Check out the video from our appearance on the Queen Latifah show this month! It was “Paw-tastic!”
Dreams do come true; that’s the theme and the truth! We are thrilled to announce we will be performing on a float during the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade!!! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. So keep your eyes peeled for the “Lucy Pet Foundation float” (http://www.lucypetfoundation.org) during the annual Rose Parade, as you will see our amazing rescue dogs performing live on a moving float.
We will be challenged on space with performing areas as small as a 13.9′ diameter circle in the front and down the middle stretch of less than 11 feet wide by 35 feet long. The entire performance area will be laid with real grass turf. There will also be a 4 foot high netted barrier around the entire float. This will ensure the dogs don’t fly off the float during any of the high energy stunts. This will be aired on national and worldwide television with an estimated 80+ million in viewership. We are told we will be on the float for around three hours, and our prime stretch in front of the major networks will be around 6 to 7 minutes.
Performing on the float will be professional trainers Chris Perondi from French Camp, CA and Samantha Valle from Long Island, NY; along with their amazing rescued stunt dogs. Mr Perondi will be performing with Flashy Ferrari (Border Collie/Cattle dog mix), Crazy Confetti (Terrier mix), and Spitfire Spinelli (Huskey/Cattle dog mix). Ms. Valle will be performing with Geronimo (Border Collie Mix) and Chuck Taylor (Border Collie). Assisting with the performances will be Suhey Perondi, Anthony Ortiz, and Steve Collier. You can read more about each performing dog on the float on our Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/stuntdogshow) over the next few days.
The idea behind our stunt dogs performing on a float at the Tournament of Roses Parade originated back in 2011, by Joey Herrick the President of the Lucy Pet Foundation. Mr. Herrick and Fiesta Floats have set and broke Guinness Book of world records, with multiple award winning float designs over the past few years. It is a dream come true to finally see our stunt dogs being apart of the Rose Parade! We are honored to bring in the new year promoting such a positive message with the Lucy Pet Foundation.
The Lucy Pet Foundation will be helping thousands nationwide as they offer mobile low cost spay/neutering this year. They hope to have multiple mobile spay/neuter buses on the road in the coming year. This will make a huge dent in the over population problem in our country. We encourage you to check your local pound, shelter, and rescue your next pet. Please also spay and neuter your pets as millions are euthanized each year.
Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience ™ featuring the nations most amazing rescued stunt dogs will be at it again this coming winter! Starting January 23rd through February 15th, 2014 the Stunt Dog Experience will be touring on the west coast in the states of California, Colorado, and Washington. This high energy show is made up of rescue dogs whom “tales” or should I say “tails” will touch your heart and put a smile on your face! Besides entertaining and putting on a spectacular show their mission is to promote pet adoption, responsible pet ownership, and spay/neutering.
The show features a cast of over a dozen stunt dogs, including some big stars as “Geronimo” the famous double dutch jump rope dog who appeared on the David Letterman show and the Steve Harvey Show, “Flashy Ferrari” the high flying K9 Frisbee dog athlete that made an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2008, and “Crazy Confetti” who dodged euthanasia at a pound in Northern California; now making headline news in just about every city she performs.
You are not going to want to miss these amazing rescue dogs in action this winter. Get your tickets now before they sell out! Check out the complete winter theater tour schedule below along with links to purchase your tickets *.
2014 Winter Theater Tour
1/23 – Thursday – Lincoln Center (Fort Collins, CO) @ 7:30pm
Tickets at: www.fcgov.com
1/26 – Sunday – Carpenter Performing Arts Center (Long Beach, CA) @ 1 pm & 4 pm
Tickets at: www.carpenterarts.org
1/28 – Tues – California State University Auditorium (Chico, CA) @ 11:30am & 7:30pm
1/29 – Wed – California State University Auditorium (Chico, CA) @ 9:30am
Tickets at: www.chicoperformances.com
1/30 – Thur – Gallo Center for the Arts (Modesto, CA) @ 7:00 pm
1/31 – Fri – Gallo Center for the Arts (Modesto, CA) @ 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Tickets at: www.galloarts.org
2/1 – Sat – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (Santa Rosa, CA) @ 3:00 pm
Tickets at: www.wellsfargocenterarts.org
2/6 – Thur – Mount Baker Theatre (Bellingham, WA) @ 12:15 pm
2/7 – Fri – Mount Baker Theatre (Bellingham, WA) @ 10:00 am
* Part of their Education program series: www.mountbakertheatre.com
2/8 – Sat – Broadway Center for the Performing Arts (Tacoma, WA) @ 3 pm & 6:30 pm
Tickets at: www.broadwaycenter.org
2/9 – Sun – Admiral Theatre (Bremerton, WA) @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Tickets at: www.admiraltheatre.org
2/15 – Sat – Bob Hope Theatre (Stockton, CA) @ 2:00pm
Tickets at: www.stocktonlive.com
Performers on tour: Chris and Suhey Perondi, Samantha Valle, Steve Collier, and in Stockton Anthony Ortiz.
Featuring Suhey Velez, Chris Perondi, Samantha Valle and our stunt dogs: Geronimo, Flashy Ferrari, and Crazy Confetti.
These photos were taken during my winter tour in Colorado. Flashy Ferrari and Captain Cooper were resting after catching some flying discs at the park. Cooper kept trying to give Ferrari kisses, but she just wasn’t in the mood. I couldn’t resist sharing this little cartoon I created of the images. Enjoy!
For the past two years, Chris Perondi the “Stunt Dog Guy” has brought his nationwide touring “Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show” to the sunny state of Florida. Perondi was honored to perform for both the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach and the Southwest Florida/Lee County Fair in Ft. Myers during the 2011 and 2012 fair season.
Many dogs in these communities were given a second chance on life due to the continued efforts of Perondi and his talented team of stunt dogs. Promoting pet adoption, spay/neutering, and responsible pet ownership is the ultimate goal. According to the “Stunt Dog Guy” this is done best by showing the audience what shelter dogs can do. “Any dog can be trained. It doesn’t matter the age, breed or size” says Perondi.
This professional act featured a cast of Perondi’s personal pets along with assistant handlers Suhey Velez and Steve Collier. He claims his dogs “Soar, Spin, Jump and Fly” TM. A tagline he has been using ever since he started his show. And yes they did: they soared to catch Aerobie Superdiscs (eg. flying discs), they spun on the ground, the back, and in the air, they broke high-jump records, and they flew in the sky with grace.
Perondi has produced over 6000 live shows since he sold his house and bought an RV to travel the country in 1999. The goal this year is to “Aim high and dream big” says Perondi. “To many people give up on their dreams too easily these days. We need to set our standards high and believe in ourselves.”
Stunt Dog Productions is a proud member and sponsor of the Florida Federation of Fairs. The Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show is sponsored by Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods.