Pet-Pourri from Blessing of the Animals (ISBN 1402729677)
Copyright 2007 by Diana L. Guerrero. All rights reserved. Reprint permissions click here.
"...20 Tips for Successful Pet Blessings
1. Decide whether an indoor or outdoor location is best for the event. Avoid inclement weather and provide services for a small gathering using indoor locations. The benefits include little worry about climate and optimal privacy.
Larger gatherings are best held in outdoor settings. The most popular locations include yards or grounds of the facility. Outdoor locations allow flexibility for staging and set-up; they accommodate vendors, house entertainers, and allow greater numbers of supporters and spectators to attend. When setting up the location, provide shaded areas for waiting, and rope off toileting areas for pets. Don't forget to include clean-up aids.
In Santa Ana, California, St. Anne’s School decided drive-thru divinity provided a better, safer way to deal with pets and owners. To do something similar requires a good size parking lot, temperate weather, and a system for directing traffic. Be innovative!
2. Set arrival times, event phases, and an end time..."
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