Trails & Tails event benefits Carson sheriff’s K-9 program |

Trails & Tails event benefits Carson sheriff’s K-9 program

Dan Thrift

Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Break out the running shoes and the leash, and head to Spooner Summit on Saturday, Oct. 25, for the 13th annual Trails & Tails fundraiser, with registration starting at 9 a.m.

Dr. Staci Baker once again has brought the event back, featuring kids’ runs, a two-mile scenic walk/run, the 10K Ruff Trail Run, and a warm meal for all participants afterward.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Search & Rescue K-9 program will be the beneficiary this year, with monies going to purchasing and maintaining a dog for the team.

“We are very happy to be involved in this event. We rely on other agency’s dogs for help, now we’re on the way to getting our own K-9 officer. It takes about $20,000 to get, train and maintain a dog; this event will help us reach that goal,” said Eric Summers, secretary for the Carson City Search & Rescue Team. “It will also be an opportunity for us to raise community awareness of what we do. Most people don’t know we are a volunteer-run and -maintained organization.”

Nutro is giving a year’s supply of dog food to the first place K-9 team winners, male and female, in the 10K and two-mile walk/run, with second-place finishers receiving a Drink Well package from Veterinary Ventures.

All who participate will receive a small bag of Nutro along with dog water bottle from Veterinary Ventures. Registration fees do not include the $6 fee at Spooner Lake State Park. For information, go to or call (775) 671-2941 or (775) 315-0402.