Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fun things going on this weekend

This weekend there's a couple fun and worthwhile things to do - so I thought I'd make a note about them..

Starting Friday June 22nd, 2012 is the 2nd Annual SPCA Animal Wellness Conference being held at the NSCC Waterfront Campus in Dartmouth - last year's event was a ton of fun and we all learned a lot of new things over the 2 days, and this year's schedule looks equally interesting. It is money well spent and we are sure to see lots of old friends and meet new ones too - and it's (hopefully) a great money maker for the very worthy NS SPCA - so it is a very jam-packed 2 day event this weekend!

Saturday from 10-4 is the annual Charity dog wash that's put on by the very good people at Vetcetera Animal Hospital in Bedford - I think it is absolutely amazing that a vet hospital shuts down their clinic for a whole day to fundraise for rescue - but this hospital does it every year.  This year the proceeds are going to the NS SPCA, Bide A Wile, and Pick of the Litter Society - from previous years - you'll be sure to have fun when you go - so it'll be a great day out for both you and your dog, and the money goes to a great cause

This weekend is also the mucho fun weekend away at Liscombe Lodge up in Guyborough county that's called "Dogs Gone Wild" - for $235 you get to spend the whole weekend with your dog having fun at a resort learning great stuff - it is the best deal of the year - and they still have a few spots open.

People can come and do as much or little as they want for the weekend...guests staying at the Lodge are also invited to the Saturday evening dance (see below) with live band benefitting the spca...community members not staying at the resort can come support the spca by paying $10 at the door for access to the dance saturday evening.... you can find out more information by going to Liscombe Lodge's website.

Saturday night the "Dogs Gone Wild" people will be having a big dance and the proceeds will go to the Antigonish SPCA - this poster makes the dance sound like it's going to be a very big to-do - so if you are in the area up there -you should definitely check it out!!

On Sunday June 24th - Atlantic Small Dog Rescue is sponsoring "Helping rescue dogs get adopted through training and behavior modification" with local dog trainer Tristan Flynn at 80 Joe Zatzman Drive in Dartmouth - the cost is $25 and the seminar's description goes as follows:

"This 4 hour seminar will cover a wide range of topics intended to help foster families train and modify behavior in rescue dogs. Through the Association of Pet Dog Trainer new program called C.L.A.S.S (Canine Life and Social Skills), dogs can ea...rn certification proving they are good canine citizens to potential adopters. This seminar will cover the methods used to train for the CLASS certification, but also focus on how to deal with reactive and aggressive dogs in foster. We will discuss resource guarding, dog aggression and and handling issues. The end will feature a 30min Q&A on any topic. This seminar is designed to give everyone the basic tools needed to work with difficult dogs in their care."

It sounds like fun to me!

You can go to their facebook event page to sign up - and if you are an ASDR foster parent the cost is only $20

Free your day up now for a big event being put on - Thurs. July 26th at Brewsters in Bedford at 6pm.

Pick of the Litter Charity is having a live auction in asssocation with the upcoming documentary Wild at Heart - and The auctioneer will be the wonderful local comedian Bill Carr. More details will be coming soon - but set aside that evening if you want to have a good time and raise money for a great local charity!

If you want to donate some new items for the live auction - you can contact Inge Sadler directly

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