Friday, December 22, 2017

Upcoming Celebration!

I love a good party and I think January is the perfect time to celebrate! I am going into my 27th year in business as an Animal Behaviorist and I want us to celebrate together! So, I am inviting friends on social media, all of the clients who have worked with me, both one-on-one and in classes and seminars through Molly's AdobeDogs Dog Training...EVERYONE to come and join me. Here are the details on this event:

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon
Where: 347 First Street, Los Altos, CA

Snacks and coffee will be provided for the humans, Auntie Julie Dog Cookies and water for the dogs!

Just for fun, I will be doing 10 minute "New Year, New You" appointments with you and your dog. These appointments are free, but you will want to sign up in advance to guarantee a time slot. You will have the opportunity to tell me about your challenges and your goals for your dog, and I will share some of my insights with you to get you started on the path to success!

My friend, and branding photographer, Ashly McHatton, will be on hand as well to capture this event on film. I have asked her to take pictures of attendees and their dogs and she said YES!  These pictures will be free, but definitely let me know if you and your dog will be coming so she can plan her time accordingly.

Molly Hughes, owner of Molly's AdobeDogs, will also be on hand to talk about upcoming classes and seminars and what types of training opportunities you'd like made available to you in 2018. AdobeDogs is all about having the best community canine and taking classes and seminars is a great way to reach your goals.

If you'd like to take part in the "New Year, New You" appointments, have your photo taken by a professional photographer, and talk about your dogs' needs in 2018, then join us!  You can RSVP to this blog posting, through Facebook or Instagram, via email, or by calling or texting my office. Here are all the links to those ways to RSVP:
(925) 818-3938

Looking forward to an amazing 2018 with all of you! Go ahead...what are you waiting for? Your dog wants to go!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Holiday Donations: Where to Give!

Tis the season for making donations to your favorite charities. There are so many different charities and relief efforts around the world vying for your dollars, that it is very difficult to choose where to give. Donating your time or supplies to your local animal shelter is a terrific place to start, but often people are looking to donate to larger/national animal organizations as well.

Unfortunately, not all charities are created equal and that is certainly true among charities which devote themselves to animals and animal-related causes. While this list is not all-inclusive, it represents a handful of charities ranked by, a watchdog group that ranks charities based on which ones really put your donations to good work, and which ones are simply using donations to pay operating fees, salaries, etc. So, which animal-related charities got high marks? Here are just a few:

Animal Welfare Institute, Washington, D.C.
PetSmart Charities, Phoenix, AZ
Animal Rescue, Inc.,New Freedom, PA
African Wildlife Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Smithtown, N.Y.

Do you have a favorite animal-related charity? Please share it. And Happy Holidays to all!