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Turning homeless dogs into high flying stars!
K9s in Flight is a beautiful organization founded on the principles of supporting your local rescues, letting a dog do what they love, the bond between a human and their dog, and making people smile.
Their "about-us" on Airmutts.com says this:
I happened upon one of their incredible shows at the Low Country Strawberry festival in Mount Pleasant, SC. These amazing dogs were rescued from kill shelters and brought into a huge purpose. This organization realized they could give these dogs an amazing new start by just letting them do what they love. Their agility and speed were quite amazing to watch in person.
I met 5 dogs during the show: Wren, Bean, Fierce, Kela, and Scout. All of them are mixed breeds and have among others, Border Collie and Australian Shepherd blood.
Their handlers are not only their show assistants but their humans and family. You see, these dogs are not just animals that stay in crates until the show. They are part of their family and live with them during everyday life. They "perform" not for a delish treat but because it is in their DNA to run fast, jump high, and catch frisbees.
They are also excellent on agility and obstacle courses.
These dynamic dogs can pull off 3 different kinds of shows: a ground act, a halftime act, and a pirate act. They have been the stars for such establishments as fairs, festivals, theme parks, and expos. They also have provided halftime entertainment for the NFL and NBA. You can view the individual establishments that have hired these savvy canines if you would like.
The one thing I loved most over their talents was the fact that John really talks up adopting a rescue dog over and over again. He speaks of how an adopted pet will change your life and bring so much joy into it. I am astonished at the fact that these dogs were running out of time and were "saved" just at the right moment. Saved for great things and to go from Homeless to High Flying.
I am not sure how many dogs make up this flyin' team but I saw some sweeties during the show. Wren started out the show with her quick stepping between her trainer's legs. Then Bean, Fierce, Kela, and Scout took the spotlight. Scout was the finale of the show and could attain some amazing height on her jumps.
One thing I noticed about all of the performers is that they are highly loved by their owners. These pups travel all over with their trainers/owners and get to stay in the hotel rooms with them. They are definitely some pampered pooches that now have a mission to live. My fav part is when the owners would catch them in their arms and give them a big hug when their act was over.
I don't think there was one person watching the show that wasn't smiling and laughing.
To see all of the K9s in Flight in some awesome pics during their shows, head on over to their facebook page and give them a LIKE too!!
I was able to grab a couple of great pics of one of the stars, Scout, with his crew and with me!!
Most importantly, don't ever forget the potential hiding away in your current or future adopted dog. There are some fantastic animals behind bars just waiting, begging, and hoping that you will find them soon. I believe an adopted pet is the most grateful and appreciative of all and will love you more than you could ever imagine!
ADOPT DON'T SHOP at your local shelter today. PetFinder makes it easy for you to find your next pet "star".
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