The summer heat is a killer. Exercising our Newf is difficult with the constant threat of heat exhaustion. These days he mostly camps in front of the air conditioner and we’re sure to keep him well hydrated. We feed rehydrated food from The Honest Kitchen, keep large ceramic bowls filled with cool water, bring plenty of cool and clean drinking water when off to the lake for a swim, and watch for signs of distress. These details are important, not just for large woolly breeds, but for all dogs.
And folks are spreading the word…
WAGS FOR WELLNESS WALK – NYC
Strut your mutt across the Brooklyn Bridge on August 13th, (heat index permitting, of course!) for a fabulously fun “Wags for Wellness Walk.” This two-mile fundraising dog walk aims to raise awareness for pet health as well as funds for two New York City-based non-profits: The Animal Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading researchers on animal wellness, and Animal Haven, who finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area.
Come on down to The Salty Paw for the pre-event festivities and to meet lots of other dogs and pet parents. Then cross the Brooklyn Bridge and head to Hillside Dog Park for the “After Pawty.” There will be treats/refreshments, raffle prizes, as well as a special presentation by Andrea Arden of Animal Planet’s Underdog to Wonderdog and Director of Andrea Arden Dog Training.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Saturday, August 13th, 2011 – Start your walk anytime between 11-2PM (walk is 2 miles/approx 40 minutes) from The Salty Paw in the South Street Seaport, 38 Peck Slip, New York, NY 10038
The After Pawty at Hillside Dog Park, corner of Columbia Heights and Vine, Brooklyn Heights will be goin till’ the wee hours of the afternoon.
Pre-registration at Pawgua.com (Before August 6) : $20 per dog plus up to 4 two-legged friends
August 6 – Walk-up: $30
Join with sponsors from across the nation The Salty Paw, Andrea Arden Dog Training, Throw me a Bone NYC, The Honest Kitchen (rehydrated, human grade dog food), Pawgua (portable, resealable dog water bottles), Stella & Chewy’s and Rocco and Jezebel for this fun family event!
Every dog that comes to the walk will get a doggie bag filled with a variety of items donated by these sponsors, plenty of food/treats, beverages, and attention from event volunteers (for dogs and their parents), as well as a raffle ticket for prizes!
FOR PET PARENTS EVERYWHERE
If you aren’t local or can’t attend, simply remember the reason for the walk.
Our dogs – and all pets – rely on us to keep them healthy and safe.
For that, we earn their undying love.