This is a huge accomplishment when you realize the entire organization has always been run by volunteers. The people who train and run the facility do it because they love it.
It's a place where we make friends, where we bond with our dogs, and where we compete and show that bond to the world.
It's a place where people hold you when you lose your old dog, and celebrate with you when you bring home a new puppy.
It's the dog community, and they are wonderful.
On February 23, 2013, the IPOC facility will be open to the general public. There will be on site vendors, photography, and dental cleaning without anesthesia. There will be SWAG, and the members are putting together a craft booth of things we have made. There will be one amazing raffle.
Everyone and their dogs are welcome. I know this blog doesn't do much in the dog world, and I'm not sure how many of my readers are close enough to visit us.