November 22, 1962 to August 5, 2010
Thanks for helping us remember what a great person Tim was and let’s honor him with a fitting tribute with a headstone.
On August 5, 2010 we lost one of the best handlers to the sport of Dock Jumping, Tim Kline, also known as The Dancing Bear. Tim’s passion and commitment to this sport was “second” to none. Tim was the voice of DockDogs at many events. On the mic, there was no one better to get the competitors, spectators and dogs all excited about the event! Always willing to give a helping hand at any event. Tim was always ready to have a good time with friends and make new friends along the way in his extensive travels doing what he loved to do. DockDogs!
At the Eastern Regional Championships, several of us were updated by Phil and Stacey Bittner about Tim’s grave site. There is no headstone to mark his final resting place. Personally this is hard for me to accept, but I know the family has done what they can. Tim’s daughter, Megan was contacted gave us permission to raise funds and place a headstone to honor Tim. We launched a fund raiser through The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation, to honor Tim’s and donated a headstone with a scripture about his passion and commitment to DockDogs.
If you did not know Tim Kline, ask someone at your next DockDogs event. I am sure they will be glad to tell you about all the great things this man did to promote this great sport.