On Saturday, November 4th close to 200 dogs were let out at Sylvan Park with masters in tow… heading out for a 5K walk.
As they gathered at the start tails were wagging, and proud pup parents were showing off. The DJ sounded the start of the event with “Who Let the Dogs Out” and it was clear the Redlands Chamber of Commerce did as the mega pack headed out.
Greeted at the finish line by enthusiastic volunteers, dog treats, water and official dog tags were handed out to every team. Some pooches more pooped then others, some owners suffering the same ailment but the fun was shared by all.
The Dog Jog could not have been possible without the generous support of race sponsors, Barich & Associates, Alta Vista Credit Union, All Four Paws Pet Services, SCE, Allstate Ins. Pacific Specialties Insurance Services , Super 8 Hotel. Storage West, Jam Sportswear and Cotton Gin Fabrics; what a team!
The volunteers that secured the streets making the adventure safe are to be thanked, without them the course would not have been open and accessible. Special thanks to the Officer Derek Olson and his team that kept the street closure to a minimum. The Dog Jog Committee though wee in size was mighty indeed, Chairman Daney Bachiu, committee members Jill Riley, Todd Underwood, Mike Hokana, Penny Adams, Randy Diaz, Nancy Mitchell, Marisa Nodine, Danielle Nodine and Dick Dawson along with staff really out did themselves.
We are extremely happy to report that a portion of the proceeds went to REDFOSA, the volunteer organization that assists the Redlands Animal Shelter find “fur-ever” homes for hundreds of dogs, cats and more, each year.