Katie & I are back at it this weekend taking out a couple more beautiful canines for Guilford County Animal Shelter‘s Running Start Pawgram and this time we brought reinforcements! My nieces, Jessica & Colby, joined us for a 6-miler jaunt through Gibson Park and we had a blast. Before I start gushing over Claire & Coyote, I’m thrilled to announce that the two dogs we took out last Sunday, Hope & Rusty, have both been adopted after being at GCAS since March!!
Now on to Claire and Coyote. From what we were told, these two have not spent much (or any) time together, but they were so adaptable. Coyote was extremely playful (as you might expect from a sub-2-year-old) and Claire appeared to just tolerate it…until she would dish it right back. My 11 & 13-year-old nieces joined us for the entire 6 miles and got along extremely well with the pooches. Katie and I quickly agreed that we would adopt Coyote ourselves if we didn’t already have our hands full with our awesome cat & dog.
You can view a bunch more picture from our day with Claire & Coyote in our Facebook Photo Album.
Things we’ve learned since starting to participate in the Running Start Pawgram:
- Bring our own retractable leash and adjustable chain collar. Those disposable rope leashes are rough on the hands.
- Try to take the dogs to a path that has a running stream next to it so the dogs can frolic and drink some water.
- Bring a collapsable water bowl for especially hot days.
We can’t wait to do this again!