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Special Events Team - Linda, Tom and David + Volunteers
Fundraising Events 2013
We had a great turnout Sunday, June 2, 2013 (10 years and one day after Pat's passing) at
PAT ARNOLD MEMORIAL AND SUPPORTER APPRECIATION EVENT
Christ Lutheran Church, 3001 Lovers Lane, Dallas 75225 3 - 5 p.m.
Click here for the Saturday, June 1st Straydog Radio Show,
which was recorded live in front of the 50+ people who attended Sunday's
Pat Arnold Memorial & Supporter Appreciation Event
Yappy Hour at Canine Commissary
Friday, May 24, 2013 5:00 8:00 PM
11504 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218 - 214-324-3900
Come visit 3 of our 16-week old Blue-Heeler mix pups, Marco, Misha and Rufus
David reports: A great evening at Canine Commissary. Lots of nice people brought Freehand dog food for us, and Freehand donated 800 pounds of their premium dog food to Straydog!
THE WEEKEND of May 17 - 19 was
Wildflower Festival 2013!
This is Straydog's third year in attendance with a booth at the
Wildflower Festival in Richardson TX.
Linda reports: It's been hot and windy. We had to tape everything down. We've had a fun time and met a lot of great people. Spay and Neuter has been our theme. Straydog Supporter Jim Buchanan (who donated all the new booth materials for our event booth, including the black table cloth) stopped by and gave a big contribution to our shelter and wants to help us in many, many ways!
* Click here for Linda's complete report on happenings at the Straydog Booth at the Wildflower Festival.
In our Straydog booth on the left Linda talks to a family about Straydog as lots and lots of people pass by walking in both directions, many stopping to chat with Linda and David at our Straydog.org booth.
There is a great amount of outdoor fun: Music (many bands and singer/songwriters), Art and Good Food!
The weather promises to be cooperative!
Come visit our Straydog Booth!
Fri 5/17 6:00 p.m. 12 Midnight
Sat 5/18 11 a.m. 12 Midnight
Sun 5/19 12:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Different pricing options and pricing: Visit www.wildflowerfestival.com
Located on North Central (Hwy 75) at Galatyn Prkwy in Richardson, Texas
THURSDAY, May 2, 2013
Dr. Terry Crowder (Chiropractic/Acupuncture) sponsored his
3rd Annual Patient Appreciation Days Fund Raiser for Straydog
David Rentz - Straydog Special Events Team - was there with Sissy, and she got an adoption application!
1502 W. University Drive, Suite 107, McKinney, TX 75069 - 972-562-0674
DAVID REPORTS: Another wonderful day with adoption app on Sissy!
Donated dog food, Dr. Crowder and David
Report from Linda Arnold covering the events
Straydog Booth at the International Guitar Show
LEFT: David Bonski poses with Terry-dog and Puppy
Darrell in front of our newly donated, great looking table skirt.
RIGHT: In front of our Straydog booth Volunteers Jennifer and Mary pose with Linda Arnold, who's holding Puppy Vinnie.
Straydog Special Events Team (with
were at the
Dallas International Guitar Festival
Dallas Market Hall
Friday April 19, 2013 12-7
Saturday April 20 10-7
Sunday April 21 10-6
Parking was Free! Admission for volunteers was free!
Linda's Headline from Saturday's Guitar Show: Great crowd! Pleasant people! Shy Puppy Darrell was an attraction, and Romping Puppy Rusty was a fun hit!
Linda's report for the entire show: "Great weekend at the International Guitar Show! A special thanks to Jimmy Wallace, renown guitar player and owner of the Guitar Show, for providing Straydog space for a booth at the show, and a special thanks to Jim Buchanan for the many wonderful new exhibit booth materials and the coffee cups too!"
Many thanks to Mr. Jim Buchanan and Buchanan Technologies for donating many new exhibit items for our booths at the Guitar Show and future events!
Our Straydog Booth at the Guitar Show really looks great with all the exhibit items donated by Mr. Jim Buchanan and Buchanan Technologies!
A better photo of the beautiful table cloth/skirt donated by Mr. Buchanan.
Mr. Buchanan also donated some coffee mugs with our Straydog Logo.
And a director's chair with our logo.
Two really neat posters were also donated by Mr. Buchanan!
Events Team had a booth at the
Easter in the Park & Kroger Pooch Parade
Sunday, March 31 (2013)
Robert E. Lee Park - 11 to 5 p.m.
3400 Turtle Creek Blvd. (Between Hall and Lemon), Dallas, TX 75219
Please come out to visit us on what is supposed to be a beautiful spring day.
Parking is restricted, so be sure to not park in an illegal area.
Events Team had a booth last weekend at the
Community Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday, March 24, 2013
St. Mathew Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 4 to 6 p.m.
380 NW Tarrant Ave, Burleson TX 76028
Gus (one of Belle's pups) enjoys the sun at the Community Easter Egg Hunt in Burleson, Texas. Though it was kind of cold and windy, everyone had a good time.
Wow! All these kids are having such a great time at the Easter Egg Hunt!
CLICK HERE FOR Linda's report covering this event.
here for Linda's COMPLETE written report covering
Straydog at the Dallas Auto Show
Terry-dog and Linda at our Straydog Booth at the Auto Show.
Events Team attended the
Dallas Auto Show March 14-17 (2013)
at the Dallas Convention Center
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Terry made the trip for the Thursday Show!
Mike & Tuffy made the trip for the Friday Show!
Rosco & Carmen made the trip for the Saturday Show!
Terry & Sissy made the trip for the Sunday Show!
