Monday, June 25, 2012

BlogPaws 2012

BlogPaws Mania!!

So I recently attended the BlogPaws "Pet Blogging and Social Media Conference" here in Salt Lake and it really hit me at how badly I'd been neglecting the blog! I learned some great tips and tricks as to how our blog can help CWAC in the big picture (exposure). So I here I am brainstorming some ideas on what to write about to reach a greater number of people and hopefully get a following. I think at this point I can only dream to get the number of followers as some of the attendees at this conference. We are extremely grateful to Doodie Pack,  Walk In Sync harnesses, Fresh Pet dog food, Petsmart and Natural Balance for all of the awesome swag! We will put it to excellent use.

It is soon, but we are looking forward to working with Kristin (spelled the RIGHT way!) at Doodie Packs in using her packs as our service dogs vests. These packs have pouches for dogs to carry their own water bottles, poop bags, treats, etc. Molly loved wearing hers around the conference! Unfortunately the photos I snapped were terrible.

We are also looking forward to working with Alicia at Walk In Sync dog harnesses for the dogs in our program! The harnesses themselves are excellent but the leashes are FABULOUS! See those little grips her hands are on in the photo?! UH-MAZING!

Both Kristin and Alicia were exretemly helpful and seemed excited in working with Canines With a Cause!

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.