2019 WALK & DOG DASH
Please join Canines for Service to celebrate the 13th Annual Walk & Dog Dash!
Saturday March, 23rd, 2019
Check-in time 9:00 am, walk begins at 10:00 am
Hugh MacRae Park, Shelters 5 & 6
1799 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
This annual fundraiser benefitting Canines for Service and its programs, is a chance for people in our community to come together for a fun filled day. A family and dog friendly event, the Walk & Dog Dash has a 1.5 mile walk and fun run, vendors, food, a raffle, music, pet costume and pie eating contests, a photo booth and more!
Registration includes entry, a 2019 Walk & Dog Dash T-Shirt, a bandana for your furry friend and a BBQ lunch! Well-mannered and leashed dogs are welcome. For additional information please visit www.caninesforservice.org,
call 910-362-8181 or email email@example.com.
Canines for Service has provided over $14 million in services to people within our community and to Veterans nationwide. It is because of the support of people in our community that we are able to continue to provide life-changing services to people in need.
A Few Rules:
-This is a fundraising event and all participants must pay a registration fee.
-Limit 2 dogs per adult (over 19 years of age).
-Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash; NO FLEXI LEADS; NO E-COLLARS
-No aggressive dogs
-Please clean up after your dog
About Canines for Service
The mission of Canines for Service is to empower people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and enhanced quality of life through the services of highly trained service dogs. Canines for Service rescues 100% of the dogs in the program from local shelters and rescues and trains them for 9-14 months where they learn over 90 commands. Once fully trained, the dog is partnered with a non-Veteran with a mobility limitation or a Veteran with a mobility limitation, Traumatic Brain Injury or Post Traumatic Stress. The dogs are valued at over $54,000 and we never charge our clients anything. The Canines for Therapy program gives local residents and their pet dogs the opportunity to take a course to become a certified pet therapy team in order to provide pet assisted therapy to people in facilities like hospitals, assisted living homes, schools and treatment centers. These certified pet therapy teams can also train to be a part of the Canines for Literacy program to assist elementary school children who read below their grade level.