I am Michael and this is my Grammy's dog, Sam Malone, and we hope you will support us at the UVHS Tails and Trails Walk-a-thon on Saturday, May 21, 2016! My Grammy loves dogs and works with them at UVHS. She works with the other people at UVHS and the volunteers to make the shelter a happy place for the dogs until they can be adopted. When I asked her what makes the dogs happy, she said probably the same things that make me happy like playing ball, having snacks, somebody reading me a story, cuddling on the couch, going for a walk, and having dinner. She says even the training sessions they have make them happy when they learn stuff like sit, wait at the door, and keeping all 4 paws on the floor, and being quiet in their kennels! But she says the dogs aren't the only animals at the shelter. There are cats, ferrets, guinea pigs and bunnies that all need to be happy and cared for as well. It also takes food, clean kennels, shots, medicine, behavior evaluations and lots of people to do it all! So can you help Sam Malone and me raise money for Grammy's shelter dogs? Maybe you can clean your room or take out the trash for some extra money to donate. Or maybe just give part of your allowance. Or ask the grown ups in your family to help you out by giving $5, $10, $20 or whatever they can. It doesn't matter how much you give! Grammy, Sam Malone, the shelter animals and I thank you!