September is a busy month!
GSSARDA members have been waiting on September for some time
now as we have multiple events and fundraisers taking place. It is finally here, and the quickest way to
convey all this information is in a single post.
Join us on Facebook
GSSARDA has finally become a member of the Facebook
community with our own page! It is
allowing us to provide you with many more updates on our activities and events,
and with plenty of media of our hard working and wonderful shepherds! We are currently featuring a bio and pictures
of one of our search dogs a week so you can learn all about them. Look forward to contests in the future as
well! ‘Like’ us on Facebook today!!!
The Warrior Dash is coming up in less than a week, and our
members are already starting to sweat!
Not only is this going to be a great team building event, but it is a
fundraiser where you can hedge bets against our success and failure at the
course! This is your last chance to get your
pledges in for our members. For more
information on this event follow the link:
Ruff N It
Come out and meet some of the GSSARDA dogs and team members
at this DuPage Forest Preserve event. It
will be held at the Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville on September 18th,
2011. The event runs between 10am – 1pm
There will be multiple vendors and organizations present at
this event as well as multiple demonstrations from different groups. The event is free and attendees are welcome
to bring their leashed pets!
We will have a few of our search and rescue dogs at this
event for small demonstrations. For a
small donation you will even be able to get your picture taken in SAR gear with
We will also be holding a raffle at our table during the
event. We will have a basket full of
human spa goodies, and a basket for your doggie friends, as well as some
additional canine items. Tickets for the
raffle will be for donations of:
$1 = 1 ticket
$5 = 6 tickets
$10 = 12 tickets
We will draw winners at 12:45pm – winners need not to be
present, we will contact you if you have won but are not present.
Team members and dogs will also be present at the Lake
Forest Open House on 9/18 as well.
And last but not least…
Vote for Gatlin
One of our SAR dogs in training – Gatlin – is in a contest
at a local TV station – WCIU! If he wins
he receives a DVD of the entire filming session and is featured for another month
and on a list of Top Dogs! Please help
us support our team member and vote for him every day throughout
September. Share with your friends and
family so they can do the same!