American Cancer Society Bark for Life
Unfortunately, most of us know someone who has had their life changed by cancer – maybe it was your own. So many of us have known and loved someone who has lost their battle with this terrible disease. And so many of us know someone who has bravely and successfully fought their battle against cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. This Saturday, you are given an opportunity to honors cancer survivors, remembers loved ones lost to cancer, and celebrate the caring qualities of our canine companions. The First Annual Bark for Life of Hyde Park-Oakley will be held on April 20th at Lunken Airport Playfield. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a non-competitive walk event for dogs and their owners, raising funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.
You can pre-register for the event here, or register the day of the event beginning at 9:30 AM. The first 100 dogs to enter will receive a doggie bag from flexi USA. The event goes from 10 AM to 12 PM and is packed with activities. The morning of fun includes an opening ceremony with the testimony from a cancer survivor about the caregiving qualities of their dog, a 1/3 mile walk in celebration of such caregiving canines, demonstrations by the Cincinnati Police K9 Unit, music from a local DJ, and competitions with your dog for an opportunity to win a prize pack courtesy of flexi USA. For a small donation, you will also be able to have Pampered Pooch Spa clip your pooch’s nails, have your portrait taken with your furry friend, take home your dog’s pawprint autograph, and get a chance to win the raffle.
How often has your dog cheered you when you needed it, laid by your side when you weren’t well, and given you the extra love you needed after a difficult day? Imagine the amazing love and care that dogs can provide for someone struggling with cancer. Help celebrate this love and the love of those who have fought or are fighting cancer. Are you ready to spend a Saturday morning with your favorite dog to help the American Cancer Society save lives?
Feature Rescue: Ruby
Good Buddies Canine Rescue will also be at the Bark for Life with some of their adoptable dogs for you to meet. GBCR rescues, rehabilitates, and provides emotional and physical care for abandoned and unwanted Kentucky dogs until they can find them a home with an adoptive family. This week, our feature rescue is one of GBCR’s rescues. Ruby is a 40 pound, 1 to 2 year old female cattle dog/shepherd mix. Ruby had some sort of accident in her past, causing a spinal injury that left her with a broken tail and loss of feeling in some of her upper rear end. Despite everything, Ruby is an extreme lover, quick to bond, and wanting nothing more than to be by your side. She loves the company of other dogs, especially ones that will play with her, and is fine with cats as well. Ruby is house trained, learning obedience, and will go in a crate for treats. She will need a dedicated owner who can hang with her for the long haul and help her as she ages. If you think Ruby is right for you or someone you know, click here to find out more about her or read about other adoptable GBCR dogs. Help us find Ruby the loving forever home she deserves!
written by Maria, “Mama Dingo”