The much anticipated, never duplicated HOWL-O-WEENIE will soon be upon us- put it on your calendar! October 1, 2016- That’s a Saturday. Need to stay over night? Book a pet friendly hotel. There will be food. There will be beer. There will be dachshunds, oh lawsy, will there be dachshunds! So hey, diarize it- Saturday, October 1st. (There is no admission price for this event, but we hope you spend lots of money while you’re there!!)
WHERE: Clayton County International Park 2300 Hwy 138 E, Jonesboro GA 30236
WHEN: Saturday, 1 October 2016 10-4 Rain or Shine!
BRING: Your dachshund[s], (dachshund-wanna-bees welcome too), your lawn chairs and blankets, sense of humor, appetite, costume, friends, camera and lots of money to spend in support of the sweet sausage dogs!! There will be food trucks this year (!), beer, contests, real bathrooms, electricity, awesome vendors, our famous auction, parking galore and MORE!!!
WHY: This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and supports our vetting fund for DREAM foster dogs awaiting their forever home. All of our dogs are completely vetted before adoption, with these costs almost always totaling more than the adoption fees cover. We are fortunate to have many foster homes which care for the dogs while they await their happy ever after. We never skimp on healthcare or prevention.
Schedule of Events
Here’s the plan — the day goes fast, so don’t miss your favorites! See actual rules on the Events Page!
10:00 AM-The fun begins! All booths open, silent auction bidding begins, 50/50 raffle available at IVDD booth!
10:45 AM-HOWLING Contest – the traditional HowlOWeenie kickoff! AROO!
11:15 AM-FACE KISSING CONTEST! Lick lick lick lick lick lick – no other breed kisses like a dachshund!
11:00 AM-Beer booth open. Did you see the pint glass? The wine glass? The insulated travel mug?
12:00-COSTUME CONTESTS begin!
1:30 PM-DREAM (and any rescued dog) alumni parade/dance. Show off your rescued sweetheart!
2:00 PM-DACHSHUND DUNK contest begins – like bobbing for apples, but with hotdog pieces!.
2:45 PM-DACHSHUND DASH RACE and Wheelchair Races! WHEEE! Categories for seniors and non-doxies too!
3:30 PM-Make your last bids for the silent auction – it closes at 3:30.
3:45 PM-50/50 Raffle drawing winner announced! Someone will split the proceeds with DREAM!
4:00-ish-Our celebratory Doxie Hokey Pokey (a free contest with a prize basket!)!
Have you placed your order? We are so pleased to announce our new wine range! Sourced in Chile, organic, vegan, gluten free and free trade certified, you can cheers to the pups with this selection! Something for everyone, and the labels are ours alone- absolutely gorgeous. Great for gifting….or for gifting yourself! Click here for link: CHEERS!
Choose from the following- (Or order a variety pack)…….
Tiny Dictator Malbec: Deep purple red in color, displaying aromas of blackberry, plum and violet flowers with a hint of vanilla, this soft and juicy malbec leads with cherry notes, toffee hints followed by a long and pleasant finish. .Best served at room temperature.
Sweet Ride Carmenere: This hand-picked Carmenere presents itself with a brilliant and deep purple, red color in the glass. On the nose there are fresh and fruity aromas, which are accompanied by spicy notes of green pepper. The palate presents an outstanding freshness and softness. This wine is excellent, with fine juicy fruity tannin’s and a long, pleasant finish. Best served at room temperature.
Long Dogue Merlot: Deep and bright ruby red color, displays ripe red fruit aromas; soft and well balanced in the mouth with round tannin’s and a long, complex finish. Best served at room temperature.
Ankle Biter Cabernet Sauvignon : Deep ruby red in color, displaying red fruit aromas with slight smoky notes, this medium to full body cabernet sauvignon boasts firm tannin’s followed by a long and pleasant finish. Best served at room temperature.
Bark Gable Chardonnay: Bright golden yellow, clean and bright fruit aromas abound; soft floral notes with a touch of oak highlights the smooth acidity and elegant finish of this chardonnay. Best served chilled.
Virginia Woof Sauvignon Blanc: Light yellow with green shades, this crisp sauvignon blanc promotes a great balance of citric aromas and mineral notes which showcases the typical freshness of the variety with a long and subtle finish. Best served lightly chilled.
TIPS ON SHIPPING (Worth a read!!)
Shipping is what it is- we have no control over the prices on that- blame the USPS! If you order say, one bottle, shipping will be about $16.00, however, if you order 6 bottles, shipping will be about $18.00! So, hey, you know what to do! Order several at a time, or go in with a friend and split shipping. Another tip- for whatever reason (???) shipping is about $5 cheaper if sent to a business versus a residence. Go figure!
How can you help? Glad you asked….
DREAM’s biggest need is donations to cover veterinary costs for our foster dogs. Your 100% tax-deductible contributions may be made via the Paypal link at the top of the page or via check to the address below: (And we’ll send you a letter for your taxes!)
DREAM of Ga, Inc.
P.O. Box 3397
Decatur, GA 30031
Employee matching programs - Does your employer offer these? We are registered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization , so we are authorized to receive funds if you select us!
Set your homepage to smile.amazon.com and get shopping at the same prices you found on amazon.com. When you are finished, place your order and select DREAM Dachshund Rescue of GA as the charity you are supporting with your purchase. Amazon will donate 5% of the total at no cost to you through their Foundation. Do it for your personal purchases, and also have a say in corporate giving, too!
When you shop at www.petmywiener.com and use the code DREAM, we’ll get 20% of your purchase! WIN-WIN! And did I mention, they ship internationally? Yep, they do!
GoodWorld is a way to make it easy for you to donate, and to get your friends to do so as well. Turn your birthday, wedding, graduation or any other special day into a chance to raise funds for DREAM with #donate! With Goodworld’s technology, friends can #donate directly on DREAM’s Facebook or Twitter pages and support YOUR special day from the comfort and convenience of their own phone or computer….no shopping, no lines, and always the right size! Create your legacy.
Kroger Community Rewards- Do you have your card? It’s free for you, and there is no effect on your gas points to select DREAM as your charity of choice. Simply Google Kroger Community Rewards, or even easier, click here and enter 52714 in the search box. It’s our special code. Once it comes up, just select DREAM Dachshund Rescue and then, Enroll. Boom, done! And recruit your friends!
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