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Bear Hunt to Benefit The Family of Glendale Police Officer Brad Jones


We've been working on a great event - a "real life" training opportunity for Arizona Search Dogs and a benefit for fallen Glendale Police Officer Brad Jones' family. Here's the flyer - and a note to all my local friends - who's in? Got to be 18 to hide - great for the dogs and great for Officer Jones' family. I will have the registration form up on our website next week - in the meantime - clear you calendar and show your support.

Fox 10 Morning

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/local/glendale/search-dog-demo-to-help-fallen-officers-family-02232012

 

Search Dog Demo to Help Fallen Officer's Family

GLENDALE, Ariz. - On Saturday, the city of Glendale will host a search dog demonstration to raise money for a fallen police officer.

Officer Brad Jones was killed in November -- shot while assisting a probation officer who was meeting a man who had struggled for years with drug abuse and homelessness

Benifit to support the Family of Glendale Officer Brad Jones

 

Hey there - would you all please share this? We are coordinating an event with our great friends at Arizona Search Dogs and all the funds will be donated. We've been blessed with great support from our neighboring businesses and I've rounded up some bigger partners too. Help me get the word out - and I hope to see each of you out that morning helping us make this event a success. Going to be fun, fun, fun! It's $10 to hide from the dogs & you have to be 18 or older. Help train the dogs and pay it forward too.
 
Thank you Multipet International for your support of our event "It's a Bear Hunt!". The dogs of Arizona Search Dogs love your ducks & geese!

Offical Link to VisitGlendale.com

http://www.visitglendale.com/news/Rescue_Dogs.html

It’s A Dog-Gone Rescue in Downtown Glendale for a Good Cause

See rescue dogs in action in downtown Glendale for a unique event that allows participants to be part of real rescue demonstrations. This event is a fundraiser to benefit fallen Glendale Police Officer Brad Jones’ family.

The event, which is called “It’s a Bear Hunt,” will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, at 58th Drive between Myrtle and Palmaire in downtown Glendale. Arizona Search Dogs will be conducting a live search for people. Registration Form (pdf)

The work done by these highly trained dogs involves reward and play-type incentives so each person will receive a bear and then the victims will reward the dogs with a bear once they are found. The bears have been donated by Bears & More, a unique shop in downtown Glendale.

This exercise will assist the dogs in reaching their level of training hours that are critical for this service. Participants will need to register, sign a waiver and pay a $10 registration fee. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the first hunt beginning at 8:30 a.m. Each person will have about 10 to 15 minutes to hide along the street and alleys before the dogs are released to find them.

In addition to the live search, raffle prizes will be offered. PetSmart has donated a $100 gift card. Event sponsors include Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors, Cabela’s, Glendale CVB, Arizona Search Dogs and Bears & More. For more information, call Bears & More at 623.931.0339.

100 Club

http://100club.org/events/public-safety

Saturday, February 25, 2012 – Bear Hunt
Enter your dog into this Bear Hunt on February 25 at Catlin Court in Historic Downtown Glendale. A $10 registration fee will benefit Arizona Search Dogs, and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the first hunt starting at 8:30 a.m. If you don’t have a dog, come watch live search demonstrations by the Arizona Search Dogs and participate in a raffle! For more information, click
here.

AZ Central Article

http://www.azcentral.com/community/glendale/articles/2012/02/09/20120209see-rescue-dogs-action-downtown-glendale.html

 See rescue dogs in action in downtown Glendale

http://www.azcentral.com/community/glendale/articles/2012/02/09/20120209see-rescue-dogs-action-downtown-glendale.html#ixzz1lwg0vbCL

See rescue dogs in action in downtown Glendale for a fundraiser that that allows participants to be part of real rescue demonstrations.

"It's a Bear Hunt'' on Feb. 25 will benefit fallen Glendale police Officer Brad Jones' family. It is on 58th Drive between Myrtle and Palmaire avenues in downtown Glendale. Arizona Search Dogs will be conducting a live search for people.

The work done by these dogs involves reward and play-type incentives so each person will receive a bear and then the victims will reward the dogs with a bear once they are found. The bears have been donated by Bears & More, a downtown Glendale shop.

Participants will need to register, sign a waiver and pay a $10 registration fee. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the first hunt beginning at 8:30 . Each person will have about 10 to 15 minutes to hide along the street and alleys before the dogs are released to find them.

