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It's a Dog-Gone Rescue in Downtown Glendale for a Good Cause
February 25, 2012 - 7:30am - 10:30am
GLENDALE, Ariz. – See rescue dogs in action in downtown Glendale for a unique event that allows participants to be part of real rescue demonstrations. This event is a fundraiser to benefit fallen Glendale Police Officer Brad Jones’ family.
The event, which is called “It’s a Bear Hunt,” will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, at 58th Drive between Myrtle and Palmaire in downtown Glendale. Arizona Search Dogs will be conducting a live search for people.
The work done by these highly trained dogs involves reward and play-type incentives so each person will receive a bear and then the victims will reward the dogs with a bear once they are found. The bears have been donated by Bears & More, a unique shop in downtown Glendale.
“This exercise will assist the dogs in reaching their level of training hours that are critical for this service,” said John Dean with Arizona Search Dogs. “We are excited to partner with Glendale businesses and the downtown community to raise money for fallen officer Brad Jones’ family.”
Participants will need to register, sign a waiver and pay a $10 registration fee. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the first hunt beginning at 8:30 a.m. Each person will have about 10 to 15 minutes to hide along the street and alleys before the dogs are released to find them.
“This is the first time we’ve done this kind of event in downtown Glendale, and we encourage residents and visitors to take advantage of this event fundraiser,” said Glendale CVB Manager Lorraine Pino.
In addition to the live search, raffle prizes will be offered. PetSmart has donated a $100 gift card. Event sponsors include Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors, Cabela’s, Glendale CVB, Arizona Search Dogs and Bears & More. For more information, call 623.930.4500 or visit www.visitglendale.com.