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Sunday, February 16, 2014

WAG & WALK DOG ADOPTION HIKE: MARCH 1,2014


FIND YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND ON THE MERKLE TRAIL.
Beautiful Cassiopeia was adopted after the Feb. hike!

EVENT IS CANCELLED: because it will be raining cats & dogs on Saturday---please join us on April 5th!

There are only 2 more Wag & Walk dog adoption hikes to go before we take a break until November.  The next hike  with Maricopa County Animal Care adoptable dogs will be Saturday, March 1,2014.“Wag & Walk” hiker dogs are already spayed or neutered and available to go home on the spot, usually at reduced adoption fees.  Many of the dogs who participated in these hikes have found their "fur-ever" homes, and all of them certainly enjoyed strutting their stuff on the trail. 
The dogs also inspired some (human) hikers to become Day Foster Volunteers.  This special team takes dogs out of the shelter for a day, weekend or a few hours to walk, socialize or just to get some quiet time and extra attention.  Sound interesting?  Sign up here: http://www.maricopa.gov/Pets/help.aspx

Denver the dog works the crowd
Cooper on the February hike

LENGTH: 1-mile loop (Merkle Trail)
ELEVATION: 1950'
RATING: easy, barrier-free
FEE: $6 park entry fee per vehicle
FACILITIES: picnic tables, restrooms, water,
GETTING THERE:
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd., Mesa AZ 85207
From Phoenx, travel east on US60 to the Ellsworth Road exit.  Go north on Ellsworth to the park entrance.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Merkle trailhead (area 6 parking).
INFO: Maricopa County Parks & Recreation, 480-984-0032

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