||IOWA DOG TRUST NEWS
At this time the
Iowa Dog Trust is in the Organization stages. We are currently looking
for board members and a "dog loving" Lawyer to help set up our
Non-Profit status. Once the board members are in place, we will be
looking for volunteers to help promote our programs to the state.
THE SEARCH IS ON ...
search continues for Associate Businesses and Sponsors to help the
Dogs and Children. If you can help, or know someone who can,
please let us know!
Iowa Dog Trust will offer programs designed to teach both young people
& their adults all aspects of responsible dog ownership. When
fully implemented, our programs will supply dog owners with all of the
information they need for daily life with a dog.
One of the main
sources of this information will be an interactive website.
We will also provide free and low cost instructional seminars,
workshops, medical consultation and dog adoption counseling.
For fun, the Iowa
Dog Trust will organize statewide outings, fund raising events,
exhibitions and dog fairs. With the help of area groups we will also be
presenting all forms of dog sport competitions, including (but not
limited to) Agility and Obedience trials, Dock Dog and Frisbee Disc
competitions and other trained disciplines.
involvement we also hope to provide assistance across the state to those
owners who, for one reason or another, are no longer able to afford the
level of care or training that their dogs need. We believe that the loss
of a job, displacement or illness should not affect the lives of our
Building a strong
unbreakable bond is the key to establishing life-long mutual trust and
respect between dog and owner. To that end, we will also provide
supervised after school programs and programs during the summer months.
These programs will not only provide the opportunity for young people to
work in a small group setting and receive some one-on-one training help,
there will also be small group knowledge building workshops available.
those young people who might not have their own dog but would still like
to learn proper handling methods, we would like to call on area shelters
and rescue groups to provide adoptable dogs for them to work with and
train. This is obviously a win-win situation as it will give these
young people a chance to have some "hands-on" time while
making these dogs more adoptable because they will be better trained and
more used to positive human interaction.
Our fund raising efforts will provide a source of income for the
above-mentioned programs and also help the community. The Iowa Dog Trust
will be helping to raise money to fund many great projects though out
the state. From Police K9 programs, shelters and rescue groups, to dogs
in need due to natural disasters like the floods and tornadoes of 2008.
These funds will also help to fund our "K9 Friends" program.
K9 Friends is a series of local outreach programs designed to get young
people involved in all facets of community service and awareness. From
making public areas people and pet safe, to maintaining dog parks and
recreation areas, to visiting the elderly, shut-ins and the disabled.
K9 Friends is a
way for our youth to work toward a common goal, have fun together and to
"pay it forward" in communities across the state.
Who We are
There is an old saying that it takes a community to raise a child! That
also holds true for dogs.
The Iowa Dog Trust
organization is now in the process of building alliances in all areas of
the "Dog Community". We ask for your support. We realize that
the level of support will vary from person to person and from business
to business, and we only ask for a level of support that each person or
group feels comfortable in giving.
As a supporting
business, the people who use the programs we offer and the people that
see our programs in action will know that you support us and will more
than likely support your business. As an IDT supporter you will also be
“paying it forward”.
Do you want to be
involved? Do you know someone that could help us with this program?
Contact Us Today! And don't forget to visit our sister site at: www.ABETTERDOG4U.com
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