DoggiePalooza benefiting the dogs of It Takes A Village Canine Rescue in Evansville

Animalpalooza Presents: DoggiePalooza (view on Facebook) benefiting the dogs of It Takes A Village Canine Rescue in Evansville, In. on Saturday, June 20th. The day will include:
* Food
* Dog fashion show/cutest dog
* Arts & Crafts for kids
* Photos with your pet
* Adoptable puppies and dogs available
* Bounce house and slide
* Silent Auction
* Carnival games for kids
* Beer garden and live local music at Stockwell Inn, next to the shelter. (adults only section; cover charge is $5 after 5 p.m.)
Come out and help us raise money for the homeless dogs of our community!!

Thank you Volunteers!!

Want to give a shout out to the businesses and students that have become community partners for Animalpalooza!! Tri-State Orthpaedic Surgeons and Heritage Federal Credit Union as well as students from the Signature School in Evansville & from the Newburgh Civitan will have teams of volunteers helping us at Animalpalooza this year. Our volunteers are very important and vital to our success!! Thank you to these community partners and to all of the volunteers that have signed up to help!! ALSO…..HUGE thanks to Sara Engelbrecht from HFCU for all of the hard work she has put into Palooza so far as our volunteer coordinator. Sara was also the person behind securing HFCU as a gold level sponsor this year!! Thank you to all of our volunteers!!!

Host Hotel for Animalpalooza

Comfort Inn East / Evansville, In. will be the host hotel for Animalpalooza Animal Benefit & Music Festival 2013. The discounted rate will be $74 with a $10 pet fee per night. The Award Winning Comfort Inn East Hotel is located conveniently on Evansville’s East Side. Guests of this Evansville, IN hotel are invited to enjoy the free deluxe continental breakfast featuring assorted baked goods, aromatic coffee and tropical juices. Other full-service amenities include free USA Today , free local calls, fitness center and outdoor seasonal pool.Large families will find the spacious suites perfect with the additional accommodations for children and other family members. In addition to standard amenities, selected rooms come equipped with microwaves and refrigerators. Coffee makers are featured in all rooms. Book your rooms now by calling (812)476-3600 or book online at http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-evansville-indiana. Make your reservations before August 26th to insure availability. Mention Animalpalooza to get the discounted rate!!

AnimalPalooza to Feature DockDogs

For The First Time Ever
THE ANIMALPALOOZA ANIMAL BENEFIT & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Will Feature the High Flying Action of DOCKDOGS®
September 7th, 2013

MEDINA, OH. – The 2013 Animalpalooza Animal Benefit & Music Festival will be host to the high flying action of a DockDogs® the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. The exciting and crowd drawing action will be taking place at the Warrick Humane Society Grounds in Newburgh, Indiana so make sure to take advantage of this special event by experiencing the fastest growing sport for canines in North America.

Throughout the Show, DockDogs® will present the Big Air® Wave competition accompanied by an Extreme Vertical® and Speed Retrieve® competition for both competitors and spectators to enjoy. The Big Air® competition features dogs running down a 40’ dock and diving into a pool of water after an object, in which they are electronically judged for the length of their jump. The Extreme Vertical® competition is a “High Jump” for the dogs as they each lunge to snag a “bumper” suspended in the air. With each grab, the height increases in 2-inch increments until only one dog is crowned king. Rounding out the action is the newest form of competition known as Speed Retrieve® – where the dogs are put on the clock to see how fast they can run down the dock, jump into the water, swim to the end of the pool and retrieve an object which is held by a modified extender arm.

The competitions are open to any and everyone. Teams are made up of one dog and one handler. Your canine must be 6 months or older to be eligible. Canines of any breed, size or shape are welcomed. Not only is the competition open to all types of canines, but also handlers above the age of 7 are welcomed. We even have a Youth Handler class for those who are between the ages of 7-14.

So if you or anyone you know has a dog that likes the water, gets along with other dogs and enjoys a good “chew toy”, this event is for you! Pre-registration will be available until 1 week prior to the event by logging onto www.dockdogs.com, or you can register on-site at the beginning of the day. The website will also provide an up-to-date schedule and general information on all DockDogs® affiliated events.

DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and international dock jumping performance sports. DockDogs® establishes the rules and standards of the sport, tracks results and records and supports and promotes the growth of its athletes, events, spectators, and sponsors. For additional information visit www.dockdogs.com

Thank You Sponsors

A huge shout out to all of sponsors and donors to date. Gold Level Sponsors include: AXIOM Marketing • Advertising • Interactive and Townsquare Media… Silver Level Sponsors include: Mar-Kel Quick Print, Dr. Paul Perry and Lamasco Bar & Grill… Band Level Sponsors Include: Mean Muggin’ Movers, Bosecker Agility, Flat Ridge, Inc… T-shirt Level Sponsors Include: Fielding Court Apartments, Don & Alice Teague, David & Sara Trockman, Mystique Winery & Vineyard, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Tony Gatewood & Tokens of Antiquity and to all of our Raffle Sponsors which include: Cafe Arazu, Tokens of Antiquity, Lake Rudolph Camground & RV Resort, Rod Austin Carpentry & Furniture Originals, Colonial Classics, Quail Crossing Golf Club with more Raffle Sponsors to announce over the next few weeks!! Thank you to all of our sponsors and to Koch/Bussing Foundation for their generous donation!