This blog first appeared on ColumbiaPatch.com on December 5, 2012.
What to do for and with your dog during December!
(Tail Lights at Symphony of Lights)
by Skye Anderson, MS
Dog Doings for December (with updates)
Dogs who successfully completed the recent AKC (American Kennel Club) Canine Good Citizen evaluation include Cody, Condi and Muffin. Congratulations on being good members of the community and on your good canine manners!
Local shelter wins big in ASPCA Rachel Ray $100,00 Adoption Challenge! (see previous blogs for more information) Friday, the results were announced - BARCS, the largest companion animal shelter in Maryland placed first in the NorthEast Division for adopting out more dogs and cats in August – October this year over last year’s numbers. BARCS in Baltimore adopted out 679 pets, an increase of 49% over last year. For their efforts, they won a $20,000 grant plus $10,00 for Most Improved Shelter! (http://news.yahoo.com/more-56-000-pets-saved-during-2012-aspca-181643969.html) More than 50 shelters took part over 91 days and saved 56,232 animals (14,376 more than this period last year).
December 2 – Oops! Too late on this one for 2012. Sunday was National Mutt Day (www.nationalmuttday.com). Put it on your calendar for next year.
December 4 - Attend the new Harper’s Choice Dog Park information meeting this Tuesday in Kahler Hall from 7-9pm and find out what’s in store and when for our dogs to play at the park.