On Saturday September 23rd, humans and hounds alike will hit the trails at Mt. Uniacke Estates Park in support of Nova Scotia first responders living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and in need of service dogs.
Hosted by Muddy Paws Adventures, Trails N’ Tails is a 60 minute nature hike through Uniacke Estate Museum Park. Participants will have the option to make a donation or collect pledges with all proceeds going directly to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s First Responder PTSD Service Dog program (an initiative made in partnership with Paws Fur Thought) and the Canadian Intervention and Assistant Dogs (CIAD).
Along with general public participation, police, firefighters, paramedics, search and rescue and military are invited to participate in the First Responder Team Challenge to help raise funds for their co-workers living with PTSD.
The event is designed to expose the mental health benefits of spending time in nature and the therapeutic benefits of dogs.
When: Saturday September 23rd
10:00 am Registration opens
11:00 am Hike begins
12:00 pm Halifax Regional Police Canine Unit Demonstration & BBQ
12:30 pm Presentations & Awards
About Muddy Paws Adventures
Servicing Mount Uniacke to Windsor, Nova Scotia, Muddy Paws Adventures specializes in dog walks that take owners’ dogs into a natural setting where they can interact off-leash in a social environment, use their noses and explore.
About the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of Nova Scotians living with mental illness and their loved ones. The Foundation raises funds for vital programs and services that help make this possible, province-wide.
About Paws Fur Thought
Paws Fur Thought is a volunteer driven initiative that Advocates and Fundraises to pair PTSD Service Dogs with Veterans and First Responders in need.
About Canadian Intervention and Assistant Dogs
Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs Society (CIAD) strives to provide positive healing and inclusive support to first responders who have sustained mental health injuries across Canada.
CIAD trains service dogs and pairs them with first responders whose mental health injuries are either cumulative or from a primary incident. CIAD’s vision includes the promotion of ethical and professional use of dogs as a therapeutic presence.
Linda Townsend, Owner
Muddy Paws Adventures