Winnipeg studio hosts puppy yoga for a good cause

Winnipeg pet studio goes ‘yoga’ for a cause
WATCH: Downward Dog took on a whole new meaning over the weekend as Winnipeg's Pooches Playhouse welcomed yogis of all ages to a fundraising class.

What’s better than getting exercise and spending time with puppies? Doing it all for a good cause.

Puppy yoga is the latest trend in animal yoga, and Winnipeg’s Pooches Playhouse welcomed yogis of all ages to a fundraising class on Sunday.

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Each participant was required to make a donation of at least $10, with all proceeds going to the Save a Dog Network in Canada.

The network helps to transport injured and unwanted dogs from northern Manitoba and gives them the vet attention and services they need.

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“Our vet bills climb very quickly. We bring in 50 dogs a month so it adds up very, very quick with our vets,” explained Save a Dog Network president and founder Katie Powell. “We like to fundraise not only to raise awareness but also (to) get the much-needed funds we need around the holidays.”

An added bonus of the class is that all the puppies involved in the yoga session are also up for adoption.