Wisconsin Adopt a Golden Retriever seeks sponsors, foursomes for golf outing


Golf season is in full swing.  While spending the day on the golf course you have an opportunity to help a Golden Retriever rescue at the same time.  The Wisconsin Adopt a Golden Retriever(WAAGR) golf outing tees off Sept. 24 and the organization is looking for foursomes, corporate and hole sponsors, and silent auction items for the event.

WAAGR’s annual golf outing will be held at a new location in 2011, Scenic View Country Club in Slinger, Wis.  The event will be held rain or shine, and starts at 8:30 a.m.  The event is a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start.  The putting contest begins at 7:45 a.m. prior to the start of the outing, so come early!  Enjoy a day of golf, while helping the Golden Retrievers in WAAGR’s care.

“Come and tee off for a great cause!” WAAGR Board member Craig Cwiklowski said.  “This is a great event to not only enjoy a day of golf, but also to help our four-legged friends, the Golden Retrievers!  This is one of our biggest fundraising events to help us operate our organization.”

The cost is $100 per person, which includes 18 holes with cart, a buffet dinner, and a chance to win prizes.  Prizes also will be awarded for longest putt, longest drive, closest to the pin, low score team, high score team and a hole-in one contest.  The deadline to sign up for the event is Sept. 17.

Not a golfer?  The cost to attend the dinner and silent auction only is $20.  All proceeds from the event go to help the Golden Retrievers that are fostered through the group.  Contact Craig Cwiklowski at (414) 550-1933 or cpcwiklowski@hughes.net to sign up, donate an item for the silent auction or for more information about the event.  The registration form for the golf outing is posted on the WAAGR Web site.

For more information about this and other WAAGR events, visit WAAGR on the Web at www.waagr.org

About Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever

Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever received its 501(c)(3) status in February 2005.  WAAGR’s mission is “To provide bright new beginnings to displaced Golden Retrievers.”  WAAGR is a volunteer rescue organization based in Southeastern Wisconsin.

  WAAGR has no paid staff and depends on the generosity of individuals that want to help provide a safe and happy life for Golden Retrievers that for whatever reason have lost their homes.  For more information about WAAGR or to become a member, visit www.waagr.org.

7th Annual Washington Bark Day to be Held September 17

Friends of MADACC (Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission) and ROMP (Residents for Off-leash Milwaukee Parks) will host the 7th annual Washington Bark Day on Saturday, September 17, in Washington Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Washington Park is located at
1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee.

A special day for dogs, Bark Day is a fundraiser benefitting 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations Friends of MADACC and ROMP.  Activities include dog-friendly games and contests, raffle prizes, and multiple vendors, including nail trims.  Lure coursing will be provided by Elmbrook
Humane Society.  Demonstrations and talks will be given by the Milwaukee County Sheriff K9 Unit, Jen Digate of Wild Canine dog training, Battle Against Dogfighting, and more.  Friends of MADACC and other local rescue groups will also feature adoptable dogs.
Food and beverages will be available.

Admission for Bark Day is $5 per dog and includes a “doggy” bag.  Register to attend in advance at www.washingtonbark.eventbrite.com and receive one entry into a raffle for a special prize that includes a 2012 dog park permit.  Bring an item from the MADACC wish list on the day of the event and also be entered be entered into the raffle.  View the wish list at www.madaccfriends.org/support/wish-list.

New this year is a one-mile dog walk around the Washington Park lagoon beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Registration for the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.  Walkers are encouraged to gather pledge donations.  Walkers who raise $25 or more receive a unique Bark Day dog bandanna.
Download the pledge form at www.washingtonbark.eventbrite.com.

Businesses and organizations, such as shelter and rescue groups, are invited to be a sponsor or have a booth at Bark Day.  Visit www.washingtonbarkday.com to download the sponsor/vendor

Those interested in donating raffle items can contact Tiffany
Sutton at 414-301-9440 or zatarra007@gmail.com.

Sponsors of the event include:  Canine Good Citizen, Central Bark Doggy Day
Care, Fresh Is Best, and Wisconsin Humane Society.

Visit www.washingtonbarkday.com to stay up to date on all of the
event details.

Friends of MADACC (Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting community awareness and improving the welfare of the nearly 13,000 homeless animals MADACC cares for every year.  Friends of MADACC is a network of volunteers that provides educational programs, training, foster care, dog walking, and cat socialization to enhance the quality of life of animals at MADACC.  The organization’s goal is to increase the number of animals adopted from MADACC and prevent animal cruelty and neglect.
Friends of MADACC ensures donations stay in Milwaukee County to help local homeless animals.  Many of these animals are friendly, healthy, and highly adoptable, and Friends of MADACC’s efforts give them a second chance at finding permanent, loving homes.  Visit www.madaccfriends.org for more information.

Residents for Off-leash Parks (ROMP) aims to establish and maintain off-leash dog exercise areas in Milwaukee County, through community and municipal partnerships, where dogs can exercise in safe, clean environments viewed as valuable assets within the community.  Founded in 2002, ROMP has developed a strong partnership with the Milwaukee County Parks System, resulting in five dog exercise areas to date, with more to come.  Visit www.milwaukeedogparks.org for more information.

