Vol. 11, No. 20 – July 4 – July 17, 2018 – The Pet Page

Friday, June 22, marked the 20th annual celebration of Take Your Dog To Work Day®. The annual event, created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) and first celebrated in 1999, was established to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to promote their adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies.

Locally the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura celebrated with their dogs at work and lunch of hot dogs of course. The dogs were very well behaved and waited their turn for a hot dog.

Foto: On June 30, a summer benefit concert Paws for the Cause was held at the Poinsettia Pavilion to salute and honor the Ventura K9 Police Officers. Besides the K9’s it featured live performances by Alex Nester, Mark Masson and COSO Live and games for kids, food and vendors. The event was presented by the Herman Bennett Foundation “Making A Difference”. Save-A-Life Thrift Store, Camarillo. www.hermanbennettfoundation.org. Officers Ortega and Miles and Officers Rodriguez and Rover were there (with other K9 officers) to greet the guests and Miles and Rover let people pet them.

•Canine Companions for Independence is a national non-profit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs, free of charge, to people with physical and developmental challenges. The local Valley To Sea Chapter is sponsoring an evening fundraiser of Canines & Comedy on July 12th at Levity Live in the Collection in Oxnard. Come laugh, pet some dogs, win some gifts, and get to know this wonderful organization that improves the lives of those with special challenges in our local communities. Contact CCIV2C@gmail.com or call Alan Howell at 206-954-9433 for more information.

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