Pet Things, a locally owned and operated pet supply store, donated 122 “goodie bags” to the deputies and dogs registered at the North American Police Work Dog Association Georgia State Workshop held in Douglas County this week. The K-9 teams of deputies and dogs came from all over the Southeastern United States for training and annual certification that was hosted by Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit headed by Lt. Michael Barnhill.
Each of the goodie bags contained a one-pound Precise Dog Food sample of different flavors, a large Greenie dental chew, a Red Barn Dog Treat of different types, and a bottle of water. Pet Things owner Terry Brlecic stated that he wanted “each K-9 team to know that we were happy to have them in Douglas County and that we appreciate their service.”
The Workshop lasted from Oct. 6 through 11 and resulted in certifications that are required for a K-9 team to participate in drug and explosives searches and resulting Court testimony. Lt. Barnhill state that the Workshop was a tremendous success and that the Pet Things’ goodie bag donation was “a generous and thoughtful action by a business who believes in his community,” and thanked Mr. Brlecic for his continuing support.
Pet Things is located at 6880 Douglas Boulevard in Douglasville, and is open to the public seven days a week.