Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Videos from Saturday

Check out some of our Gemini Dogs agility students strutting their stuff at the trial.

Eric and Heidi

Rebecca and Clyde

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The rest of the Saturday photos

Here you go: All Saturday photos.

Agility Trial pix from Saturday

Here are a few photos from Saturday's action. Lots more will be posted, so check back again.

Team Stout takes a well-deserved rest!

Clyde gets ready to run


Monday, August 25, 2008

Day 2 is done!

Day 2 is in the books and I think Heidi and her Dad Eric sum up how we all feel this morning! Thanks for a great weekend everybody!

More photos and videos later in the week.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Day 1 is in the books!

We had a great day today. Warm, sunny, and lots of fun! More photos and news later -- it's time for some well-deserved sleep! See you tomorrow!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Exhibitor catalogs available

Help us save some paper and print a copy for yourself. Thanks!

Volunteer assignments will be posted Friday.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

More agility trial info


  • Go here for directions.
  • Please note that the trial site is on the opposite side of the building from where our main offices are located. The directions above will get you to our offices, then just follow the signs around the stockade fence, to the other side of the building, where you will find the agility field.
  • Friday afternoon set-up is available at 3:00pm for anyone who wishes to set up early. Please conserve space and stake out only what you need. Thank you!

  • 7:00 AM - Check-In & Measuring
  • 7:30 AM - Welcome & Announcements
  • 7:45 AM - Judge's Walk-Through (All dogs without a permanent card must be measured by a judge prior to the walk-through.)

Running Order (small to big):
  1. Fullhouse 12345C
  2. Standard 1
  3. Standard 2
  4. Standard 3
  5. Standard 45C
  6. Wildcard 12
  7. Wildcard 345C
  8. Snooker 12
  9. Snooker 345C

  • 7:00 AM - Check-In & Measuring
  • 7:30 AM - Welcome & Announcements
  • 7:45 AM - Judge's Walk-Through (All dogs without a permanent card must be measured by a judge prior to the walk-through.)

Running Order (big to small):
  1. Jackpot 12345C
  2. Standard 45C
  3. Standard 23
  4. Standard 1
  5. Colors 345C
  6. Colors 21
  7. Jumpers 345C
  8. Jumpers 21

Day-Of Move-Ups & Running Order Changes
  • Move-Ups will be permitted on the day of the show; please make every effort to make these changes as soon as possible.
  • Move-up request forms will be available at the registration/awards table.
  • Bring the completed form to the scoring table.
  • To request a change to the running order (for example, if you are running two dogs and they are scheduled to run too close together), please do so before the start of the class, if at all possible. To request a change, see a representative at the scoring table.
  • Please do not approach the gate steward for changes (even just changes to the running order). All changes must be made by the scoring table. Otherwise, the scoring sheets get out of order. Thanks!

Refreshments and Meals
  • We will have a food vendor on site this year (it's Valori Duff's daughter!)
  • Snacks and water will be available for volunteers at the registration/awards table
  • Water and swimming pools will be available for the pooches

Potty Areas
  • We have doubled the number of porta-potties on site this year! They will be located further from the ring, along the road.
  • Walking area away from the ring please; poop bags will be available at the awards table. Look for 5-gallon buckets to place the poop in once you bag it.

Overnight Parking & Security
  • Overnight parking is permitted at the trial site at your own risk.
  • Tents and crates may also be left overnight at your own risk.
  • We do ask the local police to perform extra patrols through the area throughout the trial weekend.

  • Volunteer raffle prizes will be drawn for periodically. Be sure to put your worker tickets in the bins as soon as possible (with your name on the back of the ticket).
  • Volunteer assignments will be posted at the registration/awards table for the entire day. Please verify your assignments, and if you are available to pick up an assignment, please check there and fill in your name in any empty slots (additional raffle tickets will be available for you there should you choose to take on extra assignments).
  • Please refer to the volunteer job list for reference. This description will be posted at the trial site in multiple locations. If you have never volunteered with us before, e-mail Michelle to get one ahead of time.
  • Please read the descriptions even if you know the job; we tell you where to find things and where to put things in the description as well, so that you know your job ahead of time!

Other Notes
  • Is it possible that you might earn your C-ATCH or C-ATE or another special title? Let us know! And feel free to tattle on your friend in case they don't want to tell us! We won't tell anyone, we just want to be sure that we have the right stuff for your possible celebration!
  • We will have bug spray and sunscreen available at the registration/awards table, along with a first aid kit, and a map and directions to local stores, pharmacies, WalMart, etc. Consider the registration/awards table as a concierge table. Any questions...just ask! We will find out for you!
Any problems, questions, etc. please call Michelle Borelli at (978) 387-3663 cell or (978) 486-9922 office. She will be sleeping on site, just around the corner in the kennel at Gemini Dogs both Friday and Saturday night from 10:00pm-6:00am, and will be at the trial site shortly after 6:00 AM each day.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Go for the gold! Agility trial this weekend.

Do you have Olympic fever? Then put on your running shoes and head on over to watch this weekend's doggie agility action! Stop by Saturday and Sunday between 8 and 4 to watch New England's best compete in our annual summer CPE agility trial.

Rain or shine. Free!

Schedule and more info to be posted soon.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I'm a Gemini Dog!

Here are a few boarding dogs from last week early on a rainy Tuesday morning.

Derek and his new girlfriend, Bella

Salty and Chrissy ask, "Aren't we the cutest pups ever?"

Comet is all smiles this morning!

Augie says, "Rain again? I'd rather be sleeping!"

Lasher is ready for breakfast!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Help Wanted


We are looking for very mature, responsible, and friendly clean freaks to work in our busy doggie daycare. FT/PT daytime and evening staff needed.

  • Monday-Friday daytime: Administrative and cleaning duties, as well as hands-on dog handling.
  • Evening and weekend: Hands-on care and feeding of dogs, supervising playgroups, and general cleaning duties.
You must be physically fit because you will be doing a lot of cleaning, light lifting, bending, and getting down and dirty. You will not be simply playing with dogs all day. Basic math skills, great customer service, an outgoing personality, and a willingness to work in a busy team environment is a huge bonus.

If that's you and you are over 18 years old, send us an email.