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January San Diego Corgi Meetup - Winter Wonderland, Fiesta Island

While the rest of the nation huddles in a deep freeze producing the coldest temperatures of the century, we are living in a land that winter weather has forgotten. That's a good thing. But in case you didn't know, we are very fortunate to have our own Dog Winter Wonderland right here in San Diego. Where you may ask? The ice skating rinks at the Hotel Del Coronado, Horton Plaza, and Viejas are nice but not dog friendly. The Laguna Mountains are beautiful if you happen to be there when it snows.

We have Fiesta Island! It's 485 leash-free acres of calm bay water beaches, sandy dunes, and grassy interior fields are what every dog needs this time of year. Even our lowrider corgis will appreciate FRAPing on the sandy beach when its wet and rainy outside.

We'll avoid the mud and take the pups on a romp at Fiesta Island, where rain won't spoil the outing. Sleet and hail might. Wouldn't snow be amazing?

Park at the west end parking lot (OTL parking on North end of old dog area. OR along the old dog area chain link fence (closer). SEE MAP. Click Here for a larger Map. We'll meet in the waterski area, just past the floating boat dock. This area is a long/safe distance from the roads & protected from the howling wind. Listen for the howling corgis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiesta Island is best experienced on the move. So at 11am we'll take those willing on an off leash walk to the south west corner of Fiesta Island (across from SeaWorld), then thru the interior, and back to the beach.  Well... we will walk, but I'm pretty sure the corgis will charge ahead and then herd each other back to the group.  I can guarantee that Tucker will swim most of the way.

BRING: Water for you and pups, potty bags, Your own seating if desired, Sneakers or closed toed shoes as seashells and poop can be hazardous. This is an undeveloped area with only port-a-pottys on the roadside.

DIRECTIONS: From I-5, take the Sea World Drive exit and head southwest, then make a right onto East Mission Bay Drive, then left to Fiesta Island.

Corgi cooped up all week? Get you and your corgis out of the house to run free with all of their friends. See you there!

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  • Margaret

    does anyone know of a brand of collar that has a smaller loop so your corgi can't bite on their tags? Annabel has bent hers all up!

    February 9, 2014

  • Margaret

    Thanks Maggie Gaugh, Rebecca Murray and Lynn McClanahan. I hope we meet at the next event!

    2 · January 31, 2014

    • super K.

      Yay congrats on passing the Cgc that's so cool!!! What is ada service dog? And what do you have to do after the Cgc

      February 9, 2014

    • Maggie G.

      I couldn't get signed in..lol, and by the time I could,.I just went and posted on your profile!!!! Thank you for the congrats!!! I posted the new Dept. Of Justice ADA Service Dog changes link on your page for you!!!

      February 9, 2014

  • Maggie G.

    I know Puppy Max and I were late, but it was an awesome time for him! Maxie met "Susie" a Cardigan Corgie, and fell in LOVE!!,... and her beautiful eyes and merle coat were just irresistible to him!! (He 'partner' dog at home is our 13 year old blue merle Aussie grand mommy dawggie!) , plus, she loves water, and she took him swimming.. Then , Max fell in love with water...hahaha!!! What a wonderful place for a meet up!! I wish we would have been there sooner!!

    3 · January 31, 2014

  • Anna (Clancy & B.

    Bailey had a blast running all over, sitting & being rubbed by everyone, & best of all wrestling with Nacho :-) that was so cute to watch. ♥

    2 · January 30, 2014

  • Margaret

    This was our first meetup and Annabel is only 8 months old. She's been in 4 classes so far and trainers have commented on what a nice temperament she has. She seems to love people, and all dogs. She does not like aggression expressed around her at all and will remove herself from the area/dog if she hears it/sees it/senses it. That being said, we left before any ice cream (she was exhausted). Before we left I had already observed 3 scuffles. What pleased me was how quick owners responded. Annabel had been tumbled a few times (don't know if the last one was her fault or not) and she removed herself from the center to the fringe of the group. Obviously we all love our corgis, we don't want them to have bad experiences, and it's everyone's job to watch their corgi(s) and protect everyone else's if your corgi gets out of line. Thank you to everyone for caring so much about your dogs, that you respect them, love them, and want only the best for them. See you next time!!

    5 · January 30, 2014

  • Anna (Clancy & B.

    We want to come & it all sounds great & so much fun for the corgis & humans. My only concern is my lil' puppy Bailey. She is great & WILD!!! She loves to run & play like no other. I hope she will be good. I will try very hard to keep my eyes on her. My husband Craig will also be with me to, that will help.

    4 · January 10, 2014

    • Pamala

      Little Bailey was a cutie! Glad you brought her :)

      1 · January 30, 2014

    • super K.

      Aww I love corgi puppies!! Can't wait to see you guys!

      2 · January 30, 2014

  • Lynn M.

    Foxy had a good time as usual. We all know how our Corgis love food and can be possessive of their food, so I would recommend any future BDay celebrations can certainly be celebrated, but without food in the mix.

    January 26, 2014

    • Maggie G.

      ..... Our Tesi passed away 12/21/13,..so we don't have the issue the girls did have.. Oops, guess what?. We still do,..<sigh> Cheyenne..(our only Aussie now)..is THE Jealous one/instigator!!!! Ugh.. Knowing this..IF she were at the meet up..I FOR SURE would have asked for an ice cream after the crowd died down, and let her eat it alone/away from the other dogs. I am the one in control of my dogs behavior, not another dog(s), or another person(s) ..All in all, it's just a 'thing' that happened.. a learning experience. I Love these meet ups, and will keep coming back..n o matter what.to the ones we can make, and I hope you ALL do too!!!!! Blessings, Maggie & Max

      2 · January 30, 2014

    • Lynn M.

