The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe was the perfect backdrop for a special fundraiser for Breast Cancer Angels on October 18th. When Performance K9 was invited to the fundraiser to do a demo, San Diego dog trainer David Greene knew he had to be a part of it.

“My wife is a 7-year breast cancer survivor, so this event was something very close to my heart,” Greene said. “Breast Cancer Angels is a fabulous nonprofit which helps breast cancer patients undergoing treatment who need financial assistance.”

The money raised in San Diego stays in San Diego. It’s estimated that more than 500 breast cancer patients living in San Diego are receiving assistance from Breast Cancer Angels every single year. The nonprofit helps in a variety of ways such as paying utilities, rent, fuel, and more. Breast Cancer Angels also serves the Orange County, South Bay, and Long Beach areas of Southern California.

“Breast cancer is a diagnosis that is life-changing and affects women and men of all ages,” he said. “It’s so important that we do all that we can to help during a time when patients need it most.”

Paws 4a Cause was an ideal event for David to showcase his up and coming competition dog, Force, a three-year-old German Shepherd. The fundraiser was a tail-wagging friendly soiree hosted by Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist, Holli Lienau of “Holli”day…Anyday. The Inn provided the venue and appetizers.

Tito’s Vodka took part in the event by donating their spirits for the special cocktail of the day named, “Angel-Tini,” topped off with a smidgen of cotton candy.

Vendors such as Foxy Treats for pets and J McLaughlin of La Jolla were there and donated a portion of their proceeds to Breast Cancer Angels.

“Everyone really liked watching Force performing his competition-style heeling and obedience moves. They especially enjoyed watching him launch over the jumps,” he said. “It was a lot of fun, and I look forward to doing it again next year.”

After the demo, David spoke with pet parents and shared helpful pet training tips including obedience skills and what to do when faced with dog aggression issues.

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