Dogs for the Deaf held our 23rd Annual Dog Walk on May 31 at the Jacksonville Elementary School.
Some 170 dog walkers enjoyed pet-themed vendors, pet photos, a poker walk, lunch and meeting other dog lovers. Kids of all ages enjoyed face-painting and ice cream. Dogs enjoyed the dog agility course, the splash pools, lots of treats and a nice walk around Jacksonville. While every dog got a new bandana to wear, many canines appeared as their Superhero alter-egos. We got to see four-legged versions of Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Superman, Captain America, Green Lantern, and many others. Then the dogs showed off their super skills in a dog trick contest.
Our Master of Ceremonies this year was Miss Oregon 2013 Alison Cook, who also served as a judge for a Super-Hear-O themed dog costume contest and super pet tricks contest. She was ably assisted by Scott Lewis and Larry Neal of Q103 FM. Events like this can’t happen without the support and hard work of the community. Many thanks to all our wonderful sponsors, vendors, the Young Marines for cooking and serving lunch, and to all the volunteers who helped make this day happen. We’re already looking forward to next year. We hope to see you there!