The Summer Fundraiser campaign for Peterborough Humane Society's "Duke's Trail Tour" kicked off today (April 22nd) at Montana's Cookhouse. Duke, an 8-year-old Belgian Shepherd, and his owner Sofie Andreou (pictured at left) were there and will serve as ambassadors for the 1st Annual event, which takes place June 22nd.
Duke, a Peterborough Humane Society rescue, has overcome the abuse he suffered as a puppy with the love of his Forever Home family, and the freedom he found exploring trails around the world.
"Duke is a very special dog," says Sofie. "We adopted him from Peterborough Humane Society in 2005, and he's been by my side ever since, travelling trails from Mexico to Nova Scotia. We want to share our love of exploration and help give other dogs a chance at a Forever Home."
With a vast array of trail-systems available to Peterborough and the Kawarthas, Duke (and Sofie) thought it was high time to spread the love and get others trekking for a great cause—as PHS looks after 1,300 needy animals on an annual basis and is in desperate need of funds.
Duke's Trail Tour takes place Sunday, June 22nd from 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Walkers can register as teams or individuals at DukesTrailTour.com. It is a fun 5k/10k walk through the Rotary Trail system.
Interested in adopting a pet from the humane society? Learn more here.