The Leader of the Pack Howls
What a wonderful time of year with the weather so nice allowing us to enjoy the outdoors even more with our “best friends”! With that, we have a lot of events coming up to choose from in our area. Please check out our calendar section as it is full of great events that benefit animals in our community with many ways to participate with your four-legged friends.
On the cover this issue, we are proud to bring you our very own Fourth Annual Woofstock, Prescott Valley and Adopt-a-thon. Get out your bellbottoms and tie-dyed clothes and join us for a fun-filled day with your “best friend” and maybe even adopt a new family member. While Woofstock is designed as a fun-filled event, the most important part is the Adopt-a-thon, where you have the opportunity to see many different kinds of dogs for adoption through several area shelters and adoption groups in one place. You can read all about it, who will be there, and all the fun things you can enjoy on Saturday, May 30th at the Prescott Valley Civic Center Amphitheatre! You’re all invited to attend this great event!
I have always said that it is important to pass on the torch to the next generation when it comes to helping animals. In this issue, you will meet a young man named Tyler Adams, who is a wonderful example of what young people can be and achieve in our world with animals. Tyler is a kind, caring, compassionate young man who happens to love animals, especially his horses Denali and Sundance. Tyler is perfecting the art of Dressage and jumping with Denali and is a force to be reckoned with. At the young age of 11, he is already mastering his sport with all the finesse of a champion. I fell in love with this young man and I hope you will too when you read his story. We need to support and encourage young people, like Tyler, who love and care about animals.
Our Seniors &Their Pets feature is unique as, for the first time, we are featuring horses as their pets! Pat and Shirley Culliney are known and beloved in town as two fierce supporters of rescued animals. They are always busy volunteering their time at Circle L Ranch Rescue & Sanctuary when they aren’t with their horses, Teddi & Hayden. I am fortunate to know them personally and they show no signs of slowing down when it comes to their commitment to helping animals in our community. If you don’t know them, I think you will certainly enjoy meeting them and their beloved horses in this heartwarming story. These aren’t your mother’s senior citizens, they are the new breed of seniors, still incredibly active, dynamic, giving and enjoying life every day!
And in a Special Feature, we bring you a fascinating story about Bed Bug Detection Dogs, which I had never heard of and I bet you probably haven’t either. And while very few dogs have the capacity to do this work, they seek out dogs from shelters and rescue groups, which is a plus for me. One such dog named Willie came from our very own Circle L Ranch Rescue in Prescott Valley. And similar to the way Police K-9 officers are trained, it’s all just a game to get a toy for the dogs!
In our Horsin’ Around feature, we see another example of how horses are being used to help humans through Prescott College’s Equine Assisted Programs which have achieved national status. This program works with executive leadership as well as kids, veterans, PTSD and more.
I hope you enjoy this special “Woofstock” edition of The Prescott Dog as it filled with many wonderful stories and events going on in our community.
Love, Light & Laughter,
Ann, Bernie & Miss Pauleena
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