(See www.dallasautoshow.com for parking and admission info.)
Straydog at the Dallas Auto Show . . .
and Tuffy enjoy some hugs and pets from a couple of kids who were
passing by and were attracted to our two Straydog dogs.
RIGHT: Tom and Linda stand in our Straydog Booth at the March 2013 Dallas Auto Show. (Reports on the show to come.)
the sweetest fella you could ever hope to meet,
was at our booth at the RV Show Saturday along with Scoobie
(Both Mike and Scoobie received applications for adoption while attending the RV Show.)
Straydog.org Special Events Team, including Linda, Tom and David + Volunteers
PLUS Some of our former stray dogs
were located inside the EXHIBIT AREA of ExploreUSA at the
Dallas RV Super Show at Dallas Market Hall (where parking is free)
Friday, Saturday February 22 & 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. + Sunday 24th, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
ExploreUSA is the wonderful premier sponsor of our annual Straydog Golf Tournament (2011 & 2012)
Pease stop by and thank them for all that they do and have done for Straydog!
Friday: Rosco & Natasha
Saturday: Mike & Scoobie
Sunday: Tuffy & Terry
Lots of interest in the above dogs! Three applications taken!
The weekend was a success! We met lots of new people who will hopefully become supporters of Straydog!
Straydog at the Dallas RV Super Show
(Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 22, 23 & 24, 2013)
By Linda Arnold
Let's Go Camping!
For the event team this past weekend was a very special time spent in a beautiful space inside the ExploreUSA RV booth at Dallas Market Hall
There were no campfires or lakes at the RV Show, but we still managed to share great conversation and put a smile on a lot of people's faces when they got to step away from their busy shopping and sneak a hug and a pet with one of our rescues.
We set up "camp" at the beautiful large space ExploreUSA provided for us in the middle of the path of several other RV exhibitors.
By the time the show opened Friday morning, we were poised for high visibility complete with a tower of red, white and blue balloons. Our background was a Heartland Big Country 5th wheel RV, and to the side we had a fancy Elite Suites 5th wheeler as well. These are serious RVs. The sales slogan circulated "With every RV sold came a rescue dog."
The Straydog campers for Friday included Natasha and Rosco. Both of these doggies have a wonderful disposition and of course Rosco had to show that he was still a puppy. His beautiful caramel color and precious white painted paws, true signs of a boxer, had visitors touched with wondering what his other mix was. Natasha who wears a beautiful black coat with touches of brown over both eyebrows and on the inside of her pointed ears, also kept everyone guessing if she was a Sheltie, husky, or a cattle dog mix. Either one of these pups would make a great pet for a family and would be loved no matter what the mi were. And I bet they would like being outdoors camping as well.
Saturday was a very busy day, and we were very appreciative that our volunteer's. Lana W and Donna B joined us early in the morning. Todd was also available to help walk the dogs about the visitors and do outdoor bathroom breaks. Thank you everyone! The lucky doggies on Saturday included Mike and Scoobie. You may remember Mike as one of our newer rescues. He is a beautiful yellow lab about 2 years old. He was very hesitant and shy when he first got to the show, but within an hour, which included a lot of fuss over how beautiful he was along with hugs and rubs and pets, he warmed up to be a show stopper. Scoobie, who is the last of Belle's pups still to be adopted, stands very tall and proud on his long legs. About 10-months-old Scoobie loves attention and play time. There was a game of catch at the show, and Scoobie won out. Of course being a puppy Scoobie was the first to punch one of the balloons and make a popping noise. He immediately decided he didn't want to have anything to do with that. At the end of a long day we had provided several individuals with adoption applications, and hopefully both of these doggies will find a forever home. I know that Donna, Lana, Todd, David, Tom and myself were glad when Saturday finally came to an end at 8 pm.
The third day of a show always seems to come much too early, but knowing that Tuffy would be there along with Terry Dog kept us motivated. Tuffy is an experienced show stopper and knows that when he doesn't get attention all he has to do is let out a deep bark of his and the crowds come running. Terry Dog exhibits her soft nature showing off her beautiful reddish coat that David spent time brushing prior to the show. Jeff H shared his Sunday with us and helped to make sure all the visitors who wanted an opportunity to pet Tuffy or Terry got to do so. Todd came mid day and helped us finish up the day while walking the dogs. A big thank you to Jeff and Todd.
Talking with folks about our Straydog mission
One of our focuses at these special events is to share with the public the Straydog mission. It is always fun when we get to visit with existing supporters and families that have adopted doggies from Straydog. When these wonderful people are at our booth they are always willing to express to other visitors what a wonderful place Straydog is and how much their dog has enriched their lives.
We also spend time making sure people are aware of the importance of spay and neuter and assisting them in locating a reduced cost provider if necessary.
And one of the most important things we do is talk about adoption. Not only do we take doggies to show, we refer visitors to our website and answer questions regarding our adoption process. Recently we have added an "Adoption Card" spinning rack to our booth and it creates a lot of interest as interested families review the pictures of the many dogs in need of loving homes. Hopefully in the near future we will be able to add a digital display as well.
During the RV show as it is commonly called we have already or are in the process of receiving over 5 applications and not all are on the dogs that were at the show.
We want to extend a very special thank you to all of our volunteers and to all of the people at ExploreUSA who make us feel like part of their family. Their warm hospitality and visits as well as introductions to other vendors and potential buyers make us feel very special. Thank you all. ... Linda
There's an audio report on the RV Show from David Rentz on the Friday Radio Show (2/22/13).
Click here to see Special Events Straydog Attended in 2012