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Paws N’ Pints Charity Walk benefits Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

Edwards – Crazy Mountain Brewing Company in Edwards is hosting its first Paws N’ Pints charity walk on Sunday.

This fundraising event, open to all dog owners and their pooches, is a five-mile walk from Avon to-Edwards.-Everyone will meet at 10 a.m.-on the bike path below the deck of Avondale at the Westin in Avon and stroll with their-dogs along the river towards Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards. There will be a human/canine afterparty at the brewery where people can enjoy beer in the sun and the dogs can play.

A $20 entry fee per person gets you three pints of beer, hot food, a bandana for your dog and raffle tickets. Many dog food and g product companies graciously donated items for the raffle and a silent auction. All proceeds from the entry fees go to the Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado.

There will also be several search-and-rescue dogs at the afterparty and their trainers will demonstrate how they rescue people and how they can find people who are buried in avalanches. One of the trainers, Andrea Reller, will showcase her rescue dog, Recco. Reller has been a dog handler with Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado for nearly 20 years. Recco is a 2-year-old Golden Retriever who began her wilderness work in the trailing discipline but has been recently switched to air scent. She has also participated in several water search trainings. Recco loves to work and thinks it is the best game in the world.

SARDOC is a state-wide organization, which focuses on training dogs and handlers for wilderness search and other disciplines such as avalanche, water, urban and more. All SARDOC members are volunteers and each must be an active member of a search and rescue team. Dog teams must certify in a search discipline in order to deploy on any dog mission. Dog teams train weekly (at least) with their regional group and will often travel across the state to train with other handlers from other Colorado regions. SARDOC strives to have well prepared certified teams ready to respond to a mission whenever a call comes in.

For more information on the Paws N’ Pints chairty walk,-call 970-926-3009.-

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