Submitted by Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor
Canaan, a Friday Harbor local, is Bob Anderson’s champion agility dog. Canaan has been in approximately 120 agility trials and 1500 individual agility runs. He has come in first place more than 400 times and placed second or third in as many events. Canaan is seen in the photo above with only a fraction of the ribbons and metals he has earned over his years of competing. Canaan, now nine and a half years old, will be running in just a few veteran events at each trial as “Zeke,” the newest member of Bob’s pack, steps into the arena.
When an agility dog wins at a big event, they receive their winnings in the form of a check but, at smaller events, they win a few dollars in cash. Bob stuffed Canaan’s smaller winnings into an envelope over the years and never counted the money. When Canaan “retired,” Bob and Canaan brought Canaan’s cash winnings into APS-FH to donate it to the Pet Food Pantry. We gathered to count the cash and found that Canaan’s generous donation added up to $657 for the APS-FH Pet Food Pantry.
The Pet Food Pantry is a community pet food bank to help keep pets in their homes by providing pet food for families in need. The Pet Food Pantry is located at the Treasure Hounds store at 365-C Spring Street in Friday Harbor. Hours for pet food distribution are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every other Wednesday. Both cat and dog food are available.
Thank you, Canaan and Bob, for supporting this important program!