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Amber proclaimed as Pleasanton's 'Ambassadog'

New title as canine rep is partnership between city, Valley Humane Society

The Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday formally proclaimed Amber, a 15-year-old Corgi-shepherd mix who is part of the local Hall family, as the city's first-ever "Ambassadog."

A new program between the city and Pleasanton-based animal support nonprofit Valley Humane Society, the Ambassadog designation aims to highlight the dog-friendly policies and practices in Pleasanton, officials said.

Amber, who will serve as the city's ceremonial canine representative for the next year, earned the title after the Halls won the Ambassadog auction at the nonprofit's Tails at Twilight gala in March.

"We are active supporters of animal rescue and proud to support the great work being done by Valley Humane Society. Amber is such an incredible dog and family member. We just knew that she needed to hold this prestigious title," Alejandra Hall, a Pleasanton resident, said in a statement.

Amber has been in the family since the Halls adopted her as a young pooch from Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek more than 14 years ago.

Amber was on hand in the council chambers Tuesday night with Alejandra and Tom Hall, and their children Arianna, Andrés and Armando, for the proclamation presentation.

"Amber's friendly demeanor sets an excellent example for all dogs in Pleasanton," the proclamation read in part. "The city of Pleasanton hereby confers upon Amber Hall the distinct honor of serving as the 2017 Pleasanton Ambassadog and wishes Amber the best as she em'barks' on her new role for our city."

The city endorsed Valley Humane Society's request to create the Ambassadog title as part of its focus on continuing to support a livable community for the entire household, according to city officials, citing other dog-friendly efforts such as the new 1.5-acre Cubby's Dog Park.

"Valley Humane Society has been saving animal lives and supporting our community for 30 years, so it is fitting that we participate with them in designating the first Pleasanton Ambassadog," City Manager Nelson Fialho said in a statement. "Having an official canine representative highlights our dog-friendly policies, while recognizing a valuable local nonprofit and its rescue efforts."

As part of serving as the city's Ambassadog, Amber is set to receive special attention on a TV30 program with her family and have a designated place of honor in the city's Hometown Holiday Parade this December.

Comments

6 people like this
Posted by wondering
a resident of Stoneridge
on May 18, 2017 at 9:42 am

What a great idea. Go Amber.


2 people like this
Posted by To a dog lover from another
a resident of Downtown
on May 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Congratulations Amber!

You and your humans are welcome to come visit us at MD Laser Spa on Main St. any time as we are all animal lovers and if you visit us we have doggie treats and fresh water for you and your friends.

Warmly,

Sian Thiessen
MD Laser Spa
Director
Coolsculpting Specialist
531 Main Street
Pleasanton Ca 94566


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