See rescue dogs in action in downtown Glendale for an event that allows participants to be part of real rescue demonstrations.
The event will be Feb. 25 and will be used as a fundraiser to benefit the family of fallen Glendale police officer Brad Jones.
“It’s a Bear Hunt” will take place at 58th Drive, between Myrtle and Palmaire in downtown Glendale. Arizona Search Dogs will conduct a live search for people. The work done by these highly trained dogs involves reward and play-type incentives, so each person will receive a bear, and then the “victims” will reward the dogs with a bear once they are found. The bears have been donated by Bears & More, a shop in downtown Glendale.
Participants will need to register, sign a waiver and pay a $10 registration fee. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., with the first hunt beginning at 8:30. Each person will have about 10 to 15 minutes to hide along the street and alleys before the dogs are released to find them.
In addition to the live search, raffle prizes will be offered. PetSmart has donated a $100 gift card. Event sponsors include Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors, Cabela’s, Glendale CVB, Arizona Search Dogs and Bears & More. For information, call 623-930-4500 or visit www.visitglendale.com.