Inaugural West Allis Police K-9 Unit Golf Outing

The West Allis Police Department K-9 Unit needs your help! On September 30, 2011 the K-9 Unit will be hosting an inaugural golf outing at New Berlin Hills Golf Course. The K-9 unit relies on financial generosity of local businesses, family and friends to support our operation, training, and development.
We are seeking your sponsorship and/or financial donations to help with the continued success of the K-9 Unit.
As a potential sponsor of the golf outing, you will have the opponunity to promote your business to a large group of loyal consumers. Your financial contributions and donations are tax deductible. We are offering various sponsorship options, each providing a different level of exposure for your company.
• Golf Outing Sponsor – $500
Large sign placed at registration table welcoming golfers
• Putting Green Sponsor or Beverage Cart Sponsor – $250
Large sign placed at the putting green or on beverage cart
• Tee Box Sponsor – $100
Sponsor sign placed at tee box
All proceeds will be strictly allocated for the K-9 Unit. We plan to use the funds to replace outdated equipment and further develop the unit. Checks should be made payable to the West Allis Community Improvement Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please write WAPD K-9 Unit in the memo section. Please mail your payment to Captain Barry Waddell, 11301 W. Lincoln Ave. WestAllis, WI, 53227 prior to September 1, 2011.
We are also seeking donations for a raffle and silent auction. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. If your business would like to sponsor gift bags for participants or create a “theme hole” on the golf course, please contact Cpl. Ryan McNally at 414-881:-4691 or Cpl. Jeff Zientek at 414-640-7456.
Show the West Allis Community your company’s commitment to the WAPD K-9 Unit. Your support will help the WAPD continue to make West Allis a great place to live, work, and raise a family! We thank you in advance for your support for this cause that is so dear to our hearts!


Waukesha animal
resource center hosts 2nd annual event

HAWS – the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County –announces the 2nd annual Ride for Rover motorcycle run, Saturday, August 27th.  Riders and non-riders alike are welcome to
join in this family-friendly, all-ages event in support of area homeless animals.

Beginning at 10 a.m. at Hal’s Harley-Davidson, New Berlin, Ride for Rover participants will rumble throughoutWaukesha and Milwaukee Counties with a mid-ride stop at Ride co-beneficiary
Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control (MADACC).  The ride culminates with a picnic at HAWS from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., featuring great food and drink, raffle prizes, adoptable pet meet’n’greets and music by Cold Brew.

Notes HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik, “Ride for Rover is open not just to motorcycle riders but to anyone who would like to support HAWS and co-host Friends of M.A.D.A.C.C.”  Olenik continues:  “The Ride and picnic will be a great time, and we love to partner with fellow members of the animal welfare community – especially to celebrate companion animals and all they mean
to us!”

Complete Ride information and registration are available at www.rideforrover.com and www.hawspets.org.  The participant fees of $20/driver and $10/additional rider include the official Ride for Rover II t-shirt.  The many prizes at the picnic include a flat screen TV and bar tabs at local favorite establishments.

Sponsors for the 2011 Ride for Rover are Hal’s Harley-Davidson, Schlossman’s Subaru City, Air Quality Controllers, DBN Enterprizes, DGX Studio and the Milwaukee Small Breed Dog Group.  Riders will collect stamps at these Ride Stops to be eligible for a rider’s-only drawing:
Hal’s, Styl’n Companions Pet Spa, Bark n’ Scratch Outpost, MADACC, Subaru City,
Friends of Nature – Genesee Depot, Central Bark Lake Country and Petlicious Dog
Bakery & Pet Spa.

But before you rev up:  Don’t forget the 4th Annual HAWS Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls
is this Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rotary Park (Fond du Lac Ave. west of Lilly Rd.).  This FREE, pets-welcome event features all things for the pet and pet lover, from demonstrations to information to shopping to adoptable pets to food, fun and prizes.  Donate an item from HAWS’ Wish List and receive a free 5”x7” pet portrait at the photo booth.

HAWS, a non-profit organization
established in 1965, assists over 6,000 animals each year and welcomes more than
31,000 human visitors to our shelter annually.  As an “open admissions” shelter
HAWS assures sanctuary for all animals in need, while offering educational
programs and services to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal
abuse.  The shelter is located at 701 Northview Road in Waukesha, Wisconsin. For
more information call (262) 542-8851 or log onto our website at
www.hawspets.org. Friend us on Facebook at “HAWS Waukesha.”

Fetch’s Summer Cover Dog Wed at State Fair

Fetch was thrilled to be part of the matchmaking for Ms. Lena and her groom who were wed at Wisconsin State Fair.  According to the Journal-Sentinel article below by Jackie Loohauis-Bennett, the groom first spotted Lena on the cover of Fetch Magazine.   We know everyone at the event had a fun time and raised money for two good causes at the same time.  Congrats to all!


Models Wanted: Clothing Optional

Does your dog have a better wardrobe than you?  Was your kitten born to strut
her stuff on the catwalk?  The Wisconsin Humane Society’s calendar contest is
back and entries are now being accepted!

 One lucky beauty will be chosen
for the highly coveted cover photo and twelve others will be selected as a “Pet
of the Month.” The first 500 photographs submitted are guaranteed to be included
in the calendar. Thousands of copies of the calendar will be
There is a $10 non-refundable
entry fee for each photo. All proceeds from the calendar benefit the shelter
animals. Local celebrity judges will determine the top 13 photos. Be sure to
read the contest guidelines at www.wihumane.org or www.ozaukeehumane.org and submit your photo!