Monday, April 11, 2011

Start a monthly BLACK DOG WALK!


WHO: Anyone and everyone with a black dog. All ages, shapes and sizes of people and pooches are welcome. We strongly encourage area shelters or rescue groups to come and walk a dog in need of a home. If your dog is in need of a home, put your dog in an “adopt me” bandana or t-shirt to help draw attention to him. Let's spread the word about Black Dog Syndrome.

All dogs must be on a leash and up to date on vaccinations. Please be sure to pick up after your dog.
WHAT: Social gathering for you and your black dog to spread awareness about Black Dog Syndrome. You and your dog will stroll through a Park with other black dogs and their people. The Black Dog Walk is a wonderful way to meet other dog lovers while socializing and exercising your dog. You don’t need to sign up or pay a fee to join. You don’t even need to make a long term commitment. If you have a black dog and some spare time on a Saturday or Sunday morning, find a pack near you and help make a difference for homeless black dogs!

black puppy at Davis County Animal Shelter click here for more information WHERE: The Black Dog Walk is happening in communities across the country. The first walk took place on Saturday, August 29, 2009 in Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, Utah. Before the first walk even happened we had folks from across the nation looking to find a walk close to them.
WHEN: The Black Dog Walk is a regular event. (weather permitting) The walks usually take place weekly or monthly on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Please email to find the next date!
WHY: Homeless black dogs get overlooked every day. They are the last to find homes and the first to be euthanized. By walking black dogs together and promoting the black dogs in need of forever homes, we will spread awareness about Black Dog Syndrome and begin to change the odds for homeless black dogs.

Please pass this along to your friends and family. The larger the crowds, the more attention we will bring to Black Dog Syndrome. Do your part to help change the odds and help black dogs find loving forever homes.
Hope to see you there!
black dog at Ogden City Animal Shelter click here for more information Thousand Oaks, California! Let's get started in a community near you. I will post the event on our blog and facebook page so others can find you. We will post a flyer on your page so that any one of your pack members can print it and post it on local community bulletin boards in grocery stores, pet stores, veterinary offices, grooming salons or shelters, to help get the word out. Send us pictures of your pack members, adoption success stories or other tidbits about your pack. We'll add it all to your packs page.
All it takes to get a walk started in a community near you is someone willing to be a point of contact. Black Dog Club will do all that we can to help make your walks a success, but we need a point of contact in your community that is passionate about black dogs and willing to commit to walking at the majority of the black dog walks in your area. If this person is you, please let us know! Leave a message on this blog or email to tell us you are interested in starting a black dog walk in your community.



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