Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Dog Days of Summer/Win Your Own Dachshund Quilt!

Thanks to our pals 'Turbo' and 'Lily' for sending in such nice photos and captions!  There's more than corn in Indiana! Four-legged family members had their day in the sun last weekend during the annual Dog Days of Summer event at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, Indiana.  Dog lovers from throughout Northwest Indiana converged on the Show Pavilion for a chance to mingle with the like-minded and even look for a new canine friend needing a forever home.
MidWest Dachshund Rescue set up shop at the event, and their supporters, foster dogs, and alum came out to pet and be petted, and hopefully find some new furever families!   In the top photo above,  a supporter delights in meeting foster dog 'Weebles.'

MWDR alum 'Bailey' was the real show-stopper with her 'practical' agility demonstration.

Bailey is shown pandering a patron for a piece of pepperoni pizza. The little fireplug kept her balancing act up until the last crumb was gone. She lost her bid for a slice of pie, but was rewarded with a dog treat as a consolation prize. (But we bet this trick works at home!)

And while we're on the subject of MWDR, don't miss your chance to own this fantastic Dachshund quilt!  Put together by MWDR volunteers, and aptly named "Rescue Tails," this handmade quilt will be raffled at Dachsiefest in Danville, IL on September 10, 2011.  WINNER NEED NOT BE PRESENT. 
Quilt ticket prices are One for $1, Twelve for $10, Twenty-five for $20, and Seventy for $50.  If you're not attending Dachsiefest, You can mail a check to:

8073 Stonegate Drive
Tinley Park, IL. 60487

UPDATE:  You can also purchase tickets on MWDR's website via paypal and indicate in the notes section that the donation is intended for raffle tickets for the quilt.


Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for the nice plug for MWDR and our raffle quilt again Carson! The winner will be very lucky on this one, it is a beauty!

Lori said...

Thanks for supporting rescue! Tickets can be purchased on our website ( as well through Paypal

Alison said...

I love the look of joy on the little girls face meeting Weebles. Oh to be so young and carefree again!

Turbo and Lily said...

What a difference a week makes! As we write, Weebles is relaxing in his new forever home. He was adopted by a Dog Days attendee and the last we heard he was racing around, burning off some of that puppy-energy in his new fenced-in backyard. Another happy ending!

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