'/> The PR Gang: February 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Caribbean Great Dane Club Meet

After several years of inactivity within our club, Selena and I decided to take the bull by the horns and organize a Meet and Greet for the Danes in a local park. The weather was not the best but we were lucky enough to be able to use the big pavilion during the brief rain showers.
Initially we had 8 Danes and their owners as well as a few other people interested in learning more about the breed. We received a sponsorship from Royal Canin and raffled off dog food as well as giving away some puppy kits. We all chatted about our dogs and everyone got to know each other. All the dogs behaved really well and we were happy for a fair turnout.
Both Selena and I had to leave after a couple of hours and apparently missed a whole bunch of people. In good Puerto Rican fashion, the majority arrived VERY late. Luckily some other members of the club were still around so we were thrilled to have such a good response. Seems even more people are interested in regular meets and soon we will be appointing new officers so we can really get things moving.
So that's what's happening on our little island. DANES RULE!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Planning a Meet

We're getting pretty excited down here in Puerto Rico. Caribbean Great Dane Club is planning its first Meet and Greet. Unfortunately our club has been inactive for the past couple of years so Selena and I decided to take matters into our own hands! We've planned a meet in a nearby park to be held on the 17th of February. Flyers have been put up, we've announced it on a couple of local boards, the canine calendar, and are in the process of arranging to have it announced on a local radio station. One of our older, more experienced members has offered to hold an open discussion on care and feeding of Danes. I've been fielding phone calls and emails and Selena has been in touch with several people at the Humane Society. We're over the moon at the response so far.
Our main goal of this meet is to contact as many Dane owners as possible just to get an idea of how many are actually out there. Our aim is to further education of the breed and promote proper care as well as discouraging improper breeding practices. Wish us luck!
You can see Roxy & Lilly-above-taking a break from our latest planning session.