Guess Lucy's Breed - Online Contest to Benefit Paws To Freedom

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"Guess the Dog's Breed" Contest. In Celebration of National Pet Month, we are holding a "Guess the Dog's Breed" contest in support of Paws to Freedom's Training and Education Program. Use your dog sleuthing talents to guess Lucy's breed mix.

Paws To Freedom is a service dog support and education program offering formal teaching of people with disabilities to train their own service dog, private consults for people without training support and community education thru seminars, presentations and visits to schools, businesses and other groups. Using positive training methods people of various and multiple disabilities learn to train their own service dog.

Go to http://www.pawstofreedom.org to join in the fun and use your dog sleuthing talents to guess Lucy's breed mix. Fortunately, Lucy is not a shy dog and Lucy has been gracious enough to provide photos, video clips , and share some of her personal behavioral characteristics. The contest began on April 4, 2009 and will end at 11:59p.m. Pacific Time on May 4, 2009

The contest consists of guessing the principal breeds of a single dog, Lucy, whose breed(s) have not been determined at the beginning of the contest. Lucy is a pet dog who was born on June 24, 2007. She measures 21 inches, floor to shoulders. Her weight is 31.4 pounds. At the conclusion of the contest, Lucy's breed(s) will be determined based on a DNA analysis performed by Wisdom Panel. For purposes of this contest, that analysis is conclusive.

By entering this contest you have the opportunity to win prizes and also provide support for Paws To Freedom. The demand for properly trained service dogs exceeds the supply. Waiting lists for trained service dogs can be several years. Paws To Freedom helps people to get a service dog faster and at less expense by training them to train their own service dog. Parents can train a dog for their children, friends and family members can also learn to help in the training process.

Paws to Freedom depends on volunteers to provide services to as many as possible. It is nice to have volunteers who make long term commitments, but there is also a need for volunteers who can devote only a few hours of their time. A wide variety of skills and talents are needed, just a few are: clerical, writers, fund raisers, trainers and training assistants, as well as virtual volunteers who can do internet searches, work on our newsletters, make phone calls. Go to http://www.pawstofreedom.org to find out how you can get involved. The combination of Paws and People makes life more perfect!

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