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A New Leash on Life hosts grand opening

By: Staff report
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On June 1, Performance Dogs in Action will host the grand opening of A New Leash On Life from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A New Leash on Life is a new program being offered where dog lovers and their families who are coping with cancer can come and get away from their daily struggles and rediscover the joy and inspiration of a simpler life at Performance Dogs in Action’s 10-acre farm and dog training facility. Offered the first Sunday of every month beginning in June, A New Leash on Life is offered free of charge to cancer survivors and their families. For those who don’t have a dog, that’s OK. There are plenty of sweet and well-trained dogs at the facility to share a carefree day. Participants may experience agility and obedience, or just sit back and watch a herding demonstration. A New Leash on Life also offers self-paced activities such as a reflection path, pond play, and interaction with farm animals. “It’s so uncommon any more to find someone who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way … whether it be a sister, a daughter, a spouse, a father or a close friend,” said owner Nola Jones. “I believe in cancer patients getting an opportunity to get away from their daily battle with cancer and get some unconditional love that is always so freely given by our dogs.” Located at 7089 Pleasant Grove Road in Pleasant Grove, Performance Dogs in Action offers agility, herding and rally and obedience lessons, and was the one of the top vote getters of the 2007 KCRA 3 A-List in pet training.