Project to assist dogs that need space

Aug 22, 2013

On Aug. 27, 2013 at about 7:05 p.m. in the Edmonds City Council Chambers (located at the public safety building or 250 5th Ave N), member representatives of the non-profit group known as Off-Leash Area Edmonds (O.L.A.E.) will announce the Saturday, Aug. 31, kick-start of the Yellow DOG Project where participating supporters will have yellow ribbons available at their locations.

The Yellow DOG Project is a global movement for owners of dogs that need space. It hopes to educate the public and dog owners to identify dogs needing space, promote appropriate contact of dogs, and assist dog parents to identify their dog as needing space.

Yellow DOGS are dogs that need space - they are not necessarily aggressive dogs but more often are dogs who have issues of fear; pain from recent surgery; are a rescue or shelter dog who has not yet had sufficient training or mastered obedience; are in training for work or service; are in service; or other reasons specific to the dog.

Here’s a list of what a Yellow DOG is not:  NOT a waiver of responsibility of the owner to train; NOT an excuse to avoid proper training by the owner; and NOT an owners’ admission of guilt or confession of having a dog that is a handful and needs to continue to experience the world.

The Yellow DOG Project seeks to educate appropriate ways to approach or make contact with a dog with permission of a dog owner only, whether or not a dog is a “yellow dog.” They also seek to promote the use of yellow ribbons to identify yellow dogs needing extra space.

Here is a list of participating supporters where ribbons can be obtained on Aug. 31:

All the Best Pet Care – 9803 Edmonds Way, Edmonds

Blue Collar Dog House – 180 West Dayton Suite 101, Edmonds

Celtic Cowboy – 21104 70th Ave West, Edmonds

Edmonds Veterinary Hospital – 21111 84th Ave W, Edmonds

Gallaghers’ U Brew – 180 West Dayton Suite 105, Edmonds

Next to Natures – 550 Main Street, Edmonds

Muddy Paws – 12926 Mukilteo Speedway, Lynnwood

The Whole Pup – 21010 70th Ave W, Edmonds

or contact O.L.A.E at o.l.a.e@comcast.net and a yellow ribbon will be mailed out.

Further details of locations can be found on MyEdmondsNews.com under Yellow Dog Project.

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