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PALS Program

October 15th, 2017

Many of you have met and pet Ari in the last year at the studio but we thought it would be fun for you all to get to know him a bit better!  Ari was born on January 21st, 2016 in Cardston, Alberta.  He was the littlest of his siblings and was the most timid of them all.  When I saw a video of him I instantly fell in love!  He was a sleepy, chocolate brown ball of fur and from that moment I knew he would be ours!  On April 11th, 2016 he came home and was very curious about his new surroundings.  Shortly after he settled in at home, he became a fixture at the studio, visiting students and playing to his heart’s delight.  As he grew up and came into his own, he helps instructors practice, take pictures with our students and runs around hoping everyone will chase him.  The studio is his second home and he is at his happiest there.  His likes are toys, treats, cuddles, cats, bunnies, socks and water.  His dislikes are fireworks (that’s about all I’ve been able to figure out so far).

Apart from Ari’s busy schedule at the studio, he has now become the newest member of the PALS (Pet Access League Society) program.  PALS is a non-profit, registered, charitable organization located in Calgary, Alberta, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of individuals through pet therapy.  Ari will be visiting hospitals (including the Childrens’), nursing homes, long and short term care facilities, schools, libraries, young offender centres, homeless shelters, and mental health facilities to provide happiness to people in need.  We believe is he the perfect puppy to put a smile on someone’s face.

We love that he is part of our studio and we hope he makes your day a brighter one every time his is around!

Lots of love and licks from Ari!

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Sweet Ari in his PALS swag.

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Ari getting some love in our studio. He’s our pole puppy!

An Evening of Wine and Entertainment in Support of the #YMMFire Fund

 June 18th, 2016

We were so privileged to work with Place2Give to assist with the #YMMFire Fund this summer. A huge thank you to all the sponsors of the event as well! .  This event couldn’t have been the success it was without your support!

We raised $4,143.00 and we couldn’t have done it without you all! Thank you for your Alberta heart, pride and community first action!

All funds went to Place2Give Foundation who deployed the funds to eight different organizations. These are organizations who did NOT benefit from the funds given to places such as the Red Cross and who did not receive any funding from the government.

• AARCS (Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society)
• Learning Through the Arts (Aboriginal services)
• Wood Buffalo Food Bank (through the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank)
• Rotary Club of Fort McMurray (through the District)
• First Responder Foundations (Fire, Police and EMS)
• Distress Centre (211 services)
• Edmonton Street Fest (performers and clowns in evacuee centres)
• YMCA Northern Alberta (member support services)

Thank you to all who helped make this fundraiser a success and made a difference for Fort McMurray residents!

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