July 3, 2017by doglando0

The last day of camp is always bittersweet.  We have some of our most memorable moments, because the dogs are by now used to working with us and trust us to help them through strange spaces, and we can do things like visit public beaches or — as we did today — visit senior care homes and interact with the residents.  Imagine trying to do this on Day One, with the dogs fresh out of the shelter!  But today everyone was happy, peaceful, and enjoying receiving kibble from complete strangers.

We also visited Full Tummy (without the dogs), to meet the people and animals who benefited from our bake sale fundraiser.

Then we showed off everything we’d learned in the last two weeks in our graduation ceremony!  Despite rain bucketing down and rattling off the barn roof, everyone did very well, both dogs and kids.  We’re always so happy to see how everyone has grown and changed in only two weeks.

Afterwards came the sad part — we had to say goodbye.  Some of the dogs, including Xena and Harry, were adopted right out of the graduation ceremony!  Some of the dogs, including Girl, had meet-and-greets scheduled after graduation.  Anyone who did not get adopted does not need to worry — Pet Rescue by Judy is there for them until they do find their forever home, which will be EASY with all the work our campers have done with them!

It’s hard to say goodbye to the campers, too.  We all learn so much from each other.  Hopefully we will see you all next year!

Audrey and Harry - AS6J1666
Ella and Colton - AS6J1659
Sophia and Harry - AS6J1846
Chloe and Jack - AS6J1833
Ashley and AnnaLesa - AS6J1815
Addison and Xena - AS6J1835
Ayla and Softie - AS6J1694
Alyssa and Chance - AS6J1687
Lynsey - AS6J1790
Carlyn and Girl - AS6J1650
Peyton and Lynsey - AS6J1809
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Rylan and Tanner - AS6J1681
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Mary and Gracie - AS6J1737
Tess - AS6J1736

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June 22, 2016by doglando0

First thing in the morning we worked on loose leash walking outside some more.  Then we went to the Bithlo-Christmas Neighborhood Center for Families to deliver the meals we made last night.  Campers brought hot meals and water to people who really needed them.  (Doglando works with the Bithlo center as part of Full Tummy, a program which delivers free dog and cat food to families in need.)

Afterward we drove to the Greenwood Urban Wetland to let the dogs be dogs and to have a picnic in the park.  Dogs who enjoyed the water were allowed to fetch sticks out of the lake while other dogs preferred to play on the shore and just watch.

At the end of the day everyone was so tired we had naptime!

Boris and Natasha - AS6J1946
Dominic and Boris - AS6J2164
Steven and Diesel - AS6J2171
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Kayla and Natasha - AS6J1788
Ayla and Sugar Berry - AS6J2142
Kiera and Millenia - AS6J1844
Ella and Hilde - AS6J1815
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Justin and Bella - AS6J1740