No Kill Pima County hosting a community meeting in September | Events
No Kill Pima County is hosting its bimonthly community meeting on September 18, at 6 pm at the Windmill Inn at St. Philip’s Plaza, 4250 N. Campbell Ave. This meeting will focus on educating the community on how to keep dogs out of shelters and to overcome hesitation in being a foster volunteer due to behavior concerns.
No Kill Pima County will present a panel of professional Pima County dog trainers to address this concern and other canine issues. Information on selecting the right dog, canine body language and behavior such as barking, jumping, and guarding food will be addressed as well as resources for selecting a dog trainer and/or training class.
“The most common reason for surrendering a dog to a shelter is a behavior issue,” stated Kim Silver, dog trainer and No Kill Pima County board member, in a recent news release. “Problems that often begin as cute and encouraged as puppies become undesirable and unwanted as the dog ages,” says Silver.
The professional dog trainer panel will include:
- Janet Galante, owner of Sit Stay Play
- Jay Smith, owner of Community Dog Training
- Rosemary Besenick; owner of The Dog Training CO
- Veronica Zimmerman, owner of V’s Cloud 9 K-9 and author of DOG: A Diabetic’s Best Friend Training Guide
The meeting is free and open to the public.
No Kill Pima County is working to end the needless killing of shelter animals in Tucson and Pima County through the rigorous implementation of the No Kill Equation. They strive to create a compassionate community that recognizes the intrinsic value of animals. They agree on the shared principles of accountability, respect, transparency and community collaboration. http://nokillpimacounty.org