In 2023 Agile Paws Dog Sports went back to into our community. We are proud to be able to visit our neighbors in the Rancho Cucamonga area.
LOS AMIGOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
We were so happy to return Los Amigos. In March of this year after a two year break we were excited to return for “Read Across America”. We had 4 people and 6 dogs visit multiple classrooms and the dogs were excited to read to the kids.
This was also the first time many of newer dogs were able to participate. They all did a wonderful job.
We also began visiting a senior citizen community. We try to visit every other month for about an hour, This facility is a home for memory care and these seniors absolutely love dogs!. Their faces light up when our pack comes bounding into their sitting room. Both seniors and the dogs enjoyed all the love and attention. We last visited in December for some Christmas cheer.
We were so excited to be able to participate again at Read Across America at Los Amigos Elementary School. We had a total of 5 dogs and 4 Agile Paws human members participant in the event. This was the first time four of our dogs were able to participate. Ziggy was our old pro having attending several Read Across America events prior to the pandemic.
In October of 2022, we participated in the Fontana Halloween Howl. This was our first community since COVID began. There were many vendors and dogs and humans in costumes . There was a dog costume contest and we had a booth where kids were able to make doggy book marks. Our littlest and our oldest demo dog, (Teo, 5 pounds and 15 yrs old) worked his magic with children especially with a young child in a wheel chair. And he did it all dressed in a bat costume.
It was also the first community outing for our newest demo dog and family member Maya.
Agile Paws Dog Sports held an NW2 and NW1 trial at Highland Church. As part of our community service, competitors and volunteers helped in our yearly food drive. We provided over 269 items to the local food bank and a van full of goods to the animal shelter. We also held a raffle that yielded $620 that went to support a local rescue organization HOPE (Helping Out Pets Everyday). We are truly thankful for the generosity of our volunteers and competitors. Donations to the Animal Shelter
APDS participated at the IEPCA Show in San Bernardino. This event was put on by the Inland Empire Police Canine Association and proceeds went to support care for retired police dogs and the Explorers. Before the police dog show, APDS presented a nose work demo for about 50 people on the baseball field. It was a great event. Nick, Ziggy and Brooklyn were completely confident searching in front of a large crowd and won the crowd over with their personalities.
On October 19th Agile Paws participated in Dogtoberfest in Upland, CA which was a fair to support the Upland Animal Shelter. APDS had a booth and performed demos. We even had a kids table to make bookmarks. Many dogs and their humans dressed in fantastic costumes.
On September 8, 2019 APDS had a blast at Doggie Poolooza in Yucaipa, CA. We performed demos and introduced people and their dogs to nosework. Our dogs had fun swimming and playing at Yucaipa Regional Park. The event had vendors, raffles and lots of happy dogs!
March 1st Agile Paws Dog Sports participated in “Read Across America” in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. We had 8 APDS representatives and 7 happy dogs who went from classroom to classroom reading books to the K thru 6th classrooms. The students were happy to see the dogs and kept saying, “The dogs read to us!” It was a wonderful day.
Rancho Cucamonga Middle School-Career Day
On May 13th APDS participated at Career Day. At first, we were concerned that no one would want to come to our booth as we were outside with the fire engine and police helicopter. However, when the children came outside their first response was, “Yeah! Dogs!”