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Dogs of YFFR #dogdaysofsummer

It's the last day of July and another month of 2020 is complete as we flip our calendars to what feels like month 2346 of quarantine. The dog days of summer are now truly upon us as we meet grueling hot temperatures with sweaty insufferable face masks. But we have two (dare we say equally) effective tools to help us keep our cool - yoga and dogs.

The former is our specialty. It's what we do. We provide yoga to first responders in department settings nationwide. Our reach is across 35 states and amounted to over 12,000 first responders in our programs last year.

The latter is man's best friend. We dare you to find anything that makes yoga better than yoga with dogs. Because, dogs! Below you'll find a few of the fur friends that make our yoga mats more crowded and constantly shower us with puppy love.


UWPD K9 Handlers & Bomb Dogs Practicing Yoga For First Responders!

First up, we give you our personal favorite - the University of Washington K9 handlers and their bomb dogs practicing yoga. This video was inspired by YFFR classes taught by YFFR Instructor 1, Demi Behn.

"Thank you Officer Demi for another great Yoga For First Responders session at University of Washington Police Department! #coolcopsdoyoga #yogaisforeveryone"

Click the image to play this video within Facebook. Trust us, you'll want to see this!



More dogs of YFFR for the win. Pictured above is Fleaux the therapy dog from Englewood PD. Fleaux, we are in need of therapy!

"#DogsofYFFR! Sharon Wheeler, Fleaux the therapy and me at a meeting today at Englewood PD."



You've met the adorable Hugo on our blog already, pup of our COO, Brittany McCall, and Board of Directors and Technology Advisor, Josh McCall. You can read more about their adventures with YFFR in Brittany's Team Member Spotlight blog post here. Hugo has attended two YFFR trainings and sometimes appears on our virtual team meetings to brighten our day!



Abby Shooz, another star of the YFFR leadership team, belongs to our Founder and CEO, Olivia Mead, and fiancé plus CFO, Fire Service Advisor and wearer of many YFFR hats, Eric Brenneman. Read more about their adventures with the YFFR team on Olivia's Team Member Spotlight blog post here and Eric's here.


Yogi Mills, Mickey, Zoey, Raven, and Armstrong

Sara Mills, YFFR's Chief Training Officer, is queen of dog moms. Above are her furry family members - all a