San Diego Humane Society and Leash Your Fitness Attempt to Break World Record for Largest Dog-Friendly Yoga Event

New Class Offerings Coincide with “National Train Your Dog Month” in January

SAN DIEGO – January 14, 2015  | San Diego Humane Society and Leash Your Fitness are teaming up to host the largest dog friendly yoga event that ever existed. On Sunday, January 25, more than 250 people and their canines are expected to participate in this unique event, which will break the Guinness World Record for the most people and dogs doing yoga together in one place. San Diego Humane Society will have adoptable dogs present to lend a hand – er, paw – at setting a new world record.

Dawn Celapino of Leash Your Fitness will be leading the yoga class. “With the New Year upon us, there is a renewed focus on health and wellness goals, which is wonderful. But we believe those goals should include your pet, too. Both Leash Your Fitness and San Diego Humane Society promote the importance of the human-animal bond, so we wanted to host this special community event together to show people that the bond you have with your dog can be amplified when you include them in your fitness activities. Working out together is easy, fun and yields a multitude of health benefits for both you and your beloved pup. We are excited to celebrate this with the community at our yoga event. And we will be making history while we do it, which makes this event even more special.”

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Kelli Schry: 619.250.6801 or [email protected].

Event Details

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Registration: 9 10 a.m.
Yoga Class: 10 10:45 a.m.

Carmel Valley Recreation Center
3777 Townsgate Drive
San Diego, CA 92130

There is no registration fee for event participants, however there is a suggested donation amount of $10, which will benefit animals at San Diego Humane Society.

Because of the size of the event, San Diego Humane Society asks for well-mannered dogs, no retractable leashes and no treats during the yoga class.

About San Diego Humane Society

Serving San Diego County since 1880, San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. San Diego Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect, provide medical care, educate the community on the humane treatment of animals and provide safety net services for all pet families needing assistance with keeping their pets.

As one of San Diego’s oldest nonprofit organizations, San Diego Humane Society has campuses located in Escondido, Oceanside, and San Diego as well as adoption centers inside Petco stores throughout San Diego County. San Diego Humane Society is supported solely through contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from the Muttique retail store and small fees for services.