It’s pretty obvious we love dogs here at TCG. You can tell by our excitement at having a dog-friendly office and by the hundreds of pictures we each have of the office dogs on our phones. This month, we took our pups to the Embarcadero to participate in the 9th annual Puppy Love 5K hosted by Helen Woodward Animal Center.
The run combines a few of our favorite things: our love of dogs, 5Ks, and contributing to a good cause. The Puppy Love 5K raises money that is used toward saving the lives of orphaned animals and providing educational and therapeutic programs for the community.
Waking up early for the event was well worth it. Everyone had a great time, including the dogs, of course. Even though they see each other at the office almost every day, our trio of Golden Retrievers (Josie, Leo, and Luna) acted like that hadn’t seen each other in decades.
While many of us chose to walk the 5K, a few did run, including CTO Shiem Edelbrock. He earned the 8th place spot in his age division and finished in the top 40 overall. How he managed to do that while running with a curious, high-energy puppy is beyond us.
At the end of the race, we rested in our TCG team tent provided by Helen Woodward. There were also plenty of fun activities and vendors at the event for people and dogs alike. Overall, it was a great day, and we can’t wait to participate again next year!