Running and eating cookies for the dogs

I had the opportunity to attend the Cookie Crumbler 5k last Saturday and was able to meet a few adoptable dogs and speak with a few regular volunteers at Natalie’s Second Chance.

The 5k, hosted by Purdue University as a fundraiser for Natalie’s Second Chance No-Kill Dog Shelter, took runners all the way around campus.

Half way through the race the runners were offered a half dozen Insomnia cookies to help fuel them up for the rest of their run.

There were so many people there, some running their first ever race, everyone seemed to be having a good time. I was able to catch a few video clips of people interacting with each other and adoptable dogs.

I also had the opportunity to speak with several runners and even a regular volunteer with Natalie’s Second Chance.

Natalie’s is a huge part of the Greater Lafayette Community. Most everyone in the area has done something to try to help Natalie and her dogs. Many organizations on campus volunteer and donate to the dogs regularly.

If you would like to donate to Natalie’s veterinary bill fund or just donate to the shelter in general you can find their PayPal information on their website.

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A few of my favorite things

He isn't our school mascot, but i'm thinking he should be.

He isn’t our school mascot, but I’m thinking he should be.

Spring break is coming and many students here at Purdue are gearing up to head to their vacation destinations. But what if you aren’t going anywhere and you are still looking for something to do?

I’ve got a solution for you.

Spend quality time with your dog. I interviewed a few Purdue students to see what they will be doing with their dogs this spring break and what their favorite thing to do with their dog is. Maybe you can try a few with your dog? Continue reading

5 Reasons dog owners are healthier

You know, we’ve all been called it at one point in time for one reason or another- Crazy. It may come in different contexts, like when you’re allowing your 90 pound dog to lick your face or you’ve decided to remodel the laundry room or the space under the stairs just for your little fluffy companion, or is that just me?

But really though, how bad can being dog crazy be? I’m prepared to share with you 5 reasons why Fido is good for your health. You may be so convinced by the end of this article that you may feel the need to adopt another little fluffy bundle of joy.

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