Tuesday, December 27, 2016

SANTA PAWS 2016 — Looking Back at Another Great Event!

As always, Santa Paws Comes to Town was a lot of fun. It was wonderfully heart-warming to see familiar faces come back year after year because they love our seasonal display and the quality of our photos, plus our totally pawsh doggy and cat gift bags, chockfull of goodies thanks to Tisol Pet Supply & Nutrition, Love on a Leash Trusted Dog Care, Modern Dog magazine and The Sequoia Restaurant Group. Siegel’s Bagels provided lots of scrumptious goodies for the humans to enjoy along with their hot mulled cider and RubyC and her amazing team at Modern Romance Photography once again did a fabulous job with their on-site photography and printing of the photos.

Our amazing volunteers went above and beyond the call of duty, taking great care of the hundreds of dogs, numerous cats, and five bunnies that came through to help us celebrate the true meaning of the holiday this season...GIVING! Our own adorable rescue Bichon gals, Tilly and Lily, made it out for a visit with Santa Paws again this year and helped us donate over $2,000 to Dhana Metta Rescue after the event.

The 16 raffle prize winners were:

  • Tisol Dog Gift Baskets:
  • Ailsa Brown & Penny the Yorkie, Brussels Griffon, Bichon Mix
  • Selma Smith & Bart the Yorkie  
  • Cherry Yeung & Ginger the ShihTzu  
  • Ruth Huber & Walter the Bassett Hound
  • Randy Jarvis & Ginger the Cockapoo
  • Michelle Mansinho & Monster the Bulldog & Sarah the Retriever
  • Shirley Earle & Molly the Golden Retriever 
  • Cole Machlachlan & Daisy the Pitbull
  • Christina Barbossa & Quintin the Pointer & Lilith the Saluki

Tisol Cat Gift Baskets:

  • Jenn Cutnam & kitty
  • Dave & Deb Eithier & Zoey
  • Kate Rattray & kitty
  • Jenn Lundgren & Mirch & Chance

Love on a Leash Trusted Dog Care Prize Winners:

  • Raquel Marek & Maggie the Multipoo won the $240 small dog basket, donated courtesy of Love on a Leash Trusted Dog Care Services
  • Teisha Focker & Max the Goldendoodle won the $270 large dog basket, donated courtesy of Love on a Leash Trusted Dog Care Services 
  • Vancouver Canucks Tickets Prize Winner:
  • Mike Beck was the lucky winner of the Vancouver Canucks vs Arizona Coyotes Hockey Game tickets, generously donated by R.B. Logging Corporation.

See all the fun on our Love on a Leash Facebook page where you’ll see all the photos by Modern Romance who just knocked it right out of the park once again. They are an award-winning, full-time photo and video studio based in Vancouver, BC. “A team of passionate photographers and videographers; we shoot in photojournalist style with a traditional touch and love to capture anything from pets to weddings.”

Ruby is a photographer who loves dogs. Cedric loves them too, along with all kinds of other animals, and bugs. Both are avid scuba divers who love the aquatic flora and fauna. Having trained with military dogs, worked at a pet store, and volunteered for animal-welfare activities, they then embarked on the exciting and fulfilling world of pets and animal photography.

They not only have the patience to work with animals, but also an understanding of how to develop a connection with them, capturing their special moments in a good light.

Together with their devoted team, keen instincts, and an impeccable eye(s) for detail, they will ensure that you and your beloved pets look fabulous.

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