As we were about to enter theatre for the matinee show I had Alex pause by the poster advertising with The Stunt Dog Experience.
Once inside the theatre lobby was an area featuring a local adoption agency. Alex made friends with a little chihuahua. Every dog in the show had been rescued from a local shelter or pound. Several were narrowly adopted just the day before scheduled euthanasia.
I encouraged Alex to leave the dog he was petting to enter the theatre telling him there would be many more dogs inside. He needed convincing because I think his philosophy is a that a dog is like a bird – one in the hand in worth more than several in another room. But he and I did eventually head toward our seats. There were banners hanging on the stage.
I took my requisite event selfie of the two of us once we were settled in our seats.
The stunt dogs from the show have fame all their own. From 1999-2000 they performed for every half time show for the San Francisco 49ers home games at Candlestick Park. They have been on television shows such as Late Night with Dave Letterman, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Good Morning America, and the Tonight Show. The founder and emcee of experience is Chris Perondi who is a firm believer and proponent of adopting dogs from rescues and shelters. Check out the web site http://www.stuntdogshow.com/ and scroll down watch the feature video on Youtube. It is an excellent showing of what Alex and I enjoyed so much. There are a few facts about the show in the next photo. The Stunt Dog Experience is two 30-35 minute segments with a 15-20 minute intermission in between. Be sure to take the family when the touring show is near you.