BullsEye Dog Rescue celebrates Pit Bulls on Parade

August 21, 2012

By Staff

BullsEye Dog Rescue, a pit bull rescue and education group, hosts the fourth annual Pit Bulls on Parade on Aug. 25 at Riverdog Canine Coaching.

The free event features adoptable pit bulls while raising money and awareness for the rescue and responsible ownership for pit bull-type dogs.

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Pit Bulls on Parade

“There are an estimated 9 to 10 million pit bulls in the United States today,” said Lorrie Kalmbach-Ehlers, president of BullsEye Dog Rescue. “They are the fourth most-licensed breed of dog in Seattle. Despite the handful of negative incidents you read about in the news, the majority of pit bulls are simply living their lives as cherished family members, therapy and working dogs. This event celebrates the real pit bull for its intelligence, athleticism and goofy personality.”

More than 25 vendors are expected, ranging from rescue groups to animal artists. Festivities include demonstrations in weight pull, slat mill, agility, nosework and flyball, with dog owners invited to try many of the events with their own dogs, including best kisser, best trick and best butt wiggle.

There will also be a raffle drawing for prizes donated by local businesses. The event culminates with a parade of adoptable pit bulls.

BullsEye Dog Rescue is also offering free Canine Good Citizen testing, a nationally recognized certification program that rewards dogs that have good manners in the home and in the community. The testing is $10 for other breeds. For every pit bull or pit bull mix that earns CGC designation, BullsEye earns $150 through a grant from the Animal Farm Foundation. Learn more about the program at www.akc.org/events/cgc.

Event participants can also have their dogs microchipped on site for $20, and receive information about also getting them spayed or neutered at a discounted rate.

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