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The Dog-Human Bond

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The Dog - Human Bond

There are over 1,100 fiction and nonfiction book, magazine and movie titles relating to dogs listed in the Timberland Regional Library collection. Check out a few at your local Timberland branch. The following events bring the subject up close and personal.

Pet Food Drive
In recognition of the canine-narrated book, "The Art of Racing in the Rain," please help local pet owners and shelters keep their animals happy! Donate food and treats for dogs and cats of all ages. Accepting unopened wet or dry food.
October 1-31
Shelton Timberland Library (William G. Reed Public Library)

PAWS to R.E.A.D.
Children can explore the human-animal bond while reading aloud to specially trained and registered Delta Society Pet Partners and R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) therapy dogs. This motivational, educational, and fun literacy experience enhances a child’s literacy interest and promotes a love of animals. and
Saturday, October 1
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This program is for beginning and established readers, suggested for grades 2-5. Space is limited. Please call beginning Sept. 24 to register.
Shelton Timberland Library (William G. Reed Public Library)

Best Hikes with Dogs, Western Washington: Author Talk & Slides
Author Dan A. Nelson, an outdoor columnist for The Seattle Times and a frequent contributor to Backpacker magazine, will talk about his book, Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington, and share some of his favorite local hikes. His canine hiking partner Sophie will demonstrate some hiking dog accessories. Books will be available for purchase.
Saturday, October 8
1 to 2 p.m.
Tumwater Timberland Library

Freedom Tails
Freedom Tails brings together shelter dogs and offenders at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen. Offenders train the dogs in everything from simple housebreaking to socialization and obedience. Join program coordinators to hear about this partnership that is saving lives and creating new ones.
Saturday, October 8
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Hoquiam Timberland Library

Dog Days, Raven Nights, with Authors John and Colleen Marzluff
Join the authors in the wilds of Maine as they train and race reluctant sled dogs, and study the mysterious raven. John Marzluff, professor of wildlife science at the University of Washington, has studied crows and ravens for three decades in part with his wife, Colleen Marzluff, who is an expert in dog training and animal behavior. or
Wednesday, October 12
7:30 to 8:45 p.m. *
Olympia Timberland Library

The Art of Responsible Pet Adoption and Care
Join veterinarians, rescue organizations, shelters, and non-profits in a fun, informational and interactive session on pet care and adoption. Find out about local services that can assist you with your pet or soon-to-be new pet. Learn the ins and outs of adopting, promoting animal health and welfare and emergency planning. And meet a new furry friend!
Saturday, October 15
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Centralia Timberland Library

The 2009 "Serum Run '25 Dog Team Expedition"
Dog musher Von Martin of Chehalis will share his heartfelt story through photographs, journal excerpts, and narratives – the exhilaration, hardship, and life lessons learned from his huskies during an attempt to cross the Alaskan frontier.
Wednesday, October 26
6 to 7 p.m.
Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library

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