Barking up a fundraiser for Laney Arenskov Malon |

Barking up a fundraiser for Laney Arenskov Malon

Submitted by Kirsta Albert

Friends of Park City native, Laney Arenskov Malon, have banded together to raise funds for a service dog to help mitigate the obstacles she faces as the result of a massive cerebral hemorrhagic stroke and brain surgery she experienced 15 years ago.

Woofstock: An Evening of Music in the Mountains by Pete Rude & Friends, will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at The Notch, 2392 E. Mirror Lake Highway in Samak, to raise money for a service dog for Malon, with all additional proceeds going back to the organization that trains and places these canine companions.

When her situation left her unable to speak, walk, or use the right side of her body, doctors doubted Malon would even live, but she defied the odds. She has worked hard to establish her independence but recent deterioration in her health has made mobility a challenge. It has become apparent that a trained service dog would help guide her through the next chapter in her life.

Professionally-trained service dogs assist their human partners with a variety of tasks including retrieving and carrying objects, opening and closing doors, operating lights, dialing 9-1-1 and lifeline buttons, provides brace and balance while walking, and other specialized tasks needed.

The outpouring of support for Malon has resulted in a trove of opportunity drawing items that will be given away that evening.

Woofstock, featuring the music of Pete Rude & Friends, will be held at The Notch in Samak on Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the band starting at 9 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $20 per person. For more information, or for those unable attend, please log on to to learn more and to contribute online.