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A journey about dogs and their people by Diane Rich

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November 30th, 2012 at Fri, 30th, 2012 at 12:57 pm by Diane Rich

Purrfect holiday gift — an intimate evening with a rising star, to benefit PAWS!

The buzz is out and you better get your ticket NOW if you want to be part of an exclusive evening to benefit PAWS and everything we do.

Vicci Martinez, the popular Season 1 finalist on The Voice, will give a private Bainbridge Island acoustic performance on Feb. 10 at the elegant Manor House in Lynwood Center. This intimate venue will accommodate only the first 75 patrons who sign up. Tickets to “Martinis with Martinez” are just $75 and include hearty hors d’oeuvres and two drinks.

Seriously, this is the ideal holiday gift for the person who already has plenty of STUFF but values unique experiences. We are so glad Vicci is an animal lover!!!

In The Manor House, every seat will have a front-row feel — or really, more like Vicci is singing to you and your friends in your well-appointed living room. Please do reserve your space now — we don’t want to hear your disappointed voice if you wait.


Shop locally from PAWS supporters, or consider a gift to PAWS “in honor of” that special person on your gift listHere’s just a little request for your holiday season. 

When shopping, please consider the added value of shopping in locally-owned stores, especially those that support PAWS and its programs year-round.


To go with your local treats, here’s another idea for that person on your list who just doesn’t want more stuff –

a donation to PAWS as a memorial, or “in honor of” someone on your list cuts down on the clutter and also accomplishes so much for the pets and people who rely on PAWS for support throughout the year.


Give a memorial or honorary gift now and there’s plenty of time for us to send you a card you can deliver, announcing your gift.


Thank you, in advance, for your holiday spirit
Diane Rich Dog Training, LLC

I have been training dogs and their people for over 25 years. I work with pups from 7 weeks old to senior plus dogs and offer basic obedience to advanced off leash training both privately and group classes. Other services include behavior consultations to help both ends of the leash with everything from aggression, puppy/dog manners and public manners to separation anxiety. As a "real world" dog trainer, I take training out of the classroom or home when both the pet and family are ready, and take training to the street. I also offer pet therapy training classes preparing both the handler and dog for their therapy test and future service as a therapy team. I also coordinate several pet therapy programs in the Seattle area. My complete bio, description of services, class dates and on line class registration is listed on my website at

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