Posted by: twodogtales | March 6, 2016

We made some noise…and some toys!

I went to the NOVADog magazine toy making class at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington today, and had a blast. Not only did I make some fun toys for the shelter dogs, I had a great time chatting away with the other dog-lovers, some who came from as far away as Round Hill and even Charlottesville! Seemed like everyone else was sharing stories of their beloved fur-babies, too.

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Each participant selects two tennis balls, two empty water bottles, and two t-shirts from a pile. Then, the instructor guided us through the process of making safe dog toys with the materials, while also talking about dog safety in general.

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Most of the class attendees had two or more dogs, and many were also involved in rescue organizations. I sat next to a vet who owns a mobile pet office, Critterfixer’s Mobile Veterinary Care. Her insights were a great addition to the discussions on what to do if your dog eats something they shouldn’t!

The hour and a half flew by, and at the end, we each had two toys using the water bottles and socks and two made with tennis balls and t-shirts.

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Then, we got to go see the shelter animals. This little cutie, a Chihuahua mix, is available for adoption! She’s got the best personality, with a turbo-charged tail! Her name is Alexis, and she’s just 10 months old.

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  1. Oh, I wish I could have come to this. Please announce if they do this again. Thank you for what you do! Namaste, Suzanne


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