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Local Residents Celebrate Pet Health

Monday, March 27, 2006

Reston, VA – Despite a report of rain, the weather was perfect for the third annual Healthy Hound Dog Walk and Pet Health Fair sponsored by GoodDogz.org. Local dog owners learned about pet health and care at Lake Anne Village Center from exhibitors like Canine Caterers and the Northern Virginia Animal Swim Center. Over 80 walkers participated in the 1-mile dog walk around scenic Lake Anne. Walkers received goodie bags full of treats, toys and fun. The dog walk raised over $1400 that will help GoodDogz.org support homeless dogs.

Pam Ahart of Pet First Aid and Care conducted a demonstration of a "tail to snout" health exam. Ahart enjoyed the event. "What a great day! The Healthy Hound Dog Walk & Pet Health Fair was enjoyed by both the dogs and their owners.  It was a great time for the dogs to socialize and the owners learn more about the health conscious pet businesses in their local area. As the Pet First Aid & Care exhibitor, many dog owners expressed how nice the event was and they will be attending next year!"

GoodDogz.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating potential dog owners on dog selection and care and supporting the efforts of rescue groups. We believe that by assisting with good dog-owner matches, we'll give each family the best opportunity for a life-long relationship with their new dog and help to keep dogs out of shelters.

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