Next up on the circuit if North Suburban charity dog walks was the Pooch Parade to benefit Orphans of the Storm. I didn’t catch the number of participants, but their Facebook pages says they raised $7,000. Again, Fiona was perfectly pleasant, greeted people and dogs very nicely and her only doggie infraction was when some foolish woman walked through the crowd in a tent with a bagel and cream cheese. Seriously.
This walk started in a park but was really touring the neighborhood. Streets and sidewalks as opposed to a forest preserve, like the last one we did. We met four dogs that are up for adoption:
Dustin is a 10 year old lab mix found as a stray just a couple of days ago in Lake County. He was wiped out after the two miles, but he made it! Very gentle.
Cha Cha is a 10 year old golden mix. Also very gentle.
I forgot the name of this Bichon. I remember he/she was very pleased to meet Fiona though.
And this is the famous Buddy. Three years old and was at the shelter for a year and a half. Like many high-energy dogs, he jumped and pulled with excitement whenever a potential adopter came to meet him. So Orphans scraped together some cash and sent him to Tops kennels – where the K-9 patrol is trained – and he graduated the program and was adopted earlier this year. Unfortunately, his people are losing their home and are looking for a new place for him. He is very friendly and I am rooting for him.
Some more pictures from the park.
A beautiful day, a great walk and a good cause. Fiona was barely tired at the end. And I cannot believe I forgot to take a picture of my own dog at the event. Strangers were taking Fiona’s picture and telling me how pretty she is. Well. This will have to do.