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Canines Crossing at the Park
Sunday, October 1st, 2017 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Celebrate the canines that work for us everyday.

Learn about the dedicated trainers and watch demonstrations of these amazing animals that enrich our lives, protect, and comfort us.

Planned schedule for the day:
Enter the
Dog of the Year Contest
DOG of the Year Prizes:

Orvis G.C. $150.

LLBean G.C.

Merchandise from:
- Purina
- Elanco

Signed copy "My Dog is The Best"

Painted portrait of the winner by Feathered Antler of Saratoga Springs

Needle felted likeness of the winner


FLOWERS donated by Jan's Flowers of Saratoga Springs

Apex Solar Power
is a sponsor of this event
11A.M. LASAR with Demonstration
Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue (LASAR) is a wilderness search and rescue team located in the Adirondack Region of New York State. The team's more than 60 volunteer members are dedicated to searching for lost people. We do this by using skills learned through extensive classroom education and field training. LASAR has no regular source of funding. The Team is dependent upon contributions from individuals, groups, businesses and community organizations. The Team provides information on wilderness safety through lectures and demonstrations to various community groups.

11:30 Terry Forrester detects low blood glucose
Terry will share with us his experience with service dogs and training his rescue dog to alert him when he has dangerously low blood sugar.

11:40 Agility demonstration

12:00 Announcement of the "Dog of the Year" -gift card
Orvis/LLBean/ Signed copy "My Dog is The Best" Support from NEVSCO, LLBean, Orvis, Elanco, Feathered Antler and Purina for prizes

12:15 Guiding Eyes for the Blind (near sensory trail)
Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with vision loss. We are passionate about connecting exceptional dogs with individuals for greater independence.

12:40 Newfoundland dog demonstration

1:00 Senator Kathy Marchione
To speak about how New York came to recognize "Working Dogs" as the
state dog in 2016 and her current work with tick borne diseases.

1:30 Homeland Security to talk about their K9 Ashes program
Canines have been used by law enforcement agencies for decades to protect the Homeland. The mission of the Explosives Detection Canine Program is to provide the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) with the tools, techniques, and knowledge to better understand, train, and utilize the explosives detection canine.

2:00 Story Telling by Christie Keegan
Special guest appearance by "Sage"

2:30 Open mic. for storytelling-tell
a personal story about a dog

3:00 LLBean 1st Aid "Hiking with your dog" Connie Thayer
Hiking can be a wonderful way to spend time with your dog, while giving you
both much-needed exercise and fresh air. Prepare your dog for a day hike
that is safe and enjoyable for both you and your canine companion.

3-? Newfoundland Club (pulling carts)

3:30 Scott Rakowski with water dog demo (on the Dix Bridge)

4:00 Saratoga County K9 unit
The K-9 Unit of the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office consists of eleven NYS certified K-9's and handlers. Eight of the K-9's are certified for narcotics detection while the remaining three are certified for explosive detection. All K-9's and handlers are trained for tracking, area and building searches, handler protection, criminal apprehension and public relations. K-9 patrols work seven days per week, three shifts per day and are on call 24 hours per day. K-9 patrols respond to requests for assistance from outside police agencies as well as out-of-county agencies. Commonly these requests are made for assistance in apprehending a suspect, finding a missing person, locating narcotics, and detecting explosives. To receive a NYS certification every K-9 and handler must undergo a rigorous 6-month training period. K-9's and handlers are evaluated by a NYS certified instructor.

12-3 Bake Sale with cake walk - Homestead crew

Saratoga County Animal Shelter
Face painting & kids crafts

Food - Revolution Café
Event sponsored by: