In other fundraising news, our board is in the process of evaluating if we are ready to move to a larger location when our lease expires in February. Our goal is to have a location near Lakeline Mall that can support a small kennel and a fenced-in agility field in addition to an indoor training space. Having a fenced-in outdoor space will provide us with a substantial increase in program options. If anyone has ideas on how to make this happen, please contact me.
So, as we all enjoy the slower pace of the dog days of summer, we are also thinking about and planning our exciting Fall season. We are going to offer some new classes, including Rally on Wednesday evenings and we have added more schedule options for our core classes such as Dog Manners, Puppy Manners and Pet Therapy. Our pet therapy steering committee is planning a free Bow Wow Reading Dog seminar on August 20 to teach therapy teams how to help children learn to read.
If you would like to get more involved with an organization that is innovative, evolving, growing and making a difference in our community, plan to join us at our volunteer open house on August 27th or send me an e-mail today. We have an immediate need for foster homes. If interested, please contact Judy McCarthy.
My pack and I are off to the park for a game of fetch. Enjoy your summer day!
Debi Krakar, CPDT
Executive Director, Austin Dog Alliance
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