Yesterday Fiona and I continued our tour of the pet rescue walk circuit with Wright Way Rescue’s Run for Shelter event. In addition to the 5K, there is a picnic that is also billed as a bit of a family reunion. Since so much of Wright Way’s work is with litters of puppies, there is an opportunity for a dog to come back and run into a littermate. For that reason, I felt a bit guilty about taking Fiona instead of Gibbs. But seriously, Gibbs would not have enjoyed himself. It was also a very chilly day – I was dressed in multiple layers and we saw several dogs like this:
The fabulous news is that I did really well with the fundraising. My co-workers in particular really came through and I worked my employer’s charitable match.
I remembered to take Fiona’s picture when we returned to the car to drop off some swag.
This was registration. Big turnout:
We had seen this dog from Sit Means Sit at another event. I think Fiona has a crush:
And we saw the awesome van donation by the Petco Foundation.
There was a DJ and a bouncy house and lots of dogs of all shapes and sizes. But I must say that I have never seen so many black labs in my entire life. As the day began, Wright Way had raised $16,000. I have no doubt they reached their goal of $20,000. The event fundraising pages are open for awhile longer, so if you are interested, this is a link to my page.
Fiona and I left early so race back to Northbrook where Wags on Willow hosted Second Hand Snoots. They were raising funds by taking pet portraits. I received a sneak peek of Fiona’s pics on Facebook and they are freakin’ fabulous.
So it was a big day. I am thinking of doing a recap of my experience this first year attending fundraisers. But right now I want to lie around and do nothing.