Fur Kids Foundation looks for fun ways to engage pet owners Gillette, Wyoming—April 15, 2013--The Fur Kids Foundation announces Yappy Hour Dog Walks—a walking social hour for pet owners and their fur kids. The first Yappy Hour takes place Saturday, April 20 at 7 am at the Dalbey Memorial Park Edward Shelter in Gillette. Afterward, Yappy Hours will be held the first and third Saturday of the month at 7 am and the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 6 pm. Yappy Hours will always be held at Dalbey Memorial Park.
“Exercise is important for you and your pet. Yappy Hour is a great opportunity to get some exercise as well as socialize your dog with other dogs and people,” says Fur Kids Foundation President Sheryl Martin. “The Foundation will also offer brief educational tips for walkers to take home—think of it as a pet walking group with a bit of education mixed in.”
The Foundation hopes to reach out to local dog training experts, pet supply stores and veterinarians, as well as some national organizations to help provide educational topics each week. Educational tips will cover a variety of topics including:
the importance of picking up dog waste as it helps stop the spread of Parvovirus
spay/neuter information and more.
During Yappy Hours, the Foundation requests that all animals be on a leash and under control at all times. Pet owners will be responsible for cleaning up after their pets and pet waste bags will be available.
Yappy Hours are free to the public and will run until September 12—the Thursday before the Foundation’s signature event, Pet-A-Palooza on September 14 at CAM-PLEX Park. A complete schedule for Yappy Hour is available at furkidsfoundation.org. Rainy days will be cancelled and announced on the Foundation’s Facebook page, facebook.com/furkidsfoundation.
About Fur Kids Foundation Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County. For more information, visit furkidsfoundation.org or facebook.com/furkidsfoundation. Visit the Fur Kids Foundation blog.