December 2015 Animal Tracks 2

As this is the season for giving thanks and giving back, Luther and I want to remind everyone not to forget us animals. We feel it is important to support animal rescue organizations as we animals rely on you humans for help and support. There are so many wonderful rescue organizations out there doing such great work, but today we want to highlight the San Diego Humane Society.

The San Diego Humane Society provides vital services to animals and people by sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, and presenting education programs for youth and adults. This organization is a private, nonprofit organization which is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from our retail store, and small fees for services. Luther and I have chosen to support this wonderful organization both financially and by volunteering our time. It is always good to remember that donating your time and skills can have an impact that is just as important as money. The Humane Society’s volunteers are amazing!

Luther and I are donating a portion of our proceeds from the sales of our two books, “True Tails from the Dog Park” and “True Tails II” to this organization. In addition, we have enjoyed participating in a number of their programs from the Walk for Animals, various adoptions events, and the annual Bark in the Park. By far, our favorite event was being guest speakers at the Animal Adventure Camp this past summer. As guest speakers at the camp, Luther and I had the opportunity to both entertain and educate the kids through talking about dog park rules, fun dog facts and a Q&A session. Man, those kids are smart… Luther and I particularly loved trying out the agility course with the kids (I was awesome on the course while Luther took a pass!). The bi-monthly Doggie Café event at the Oceanside and San Diego Campuses is another favorite. The Doggie Café gives people and their dogs an opportunity to socialize in a safe environment while making new friends and picking up training tips. I particularly love all the treats we get to try!

These are just a few programs that the San Diego Humane Society offers to both humans and their animals. Check out their website for more programs and events: SDHumane.org. Look for Luther and me because you never know when we will show up!