Every year Guide Dogs of America has a booth at the Mission Viejo Dog Walk (also known as the DAWG Walk), Pet Faire, and Dog Adoption Event. Every year I’m busy with one thing or another and can’t attend this event. I hope to change that trend this year!
Thinking back in time…last year I didn’t have a Guide Dog Puppy. Two years ago, Derby was too young to work at the booth. This year I’m going to do my best to help out at the Dawg Walk. Here’s the information on this years Dawg walk, Pet Faire, and Dog Adoption Event:
Mission Viejo Dog Walk (AKA DAWG Walk)
What: 16the Annual DAWG WALK
When: June 26th 7am – noon
Where: The Village Green
(at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center), located at 24932 Veterans Way (off La Paz Rd.) in Mission Viejo
- Pet Faire — It’s Free To All! – Opens at 8:00 a.m. Includes K9 entertainment and dogs for adoption!
- DAWG Walk Registration & Information
- Dogs for Adoption
- Starting at 8:00 a.m., dogs from the Mission Viejo shelter along with over a dozen rescue groups will be there with dogs just waiting to find permanent loving homes!
- Day’s Events & Exhibits
- There’s something for the whole family (two-legged and four-legged)!
- Pet Contests
- Let Fido’s talent shine today and win some great prizes with our 3 Pet Contests:
- The Best K9 Kisser Contest
- Owner/Bowzer Look-Alike Contest
- Best K9 Trickster Contest!
Check out the DAWG WALK main website for all the information and details
Reggie, The Golden Retriever
I’m puppy sitting a young Golden Retriever Guide Dog Puppy In Training named Reggie during the Dog Walk. I’d like to take Reggie over to help out at the Guide Dog booth at this years Mission Viejo DAWG WALK. Unfortunately, there is an outside chance that she is too young to work the booth. We like to make sure we only take our puppies to age appropriate events. An event like the DAWG WALK may be too stressful for some younger puppies and we want to set all of our puppies up for success whether she’s a guide dog puppy in training or a family pet.
Are you planning on going to this years Mission Viejo Dog Walk? If so, please stop by and visit the Guide Dogs of America booth.
Did you guys read the update on Tink and Pink this week? After reading Johanna’s update on Tink the Dachshund and Pink the pig I got to thinking about poor little Tink and her medical problems. I was hoping that she was going to be okay and that her tumor would not be cancerous.
It’s funny how sometimes when you hear news, good or bad, you often times hear more related stories. In this case as I was thinking about Tink’s health a friend of mine emailed me this upcoming dog event:
VPI K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Shoreline Village Lighthouse Peninsula
Start at Catalina Landing
320 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
For the second consecutive year, Veterinary Pet Insurance is leading the charge in raising awareness of the nation’s number one disease-related killer of dogs and cats with a fun-filled 3K (1.8 miles) walk for both people and their pets. This year’s K9K carries participants along a picturesque trail through the Rainbow Harbor boardwalk and Shoreline Village Lighthouse Peninsula area in Downtown Long Beach, California.
Pet owners and their canines will walk in unison to help raise money for the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF). All registration fees will be donated to this non-profit organization focused on the prevention and treatment of cancer in pets and people
Registrants for the second annual VPI K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk receive entry to the K9K, a commemorative T-shirt, a bandana for their pooch, and post-event refreshments.
$25 before Nov.1, $30 after
Online Registration Closes:
11/14/08 11:59 AM
The online registration form is on Active.com at Pet Cancer Awareness Walk.
Pet Cancer Awareness Walk For Linus, Stetson, Or Derby
This is one of those events that any of my dogs can participate in. The question is which one should I bring. By this time Derby will be over 6 months old and should be able to handle a situation like this. However, Stetson is probably the most prepared to be in an environment with many dogs some well trained and probably some that are not so well trained. Finally, there’s Linus who would definitely not enjoy being in the company of so many strange dogs. Linus would probably be best suited to watch the other dogs walking and be allowed to choose how far or close he’d like to be to the action.
Regardless of who I decide to take this is definitely an event I’d like to participate in. How about you? Are you interested in joining us on supporting the Animal Cancer Foundation?