This Saturday, our live events and animal demonstrations include Urban Mushing, Treibball, Hollywood Hounds, Canine Etiquette, Agility Training, Avian Antics and Bloodhounds West! Come! We guarantee it’ll be a lot of fun.
URBAN MUSHING – Also known as Dry Land Mushing, this is a mini-Iditarod without the inconvenience of snow, subzero temperatures and a 1000-mile course.
NOSE WORK – Jamie Bozzi, A Certied Canine Behavior Consultant will show you how to channel your dog’s instincts to become a shaggy Sherlock Holmes. Developing these skills is a great form of physical and mental exercise for your dog.
TREIBBALL – A herding game that’s a lot of fun and helps strengthen the bond at both ends of the leash.
HOLLYWOOD HOUNDS – In entertainment, the conventional wisdom is “Never work with animals or kids.” We’ll show you why that’s a thing of the past, and how dogs are trained to perform in the exacting environment of film and TV production.
CANINE ETIQUITTE 101 (A Crash Course for Humans) – Ever wonder why dogs do the crazy things they do? Our own Edgar Santiago and Trainer Glen Massie will show you how your behavior affects theirs. You owe it to yourself (and your shoe collection) to watch this impressive demonstration.
AGILITY – Wendy Jeries of “Saved for Service – Rescue & Training for Dogs and Birds” will demonstrate agility… and then have our dogs give it a try. She’ll also demonstrate how service dogs are trained for Search & Rescue.
AVIAN ANTICS – Wendy also rescues exotic birds, and has introduced them to popular culture. As a result, these birds now play basketball, ride bikes, sing, dance and chat like they’re on Ellen. Or Charlie Rose. Depending upon the bird.
Thanks to your support, Living Free is saving more animals than at any time in our 35 year history. Every life saved honors the vision of our Founder, Emily Jo Beard, as well as those who followed and overcame enormous challenges to keep her dream alive. Due to their efforts, we have a strong foundation upon which to build. Now it’s up to us to do even more.
Our current team of Volunteers and Staff is working hard to improve and expand our animal care facilities, our education and outreach programs, and our public awareness and legislative initiatives. We’ve launched our new website, social media sites and branding initiatives which will serve to strengthen our alliances throughout the rescue community.
We believe that by working together, we can become a no-kill nation. Our addition to this groundswell movement is the “Almost Home 2020” initiative.
On behalf of everyone at the Sanctuary, thank you again for helping to make a profound difference in the lives of these animals. They are our responsibility – and our greatest reward.