Thursday, March 10, 2011
Mighty Texas Dog Walk Coming Right Up!
Now don't get the wrong idea-- I'm not getting into the habit of reposting press releases. However, since this event is near and dear to my heart-- both for the dog aspect and the good deed aspect-- I am sharing away. Please consider joining the Mighty Texas Dog Walk and helping set a new world record while raising funds for an excellent cause. The following post comes from Sheri Soltes, Founder & Pres of Texas Hearing & Service Dogs. Please pass it on.
Texas Dogs Give Britain the Paw
“Two Guinness World Records is not enough for Texas,” says Mighty Texas Dog Walk organizer Sheri Soltes. “We’re calling all Texas dogs to fetch the title of “Largest Dog Walk’ from England and bring it back to Texas!”
The Mighty Texas Dog Walk, taking place Saturday, April 2 at Austin’s Waterloo Park, expands to an all day festival this year to attract even more walkers. The festival includes a Texas music stage, doggie cake walk, children’s carnival, food court and lots of dog friendly vendors giving away free samples.
The current record, held by a group in England, is over 17,000 dogs.
“It’s no secret that Britain cheats,” says Soltes. “People can show up any time they want, stroll along the North Sea and presuming they don’t fall in, it counts. Expanding our hours evens the playing field.”
Proceeds benefit Texas Hearing & Service Dogs, which adopts dogs from shelters and trains them to assist disabled Texans free of charge.
For more information visit www.servicedogs.org.
Posted by Spike Gillespie at 11:47 AM