The importance of skilled search & rescue dogs and handlers in our community is often overlooked. These local volunteers dedicate time, money, and resources to purchasing, training, and certifying with their working dogs. When our loved ones go missing, it is these same teams that are deployed no matter what the conditions may be. The certifying process for both dogs and handlers is extremely rigorous and challenging. For 2016, we have made it our resolution to help Foothills Search & Rescue save lives. Foothills would not be possible without the local support, and generous donations and grants they have received in the past. Every customer who purchases goods or services at Astro will have the option to add a tax deductible donation to your bill for Foothills Search & Rescue. Astro will be matching all donations, with a maximum donation of $10,000 per year from Astro. We started this process on January 1st, 2016. Every dollar makes a difference, and your donations will help to prepare these teams to find missing and endangered people. To find out more information about Foothills Search & Rescue, visit their website and be sure to follow them on Facebook!

 

One of six CACs in the state, Dr. Natasha Jaskiewicz, or "Dr. J", has been helping a variety of animals from the backyard pet to those competing at international levels. Whether you have an older dog, conformation dog, or an agility dog competing on the World Team, imbalances in the spine can impact the health of your animal in negative ways. Restoring spinal imbalance can help your animal function as best as possible! Dr. J will be at Astro every other Tuesday afternoon beginning June 9th between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm taking on dog chiropractic patients. Click here to see a short video of Dr. J providing a canine adjustment at Astro. To find out more about The Animal Chiro please visit her website here!

We are pleased to partner with Greenville County Animal Care in our training foster program. Together, Astro Kennels and Animal Care select a training candidate that is being overlooked in the adoption process. Once selected, the dog will stay at Astro Kennels for training and socialization. The length of time a dog stays in training is a case-by-case basis. Some training fosters are easy fixes, while others may need more time. No matter how long it takes, Astro will house and train the foster dog completely free of charge. Once ready, Astro and Animal Care will work together to find the perfect forever home. Upon adoption, the new family will receive a free 1-on-1 training session from Astro Kennels. For more information on Greenville County Animal Care you can visit their website here.

Stay tuned for information regarding our next training foster!


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