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#1 Angela

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:02 AM

Hello Lizard Nation, any takers on a Run with the dogs of MCAS? We've had a long break and the dogs would like to get out and stretch their legs once again.

Who - any walking, jogging, running Lizard or lurker + shelter dogs from Multnomah County Animal Shelter. Those seeking to adopt always get pick of the litter.

What - add a 4 legged friend to your daily outting.

Where - April 9th @ PETCO located at 333 S. State Street. I propose we start @ 10:00 (a bit later start to match higher retail/potential adopter traffic.

Why - The dogs love it and the run and socializing helps them locate a forever home. Volunteering is fun!

Getting the dogs there requires a lot of work from volunteers. To assure we have enough people please respond if you plan to attend.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:38 PM

Me Pleeeease!

If anyone else is interested in mtg by 9:00am for a run first that would be great!

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:08 AM

Gosh darn it - that's the day after my knee surgery. :notfair: I'm truly sorry to be missing this one, Angela,
but we'll add this event into our calendar now we know you've started back up.

See you in May.



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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:22 PM

Gosh darn it - that's the day after my knee surgery. :notfair: I'm truly sorry to be missing this one, Angela,
but we'll add this event into our calendar now we know you've started back up.

See you in May.

Good luck with the surgery!
Keep an eye on the message board regarding additional outreach dates. It will depend on the interest level of the club.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:31 PM

count me in, can we bring our own pup or do we have to run with the Petco dogs?

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:28 AM

I'll be there :puppeh:
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#7 Angela

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:23 AM

count me in, can we bring our own pup or do we have to run with the Petco dogs?

We prefer to have you run with a shelter dog. The dogs we bring all have to pass dog/dog behavior tests. Asking stressed dogs to stand quietly with a bunch of other stressed dogs is more difficult than one would think. Sometimes adding another dog to the pack could change the dynamics.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:38 PM

Coop and I will be there! Missed those doggies!

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 11:23 AM

This sounds fun - I have wanted to do this for awhile. Just so I know how far I need to run before, how far do the dogs usually make it?

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:37 PM

This sounds fun - I have wanted to do this for awhile. Just so I know how far I need to run before, how far do the dogs usually make it?

Hi Erica, the run can be an out and back or lolipop loop of 5 miles. It really depends on the dog and I won't know who we're brining until the day prior. Basset hound = 1 mile, German Shorthair = lets do the loop again. Chances are you can partner up with other runners or dogs to fit your pace/distance requirments.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:24 AM

Great. I also have a couple of non-lizard friends who would like to join in / meet some more runners. Are they welcome?

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:57 AM

Great. I also have a couple of non-lizard friends who would like to join in / meet some more runners. Are they welcome?


you bet!

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 03:20 PM

I'm out of town this weekend or I'd be there.
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:04 AM

My son has a soccer game I have to be at that morning, but I would LOVE to come to one of these in the future!

Taking my MS in stride.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:58 PM

Happy to report that Lulu aka Pink Martini found a home after her 1/4K outting with Amy.

The other dogs had a great time and gained some great exposure. Thank you Lizard volunteers!

Stay tuned, I'm thinking we'll be doiong the dog run every other month. Watch the message board for details.




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