Now that Raven's puppies have been placed, we are turning to next steps at B.E.S.T. Service Dogs. I have started service dog training (owner trained) for a local VFW post here in Sacramento. It seems that owner trained service dogs - where the owner of the dog/puppy trains their own dog- is one of the ways that we can get more dogs to help more people. Stay tuned for more on the "T" (training) for B.E.S.T.!
Last September we hosted our first art show fundraiser for B.E.S.T. We had 20 local artists participate with all types of art! Photography, Graphic Design, Quilts, Mural Art, Mixed Media, Encaustic Wax Process, Pottery, Watercolor and more! It was a great show in a garden setting. People had snacks and drinks as they wandered through the art and talked with the artists. The art was donated and fundraised by silent auction. It was our B.E.S.T. fundraiser ever!
We are planning another show in September this year, and we are already in the planning stages to make it bigger and better than before!
Follow along on Facebook and here as we prepare for the next big event!