'Pit Bulls on Parade' Returns to Issaquah

BullsEye Dog Rescue to host fourth annual celebration of Pit Bulls with dog sport demonstrations, Canine Good Citizen testing and adoptable Pit Bull parade
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Aug. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- BullsEye Dog Rescue, a Pacific Northwest Pit Bull rescue and education group, is hosting its fourth annual "Pit Bulls on Parade" event on Saturday, August 25 in Issaquah, Wash. The event, which is free to the public, will feature adoptable Pit Bulls from throughout the Puget Sound region, and will raise money and awareness for the rescue and promotion of responsible ownership for Pit Bull type dogs.

“There are an estimated 9-10 million Pit Bulls in the United States today, and they are the fourth most licensed breed of dog in Seattle,” said Lorrie Kalmbach-Ehlers, president of BullsEye Dog Rescue. “Despite the handful of negative incidents you read about in the news, the majority of Pit Bulls are simply living their lives as cherished family members, therapy and working dogs. This event celebrates the real Pit Bull for its intelligence, athleticism and goofy personality.”

Similar to previous years, the day's festivities will include demonstrations in weight pull, slat mill, agility, nosework and flyball, with a chance for the public to try many of these activities with their own dogs. The event will also feature a fun “conformation” completion with categories such as best kisser, best trick and best butt wiggle. Raffle drawings will be held for prizes donated by local businesses, and the event will culminate with a parade of adoptable Pit Bulls from rescues and shelters around the Puget Sound region. More than 25 vendors are expected at this year’s event, ranging from rescue groups to animal artists.

BullsEye Dog Rescue is also offering free Canine Good Citizen testing for Pit Bulls and Pit mixes ($10 for other breeds). Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a nationally recognized certification program that rewards dogs who have good manners in the home and in the community. For every Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix that earns his or her CGC, BullsEye will earn $150 through a grant from Animal Farm Foundation. For more information on the Canine Good Citizen, including testing requirements, please visit www.akc.org/events/cgc.

Event participants can also have their dogs microchipped on-site for just $20 (a $40 value), thanks to services donated by Coalition: HUMAnE Spay and Neuter Clinic. The clinic will also be providing information to participants wishing to have their pets spayed or neutered at a discounted rate.

Details at-a-glance:
What: Pit Bulls on Parade
Where: Riverdog Canine Coaching, 1400 19th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027
When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2011
Who: Hosted by BullsEye Dog Rescue; open to the public, including leashed well-behaved dogs of all breeds
Cost: FREE to the public, rescues and vendors (optional paid sponsorships available)

For more about Pit Bulls on Parade, including sponsor and vendor information, please visit http://bullseyerescue.org/pitbullparade.htm or email event coordinator Jennifer Andersen at jen@bullseyerescue.org.

About BullsEye Dog Rescue
BullsEye Dog Rescue's core value is to provide education about Pit Bulls to the public, current Pit Bull owners and other rescue organizations and shelters throughout the Puget Sound region. The organization's board members have more than 30 years of combined experience with Pit Bulls and animal rescue. BullsEye is not a shelter, and consists of a network of foster homes and volunteers working with Pit Bull-friendly, Puget Sound region shelters to give a handful of Pit Bulls a second chance. BullsEye Dog Rescue is a registered charity in Washington state and a Federal non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit http://www.bullseyerescue.org.
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