Demo Dog Helps Raise Awareness of Responsible Dog Ownership

Owning a dog is not just a privilege-it’s a responsibility.  Acme Canine created Woofie’s Birthday Fun Walk to raise awareness of responsible dog ownership.

Acme Canine created Woofie’s Birthday Fun Walk to raise awareness of responsible dog ownership. It has become an annual event, with clients and friends 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 consider 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 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 1 pm on Sunday, May 16, 2010,  with a dog walk through beautiful old Lewis Center, and then at 2 pm features a birthday party for dogs.  Before the walk, Matt Twombly and friends will demonstrate an agility dog’s amazing skills 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 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,, or 740.548.1717, for more information.

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