Just kidding. But now I have your attention. I am ecstatic that my
first blog post is about two of my biggest passions: dogs and community
service.   I’ve lived on the Main Line all my life and I would bet that we
have as many dogs per capita as any big-city suburban area in America.   But, we also have our own dog walk. Calling All Dogs is a charity
fundraising dog walk set for Saturday, October 10 from 9am –
noon, at the local Wilson Farm Park in Wayne, PA.

Who can pass up an entire morning of fun activities for adults, kids and canines? The walk will feature the National Dog Show Therapy Dog Ambassador Team and performance canines from the PennVet Working Dog Center doing demonstrations.  The lineup will feature David Frei, the TV personality and America’s foremost authority on all things canine plus contests for various contests for dogs organized by the well-known boarding/training facility What A Good Dog.

There will be food and giveaways and sponsor tables plus a one-mile walk scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.   Is this too good to be true? Can you really come play with many adorable pooches while also raising money for a good cause? Absolutely.

Chris Duke is an award-winning fine artist, specializing in portraits of families, individuals and pets. Duke is the official artist of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia and the 2015 National Dog Show presented by Purina. She was also a finalist in the Art Shows at the Dog Show, a national juried competition dedicated to canine art.

The event proceeds will benefit Main Line Deputy Dog, New Leash
on Life USA and The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.   Main Line Deputy Dog helps people with physical challenges or
mental health concerns train their own dogs to be fully certified service dogs.

A deputy dog performs tasks that help someone function with increased independence and greater confidence.

New Leash on Life USA puts therapy-trained shelter dogs into
Philadelphia prisons for inmate care during the period before the inmate is
released to help prepare him/her for re-introduction to society. Inmates learn how to care for the dogs, obtaining skills and confidence to assist with future employability.

The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House aids seriously ill
children and their families by creating a community of comfort and hope.
Therapy dogs play a vital role in their mission of creating a home away from home for these families while their children receive treatment at local
hospitals.   As mentioned before, there will also be an appearance by the National Dog Show Therapy Dog Ambassador Team. This is a dynamic team of canines who make regular visits to hospitals and healthcare facilities, including the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, where they help comfort patients and families.

The walk is sponsored by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, which
hosts two benched dog shows in November and by The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, the Thanksgiving Day TV special on NBC nationally and on NBC 10 here in the Delaware Valley.

So mark your calendar and come join us for a morning full of fun
and wagging tails…you don’t want to miss out!

Call 610 644 2902 for more info.

Hope to see you there, Rebecca

P.S. My German shepherd/border collie mix Kaci will be in
attendance. She would love a good head scratching.

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