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Doggy Day Care Workshop – First Dog Show

 

We recently held our first Fun Dog Show at our new Iris House Project our Doggy Day Care. The Day Care operates like any other, with professional staff ensuring dogs of all ages and sizes have a fun day with the pack while their humans are at work. No more coming home to big holes in the garden or coach, only tired but happy dogs.

 

The dogs are entrusted to professionals who are directly responsible for their care, however for Iris House it was also seen as an opportunity to give our over 18’s a new lease on life. To have a reason to get out of bed in the morning. To earn a stipend, To socialize, and to learn how to work with the dogs from the pro’s and hopefully even join the mainstream workforce at some stage. The workshop is the first of its kind in the Western Cape, and judging by the humble beginnings to where it is now, it is set to grow rapidly. We aim to eventually have an onsite grooming parlor and food production section as well.

 

The dog show was well supported, our Patron Mrs. Tracy Winde also attended with her gorgeous dog. Cape Metro K9 unit gave a fantastic display of how their highly trained dogs can sniff out drugs and explosives as well as take on the baddies and bring them to book.

Prizes were awarded for many categories including dog who looks most like owner and dog with the best personality . Prizes were sponsored by Checkers and Platterkloof Vet Shop.

 

There are plans to extend the day care to double its size and allow more fur babies to join in 2020. Sue van der Linde. Founder and CEO of Iris House Children’s Hospice hopes to have 15 young adults working at the Day Care once all three projects are in full swing. The CEO of Maersk SA has already expressed his interest in providing containers which can be customized for the grooming parlor and the food production. Work starts in 2020 to extend the current day care camps and add some fun doggy activities.

 

Should you be interested in enrolling you dog or dogs. Please contact Sue on sue@iris-house.org