PARK CITY, Utah — Parkite Fernando Ramirez, owner of Rancho Luna Lobos, will share stories of amazing rescue dogs and three main concepts he learned while starting his business at the Park City Library’s Local Speaker Series on Tuesday, January 10, from 6-7:30 p.m.
“I wanted to offer something that was [good for] all age groups,” said Adult Services Library Assistant Kelly Miller. I wanted [the Speaker Series] to be easy and informal; people can come sit down, listen to this person’s story, and enjoy themselves. There is typically a Q&A afterward if the topic lends itself to such a thing, and it’s generally a real inquisitive group that comes, so they’ve always got lots of interesting questions.”
Raised in Park City, Ramirez raced sled dogs from a young age. Luna Lobos Dog Sledding is family owned and operated and a true local year-round dog sled operation. Owners Fernando and Dana Ramirez live on-site with the pack.
Ramirez recently competed in the International Pedigree Stage Stop Race and will be heading to France to race for Team USA. He placed 12th in this internationally competitive race. He competed in the World Championships (think dog-sledding Olympics) after the International Pedigree race. He is now ranked #6 in the world.
Fernando and Dana believe in creating an environment where their dogs succeed and are part of the family, not just show and working dogs. They build trust and mutual respect with each of their animals.
Ramirez will bring one of his dogs for the community to meet. All ages are welcome to attend this free community event, which will take place in the Lucky Ones Coffee Shop.