It's been said that humans don't deserve dogs.

Dogs do so much for us. Some act as pets, sitting next to us on the couch to keep us company. Others are trained professionals assisting their humans with medical situations or acting as K9 working dogs, helping to fight crime and keeping officers safe on duty.

Working Like a Dog to Put Together This Inaugural Event!

The Tombstone Marshal’s Office and Empower Ability Consulting, Inc., are working together with Discover Tombstone to create the very first Dog Days of Tombstone, and they're planning to make this an annual event.

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Dog days of Tombstone

They're even partnering with the non-profit Tombstone Helldorado to "highlight the amazing careers of working dogs, including service dogs, working Law Enforcement, and military K9s."

The First Annual Dog Days of Tombstone

The proceeds from this event will support the Tombstone Marshal's Office K9 Program, which provides scholarships for disabled students in higher education and will help fund next year's event.

If you'd like to be part of this event, head to historic Tombstone:

  • Date: May 11th
  • Time: 10am to 5pm
  • Location: Historic Tombstone

If You Go...

The Dog Days of Tombstone will feature working dog demonstrations throughout the day, including the Tombstone Marshal's Office Drug Detection Dogs.

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Fort Huachuca Military K9s Bite Dogs will be there. If you've ever been curious about what service dogs do, there will be demonstrations showing how they provide help to their handlers. And don't miss the fast-paced Frisbee and Agility Dog demonstrations, as well!

Dog days of Tombstone

There will be live music and food vendors if you'd like to purchase food, plus the Desert Irish Wolfhound Association will be there, so you can meet these gentle giants.

Several local animal rescue organizations will have dogs available for adoption and a Pet Costume Contest!

For the complete schedule, follow this event on Facebook.

Dog days of Tombstone

Looking for Volunteers and Rescue Organizations

Do you work with animals? Get in touch with the organizers. There will be free space for Animal Rescue Organizations, Animal Shelters, and any organization that provides gratuitous services, supplies, or funding to support dog programs.

READ: An Interview with Sally at the Animal Shelter

Dog days of Tombstone

The Dog Days of Tombstone is looking for volunteers, sponsors, participants, and donations to be raffled off and added to the silent auction. If you would like to help, send a message through Facebook.

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