Happy Hounds Doggie Spa Day, 8/26, Longmont, CO

September 28, 2009

Oh, what fun!

The Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue’s Dane Gang converged on Happy Hounds Daycare and Dog Spa on Saturday with four Danes – fosters Chopper and Rowdy and the always beautiful Valla, belonging to staff masseuse and vet coordinator Meg Wittenmyer, and Rocky, a stunningly handsome “failed foster”* brought by volunteer Michelle.

After a week of clouds, cold and rain, Saturday was obversely bright, warm, and sunny.  The forecast predicted eighty degrees, and the day didn’t fail to deliver.

The Dane Gang was at Happy Hounds to spread the word about the Dane Rescue by providing dogs with a doggie spa day; dog washing, nail trimming, canine massage by the ever-knowledgeable Meg Wittenmyer, as well as a canine intuitive and animal astrologer.  Happy Hounds owner, Olivia, was excited and quite helpful in aiding the rescue with the event, opening her facilities to the rescue to raise money.

People showed up with a plethora of dogs; Danes, border collies, toy poodles…all welcome at the day-spa!

We raised an admirable amount of donations for the day, and found interested adopters for our two fosters, as well as gaining a new and truly appreciative audience of dog owners who praised our efforts.

All in all, it was a fantastic day!  We had a blast!

Special thanks to:

Olivia and her staff at Happy Hounds

Volunteers Meg and Joel Wittenmyer

Volunteer Michelle and Rocky the Dane

Volunteers Frances Scott and Richard Zweitzig and foster Rowdy

Foster mom Erin Hansel for providing Chopper

Volunteer Linda Kolby

Animal Astrologer Tom Parks

Animal Intuitive Val Parks

*a failed foster is a rescued animal that comes into the care of a foster family, the family eventually unable to part with their foster and therefore adopt it.

Melissa, Rocky & EntranceOlivia & early visitorsRocky & RowdyApollo & FamilyChopper & RidgebackChopper

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