I thought it was Woodstock?

The summer has drawn to a close and we’ve been met with the first day of fall. Me, Malakai, Rae and Jayda had a great summer filled with road trips to places like Denver and Niagara Falls.

woofstock 2During our times away, Mickey and Jayda got to have a taste of the country life. They were lucky enough to stay with their Uncle Fish who has a large farm and plenty of room to run and play.

I’ve been scouting the Greater Lafayette Area for doggy events and I can’t be more excited to announce the 6th annual Woofstock Benefit Concert and dinner to┬ábenefit Natalie’s Second Chance. I am honored to say that I get to participate in this event by catering with Texas Roadhouse.

I’ll be sure to take loads of photos for you all and post about the event this weekend.

How was everyone’s summer? What did you do? Did your fur-kids get to go on any adventures with you?

Border collie puppy mill at it again

Sanders Border Collies is a well known border collie kennel in the Greater Lafayette Area, and it is not for good reasons.

Border collie recently seized from Sanders' farm

Border collie recently seized from Sanders’ farm

Randy Sanders, owner of Sanders Border Collies, has been under the watchful eye of many animal rights organizations, veterinarians and dog lovers for several years because of his extreme poor living conditions in his puppy mill-like dog kennel. Continue reading

This man’s work with senior dogs left me in tears

It takes an awful lot to make me cry, but the story of Thayne Hamilton and Grey Muzzle Rescue turned me into a puddle of mush.

Thayne operates a rescue for senior or severely abused dogs from Orcas Island, Washington.

This is Thayne with Lilla, a dog who lived chained to a concrete slab for 14 years.

This is Thayne with Lilla, a dog who lived chained to a concrete slab for 14 years.

Thayne and his wife Christine founded the rescue together and over a period of ten years rescued and rehabilitated over 20 dogs from all over the country. Many of these dogs faced euthanasia and were seen unadoptable by most. Continue reading

What a night for Natalie’s Second Chance

Sylvia’s Brick Oven was exploding with people last night. I arrived around 5:30 p.m. and was already have difficulty finding a place to park. It was even reported by one guest that they had to park two whole blocks away! That’s a long distance here in the big town of Lafayette.

In fact, it was so busy that according to Natalie’s Facebook page this morning, Sylvia’s Brick Oven ran out of spaghetti and extended the event to Valentine’s Day at 10 p.m.

Natalie's Donation Box

The donation box resting on a rustic piano in the lobby.

It was so great to see so many people of our community at Sylvia’s Brick Oven to support the dogs and Natalie’s Second Chance. Natalie herself was beaming with excitement and looked gorgeous in her long, black dress.

I had the opportunity to speak with Natalie for a short while and she told me that she is so incredibly grateful for all that the community does for the non-profit no-kill shelter. She told me that the shelter had veterinary bills in excess of $6,000 and hoped the SPAYgetti and NO meatBALLS event would put a dent in those bills. Continue reading