Hot Dog News Green Acres Kennel Shop is excited to welcome two new members to their pet care team; Nicole Crocker, Operations Manager, and Caitlin Christie, Certified Pet Groomer. Nicole joined Green Acres at the end of April and has been transitioning into becoming our new Operations Manager. She has come to Maine from California to reunite with family, and to join the Green Acres Kennel Shop team. Nicole has experience both as a pet store manager, responsible for supervising customer service associates, groomers, and dog trainers and as a dog trainer. She will be serving in all roles here at Green Acres. Caitlin joined the Green Acres team at the beginning of August. She has been a Certified Professional Pet Groomer since 2013. Caitlin attended the A+ Pet Grooming Academy in New Gloucester, Maine. Her experience ranges from working in a small grooming and self-service salon to a fullservice grooming and daycare facility. Caitlin has also worked for specialty pet supply stores with a focus on pet nutrition. Caitlin is available for appointments Tuesday thru Saturday.
Winner of Boatyard Dog Trials — Taoo L
ast month’s cover story featured the World Champion Boatyard Dog Trials held at the Maine Boat & Home Show in Rockland. On August 11th the four-legged competors and their handlers competed in three events: Dockside Obstacle Course, Dinghy Hop and Freestyle. This year’s champion was Taoo a 4 year old Papillion from Waldoboro alongside his handler Lisa Lane. Congratulaons!
ANIMALS SEIZED IN SOLON
You have very likely seen the story in the news about the animals that were seized by the state from R-N-D Kennels in Solon. While the invesgaon connues these animals are NOT available for adopon however if you are looking for a way to help there are organizaons that are accepng donaons to aid with their care. While this list may not be complete here are a few. Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk is a partner shelter for the state's animal welfare division and is housing dozens of the dogs. If you'd like to assist by making a donaon to support the dogs in their care, please contact (207) 985-3244 ext. 200 or visit hps:// animalwelfaresociety.org/give/ Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland is looking for fosters not only for some of these dogs but it is also peak season and they have puppies, kiens, cats and dogs who need temporary homes while they await Education • Rehabilitation • Guardianship • Adoption adopon. All it takes is a Dedicated 501(c)3 rescue working with shelters and dog owners of both short online applicaon Catahoula Leopard Dogs & Australian Cattle Dogs along the East Coast. and a 40-minute 30 Clements Point Rd, Warren, ME 04864 training with their foster 207.273.1320 | 207.975.2909 coordinator to join their nehoularescue.com foster team. Complete an www.facebook.com/CatahoulaNewEngland applicaon and sign up
2019 Boatyard Dog Trial Champ Tattoo & Handler Lisa Lane Credit: Bell’s Furry Friends Photography
for an orientaon at www.arlgp.org/foster. To donate: www.arlgp.org/give Many of the dogs taken into custody were Collies. The Collie Rescue League of New England is also accepng donaons ear marked for the Solon Collies. Collie Rescue League of New England, PO Box 3689, Cranston, RI 02910-0689. Please check our Downeast Dog News Facebook page for any updates that may occur aer we have gone to print with this issue.
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