The Dog Rescuers Inc. are a local organization, totally funded by donations, who not only rescue, medically treat as necessary, and foster/adopt out dogs, but they are also a resource for the Oakville & Milton Humane Society who rescued Ray. We are indeed fortunate to have two organizations working together with regards to dogs that have been abandoned, abused, or are just simply too much for their owners.
It was a fundraising day for them yesterday which included a 3km walk and so, as Ray seems to enjoy walking with other dogs, we went and registered.
The last time Ray participated, I was out of town and so Carol took him. Apparently, while he was quite happy to start the walk, he started to lose interest when he realized that he was getting further away from all manner of dog treats and human food (hamburgers and hot dogs!). Eventually he just sat down. That was the end of that walk!
When we arrived there, we let Ray socialize as much as he wanted, and he did really well.
Later we got ourselves over to the starting area for the walk, and off we went. As we moved away from the park area where all the stalls etc were, Ray kept looking back… and then he stopped! He looked at us, and looked at the park area, and sat down. He was not going to leave all that food behind!
We turned around and crossed back into the park with a very happy Ray along side us, and then we treated ourselves to hamburgers of which Ray got a small piece. He was very happy!