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Mark Muir, Georgia Irish Disc Dogs
A Note From Mark…
In early 2005 Rocket and I were first introduced to the sport of disc dogging when my wife brought home a disc and I went out into the backyard and threw it as far as I could and Rocket took off after it like a Rocket and he snagged it out of the air and well then I was hooked right then and there and since then my wife and I have added three more dogs to our group named Gipper and Irish and Thunder all are Border Collies. We currently compete in disc dogging competitions across North America and on the side just for fun the dogs have some agility equipment in the backyard that we goof around with at times. When time permits we also go around putting on disc dogging shows and demonstrations. There is nothing better then putting a smile on Childrens and Adults faces thru the tricks and fun things my dogs do. Some have asked how we came up with the name Georgia Irish Disc Dogs, Georgia-State where we live and IRISH-My love for the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish and of course Disc Dogs.
For more about Mark and Disc Dogging in general, visit Georgia Irish Disc Dogs
A note From Carolina DockDogs…
Carolina DockDogs is an affiliate club of DockDogs, serving the great State of North Carolina. Our “home” dock is centrally located at Ole Gilliam Mill Park in Sanford, NC.
DockDogs is a dock jumping and dock diving sport for dogs. It is a fast growing and very popular sport in the United States and Canada. It is open to dogs of all sizes, breeds, and the only age requirement is dogs must be 6 months old. The sport is comprised of three disciplines including Big Air, Extreme Verticle and Speed Retrieve.
Carolina DockDogs membership consists of pet owners who adore their dogs and appreciate doing constructive activities with them. We are an inclusive club that welcomes pet owners of any breed type. We strive to be a model and educate the public to the importance of proper care, health, and safety of responsible pet ownership.
For more about Carolina DockDogs and DockDogs in general, please visit Carolina DockDogs
The Maine Coast Runners Flyball Team
A Note From The Maine Coast Runners Flyball Team…
In 1998 a few people got together to experiment with the new up and coming dog sport in New England, Flyball. After lots of practice and equipment building we registered our first official team with NAFA. In January of 2000 the Maine Coast Runners flyball team was formed. It was the first flyball team in the State of Maine. We entered our first tournament that July in Manchester, NH with six dogs and six people. Since that time, we have grown to four teams that actively compete in tournaments throughout MA, CT, VT, NH and Canada. We hosted our first flyball tournament in April 2002 at the Dover Ice Arena in Dover, NH and have hosted one each year since.
For more about this team and Flyball in general, visit The Maine Coast Runners Flyball Team!
About Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire – North…
In March of 1999, Roz Manwaring, founder of the Conway Area Humane Society, asked the public what it thought of an all-inclusive, state-of-the art animal resource center. The response was immediate and very positive; funds started to come in. The founding Board of Directors, Joanne Faille, Kathy Ahearn, Anita Burroughs, Judi Paul, M. Owen Lasker and Lisa Webster, came together and the process began. Conway Area Humane Society opened its doors to homeless cats and small mammals in June 2003. The response was immediate – 400 in the first six months; the “cat house” was full. Phase II, the dog facility, was accepting stray dogs from local animal control officers as well as owner-relinquished animals in June 2004. The Conway Area Humane Society and the Animal Rescue League of NH (the League) announced their formal affiliation effective November 11, 2009. The combined talents of each organization will strengthen the programs and services offered to more than 70 communities in the Granite State. The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire – North (Formerly) CAHS receives animals from near and far, as need dictates. Hurricane Katrina was a call for help from a great distance, and the Conway Area Humane Society was ready, willing and able to respond, and did so, helping hundreds of disaster victims. The majority of calls for help are closer to home as the ARL North welcomes owner-surrendered animals from across New Hampshire and Maine. The shelter also takes in stray animals for eight neighboring towns. In total, the ARL North and The Conway Area Humane Society has helped over 3,500 animals in six and a half years.
For more about our local humane organization please visit Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire – North
A Bit About Best Friends Animal Society…
Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us. In the late 1980s, when Best Friends was in its early days, roughly 17 million dogs and cats were being killed in shelters every year. Despite the commitment of shelter workers to the animal in their care, the conventional belief was that little could be done to lower that terrible number.
Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets campaign created a new vision: A grassroots effort to place dogs and cats who were considered “unadoptable” into good homes, and to reduce the number of unwanted pets through effective spay and neuter programs. Since then, the number of dogs and cats being destroyed in shelters has fallen to approximately 5 million a year. There has been much progress, but there is still much more to do.
The next phase of this work – bringing the number down to essentially zero – will take more work and some bold new initiatives. Shelters are crowded with pit bulls, dogs abandoned after being bought from pet stores, stray cats rounded up on the streets and not looking their very best when they’re brought in, and other pets abandoned or neglected. As the flagship of a grassroots network of people and organizations that care about animals, Best Friends continues to lead the way towards this future. And that’s why our purpose remains: A better world through kindness to animals.
For more about Best Friends’ efforts and how you can help, visit Best Friends Animal Society.
About Tin Mountain Conservation Center…
Lupine is proud to support Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Tin Mountain is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing education programs that foster greater awareness and understanding of the natural environment for school children, adults, and families. Since it was founded in 1980 by Barbara Rockwell Henry and David Henry in Jackson, NH, the Center has offered hands-on programs in the schools, at summer camps, and within communities throughout northern New Hampshire and western Maine. Throughout the school year, Tin Mountain provides environmental learning programs that are tailored to the individual curricula of participating schools. This sustained contact with school children over the entire academic year is a unique feature of Tin Mountain’s approach to environmental education. During the past school year, over 5,000 students and teachers in 16 schools in New Hampshire and Maine participated in the Center’s activities. Every summer, Tin Mountain operates camps for ages 4 to 16 in Fryeburg, ME and Albany, Jackson, South Conway, and South Tamworth, NH. Younger children attend day camp, while a variety of week long ventures to wild areas in northern New England are offered to older age groups. Nearly 300 local children and families benefit each year from summer programs.
For more about how Tin Mountain supports our environment please visit Tin Mountain Conservation Center
About Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation…
Lupine is proud to support Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation. Jen’s Friends provides supplemental financial assistance and other resources to cancer patients and their families who are uninsured, underinsured, or financially challenged, allowing them to focus on battling cancer without worrying about the indirect financial burdens that often arise. Financial support is tailored to the individual’s needs, and may include support for housing, utilities, groceries, pharmaceuticals, childcare and travel costs. To read Jen’s story please visit Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation.