Friends of Douglas County K-9 Launches First Annual “Wag Your Tail” Dog Walk and BBQ
Family friendly event to increase community awareness of Douglas County K-9 Unit
Franktown, Colo. – May 31, 2013- On June 22, the first annual “Wag Your Tail” Dog Walk and BBQ will take place at the Hidden Mesa Open Space in Franktown, Colo. Early registration online is encouraged!
This is a family event for Douglas County residents and the purpose is to have fun and educate adults and children of the law enforcement benefits of the Douglas County K-9 Unit. The Friends of Douglas County K-9 nonprofit organization raises needed funds for the unit and this event will benefit that cause.
- Admission price includes a BBQ lunch served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm served by Flying Horse Catering
- Dogs on leashes are welcome, proof of rabies vaccination required at check-in (dogs must remain on a leash at all times)
- K-9 demonstrations will take place throughout the event
- Booths will include the Douglas County K-9 unit, Gannon Grooming, Franktown Animal Clinic, and Friends of Douglas County K-9
- Adult entrance admission is $25, kids 12 and under are $8
“Our goal is to host a fun and memorable outdoor event for families and their dogs, while at the same time celebrating the importance of what the Douglas County K-9 unit does for our community,” said Dr. David Swieckowski, D.V.M., chairman of the Friends of Douglas County K-9 foundation. “We hope that Douglas County residents support this important cause and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors with great food, family and K-9 companionship.”
Partners and sponsors of the event include the Douglas County K-9 Unit, Friends of Douglas County K-9, Douglas County Open Space & Natural Resources, Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, Pfizer, Franktown Animal Clinic and Flying Horse Catering.
“This is a great opportunity for the community to meet our K-9’s and our deputies at a fun family event, all while supporting our K-9 Unit and learning about the benefits that the K-9 units provide to the community,” said Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver.
For registration and information, please visit http://k9friends.org/events
About Friends of Douglas County K-9
Founded in 2011, Friends of Douglas County K-9 is the only non-profit organization solely committed to the financial support of the Douglas County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, and to the education and promotion of the law enforcement value of these heroic animals to County residents and to society as a whole. For more information, visit http://www.k9friends.org.