptions and Live Sketching

In celebration of the closing of Disney Cats & Dogs, we are partnering with Muttville Senior Dog Rescue to put a spotlight on adoptable dogs to meet their potential future families. Join us for an opportunity to meet, cuddle, and walk the dogs; and practice live animal sketching using the dogs as models. 

Please note: The event is free to attend, but standard adoption fees apply. Dogs cannot be taken home on the day of the event, but guests will be shown how to submit adoption applications on Muttville's website.

About Muttville

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue reaches out to senior dogs at risk, gives them the care they need, and finds them loving forever homes. If they had their way, no dog would spend their last days in a shelter.

Booths and Demos | 10am–2pm | Museum Lawn

American Dog Society

American Dog Society aims to create better, more educated pet parents through advocacy, resources, and connection. Join ADS as they host educational training demos focused on teaching children and their families how to safely interact with dogs, learn their cues, and be a responsible dog parent.

About American Dog Society

In the United States each year, around three million dogs are surrendered or abandoned. American Dog Society is a preventative and proactive organization that focuses on the problem before dogs go into or back into shelters.

American Dog Society’s mission is to create better, more educated pet parents by advocating, organizing resources, and connecting people across the United States to improve the lives of dogs, reduce the number of dogs going into shelters, and ultimately reduce the 400,000 dogs that are put down in shelters each year.

DogLog

Join San Francisco-based app DogLog, which helps track and coordinate your pet's activities and health, and learn about how you can use their app to help keep your pet at their happiest and healthiest.

About DogLog

DogLog was inspired by our family’s life in San Francisco. We needed a system to coordinate caring for our dog, Joy. We wanted to ensure that she never went too long without being taken outside, or suceeded in tricking us into giving her double feedings. We needed an easier way to verify what Joy had and hadn’t done yet. After attempting to keep a log with sticky notes and texts, we developed DogLog to keep all dog-related information in one centralized place that was accessible by all family members. Now, we use DogLog to track our puppy Cali's health, feedings, and walks.

Coyote Awareness in the Presidio with the Presidio Trust

Join the Presidio’s wildlife management team to learn more about coyotes in the park and how to minimize human-coyote conflict. They’ll be bringing educational materials, advice for pet owners, and hands-on research equipment. Come by to ask questions and learn more about the Presidio’s wildlife monitoring and management projects! 

About the Presidio Trust

The mission of the Presidio Trust is to steward and share the history, beauty, and wonder of the Presidio for everyone to enjoy forever. As a federal agency working in service to the public, we’re guided by a triple bottom line: welcoming all people and protecting the planet, fueled by the performance of successful park businesses. Our coyote management program focuses on our shared value of stewardship, ensuring that people and wildlife can coexist within the park. 

Art Activities (All Ages Welcome) | 10am–2pm | Museum Lawn

Mini Pet Paintings 

Using watercolor and cardstock, you will use a simple fingerprint stamp technique to create your favorite animal pal, then apply ink to add details and personality. 

3D Paper Pets 

Add your own flair to a furry friend as you customize and design a three-dimensional paper cat or dog. Explore different textures and patterns using color pencils, add accessories, then bring your pet to life.

Zoetrope Magic

This cylindrical device that dates back to early animation creates the illusion of movement when still images are placed inside, then spun. Try your hand at drawing a cat or dog, then spin the zoetrope to see your furry friend joyfully running around. 

Film Screening | One Hundred and One Dalmatians  (1961) | 2pm | Theater

FREE for members (Registration Required)
$5 adults, seniors, students, and youth
FREE for children ages 5 and under (Registration Required)

Join us in celebrating the closing of Disney Cats & Dogs with a screening of the classic animated feature One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). In addition to the titular Dalmatians, you can “spot” how various other breeds are represented in the beloved dog-centric film.

Film screenings are subject to change. If you’re unable to attend a film screening within the first 20 minutes of the film duration, please contact our Ticketing team at tickets@wdfmuseum.org for a refund.

Other Programs

  • To show our appreciation, members will receive an additional 10% discount on any in-store or online merchandise purchases made Saturday, December 2...

    Jun 29–30
    Shop in-person:
    Additional discount available 10am–5:30pm both days
    (last entry to Museum Store at 5pm)
    Shop online:
    Additional discount available Saturday 9am–Sunday 9pm PT