International dog rescuers Christi and Moncho Camblor of Santa Rosa will appear this afternoon on TV’s “Steve” show and will talk about the rags-to-riches transformation of a once miserable puppy named Mango.

The Camblors founded Compassion Without Borders in 2001 and since then have rescued thousands of abandoned or abused dogs in California’s Central Valley and in Mexico and other countries.

In the summer of 2016, Compassion Without Borders volunteers brought from Puerto Peñasco in Mexico two puppies that when rescued were mangy and scrawny.

Today both Mango and Kiwi are living happily with the people who adopted them, and Mango is quite the uptown dog and celebrity. He’s been chosen by Animal Planet to appear on Super Bowl Sunday on the nationally televised “Puppy Bowl,” an adorable romp in which pups get points for scoring touchdowns on a mini gridiron within GEICO Stadium.

Mango was in New York City for a filming and a woman working on the set fell in love with him. Now Mango lives in Manhattan and takes walks in Central Park while sporting an entire wardrobe of cozy clothes.


What: A festival for SMART’s first year of operation will feature live music, food trucks and more than 30 booths. The train will also be free to passengers all weekend.

Benefit: Sales of beer and wine at the party will go to Becoming Independent, a Santa Rosa nonprofit that assists people with disabilities.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hamilton Station, Novato