Are you and your canine friend suffering from a severe case of Cabin Fever? If so, bring your well-behaved and socialized dog to Dog’s Day Out. Dave and Linda Shihata have graciously offered the use of their fenced in paddock for our dogs to romp in the great outdoors. Proof of vaccinations (rabies, DHLPP or DAP) will be required and everyone will be expected to pick up after their dogs. Bags will be provided.
The date for Dog’s Day Out is Sunday, March 1st. It will start at 1 p.m. and will include a potluck. Please bring a dish to share as well as your own beverage. Hot chocolate will be provided as will paper plates, styrofoam cups, napkins and plastic ware. Drinking water for dogs will be available. Electrical outlets will be provided if you would like to bring something that needs to be kept warm. Dress warm as this will be an outdoor event. We will have access to the Apple House Retail Store, but it is not heated. Dave and Linda will have some portable heaters to take the chill off the building. The Retail Store overlooks the fenced in paddock. If we humans need to warm up but the dogs are too busy playing to get cold, we can keep an eye on them from the windows. If there is “packing snow”, we will build a large snow dog for a group picture.
A number of us got together last year at Natural Gait with our dogs and it was so much fun for both dogs and their humans. But it was so dusty; many of us had difficulty breathing. Hopefully there will be snow on the ground or cold enough for the ground to be frozen.
The alternate date will be Saturday, March 7th. The event will be postponed if the forecasted temperature at noon is below 25 degrees. It will also be postponed to Saturday, March 7th if there is rain, freezing rain or any type of weather that would make driving dangerous. It may also be postponed or canceled if we get a March thaw and the area is too muddy to use. None of us want to take muddy dogs home in vehicles.
We will decide by 11 a.m. if it will be postponed or canceled. Please check your email at 11 a.m. If there is no email from me, the event is a “go”. If you do not have email, you can call me at 326-2914 or on my cell 608-306-1260.
Directions: Shihata’s Orchard is located north of Prairie du Chien on Limery Road. You can get there by taking Highway 27 North or Highway 35 North. If you take Highway 27 from PdC, turn left on Limery Road and you will see the Retail Store on the right side of the road. If you decide to take Highway 35 North, take a right onto Limery Road and the Retail Store will be on the left. There should be plenty of parking.
If you plan on attending with your dog (s) ¸ please provide proof of vaccinations prior to the event by mailing them to Bev Pozega, 32398 Gran Grae Road, PdC WI 53821, or giving them to her in person. Please, no aggressive dogs or female dogs in heat. Also, all dogs must wear buckle collars with id tags and have a leash on until they are in the fenced in area. It is recommended that all dogs be on some type of topical or internal flea and tick control as well as vaccinated for kennel cough. Dogs showing aggressive tendencies will be asked to leave. Please reply to this email or call Bev at (608) 326-2914 if you would like to attend. Please, do not feel that you need a dog to attend. Virtual dogs are welcome also. This event is fun to watch even if you do not have a dog. A Hold Harmless Agreement will need to be completed by everyone attending on the day of the event.
There is no charge for a Dog’s Day Out, but Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter will have their donation jar along for anyone interested in making a donation to this hardworking organization dedicated to raising money for an animal shelter for the PdC Area.