People who love dogs have good karma. I must have excellent karma, since I like my dogs more than I like most people. Makes sense, right?
Seriously, the "CARMAA" in my title isn't a result of poor spelling skills after the hiatus, it actually stands for "Coalition to Adopt, Rehome, and Match Abandoned Animals". The name alone makes me tear up a little.
This Saturday, October 1st, CARMAA is putting on a celebration of all things Doggie at the Southside Works (in the parking lot next to McCormick and Schmick's). Last year, I volunteered at Dogtoberfest, and I am so happy to see it return this year. Although I am not able to volunteer, I will be there, doggies in tow (duh), to see all of the great stuff, and to try and convince the BF that another addition is a GREAT idea (don't you think?).
Yep, that's me at the CARMAA table last year. I bought most of what you see there (hey, it's a good cause!)
The good folks at CARMAA have an even bigger celebration planned this year. They are bringing back the popular "Ask the Vet" and "Ask the Trainer" stations, and of course there will be adoptable dogs from shelters and rescues across the area. If you are willing and able to offer a good "furever" home, make some time in your weekend for this. While you're there, you will be able to enjoy homemade ethnic food, training demonstrations, guest DJs and musical entertainment. Starting at 11am, a "Pooch Pride" parade is planned, and you and your furry friend can participate for a $5 entry fee. CARMAA has plans to award nearly $500 in prizes, so I am planning Billie's costume already....
The festivities run through 4pm. Of course, proceeds go to further CARMAA's mission of acting as an "umbrella" organization to help all shelters across the area and educating the public about companion animals. Oops, another little tear.....
See you on Saturday!