Demo Dog to Help Raise Awareness of Responsible Dog Ownership on May 16, 2010

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Woofie’s Birthday Fun Walk was created to raise awareness to responsible dog ownership. It has become an annual event, with clients and friends coming from all across Ohio to volunteer, participate, and help celebrate Woofie, the Demo Dog’s birthday while helping a cause.

Why is responsible dog ownership such an important issue?   Among companion animals, dogs are unmatched in their devotion, loyalty and friendship to humankind. Anyone who has ever loved a dog can attest to its hundred-fold return. The excitement your dog shows when you come home, the wagging tail at the sound of the leash being taken from its hook, the delight in the tossing of a tennis ball, and the head nestled in your lap-those are only some of the rewards of being a dog owner.

Owning a dog is not just a privilege-it’s a responsibility. These animals depend on us for, at minimum, food and shelter, and deserve much more. If you are considering taking a dog into your life, you need to think seriously about the commitment that dog ownership entails. If you already have a dog, you need to consider if you are fulfilling all your obligations as its owner.

Woofie, a soon-to-be 6 year old Giant Schnauzer  and owned by Laura Pakis of Acme Canine training facility, is a valuable member of the Acme Canine staff.  As a demonstration dog, Woofie, executes many of his talents before children and adults promoting dog etiquette and canine relationships.  He even has his own commercial!

Woofie’s Birthday Fun Walk begins  at 1pm on Sunday, May 16, with a dog walk through beautiful old Lewis Center, and then at 2 pm features a birthday party for dogs.  Prior to the walk Matt Twombly and friends will demonstrate the amazing skills of an agility dog at noon.

The entire day’s event has a family-friendly focus with entertainment, food, raffle, educational booths, activities and prizes for dogs, and a closing ceremony where the grand total of “petfood” raising for this year’s local charity, WALOP for the Council of Older Adults in Delaware County, is announced.

“We’re looking forward to the day when every pet has a good home and every owner is a responsible owner,” Acme Canine owner Laura Pakis said. “Hopefully events like this will go a long way to making that a possibility.”

If you and your furry friend would like to join Woofie at this event, you can call or email Acme Canine, training@acmecanine.com or 740.548.1717, for more information.