Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Meet Your Best Friend This Weekend!

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo

Start: Saturday, October 1, 2011
End: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Utah's Hogle Zoo will be hosting the Pedigree Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo animal adoption event from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, October 1st, and Canines With A Cause will be there!
Cats and Dogs from local adoption agencies will be at the zoo in the American Express Event Pavilion, waiting to meet their new families.   
The American Express Event Pavilion is located just east of the main Zoo entrance, and is separate from the zoo.  Admission to the adoption event is free, Zoo admission is not included.  Outside animals are not allowed inside the adoption area.  Non-service animals are not allowed inside the zoo.
Stop by and see us -- and meet your new best friend!

This Week's Featured Adoptable -- Rocky

Rocky has had a terrifying and tragic start, but has found new life since becoming a part of the CWAC family.

Rocky and two of his canine siblings were taken by animal control officers in California after they were found by police officers at the scene of a horrific crime.  According to police reports, his owner, in a drug-induced rage, tortured and beat his wife and three children with a monkey wrench, killing his 16-year-old son.

Rocky was inside the home with two other pit mixes, Harley and Bonnie.  It was obvious to workers at the San Bernardino shelter that the dogs had also been subjected to some abuse because of scars found on their bodies.  Harley, a puppy, was soon adopted, but Bonnie and Rocky needed more time to heal.  After spending months at a veterinary clinic, Rocky was released and found his way on a transport to Salt Lake City.

Rocky is such a happy, playful boy it's hard to imagine the things he must have seen inside that home.  He has shown us how resilient dogs really are when they are properly cared for and loved.

Rocky may be full-grown, but he's still very much a pup by personality.  He loves to chase, and pounce on tennis balls and is one of the most playful dogs we've ever had at CWAC.  He's gentle and kind with small children, but hasn't been fully tested around cats.  He does have some basic manners, but needs a little more direction when it comes to walking politely on a leash.

Do you have room in your family to help Rocky finish healing?  If you'd like to meet him, contact Cathy at or 801-359-5595 for more information.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Faces at CWAC

We have several new faces at the CWAC kennels -- and they'd love to meet you.  Each of these adorable pups was brought in from high kill shelters in California and have found a new leash on life with CWAC.  More on their stories, coming soon!




Friday, September 9, 2011

Cathy Stops by FOX13 to Talk About Paws & Stripes

In case you haven't heard, we have this little event coming up this weekend.  Cathy King, Director of CWAC stopped by the FOX13 studios to share more about the event.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Meet Our New Pups!

 We have seven new pups looking for a wonderful new home!  Meet Lady, Chubby and Browning.  If you're interested in meeting them, email  


More on their stories coming soon.. and more photos of our new adoptables.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Paws & Stripes Day -- Schedule of Events

Below is a list of the great events that will be happening during Paws & Stripes Day. 
Want to participate in one of our doggy derbies for a chance to win a great prize pack from Purina?  Email us at and we'll get you signed up, or you can sign up at the CWAC booth on the day of the event.

9:00 AM
CWAC Booth, South Lawn

9:30 AM
Doggy Dash - Sponsored by Fox 13
South Lawn

10:00 AM
Bike Joring Demo with Arctic Dog Rescue
Walking Trail

10:30 AM
Tennis Ball Challenge - Sponsored by Utah Dog Park
South Lawn

11:00 AM

Bike Joring Demo with Arctic Dog Rescue
Walking Trail
11:30 AM
Woof Relay
South Lawn

12:00 PM
Bike Joring Demo with Arctic Dog Rescue
Walking Trail

12:30 PM
Bobbing for Hot Dogs
South Lawn

1:00 PM
Bike Joring Demo with Arctic Dog Rescue
Walking Trail

1:30 PM
Temptation Tower of Treats - Sponsored by Ma & Paws Bakery
South Lawn

2:00 PM
Bike Joring Demo with Arctic Dog Rescue
Walking Trail

2:30 PM
Obedience Baseball - Sponsored by Animal Care Center
South Lawn

All Day 9 AM - 3PM
Lure Coursing with Happy Mutts
West Lawn

Nail Clips with Auntie Jayne's Groomerie
South Lawn

Pet Photography with Benjamin Bamba Photography
South Lawn

Behavior Consultations with Peaceful Pups
South Lawn

Changing Lives Through Canine Companionship

One in four Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans return home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. More than four million healthy, adoptable animals will be euthanized in shelters this year. These dogs can provide an understanding, loving companion that can help these veterans cope with debilitating flashbacks by bringing them back to the present, therefore helping them re-assimilate back into civilian life.

Canines With a Cause brings shelter dogs and returned veterans together. Vets benefit from the healing companionship of the dog and shelter dogs' lives are saved by finding loving homes.