We're seriously thinking about being a part of the Marquette 4th of July parade, and we'll definitely be inviting calm & well trained dogs and helpful volunteers to join us. My mind is overflowing with ideas but anyone is welcome to contribute ideas, especially if you have good organization skills!
It'd be a great way to promote our Pack Walks but also I want to make pet safety a big part of our purpose especially since it's the time of year when dogs run off and get lost most often due to the scary sights and sounds of the holiday.
It may be possible to have individual dog "floats" that they can ride on, and obviously they can be walked. Regardless, the dogs welfare is a huge concern of mine and I'd like to be able to some how give the dogs a place to take a ride if they need a break from the hot summer sun to get a drink of water and rest their feet.
Roles to consider: Decoration and Prep, Dog walkers, Treat/information distributors, Poop Patrol, Banner/Sign carriers, etc!
I know it's over 4 months away but I can't help but to plan way ahead!
My name is Kim, I've grown up in this beautiful place we call Marquette, MI. I have always been a lover of animals and my love for them has only grown stronger with age. I love all animals from mice to cows, to pigs and frogs. Of course as dogs are the ones living most closely among us they have become my passion. I worked for a kennel for 2+ years, and I loved caring for the dogs all day. Being a kennel worker significantly benefited me while I was studying dogs however the time came to follow my calling. In April 2010 I graduated with my diploma in Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor from Penn Foster Career School, and have since begun building my experience in the field. I am currently owned (along side my husband Rick -who is also in the dog business as a groomer, and plays an active part in TacoMo as well) by 2 dogs named Rico Suave a 50lb adorable mix (His DNA came back as one parent being 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/4 Pomeranian, & 1/4 Dachshund, the other parent while not confirmed is potentially an English Shepherd which honestly makes the most sense) and Smorzy a 50% Australian Shepherd/50%Shetland Sheepdog. They are a crazy duo and are not perfect by any means but I love having the tools to control their behavior whenever I need to. I love my dogs so much that TacoMo was named after them (Rico's nickname is Taco & Smorzy's is MoMo)! You'll learn by meeting me or reading my posts that while I can be a quiet person, I can also babble on forever!