So You Think You Can Bark
Of course, Stand For Animals’ signature fundraising event is one that involves humans and their canines. Each spring since 2019, a select group of pet owners commit to work with a force-free dog trainer and raise $10,000 to support the clinic’s Medical Assistance Fund and perform amazing feats of agility and strength in front of a live audience.
Ticket sales go to support Stand For Animals’ Medical Fund, which underwrites the cost of medical care and procedures for those who can’t afford our clinic’s services. "Every penny we raise goes to subsidize care for pet parents who are unable to afford medical care or spay neuter services for their dog or cat," said Stand For Animals Founder Cary Bernstein.
The "pet-testants" are teamed with force-free dog trainers (they use only positive reinforcement – like praise and treats!) to learn a few cool tricks they and their owner will perform live and on stage. Canine feats have ranged from amazing feats of agility to “singing” on stage in a microphone. “Pawparazzi” to a cosmic yoga journey. A panel of local celebrities judges the most impressive paw-formance.
Check back for details on our 2021 event.