Sunday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m., Arnold’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Eighth St.
Well-behaved. Giving. Well trained and eager to serve. These are the service dogs of Circle Tail.
Labradors, golden retrievers, standard poodles, mixed breeds and rescues are all service dogs-in-training at the nonprofit. Circle Tail trains dogs to help people with disabilities – such as mobility impairments, hearing impairments and type I diabetes – at no charge to the individual.
They will be guests of honor at “Barks, Beer & Brunch,” a fundraiser for Circle Tail. The event will feature a demonstration by Circle Tail’s dogs-in-training; tapping of Hoppy Tails, a new limited-edition microbrew beer; and silent and live auctions. Music will be provided by pianist Brandon Leavens.
Ronda Breeden, owner of Arnold’s Bar & Grill, said she is happy to host the fundraiser. “I’ve met several of the beautiful service dogs-in-training and visited the incredible training facility where the service dogs continue advanced training. I love helping dogs who help people.”
Tickets to the event are $50.
More about Circle Tail
The volunteer-based Circle Tail relies on inmates at two women’s prisons to begin basic obedience training of the young pups and dogs. Foster families continue the training in residential settings with children and other dogs and cats. Dogs learn to mind their manners in public settings like stores, libraries, churches, movie theaters and restaurants.
The applicant undergoes 60 hours of training, too.