Puppy yoga class benefits local animal rescue, aims to get dogs adopted | WDVM25 & DCW50

BETHESDA, Md. (WDVM) – “Downward Dog” was given a new meaning during a yoga class on the terrace of the Canopy by Hilton Bethesda North.

“We still do your down dogs and your warrior poses, but today these guys are going to be walking around,” said Kristen Townsend, yoga instructor for sports and health.

On Saturday, yogis rolled out their mats to help the pups find their home forever. The event celebrated the launch of Canopy’s new package called “A Dog’s Life,” which features pet-friendly amenities so guests don’t have to leave their furry friends behind when the trip resumes.

“After that unfortunate time, a lot of people wanted out and we wondered why we were leaving our friends’ pets at home … sales and marketing.

Canopy has partnered with Townsend and Sports & Health to host the event.

“This event can lift your mood, reduce depression and anxiety, increase your serotonin … and adding the pups is just another layer,” Townsend said.

Not only does the course benefit mental health, but also Sammy and her seven pups, who were recently admitted to Montgomery County’s Knine Rescue nonprofit. The $ 18 ticket price for participation goes to the organization.

“We take dogs with us that are at high risk of being euthanized. Our goal today is to just get the word out about adoption in general and hopefully find those special groups, ”said Amy Creel, President of Knine Rescue.

While the goal is adoption, Knine waits to find the perfect owners to give mom and puppies the care they need.

“We want people to realize that this is a home forever. So if you want to bring a dog into your home, that’s wonderful, but we want you to stick with the commitment and give them the love and attention they need, ”said Gatter.

If you’d like to adopt Sammy or the pups, contact Knine Rescue.

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