No dog to walk? Borrow one (first Wednesday of the month)

June 29, 2008

If your household, like ours, has no four-legged companions for the kids, consider borrowing one for a two-hour block on the first Wednesday of the month (July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1). The Paws on Parade events start at 8:30 a.m. at the Quail Ridge Park shelter #6, and includes three main components: exercising the dogs on a paved trail, letting them play in an off-leash area, and receiving tips on pet care and safety.

The dogs come from the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center, which asks those interested in borrowing one to give the parks department a call at 636.949.7535 no later than noon on the Monday preceding the walk, in order to make sure there are enough dogs on paw for everyone. For more details, check out the online press release from earlier this year.

If your household does have a pet, you’re welcome to bring it, too — the goal of the walks is responsible pet ownership, not necessarily finding homes for the shelter’s dogs (although I’m sure they’d appreciate that too). There’s no charge for the walk or for borrowing the dogs. The park is near the Interstate 70 and Highway 40/61 intersection in Wentzville.

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