With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. The Relay For Life and Bark For Life movement offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer!
Easton, Judge, Natasha and Kent were in attendance. BAARK was joined by Diamonds in the Ruff.
Nerves and anxiety strike dogs just as they do humans, and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is offering training to service animals and their handlers to help ease those reactions when riding the bus.
Training will be held on Sat., Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fullerton Park ‘n Ride, 3000 W. Orangethorpe Ave. in Fullerton.
Many animals experience apprehension from vibrations and noise made by the bus and from the opening and closing of the bus doors, making the ride difficult for the animal and handler.
During OCTA’s training, service dogs and their handlers will have an opportunity to ride the bus in a controlled environment. They can board and exit multiple times and ride for an extended period of time to become familiar with the experience. The training has helped more than 500 animals over the past 10 years.
Gail Meinert, a volunteer service dog trainer, has attended OCTA’s program for the past three years. She trains each of her service dogs for approximately 15 months and makes it a priority to teach the dogs how to ride public transportation
“Many people we provide service animals to ride the bus frequently, however trainers may not, so the animals are not taught how to ride,” said Meinert. “This training is an important opportunity for handlers to give the dogs time to experience the bus.”
BAARK Raisers and Puppies 2 Partners participated in the National Night Out at Target in Buena Park. So many kids came by to pet our puppies and learn more about Guide Dogs for the Blind and Guide Dog Puppies in Training.
The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August.
NATW’s Executive Director, Matt Peskin introduced National Night Out in 1984.The first National Night Out took place on Tuesday, August 7th 1984. That first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states.
Guide Dog Puppies in Training came from every direction by train to Union Station for a day of walking, chatting, meeting new raisers and of course, the famous group photo on the steps. After the photo many of us head to Philippe’s for a french dipped sandwich. It’s become a tradition 🙂 The sights and sounds of Union Station and of Olvera Street are a great training opportunity. Working Guide Dogs, Anchorage and Elbert, joined us to show the puppies how it’s done. This is a challenge for the working dogs as they still remember life in a green jacket and the fun they had as puppies. It all comes back.
Enjoy the pictures. If there is one you would like the original of let me now. email@example.com I wish I could name each puppy but a yellow lab looks like all yellow labs. Only way to tell them apart is if you recognize the legs that are also in the picture 🙂