Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Who let the dogs out!!!!---Paws On Parade 2010

Paws On Parade is over for another year and was a huge success!  We raised over $40,000 with more trickling in!  This was $8,000 more then last year which is a 25% increase which is no small feat considering the economic climate.  Lots of people were involved in this event to make it go smoothly and lots of fun!  I had my own walkie-talkie so felt pretty important! :0)

My family is extremely supportive of this event and always help out in any way they can.

Funsize helped out in Registration again this year.  It was freezing cold!

This is my best friend Ann and her wonderful dog Greta.  We don't have a dog so Mr. D and Cousin K walked Greta.

This is my DIL, she brought me hot chocolate and gloves for which I will forever be thankful!  Did I say it was cold?

This is D playing with one of the dogs that was up for adoption.  That is Miss T back to the camera and her little friend Katie.

There were big dogs.

And little dogs.

Long, short dogs.

And dogs driving by in cars that wished they were in on the action!

There were dogs with short legs.

And dogs being walked by me with my black and white snowmobile coat on and gloves.  Did I mention it was cold?   This little Jack Russell was up for adoption too.

There were dogs that were bored silly.

And dogs in costume along with their owners.

And of course dogs that were cold so they had a blanket tied around them.  I guess I did mention it was cold didn't I?

I loved watching the dogs participating in Fly Ball.

They just LOVE it!

Thanks to Son for taking all these pictures for me plus many more.  

It was a great day.  Just think of all the help we can give our furry friends with that amount of money!!!!  It will go a long way paying for medical care, food, toys and pay for the wonderful staff that we have.  They go the extra mile with the animals that come through our doors.  Unwanted pets that people have just written off are trained and brought back to good health by our staff.  They work with them constantly, teaching them the basics that make them good pets and then work very hard to match them to the right family. Also our foster families make a huge difference in so many lives.  They take these pets into their home until they are adopted out, the dogs especially do so much better in a home situation then in a kennel.  I met one lady Saturday that has four dogs but still makes time to foster others and take them home for the night to give them time out of the kennel.  We have a program called Dogs Day Out where approved people can take a dog out for the day to play and hike or just be cuddled and loved.   If you ever think you want to do some volunteer work please look at your own Humane Society, they are always looking for dog walkers.  It's good for the dog and good for you!!!


palmtreefanatic said...

those expressions are a real hoot:)
such nice looking ones too!
So fun there...

PEA said...

I will be back to catch up on your posts but right now I just wanted to invite you to my birthday party on my blog...get ready to do the jitterbug:-) xoxo

Dawn said...

Sorry it was so cold! Looks like a great event. Great pictures by your son!

I was thinking of you this morning as I ate a delicious piece of toast - bread I bought at Annie's the last morning - I brought home this huge loaf of spinach/cheese bread. Hard to believe it's already been a week since our lazy rainy day in the cabin.

nancygrayce said...

That is wonderful! I loved seeing all the dogs! I really love dogs and I didn't in the past. Of course my two little barkers can get on my nerves! :)

Margaret Cloud said...

That is fantastic, raising that much money to help and the Vet deserves a metal, he probably wouldn't take it. I comment you all for the effort that was put forth to make this a rewarding day. Loved all your pictures, they were great.

FunSize said...

Ugh, as soon as he snapped that photo of me I thought to myself "I hope that doesn't end up on her blog!" That little girl with me in the picture was trying to convince me to give her one of the goodie bags that belonged to a pre-registered customer. It was so incredibly cold but such a good time nonetheless.

Anita said...

Paws on Parade - I'm going to have to Google that!

Looks like it was fun for all, even though it was COLD. :)

Glad you mentioned the Humane Society. I tell my daughters about volunteering opportunites and this one might interest them.

Sharon said...

I was wondering while looking at the photos, "Was it Cold"??? LOl
That is a great program that you have going.

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

Yay! Im so happy it was such a great success and congrats to you "fur" doing such an admiral job! *hugs*

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Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a fabulous time and such a wonderful success!!!! That was awesome.

Gee...I think I recognize R's jacket! What a pretty logo! One question.....how cold WAS it??? If you are calling it cold I cannot imagine what I would think.

Back to check on more of your posts!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

How grand!!! I love reading such wonderful, beautiful, caring and fun posts like this. congrats on the success and maybe double it next year!!!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Wow, what a great turnout! Loved seeing all the pics of the dogs!