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Annual elite dog show to aid local dogs

Posted September 06, 2012 in Clive, Community Web Exclusives

In a literal case of “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours”, the Des Moines Kennel Club has invited The Pet Project Midwest and The Fence Project Des Moines to join them at Iowa’s largest, most elite dog show to support both organizations.

While the diva dogs are strutting their stuff at Iowa State Fair Varied Industries building on Saturday and Sunday, about 40 volunteers with The Pet Project Midwest will be helping to keep the area clean and collection donations in the form of pet food. As a result, The Kennel Club will be making two donations – $400 to The Pet Project Midwest and another $500 The Fence Project Des Moines.

Organized by Eric DeTemmerman in the spring of 2012, The Fence Project Des Moines is a subgroup under The Pet Project Midwest. The group provides habitat improvements for dogs in need in the Des Moines area. Specifically, fencing, dog houses when needed, grooming, flea/tick/heartworm and feel good welcome home items such as toys and treats.

“Our mission is to help all the dogs we can until our community is a safe and happy place for all dogs to live,” DeTemmerman says. “We greatly appreciate The Des Moines Kennel Club’s contribution. It will make a meaningful impact for another dog and another family.”

The Des Moines Kennel Club Dog Show, Obedience Trials and Rally Trials take place Sept. 7-9 beginning each day at 8 a.m. More than 1800 dogs from 45 states and several foreign countries will compete. Dozens of vendors specializing in various dog-related items will be on hand. Guests attending the show are encouraged to bring dog food to benefit the Pet Project’s Pet Pantry.

For more information about the show, visit http://www.desmoineskennelclub.com/. For more information about The Pet Project Midwest, visit http://www.thepetprojectmidwest.org/. For more information about The Fence Project, visit click here.

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