Help find 'Sandy' a home
Last updated 3/1/2007 at Noon
FALLBROOK — After the bright lights dim and the applause fade away, all of the actors in the Fallbrook Players Junior Conservatory (FPJC) production of “Annie Warbucks” will go back to their homes – all but one.
The furry performer known as “Sandy” is still looking for his forever home.
“When the director indicated that he wanted to use an actual dog for the role of Sandy, I just knew finding a home for an orphan, just like in the show ‘Annie Warbucks,’ was what we needed to do,” said Jane Stimmel, publicity director for FPJC. “I contacted the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary and started to search for a ‘Sandy’ that needed to be rescued. Teaming up with the Animal Sanctuary to fundraise for them, along with finding Sandy a home, is very rewarding,” she added.
Jennifer Aho, a local Master Dog Trainer and Behaviorist, is working with Sandy to ready him for his role, in addition to becoming part of someone’s family.
“While he doesn’t always makes his cues, and he sometimes likes to face the opposite direction we want him to, he still is going to steal the scene,” Aho said. “This sweet dog is going to make a great addition to the right family. He is extremely calm, loves kids and is just looking to give love and be loved.”
The Fallbrook Film Factory is making a documentary about the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary and Sandy that will be shown at the beginning of each performance of “Annie Warbucks.” Anyone interested in adopting Sandy can call the Sanctuary at (760) 685-3533 to apply or visit http://www.FallbrookTheater.com. Tickets for the performances can be purchased at the Mission Theater Box Office or by calling (760) 731-CAST. The show runs March 16-25, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.