There will not be a marathon this spring, but that isn't stopping these two local animal lovers.
We are thrilled to announce that cousins Camryn Caron and Molly Caffrey have formed a team to run a marathon this April 17th to benefit our pets, with a goal of raising $5000 for SAS animals. Camryn and Molly will be dedicating their run to raise awareness for the many active dogs who find shelter life especially trying. High energy dogs have a harder time with the confinement that comes with shelter life, and a good percentage of these dogs become homeless when their families are simply no longer able to give them the exercise that they need.
SAS is proud of the care we take with high energy dogs, and the daily (long) walks, play sessions and training that we give them while they stay with us. Your donations to Molly and Camryn's run will help us to ensure that we can continue to help more of these dogs and to get them great new homes quickly.
To donate to Camryn & Molly's marathon run for our pets, please click here.
Camryn Caron is the Executive Assistant to the CEO of a commercial real estate development company in Boston's Seaport District. A collegiate field hockey player, she previously ran The Chicago Marathon and currently runs for stress relief! Camryn is from Scituate and Cohasset and lives in Boston with 3 best friends: Murph and Mac (dogs) and Carly (human).
"I have always believed that animals have the purest hearts and deserve all the love and care in return," Camryn says. "If the money we raise for SAS changes the life of even one animal in need, it is well worth the 26.2 miles."
Molly Caffrey works for Mass General Hospital's Center for Innovation in Digital Healthcare. Her previous marathon experience includes The New York City Marathon and the Chicago Marathon. Originally from Scituate, Molly lived and worked in New York City before returning to Scituate with her fiance and dog Bogey (who runs the household).
Molly's run is inspired by Bogey. "Especially for those people in our community who have felt secluded and away from their families during quarantine, I am running to help people find love locally… at the Scituate Animal Shelter."
Marty, shown here on a car ride during his stay with us, was a very high energy dog who started life as a street dog in Russia! A super high energy dog, he needed lots of long walks and play sessions to channel his energy positively. For dogs like Mary, we design training protocols to help them be successful in their new homes.
Sophie (named Oreo during her stay with us) was found roaming stray. An athletic, high energy dog, she needed tons of exercise to harness her energy and prevent boredom and frustration from creating behavior problems. Long walks were not enough for Sophie, so she was taught to fetch and given agility training during her stay with us.
Benny is a Basset Hound/Beagle who needed long walks to channel his energy, but his problem leash- pulling behavior meant he wasn't getting the exercise he needed in his previous home. We developed a training program and worked with him extensively to decrease his pulling behavior and were able to give him the very long walks he needed to be a more balanced, calm dog.
Aiko is now a successful police dog!
He was a very high energy young lab mix when he arrived at our shelter. We try very hard to give young, hyper dogs the extra exercise and playtime they need so that they don't develop negative habits that could hinder their successful future adoptions...or in Aiko's case, successful future careers!