Date: May 24, 2009
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: David Bartlett Park / Long Island Park
Street: 5201 Mclean Drive (parking lot on corner of Mclean Dr. & Barnsdale Rd.)
Contact Tel: 613-692-0915
Attendees are asked to meet in the parking lot on the corner of Mclean Drive & Barnsdale Road by 1:00 pm. – Walk commences at 1:15 pm SHARP.
Walk route is short & sweet – from Barnsdale Rd. down Lockview Rd. then back to parking lot. If for any reason your pup is unable to participate in the walk portion of the social, please feel free to arrive a
few minutes later or enjoy the weather while waiting for the walkers to return.
Following the walk we will be heading to a section of the park for the social portion of the event (please notify me via phone or email if your pup has any food allergies).
In case of inclement weather this event will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check the club site and/or your email by 12:00 pm on event day as a notification will be sent out/posted should mother nature
decide to rain on our parade.
Fun Stuff to Look Forward to:
If you frequent the Arboretum with your canine companion, you will have to be sure to have them leashed. A new rule will soon come into effect that will allow city officials to give you a ticket of $125 for not having your dogs on a leash.
If you would like, you can send a clear, polite letter outlining your displeasure about this new rule to the Minister of Agriculture The Honourable Gerry Ritz here.
Walks with The Duke and the BARK & FITZ Dog Pack at the Experimental Farm Arboretum pathways will take place on Sunday mornings from 10AM to 11AM as of Sunday October 19th as weather permits.
The Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) held its most successful Wiggle Waggle Walkathon [Sunday September 7th] in the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum. Over 1,500 participants and their companion animals took part in the 20th Annual IAMS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon, and raised over $141,000 for the animals, surpassing the goal and bringing in $12,000 more than last year. Read more…
Bark and Fitz hosted Photos with Duke the Dane to raise funds for the Ottawa Humane Society during the event. Here is a slideshow of the photos I took at the event. To see all of the photos bigger, click here.
1st Prize – Kathy from Portokay
2nd Prize – Margaret Moran
3rd Prize – Kim Greco
Congratulations to the winners and thank you for helping to raise money for the Ottawa Humane Society!
Join NARC and Eastway Kennels on our 2km doggy walkathon through fields and bushes to help raise frunds for our animals. Get your pledge form today! Tons of activities such as a police dog demo, dog training Q&A, nail clipping, food & drinks, etc… Also many great PRIZES to win! Rain or shine, our rescues will be there to have a great walk! 613-834-7005 to register.
OTTAWA HUMANE SOCIETY’S 20th ANNUAL WIGGLE WAGGLE WALKATHON
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Central Experimental Farm Arboretum
Please join BARK & FITZ and Duke the Dane’s dog pack for the WIGGLE WAGGLE Walkathon’s Team Event in support of the Ottawa Humane Society, Sunday September 7th @ the Experimental Farm’s Arboretum pathways.
Pledge forms: Download your pledge form from the Ottawa Humane Society’s website or pick one up at our BARK & FITZ Westboro location. Collect pledges to cover your registration fee of $25.
Duke’s Dog Pack Team: To be a member of Duke’s Dog Pack, report your individual total to Duke after you’ve registered for the walk before 9AM the day of the Wiggle Waggle. Look for Duke wearing his Bark & Fitz Team jersey underneath the Bark & Fitz tent.
After the walk you can take in the festivities, visit local vendor’s booths and stop by the Bark & Fitz tent where we’ll be hosting a Dog Social and a Wiggle Waggle Raffle. For $5, you will receive 3 raffle tickets, a doggie gift bag and individual souvenir photos with Duke taken by me! Corduroy and I will be taking photos and representing the Ottawa Dog Blog. Come and visit us under the B&F tent!
The Paws on Fire flyball team is hosting a tournament called “The Region 20 Co-Host Tournament” on Saturday and Sunday, September 6th and 7th, at the Carp Fairgrounds. Over 150 people are registered to compete in this tournament. We also expect 50 to 100 spectators. That’s a lot of dog lovers in one place! Paws on Fire is generously donating the profits from this event, including the raffle and the canteen, to two dog rescue groups in the Ottawa area, Hopeful Hearts dog rescue and Bullies in Need dog rescue.
Both rescues are operated by volunteers who work tirelessly in the rescue and placement of dogs that, through no fault of their own, find themselves in a shelter, abandoned or abused, and slated for euthanasia.
BIN (Bullies in Need) focuses on the rescue of bully breeds and also takes in other breeds that find themselves out of time on death row in the shelter system. Their website is: www.bulliesinneed.ca
Hopeful Hearts rescue focuses on the senior and special needs dogs that are often overlooked by other rescues. Seniors and special needs dogs still have a lot of love to give and deserve a chance to find a new forever home. Their website is:www.hopefulhearts.ca
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