Four years ago a judge evaluated Yoda during the 2011 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, Calif. The 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix took top honors winning $1000 and a plethora of pet perks at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. The top names for dogs were Buddy, Max, Bella, Daisy. And Acme Canine was becoming a green business.
In 2011 Acme Canine changed from paper towels to cloth rags for cleaning up accidents. We switched to eco-friendly chemicals for cleaning kennels and the facility. We began selling local quality products that we tested on dogs in our care, products like Gordon MacIntyre lathering cleanser and became a satellite Moochie & Co. store.
Owner, Laura Pakis, and staff created a Therapy Dog class to teach owners and dogs techniques to work with children on reading comprehension as well as a Nosework course and Hiking and Camping with your dog workshop.
It was a busy fun year for Acme and clients. And as always, community partnership and canine education continued to be our mission.