…. the sweet little Tzu went to his new home in Fort Collins in mid May. And what a lucky little dog he is!! Even as this post is being written, he is traveling southern and central Colorado in an RV. Would that the rest of us were living such a life of leisure (instead of doing laundry and getting ready for the upcoming work week)! As expected, I’ve gotten reports that he’s charmed the socks off everyone he’s met. Here’s the boy with his new family …
FireHydrant 5 …
… bright and early Saturday morning!! A yearly event, we’ll be setting up the rescue booth so if you’re in the area, come on by and say “hello”!
Everything you need to know about the event can be found at this link: Larimer Humane Society FireHydrant 5.
Last year, Leo and Tootsie were the stars for the day. This year, Dante will have to do as ambassador for the breed as our last foster — Sammy — was placed about three weeks ago. Good for the dog, but not so good if one is looking for a new addition to the family!
In any event (pun intended), it appears the weather will be a bit more agreeable than the last event in Loveland … like a 50-degree difference, from 40 to 90 degrees.
2011 Fire Hydrant 5k in Fort Collins …
Join us for the 21st annual Fire Hydrant 5, the county’s largest family- and canine-friendly 5K pledge walk/run of the season.
Prior to and following the walk/run, join in the fun of the Pet Expo featuring over 40 pet- and family-friendly booths, Fido photos, paw painting, and more!
Fire Hydrant 5 is looking to be bigger and better than ever this year! New this year is Paul and Kama’s Dog Show Mix-Up! Enter your dog in a host of fun contests – both silly and serious – from best pet/person look-a-like, best pet trick, best doggie kiss, best singing duo and more!
Register as an individual or form a team! Your participation and the additional money you raise through pledges will help us care for the nearly 12,000 animals that come to Larimer Humane Society each year.
Event Day Schedule
|7:30-8:15 am||Event-day Registration Open|
|8:00 am-Noon||Pet Expo|
|8:30 am||5K Run start, walkers to proceed behind antique fire truck following run start|
|9:00-10:00 am||T-shirt Exchange at Registration Tent; come trade for your perfect size!|
|10:00-10:30 am||5K Top Finisher awards presentation|
|10:30-11:30 am||Paul & Kama’s Dog Show Mix-Up|
How Do I Register?
General Pre-registration (through June 9th) – $30/person
Event-day registration $35/person
The first 500 participants will receive a Fire Hydrant 5 goodie bag, and the first 700 participants are guaranteed an event t-shirt.
Gather your friends, family and co-workers! Special team pricing of $20/person is available for groups of six or more. Teams do not have to stay together on the course—walker/runner combos are welcome! Teams may register online or via the event brochure. If you are a team captain, you may invite team members through your online team website, or feel free to download the shortened registration form for hand-out to potential team members. All team members must complete a registration form. For more information about team registration, email our development team today.
Are you unable to participate on event day? Register to Cat Nap! Cat Nappers may register online or using the downloadable event brochure, and will enjoy all the benefits of an event-day participant including the ability to raise pledges and form and/or join an event team. Cat nappers will also receive the commemorative 21st Annual Fire Hydrant 5 t-shirt for their support!
Can I Bring My Dog?
- They must be leashed at all times
- They must be current on all required vaccinations and licensing
- Please use a 6-foot or shorter, non-retractable leash
- Poop bags will be available; please make sure to pick up after your dog
- Aggressive dogs are kindly asked to stay at home
Look for the prayer flags on our canopy!! We’ll have our two fosters, Tootsie and Leo, in attendance and … just maybe … they’ll have the same success as Jackson did in 2009. He found his new family at this event!
Come Visit Us …
… on Saturday, September 12th at the 2nd Annual Pet Expo as sponsored by the Animal House located at 1104 Vine Drive in Fort Collins (corner Shields and Vine). We’ll have our two current fosters available, Kalsang and Mae-Mae.
Look for the prayer flags!