Down the road is a great facility, Performance Dogs in Action, check out the website www.performancedogsinaction.com. The owner, Nola Jones and associated trainers, train agility, herding, dock dogs, earth dogs and I am sure much more. She is a very talented trainer, provides a family environment, support and has a beautiful dog park where she holds some wonderful events.
But, what I find unique and uplifting is how she partners with different charitable organizations at each event. A New Leash On Life, lifting spirits of dog lovers who are coping with cancer, is always represented along with various other local cancer related non-profits.
Before the start of the 3rd Annual Pentathlon they held a special survior walk and presentation of colors. It was very moving and filled with many emotional moments. A lot of people worked hard to put on this event. They donated time, effort, money and it showed. It had the feel of a good old fashioned picnic.
Great fun was had by all. It was really hard to tell who had more fun the dogs or their owners. To see some outstanding photos go to; www.wagtalephotography.com/p799148589. Judy Stansbury is the official Performance Dogs in Action photographer. She has a rare and unique talent of capturing the essence of pets in the moment. After seeing her pictures, I am sure you will want to attend the next event. Check out this link to see when; www.performancedogsinaction.com
As it happens, Judy and I have a mutal love for photography, pets in action and people with their pets. She was very gracious answering all my questions. When she had time!
What I see is alot of wonderful people coming together for some simple fun, while leaving a legacy of care and love...