If you read my blog frequently you know that animals are near and dear to my heart. We currently have a five cats, four snails, three goldfish and a dog. Needless to say we love animals.
Whenever I learn about a charitable organization or event that helps to rescue, rehabilitate and/or find “forever homes” for pets, I want to do what I can to support it. Even if I don’t always have the funds to donate I can still donate my time or help spread the word.
On September 29, 2012, in Washington, D.C., the second annual National Family Pack Walk will take place. It will be lead by the “Dog Whisperer”, Cesar Millan. All proceeds from the event will go towards a charitable organization to help improve the lives of dogs.
There are also other National Family Pack Walks happening across the country. Visit www.ScoobyPackWalk.com to learn more about local events, plus how you and your family can participate, donate or even volunteer. I think this is a great thing to do as a family. It’s a great time to spend with your family, it supports a great charity and it’s a great way to sneak in some exercise. It’s a win-win situation all around.
Here are more details of the event. If you happen to be in the Washington, D.C. area I would encourage you to check it out.
Flagship Event to be held in Washington, D.C. on September 29 in Support of the Millan Foundation; Additional Pack-Walks Being Held Around the Nation
WHAT: Warner Bros. Consumer Products(WBCP), internationally renowned dog behavior expert Cesar Millan, and Scooby-Doo invite friends and family to come as a pack for the Second Annual Scooby-Doo and Cesar Millan National Family Pack Walk. Designed to promote a dog-friendly community,the largest pack walk ever will feature family-friendly activities and appearances by Cesar MillanandScooby-Doo. All proceeds from the event support the Millan Foundation’s efforts to improve the quality of life for dogs everywhere.
Event will feature a 1.5-mile pack walk around the National Mall and Memorial Parks and a Family Expo witha Scooby-Doo reading lounge and screening room, gaming room, photo booth, scavenger hunt, arts & crafts, pet adoptions, dog agility demonstrations, off-leash dog play yards, training tips & tricks meet-and-greet with Scooby-Doo costume characters, and more!
WHO: The playful, pooch-friendly event will feature:
- Cesar Millan, internationally renowned dog behavior expert
- WBCPExecutives / Special Guests
- Community Partners, such as the DC Public Library and the National Children’s Museum
- Attendees and their four-legged friends
- Friends, family and dogs engaging in a variety of fun and educational activities
- Scooby-Doo costume characters interacting with the crowd
- Interview opportunities with dog behavior expert Cesar Millan (Pre-arranged only)
- Interview opportunities with Warner Bros. Consumer Products representatives
WHEN: Saturday, September 29 / 8 AM – 3 PM
8 a.m. Registration and check-in opens
10 a.m. Pack Walk begins
11 a.m. Expo Begins
3 p.m. Event concludes
WHERE: National Mall
12th Street and Jefferson Drive
Washington, District of Columbia 20024
All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Cesar Millan Foundation’s continued efforts to help rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abused and abandoned dogs.
In honor of this special event I have an adorable giveaway to give to a lucky winner. One reader will win an advance copy of the new Hallmark Scooby-Doo Story Book Buddy. This is an interactive book that features a talking Scooby who helps tell the story of Scooby’s adoption. You can learn more about the book here: http://www.hallmark.com/online/in-stores/storybooks/story-buddies.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on September 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.
To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me a little about your dog (or dogs) – OR – Your favorite Scooby Doo character or episode.
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*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.