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Tails and Trails with Canine Companions

April 18, 2012

Volunteer Rachael Brown holds Carla, who’s looking for a home after recovering from being hit by a car. Photo by Phil Custodio
For Canine Companions Rescue Center of Clarkston, Tails and Trails Walk-A-Thon and Adoption event will also be a reunion.

"It's kind of a reunion for dogs and the fosters who raised them," said Connie Fleck of Independence Township, who founded the group with her husband Carl in 2004. "It helps them renew relationships with puppies from the same litter."

Local volunteer Rachael Brown is planning the event, June 2 at Powell Lake Park in Oxford. It will include an obstacle course, games, a raffle, and vendors, in addition to the walk around the lake and adoption services.

"It'll be a fun event," said Brown, who joined the group last May. "This is a good way to get the word out and get some adoptions."

The center has about 30 fosters and about 50 volunteers from all over the county.

"This has been a really fantastic year we've adopted out hundreds of dogs. That's pretty phenominal," Connie said. "But we're always looking for more to help save more dogs."

"I like fostering I've had dogs since I was little, all kinds," said Brown, who's fostered about 34 dogs. "It's interesting and really rewarding."

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Phil Custodio