Thank You For a Wonderful 24th Annual Tailwagger’s Trot
We would like to thank everyone who made the Tailwagger’s Trot a huge success! The weather was fantastic for the one mile Trot around Buchanan Park, but that was just the start to an amazing day! At noon the days festivities began! This included a wide range of crafts people, vendors, and animal rescue groups: Heavenly Talks with Cynthia, Oscars Pet Resort, Kreider Farms, Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center, K-9 and Friends Bakery, Joys Salty Dog Saloon, Lancaster County Cat Rescue, Ruff Ruff Reuse, Classy Glass Shop, Buster’s Biscuit Pantry, United Against Puppy Mills, Willow Street Pictures, United Disabilities Services/Service Dogs, Lori Luckenbaugh pet products, Tastefully Simple, ItWorks, Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk, Thirty-One Gifts, For Every Home, Doggies for Diabetes, and Bom Beders were just a few!
After the Trot many of our trotters found themselves tempted by the delicious smells of french fries, funnel cakes, hamburgers and more! There were smiles and lots of anticipation as hungry trotters waited in line for the food vendors, which included Snack Attack Vending, J.R.‘s Brisket, Naters Taters, Urban Olive, Grammies Kitchen, Showalter Concessions (Dutch County Concessions)!
We are working hard to make sure all of the funds raised at the Tailwagger’s Trot are being processed quickly and correctly. As soon as all the donations are processed we will post the 2013 Top Trotters, Top Packs, and the total amount raised! Remember all proceeds go to the Animal Rescue Fund! Also, don’t forget to scroll down the page and view our 2013 Trot Sponsors!
Meet Choxie, the Queen of the Trot
Hi! My name is Choxie and I am so excited and honored to represent the Humane League of Lancaster County as the queen of the 24th Annual Tailwagger’s Trot! Besides being a ridiculously adorable (and humble) little Doxie, I am also a former resident of the Humane League. I was able to find a loving forever home and it’s all because of the support of generous animal lovers, like you!
I may be the queen now, but life hasn’t always given me the royal treatment. I was born in one of those places where visitors aren’t allowed and then I was shipped away to a kennel to be sold. My cuteness worked like a charm though and a very nice lady soon brought me home. But after just a few short days, a family member fell ill. With a heavy heart and a face full of tears, the nice lady brought me to the Humane League. I wasn’t sad for too long because I met my forever family the next day. It was love at first sight for all of us. My life seemed pretty perfect, but before my second birthday, my past caught up with me. Because of my poor breeding, I developed a very rare bladder stone. I had to endure surgery, a long recovery and many trips to the vet but it’s now been almost a year since my surgery, and I finally have a clean bill of health! My parents will always have to work to keep me healthy, but they tell me I’m worth it. I am so happy that the Humane League was not only there for my first owner when she needed place to turn, but they also helped me find a forever family who treats me like the queen I am.
Behind every shelter animal’s cute and cuddly face, there’s a story. By supporting the 24th Annual Tail Wagger’s Trot, you have the ability to turn that story into a happy ending.
A Recap of the Trot in 2012
A special thank you to everyone who trotted, volunteered, or sponsored this event. All proceeds from the Tailwagger’s Trot go to the Animal Rescue Fund. Each year the Humane League receives hundreds of homeless animals who are in desperate need of medical attention and care. The Animal Rescue Fund allows the Humane League to meet the needs of these animals. Thank you for your support!
A very special thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Tailwagger’s Trot. This year we raised $81,000 for the Animal Rescue Fund!
Top Trotters from 2012!
- Sue Kirchner — $2576
- Sheryl Whetstone — $1760
- Barbara & Vern Wright — $1090
Top Packs from 2012!
- Heroes for Harold — $3715
- DogSports — $3653.37
- The Muddy Paws Gang — $3357
What is the Tailwagger’s Trot?
The Tailwagger’s Trot is our biggest fundraising event of the year! People from all over get pledges from their family, friends, neighbors, etc. and come together to trot for our community’s homeless animals. Most people trot with their dogs, but we have also had people trot with their cats in strollers, their pet rat in a cozy carrier, or their ferret riding on their shoulder. Last year, we even had someone trot with their pet goat! The Trot starts at Clipper Stadium and ends at Buchanan Park, where there will be family-friendly fun, entertainment, food vendors, and arts & crafts!