Over the last month, we have asked OrvisNews.com readers to vote for the next dog-related charity to be featured in the Orvis Dog catalog and be the recipient of an Orvis Commitment matching grant. Both organizations, Canine Companions for Independence and Petfinder.com Foundation, had strong support, and we received thousands of votes!
Ultimately, the choice was very difficult. Canine Companions trains aid dogs to assist disabled persons struggling to achieve independence, and Petfinder.com Foundation assists shelter dogs and facilitates canine rescues all across the country.
What a hard choice to make, as both organizations are fantastic and worthy of support!
The winner of the voting as selected by Orvis customers to be featured in Orvis Dog Catalogs next year is….
We are thrilled to welcome PetfInder.com Foundation to the long list of organizations that have graced the pages of Orvis catalogs over the years. Alongside you, our customers, we look forward to supporting dog shelters and rescue placements in 2012 through the Petfinder.com Foundation. Look for more about this exciting partnership in the coming months!
The random winner of the $500 Orvis gift card is Patricia Gleason of Van Nuys, CA. Congratulations, Patricia! You will be hearing from me, soon.
A word about Canine Companions. I worked with them a lot during this contest and while they did not make it into our catalogs, they will receive a generous donation from Orvis. We also encourage you to do the same at their website cci.org.
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Older dogs listen more carefully and are more patient.
Just imagine for a moment if your dog simply knew the sit, stay and come commands at birth.
Training for puppy breeds like Pit-bulls or Doberman
should be taken with caution as some of these dogs can be dangerous if they have never been trained before.