Fans of the RETAIN summer dog wash will be happy to know that the service is back for the season, starting June 18.
Every Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m. through Sept. 3, weather permitting, volunteers will shampoo, rinse and towel off dogs for a requested donation of $4 for a small or medium-sized dog and $5 for a large dog.
Proceeds from the dog wash, held outside Heartland Animal Hospital, 4100 N. Woodlawn in Bel Aire, go to RETAIN, a local group that helps pay for spay and neuter surgeries for pets whose owners can't afford them.
Since it was incorporated in 1997, RETAIN, an all-volunteer group, has raised money through dog washes and garage sales to provide spay and neuter surgeries for up to 650 dogs and cats a year.
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Dog clubs to hold conformation, obedience matches
The Wichita Kennel Club and Wichita Dog Training Club are teaming up to put on a conformation and obedience fun match on June 18. Both matches will be held at the WKC building, 3448 N. Emporia.
The conformation match is open to all AKC breeds, AKC Miscellaneous Class breeds and Foundation Stock Service breeds. Entry fees are $8 in advance; $10 day of match. Judging starts at 10 a.m.
The obedience match starts at 9:30 a.m. and is open to all dogs.
The events are free for spectators.
For more information on the conformation match, contact Leanne Chase at 316-788-7616 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.wichitakennelclub.com.
For information on the obedience match, contact Doralynn Wheatley at email@example.com.
KHS invites kids to Critter Camp
The Kansas Humane Society is still accepting enrollments for its Summer 2011 Critter Camp.
Critter Camp, with sessions through July, invites children ages 7 to 12 to attend educational sessions that include interaction with animals and spending a day in a veterinary clinic.
New this summer, campers can unleash their inner artist with the "Painting With Puppies" program. Kids and pets will work together to create unique works of art using paint, paws and their inspiration.
Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Fees range from $100 to $125 a week and include a free Critter Camp T-shirt.
For more information or to enroll, go to www.kshumane.org or visit the Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside.
Compiled by Diane McCartney