In addition to the live search, raffle prizes will be offered. PetSmart has donated a $100 gift card.

Details: 623-930-4500 or visit www.visitglendale.com.

Your West Valley.com

Channel 5 story

http://www.kpho.com/story/17007072/arizona-international-sportsmens-expo-underway

GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

The Glendale community has really come out to help the family of fallen police officer Brad Jones, but now some four-legged friends have joined in the effort.

The group Arizona Rescue Dogs is holding a fundraiser for Jones' family this Saturday.

The event is called "It's a Bear Hunt."

Participants pay $10 to get a stuffed training bear and hide it along the streets of downtown Glendale and then dogs then go and find those bears.

"We're just trying to raise some money to give back to the family, we just thought it would be a good idea just to say that, you know, we're not forgetting about him and his service for the city of Glendale, and we decided to be a good way that we could contribute to help out."

The event starts at 7:30 a.m. and goes until 1:30 p.m.

The store "Bears and More" is donating the bears for the event.

Glendale Star Article

http://www.glendalestar.com/news/article_5fadb4d8-5d7f-11e1-87b3-001871e3ce6c.html

Local store and K-9 rescue dogs raise money for Officer Jones’ family

By KATHRYN STAFFORD, Staff WriterThe Glendale Star | 0 comments

Glendale residents have the chance to watch K-9 search and rescue dogs in action and even participate by acting as one of the victims, during a fun event designed to raise money for Officer Brad Jones' family.

The charity event was designed to benefit fallen Glendale Police Officer Brad Jones' family. The event is aptly named "It's a Bear Hunt," and will take place this Saturday Feb. 25th at Myrtle and Palmaire avenues in downtown Glendale. During the event several K-9 search dogs will be conducting a live search for people who wish to participate.

The work done by these highly trained dogs involves reward and play-type incentives so each person will receive a bear and the victims will reward the dogs with a bear once they are found. The toy bears have been donated by Bears and More, a quaint and unique shop in downtown Glendale.

"This exercise will assist the dogs in reaching their level of training hours that are critical for this service," said John Dean with Arizona Search Dogs. "We are excited to partner with Glendale businesses and the downtown community to raise money for fallen officer Brad Jones' family."

Dean said the dogs are trained to specifically search only for people that are visible knee-high from the ground or lower. "They know to completely ignore standing humans," he said. "This way they know to search for people who are injured, hidden, or partially buried in a ruble pile.

Dean currently works with a black lab named Ben. The apples don't fall far from the tree; Ben and his two brothers all serve as certified search and rescue K-9s. Ben became certified as 18 months, and although he is a veteran at 4-years-old he has the energy and friendliness of a puppy. Dean said Ben's favorite toy or reward for finding a hidden victim is a stuffed toy grey mallard duck.

Dean has worked with search and rescue dogs for several years and even took one of his former search and rescue dogs to ground zero after the attacks on the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001.

"This is the first time we've done this kind of event in downtown Glendale, and we encourage residents and visitors to take advantage of this event fundraiser," said Glendale CVB Manager Lorraine Pino.

Valerie Burner has been the owner of Bears and More in downtown Glendale, for 20 years. Burner said she was approached by Dean last summer and together they hatched the idea for the event, which originally was going to raise money for the Arizona K-9 search and rescue program. However, once Dean had heard about Officer Brad Jones' passing, he decided to donate the money to Jones' family instead.

"It's a double good, because we are helping the dogs train and stay certified, but we are also raising money for a family that lost their daddy," Burner said.

Burner said multiple local businesses helped out with the event, donating goods and money. Pratt's Feed and Pets Supply, Ty, and Super Embroidery were a few of the businesses which donated services.

Participants will need to register, sign a waiver, and pay a $10 registration fee. Check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the first hunt beginning at 8:30 a.m. Each person will have about 10 to 15 minutes to hide along the street and alleys before the dogs are released to find them.

In addition to the live search, raffle prizes will be offered. PetSmart has also donated a $100 gift card. Event sponsors include Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors, Cabela's, Glendale Convention Visitor's Bureau (CVB), Arizona Search Digs and Bears and More. For more information, call 623-930-4500 or visitwww.visitglendale.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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