This year, we’re doing the Wiggle Waggle Walk again … but we’re doing something really really awesome for people who donate to our team. Here’s Anne Wheaton (the better half of Team Wheaton) to tell you about her Secret Project:
Isn’t that cool?! I’m so proud of her; she’s been working on this for most of the year, and we’re so excited to finally offer it to the world. Getting your own calendar is really easy:
Go to our Wiggle Waggle Walk page.
Make a tax-deductible contribution of $40 or more.
When you get your receipt in the mail, you’ll also get your calendar.
There are a limited number of these available, so I encourage you to get in on this as quickly as you can.
Here’s why we do the Wiggle Waggle Walk in words:
We did our first Wiggle Waggle Walk in 2009 in memory of our dog Ferris, who had suddenly died from cancer only a few weeks earlier. We walked a shelter dog for adoption awareness, and ending up adopting that dog, who we named Seamus. Seamus has turned out to be a wonderful addition to our family.
As honorary committee members for the Pasadena Humane Society (which we became part of because of our fundraising over the years), we were visiting them in August of 2012 to see the plans and progress for the addition to the shelter. They’re adding a low cost wellness clinic, an obedience training facility and a pet supply store. They are also adding additional kennels and a grassy play area where dogs can be brought out for socializing and exercise. We are so excited to assist in fundraising efforts to help with this addition. Pasadena Humane Society has a very high adoption success rate (96%) and adding on to the shelter will help with the care of these adopted pets. This is a 20 million dollar project so they need all the help they can get to make this possible.
An unexpected bonus of visiting the shelter that day in August, was being there when a dog was brought in by someone who found her wandering a local park. She was a 4 month old pit bull mix who was thin, dirty, had kennel cough and was the sweetest dog ever. We instantly fell in love with her. We waited to see if she would be claimed by her owner, which she wasn’t. A week later, she joined Seamus and our other rescue dog, Riley, as well as our two rescue cats, in her new home. We named her Marlowe.
If it were not for the Pasadena Humane Society, Marlowe, like so many other stray dogs and cats, wouldn’t have a chance to receive care and shelter and the opportunity to find a good home. This is why we support them in their efforts to maintain and expand their facility. Please help us support them by making a 100% tax deductible donation for the Wiggle Waggle Walk.
And here’s why in pictures: