Exercise. If reading that word makes you cringe, then you’re probably not getting enough of it. And if you’re a dog owner who isn’t getting enough exercise, neither is Fido. A dog needs exercise and so do you. Why not do it together?
Enter the solution: Fur Kids Foundation’s weekly Yappy Hour Dog Walks. Each week for about an hour, the Fur Kids Foundation plans to gather as many pet owners and their fur kids as possible and get them out for a walk at Dalbey Memorial Park. And the best part: it’s FREE!
A brisk walk can do wonders for your immune system, cardiovascular health and help you manage your weight. But it can also help curb some of the destructive behaviors that dogs often exhibit such as:
The good news is that by exercising your pup regularly, you can keep them, and you, healthy and happy. Below are some of the benefits of exercising your dog:
Disclaimer: Before you start your dog’s exercise program
Just as in humans, before you begin an exercise program with your pup, please check with your veterinarian. He or she can check your dog for any health issues that may be aggravated by exercise and suggest safe activities. Some size, breed and age considerations include:
So now that you understand the benefits of exercising Rover regularly, I sure hope you plan on joining Fur Kids Foundation for Yappy Hour. The first one takes place Saturday, April 20 at 7 am at Dalbey Memorial Park—we’ll start at the Edward Shelter. There are a few rules:
For more information, please check out the Yappy Hour Dog Walks page online or contact the 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.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!