      Well said Maggie. Next time someone should announce loudly that 'food is now being served'. Then we can leash up, prevent future disagreements, and have a safe and happy party. After we sang happy BDay, I had no clue that ice cream cups were being distributed. Fortunately Foxy was already on her leash and couldn't start or join in any food debates.

      January 30, 2014

  • CUDDLES-N-DENA

    The meet up was great, and I wanna give a shout out to Josephine for bringing goodies for JOJO's birthday party..Thank you sooo much..The party was really fun too..Ice cream for the Corgis and cake-n-ice cream for the humans..5stars for Josephine and the party..:-)

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • super K.

      Aww thank u so so much dena for everything u been the bestest!! U are so kind and so helpful thank you for always helping me I can't wait to see you and cuddles on America's got talent! Feb 8!!!!!

      1 · January 29, 2014

    • super K.

      Thank you so much Venus zayas! I'm glad delta loved it! You can get them at albertson! ;)

      1 · January 29, 2014

  • Anna (Clancy & B.

    It was so much fun.

    3 · January 29, 2014

  • Ingrid O.

    Loved it ~ we had a great time! Bu
    t then again, we always do! :-)

    4 · January 28, 2014

  • Samantha and C.

    Lets do Fiesta Island again! Clem had a great time!

    5 · January 27, 2014

  • susan j.

    Abbey had a great time . She was intimidated at first with all the Corgis but Stanley came and saved the day . He was very persistent and finally got Abbey to loosen up and play , was so much fun to watch . Thanks Stanley !!!!!

    January 27, 2014

  • Maggie G.

    This the BEST Meet Up yet!!! I loved Coronado,..but,..it was a bit to much for my dog,.., La Mesa was nice..wish folks wouldn't have cancelled..but we had a couple show up anyway..this was an 8 out of 10

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Maggie G.

    Max & I were late,..but..we did get to meet some folks,..and I would LOVE to hook up at Fiesta Island Regularly!!! Please send me your #!! ..(I'll figure out this web site some way!!).. I posted mine.. here it is again[masked]-6849..test please!

    January 26, 2014

  • Teri S.

    What fun! Hope y'all will come to Fiesta more than once a year. Dharma & my motley crew are regulars here. Fiesta is pretty much heaven for dogs!

    3 · January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you so much! We had a blast!

    3 · January 25, 2014

  • Megan

    We had a wonderful time today. Great weather and happy corgis! Perfect way to celebrate JoJos birthday!

    4 · January 25, 2014

  • Brenda and R.

    I didn't get to stay long but Ruby and Macsen had a great time

    3 · January 25, 2014

  • Carolyn Bowhay W.

    Couldn't have asked for better weather today! Stella & Wilbur are sacked out!

    3 · January 25, 2014

  • Maggie G.

    Max and I are running late..still in Jamul..please Text me someone...619-[masked],..if some of you will still be there around 11:30-12,..1PM.. We so want to meet more CORGIS and Corgi Peoples!!!

    January 25, 2014

  • Colette and Tucker & T.

    Sorry all, simply too sick... gonna have to stop Tucker from hitchhiking! Can someone step up and start the 11am stroll?

    January 25, 2014

  • Makana K.

    We'll be there!

    January 24, 2014

  • Parelli P.

    I can't make it, as Queenie has a vet appt. for her last DHLPP in the puppy series. Hope to see you all at the Brewery in Feb!

    January 20, 2014

  • Michael K.

    We love the Beach MeetUps! Can't wait!

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just brought my corgi home last night! I don't wasn't to rush him, so I'll change my RSVP if he's not ready. But, he loves dogs, especially corgis, so I hope we can make it!

    1 · January 19, 2014

    • Rebecca M.

      Congratulations on your new furry family member!

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • super K.

    JoJo is celebrating his 4th birthday on the 29th but I want all the Corgis and Corgi people 2 sing happy birthday at this meetup please join us! Thank you so so much

    5 · January 16, 2014

    • Teri S.

      And mine on Feb 2

      1 · January 19, 2014

    • Teri S.

      She'll be 10

      January 19, 2014

  • Darlene

    Looking for a dog sitter for next month, Feb 5-8. Anybody registered with DogVacay in San Diego?

    1 · January 11, 2014

    • Darlene

      4nights. Where you located? I'm in 92114 area.

      January 18, 2014

    • Darlene

      I'm still searching thru DogVacay

      January 18, 2014

  • super K.

    It's also Jojos bday and he will turn 4! I was wondering if u guys want to take pictures with him for his big 28 birthday in human years :)

    2 · January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    we couldn't get down there until 4 :(

    January 13, 2014

  • Ingrid O.

    Looking forward to it!

    2 · January 9, 2014

  • Maggie G.

    Hopefully Maxi & I will be there!! We have a Seawolrl Membership too..so, we could make a good little day of it..(Max is allowed into Seaworld!!)..

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Kelly G.

    I'm putting a yes ~ as of now we are able to attend~ my husbands work schedule can be crazy in Jan an Feb each year so we're hoping that it will not change and we will be able to attend~ should it change I will cancel with as much notice as ppossib

    1 · January 9, 2014

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