A giant THANK YOU is in order for everyone who either participated in or donated to this year’s Pooch Parade last weekend! The Pooch Parade raised $7,000! Wow!
It was a gorgeous morning for a 2-mile walk around Deerfield. Dogs of all shapes and sizes came out to meet new doggy friends, and a few Orphans of the Storm® dogs were there in their donation vests, looking for their new forever home. This post will be more photo-centric, so here are the adoptable dogs who were at the parade:
Another adoptable dog is Buddy. If you’ve been following the shelter’s Facebook page, you already know Buddy’s story. Buddy was one of the lucky dogs who benefited from the Tyler Fund and was sent to doggy obedience class, where he graduated with honors. He went straight into his new home. Unfortunately, with times being as hard as they are, Buddy’s new family can’t keep him anymore. So, Buddy is looking for his NEW new home ASAP so he doesn’t have to return to Orphans of the Storm®. He is a happy, happy dog who loves people and other dogs. All he wanted to do at the Pooch Parade was say hello to everyone who came by! He even gave me some doggy kisses. Since he graduated from obedience class, he definitely knows his commands and is eager to learn more. If you or someone you know is looking for a well-trained dog, contact the shelter to meet Buddy!
Speaking of dogs I’ve written about here on Meet the Pooches, I was keeping an eye open for anybody who looked familiar. And I found someone! Back in January, when I did my Call for Interviewees, Rebecca was my first volunteer to tell me about her happy adoption stories. Her family adopted both a cat and a dog from Orphans of the Storm®, and Chloe was proudly marching in the Pooch Parade! I stopped and said hello, happy that I got to meet her in person.
Below are some more pictures from the event. Thank you again to everyone who was there!
See you at the Pooch Parade next year!