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Corpus Christi Caller-Times

 

Edison sported his tie-dye bandana Sunday as he made his way around humans he'd never met before at the dog park.

The humans did yoga and Edison licked some faces and splashed around a nearby pool.

The nine-month-old Rottweiler mix was one of about four dogs and about 20 people who participated in the second doga - yoga with dogs - session at the Gulf Coast Humane Society.

The event aims to promote more pet adoptions and encourage people to visit the shelter, said Mia Burbage, Gulf Coast Humane Society outreach coordinator.

"We are just always looking for more ways for people to get to know the dogs," Burbage said. "This is a great way to relax and the dogs get to run around in our dog park and it's a win-win for everyone."

She said all dogs who were part of last month's event got adopted and she hopes this one will have the same effect.

The yoga class was taught by Stacie Richline of Water Dog Floating Yoga.

"This event helps us so much because it shows the community who we are and what we do," volunteer coordinator Melissa Collins said. "And this is so good for the dogs, too. They get to leave their kennels and people get to relax."

Mariana De La Rosa and her friend Stacey Canales drove from Kingsville on Sunday to be part of the event.

The two enjoy working out together and they're both animal lovers, they said.

The duo heard about the event through Facebook.

"We've never worked out with dogs and it was so fun. I loved being hugged by the dogs," De La Rosa said. "This is such a good idea because we all work and get busy and we don't have time to come out but in this way, everyone can come and give back in a way."

 
 
September 25, 2017
 
 
 

 

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