The Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden held its first Pooch-a-Palooza on Saturday, March 24. People spent the day with furry friends in the garden enjoying information from vendors and pup-friendly nonprofits while exploring the Botanic Garden and park. The event was run completely by volunteers, including a group of students from Jonata Middle School in Buellton. For information on future events at the garden, visit