Hawaii Island Humane Society Pet Walk

I am one lucky dog and when I heard about the opportunity to help raise funds for pets less fortunate than I am, I said sign me up! Plus, I get to go on a walk with fellow dogs and humans. Yipee! I sent out an email to all my, Alpha’s and Alpha Fem’s friends asking them to sponsor me for the walk and I raised $570! Team Pets for Fitness raised $1670 and we came in 4th place. We raised over $20,000 total for the Humane Society.

Thank you so much for your generous support.

Here I am trying on my new shades I’m going to be sporting on the walk.

Alpha Fem and I are ready for the walk. Alpha had to teach yoga so he met us later.

This is my buddy Miss Mandy or shall I say, Miss Butterfly.

And here are my hiking buddies with Nose for Adventure.

After the walk, I joined the Weimaraner Crew and tried to pass.

The post walk party was held at Ruby and Bella’s home. Over 15 of us dogs ran around and
swam. The water felt great after walking in the hot sun.

It was an awesome day. Yes, I do settle down eventually, especially after an action packed day and a bath.
Thanks everyone.

6 thoughts on “Hawaii Island Humane Society Pet Walk

  1. I love your web site and Bodhi too, of course! What a lucky dog. I stumbled across your blog while searching for a Vizsla of my own. I live on Oahu and I can’t find a breeder anywhere. Can you give me some contacts or pointers for finding a Bodhi of my own? Thank you and keep up the good work.

  2. Hi Leslie,

    Glad you enjoyed Bodhi Tales!

    I know of only one Vizsla breeder on Oahu, Laurella Pang. I don’t think she has any plans of a breeding any time soon.

    I also know of a breeding pair of Vizsla’s on Maui (one from the same line as Bodhi, another from another line but from the same breeder). However, they are puppies (3 months old…), I don’t foresee any puppies from them for at least two years.

    On the Big Island there will be a breeding pair of Vizsla coming from Arizona in the next month or two. The owners are planing to breed their mainland Vizsla when they arrive on island. I believe they are conformation and obedience titled.

    Finally, you can pay the large sums of money like we did and adopt your Vizsla from Australia or New Zealand. Living in Hawaii has lots of benefits, but finding a Vizsla breeder is not one of them. Here is the current listings of available pups from breeds down under: http://www.dogzonline.com.au/breeds/puppies/hungarian-vizsla.asp

    Let us know if you have any additional questions regarding breeders.

    Have you met a Vizsla before? If not, you should! They are the best dog breed ever (grew up with Labrador Retrievers), but there are some things you need to be aware of, their high energy. Bodhi will put all other dog breeds into the ground with his athleticism. Vizsla are no couch potatoes, and will require a huge investment of time to burn off their energy. If you can provide the exercise they desire/need you will have a great dog! They are also very smart, highly aware of their surroundings and show offs/clowns that crave human attention. I can tell you stories on how Bodhi has made many of his agility and obedience class mates owners say “I can’t believe he just did that…” They also require brain challenges and lots of obedience training. The great news is they love people, so you will have a very happy dog that every one will admire and complement your dogs “good looks”. There is a great online community that can also give you a better understanding of the breed here: http://www.vizslaforums.com/index.php

  3. Hello there,
    Bodhi seems like a really great vizsla. Do you know of any reputable breeders in Hawaii? Thanks for your time.
    -Mike

  4. Hi, I have a 4 months old Vizsla and I was wondering if you could be kind enough to send me the weight data so that I can chart it and compare my dog (male) with yours. I loved your pictures and I wish I was closer, I have so many questions. For now it is a challenge the food so the weight is a big concern for me so I will highly appreciate your help in this regard. Thanks

    Carlos

  5. I love it! I think I will have to try the Nose for Adventure for pups. but Rufus gets car sick!

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