It’s been almost 9 years since our family adopted our dog, Ellie, from Pets & People Humane Society in Yukon. This is one of my favorite animal rescues.
Shortly after we adopted Ellie, I wanted to get more involved with this rescue. As a mom with a toddler (just one at the time), there weren’t many available hours in my day to go volunteer, so I figured the best way to help was to coordinate a fundraising event.
A dog wash…like one of those parking lot car washes, but with dogs.
For the first 9 events, I worked with 2 wonderful ladies from Pets & People to pull it together and it was a HUGE success. HUGE. We decided to make it an annual event. One year, we even did 2. We named our annual event Pawsitively Pampered.
For the last 8 years, we’ve had 9 awesome events. And they get bigger and better every year. We’ve raised thousands of dollars for the rescue.
Families and dog owners from all over the state drive to Yukon every year to attend this annual event.
Here are 8 (of the many) awesome reasons they come to this event and why you SHOULD too.
1. You Can Bring Your Dog
…and your kids. Bring the whole family.
We have tons of dog washers and 10-12 groomers at the event to pamper your four-legged friends at a super DISCOUNTED price.
Dog Wash – $10-20 based on size and fluffiness
Grooming – $20-30 based on size and fluffiness
Nail Trims – $10
The dogs LOVE all of the attention they get at this event. Some of our vendors even bring treats for them!
2. We Have Food Trucks
Who can resist food trucks? Not us. We’re obsessed.
We’ve got 5 lined up this year and they.are.amazing. I never leave this event with an empty stomach. Ever. And this year’s lineup is going to have me needing to pace myself.
Phill Me Up Cheesesteaks
Whistle Stop Express-O
3. Shopping For the Whole Family
We have so many vendors this year. I’m one of those crazy people that starts Christmas shopping during the summer so I love that I can shop for literally everyone at this event…even the dogs. There’s makeup. There’s jewelry. Dog treats. Dog accessories. Kitchen utensils. Clothing. Books. Candles. Handmade crafts. Local businesses. Pet services. Just to name a few.
Check the Facebook event page to see the most up to date vendor list.
4. It’s For a Good Cause
Every single penny we make at this event is donated to Pets & People Humane Society. All of it. This no-kill animal shelter uses it to take care of dogs & cats waiting to find their fur-ever (see what I did there?) homes. Last year we raised over $6,000 at this event.
5. We Have a Live DJ
D&D Entertainment is going to be our LIVE DJ again this year and we are so excited to have him back! He did such a great job last year! 6 hours of pure entertainment. We can’t wait!
6. It’s Still Technically Summer!
Y’all. It’s still warm outside. But not for too much longer. Soak up the sun. Eat a snow cone. Let your dog soak up the sun in one of our doggie pools.
7. It’s Our 10th Anniversary!
We can not wait to celebrate our 10th event anniversary with all of you! It’s going to be the biggest & best event yet! We’ve got a few fun surprises up our sleeves, but we can’t tell you right now. Make sure you are following our Facebook event page so you can receive event updates.
8. It’s 2020 and Every Single One of Us Needs Something To Do
Do I even need to explain this?
Sprague’s Backhoe is an Event Sponsor
Sprague’s Backhoe has been a proud sponsor of this event since we opened our doors almost 6 years ago. Look for our logo along with several others on the event t-shirts!
Mark Your Calendars!
Hop on the Facebook event page to RSVP so you will receive reminders and event updates as we post. Please take a minute to share the event page with your friends!
What is the name of your furry friend(s) you’ll be bringing?