Thursday, August 13, 2009


Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) has invited me to participate as a vendor at this fundraising event. It is being held to help collect funds to raise and train assistance dogs that will be donated to individuals whose lives an assistance dog would greatly benefit.

I am collecting pledges on their website ( for anyone who might be interested in donating a few dollars to a great cause. If you donate $10 or more, you are eligible to receive a charitable donation tax receipt! If you want to sponsor Nearly Naked Neckwear, you just need to do a search for Christine McKain under 'sponsor a participant' and follow the easy directions.

10% of all of Nearly Naked's sales on that day will also be donated to help their cause, so tell your friends & family to come out and join us on August 30th and the South Glenmore/Variety Park in Calgary, from 9:00am - 3:00pm. There will be contests and demonstrations, and a BBQ after the walk.

This is Holly (wearing one of our collars):

Holly was raised by Miranda who works at my vet clinic. As a puppy-raiser Miranda donates her time to start the puppy in basic obedience training, and to expose the puppy to as many new environments and situations in preparation for becoming an assistance dog. This means she gets to take the puppy to work, and everywhere else she goes, including the grocery store. How fun! She recently had to give Holly back to the PADS to further her training in Burnaby, BC. Just over a week ago, she was given another puppy to begin the process over again. I got to meet little 'Orbital' at the vet clinic today, and boy he looks like he's going to be a handful! Willow enjoyed playing with him for a few minutes while we waited for her appointment.

I have been sewing like mad over the past few weeks, trying to get a bunch of collars ready for display & sale. I'm estimating that I'll have nearly 250 collars ready to go by the end of the month. On the off chance that you don't see what you are looking for, we will be taking custom orders and also have gift certificates available. Hope to see you there!

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