A special thank you to the event's sponsors, Cloud Peak Energy and announcer Masters of Ceremony, as well as the following supporters: Alignment Pros Tire Factory; Animal Medical Center of Wyoming; Annabelle’s Cookies; Dink's Doggie Treats, LLC; First Interstate Bank; Flightline; HealthSource of Gillette; The Home Depot; Darren & Kim Lynde Family; Petco; Photo Imaging Center Gillette; Security State Bank; Sol Domus; Thunder Basin Veterinary Clinic PC; and White's Frontier Motors.
A great big thank you to the volunteers who helped us out at the event: Alicia Allee, Karolyn Chambers, Irene Coody, Jessica Gladson, Brandon Larson, Rebecca Lustig, Jordan Martin, Michelle Miller, Greg Miner, Alexis Plessner, Peggy Seppala, Lanie & Randy Smith, Leana & Elora Soloman, Kira Sommer, Leanna Tabbot, Bekah Taylor and Tessa Trouchon, as well as the Fur Kids Foundation Board.
We also want to thank the silent auction and giveaway donors and vendors for the event. We would not be where we are today without your support and generosity.
This year’s Pet-A-Palooza was packed full of events for dogs and their human friends, including an agility course by Michelle Miller, mutt strut dog walk, dog training sessions by Tracy Miller Dog Training/Billabong Border Collies and Sit Means Sit Central Wyoming Dog Training, laser pain management information by Thunder Basin Veterinary Clinic, a dog kissing booth, and talent and fashion show contests. There were also five regional pet rescue organizations in the Take Me Home Corner and more than 20 vendors supplying goods that ranged from animals focused products and services to skin care and chiropractic services. The Foundation also hosted a silent auction, healthy pet trivia contests, kids’ corner and a pet supply drive for the rescue organizations on site.
If you follow us on Facebook, be sure to check out the Pet-A-Palooza 2013 photo album—feel free to tag yourself in any of the pictures and share them. And, photographers from Best of the West Photography took many photos from the event, which can be found on Smug Mug. If you subscribe to the Gillette News Record, feel free to check out the online photos and blurb they have about the event here.
Please save the date for the next Pet-A-Palooza on Saturday, September 13, 2014. And, watch our Events & Promotions tab for more announcements from the Foundation.