Fundraiser to enable free dog training

for disabled dog owners in need


A dog-friendly fundraiser will help provide free dog obedience training classes to low-income disabled residents of the Minneapolis area. The "Make It Pawsible" event is slated for Thursday, Aug. 6, from 6-8 p.m. in the Waterbury Building, Room 107, 1121 Van Buren St. NE in Northeast Minneapolis.


Donations will be used to create scholarships to pay for basic dog obedience training classes at the Animal Humane Society's Golden Valley office. (Note: The Animal Humane Society does not offer specialized assistance-dog training. However, basic obedience training does provide a foundation for that next step.) Since a four-month weekly training series costs $285, the number of scholarships will depend on the amount of funds raised. Applications for the scholarships will be available at the fundraising event and by email (see below). 


The Make It Pawsible event will feature free pizza (while supplies last), door prizes, dog treat samples, a "photo with your dog" booth and more. Raffle items will include everything from a "Shed Happens" T-shirt and pet-product gift baskets to a free dog dermatology exam.


The event has been organized by a Thrivent Action Team of volunteers led by Minneapolis resident Melinda Weir. Sponsors and raffle prize donors include Thrivent Financial, the Animal Humane Society and more than 10 local businesses and organizations that provide pet-related products and services.


For more information, email Weir at or call 414-232-5660. Also, visit the Facebook event page at Purchase raffle tickets in advance at . Donate directly on the GoFundMe page at

Waterbury Building
1121 Van Buren St. NE
55418 Minneapolis , MN
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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