Proud to be an American - "Fourth Of July Walk"

  • July 4, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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Join us four our annual PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN fourth of July walk -- American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers are America's Dog. (Now's a good time to go to our America's Dog campaign website at http://www.americasdog.org ).

Dogs in this walk must appear to be purebred or mostly purebred American Pit Bull Terriers or American Staffordshire Terriers. This is the only walk we do with this rule -- it's because we're showcasing America's Dog and we want to represent Pit Bulls and not confuse the public or any media that may show up.

Come wearing a red, white, or blue shirt. Dress your dog up patriotically.

Please ONLY bring dogs that are appropriate for this event -- that means dogs that can behave in public, aren't dog aggressive or aggressive toward people, and can easily handle crowds, horses, noise, etc. Please also keep a safe distance between your dog and all other dogs! And make sure your dog is wearing a very secure and well-fitted leash and collar (all prong collars and head halters MUST be backed up if you choose to walk your dog on one).

Bring sunscreen, water for you and your dog, and poop bags. KEEP IN MIND THIS MAY VERY WELL BE A HOT DAY. We'll be walking in shade as much as possible, but if your dog cannot tolerate walks or heat, leave him or her at home (or feel free to leave the walk early if your dog appears to be getting too tired). Please have one person walk no more than one dog (don't show up alone walking two dogs by yourself, for example).

Want to come without a dog? You are welcome! We do need some folks to help hand out educational materials to people who are interested, possibly hold a banner, etc. If you're walking without a dog, note that on your RSVP (comment).

Please arrive on time. This is a fun, laid back, casual stroll around Old Sacramento to remind people that "Pit Bulls" are America's Dog!

Want to get prepared, check out our America's Dog gear on Cafepress: http://www.cafepress.com/pitstop/1555359

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  • michael f m.

    What are you dressing up as Jamie

    June 28

  • Dan S.

    Does anyone have photos of the event today, I would love to see all the pits walking.

    July 4

    • Dawn

      Check out our Facebook page

      July 4

    • Dan S.

      Thank you Dawn

      July 5

  • Tiffany

    Just saw you are doing this! I will be driving from about an hour away. Id really like to join, can we join in late?

    July 4

  • Mike & Jenny S.

    We do regret that we do not have patriotic clothes or a scarf for Willow to wear, but she is excited to be going!

    1 · July 4

    • Carol

      Jenny, we have an extra we will bring for her!

      July 4

  • Sara G.

    I might come and watch with my Bailey. Who is very well behaved and socialized. But he is a pit mix who doesn't meet the criteria for this meetup.

    July 3

    • Dawn

      Sara it is hard to tell from the one photo in your profile, but he looks like he'd be okay for the walk. You see him in person though. Just want dogs that look MOSTLY Pit Bull so we don't confuse the public and contribute to breed misidentification for this walk :)

      July 4

    • Sara G.

      I will come down and watch. If you think he is ok, we will walk with you. :)

      July 4

  • Laurel M A.

    It makes me sad that I can't participate, but my injured knee keeps me from being able to go out for a walk.

    July 3

  • Sarah S.

    Mia and I are looking forward to it!

    July 2

  • Kendra W.

    Can't wait!!! :)

    June 30

  • Joni M.

    Not bringing a dog. Bringing a camera to take lots of pictures, tho :)

    6 · June 30

  • Matt L.

    Hey yall:-) hovak and I are looking forward to friday so much

    June 30

  • Roland M.

    Dulce and Vincent will be in attendance with Meghan as I as handlers.

    2 · June 29

  • Amanda P.

    This is or first time going and we are very excited for it! Around what time will it be getting over/people heading home?

    1 · June 18

    • Dawn

      Not sure. Usually lasts an hour to an hour and a half

      June 18

    • Amanda P.

      Awesome, thanks!

      1 · June 27

  • Dan S.

    I have work July 4/5 so i can't make it now.

    June 27

  • Donny o.

    Donny Ordaz
    This will be are first dog walk can't wait to see how this turns out and all the pit lovers.

    2 · June 27

  • Dan S.

    I would not have a dog come with me but I would happy to walk one if need be.

    June 23

  • jamie p.

    One of Angus's favorite events.

    1 · May 22

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