Saturday August 27th 2016 marked the first Lincoln County Humane Society’s Walk Me Home event located at Creekside Estate Winery in St.Catharines. This event was catered to animal, nature and wine lovers. This unique event allowed attendees and their pups to take a stroll through the fresh air and beautiful vines of Creekside Estate Winery while enjoying the music of Eric Conlon.
This event was organized by local animal welfare advocate Jessica Greene of St.Catharines, Ontario. She is also the director of a non-profit organization titled Bands Fur Animals. Bands Fur Animals is a promotional organization that works with the music scene to raise awareness and donations for the Lincoln County Humane Society. Jessica has work diligently to pull off what is sure to be a unique and memorable event for all humans and pups involved.
“This is our precursor to the annual Lincoln County Humane Society Dog Walkathon. If you’re unable to attend the Fall Walk we are having this Fun in the Sun summer event. The Walk Me Home event is a day where we have a chance to help increase adoptions through a fun filled day. We want to give a day for dogs that need to be adopted to socialise with potential fur ever families.”
– Jessica Greene
This event was put together with LCHS adoptable dogs in mind. The mission was to raise money for their treatment in care. Attendees were joined by a few of the doggie residents of the LCHS to help socialise them and increase their chance of adoption. You are dogs and their owners were free to roam the property inside the retail store and onto the deck. Dogs were permitted on every square inch of the winery inside and out. The Vendor Village was filled with local dog vendors showcasing their various services and products.
The Vendor Village
Lynn E. Dempsey is the owner/operator of Lynn E. Dempsey Bookkeeping for Small Business and is an independent distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. Lynn had a variety of aromatherapy products for dogs and their owners including natural bug spray and handmade bracelets with lava stones which are perfect for oiling on the go.
Contact Lynn – email@example.com
Barbara Lee and Keri Evans are the owner/operators of Niagara Canine Conditioning Centre located at 188 Bunting Road in St.Catharines and is the first full service rehab-only facility for pets in the Niagara Peninsula. Dogs and cats alike will benefit from the expertise and collaboration of therapists from both sides of the field and a facility which enables them to exercise year-round.
Website – www.canineconditioningcentre.ca
Brian Richardson and his family run BoxerTUFF Pet Products. BoxerTUFF Pet Products is a small, family run company in the beautiful Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. All of their products are hand crafted using all natural, organic or pesticide free, highly sustainable products. BoxerTUFF donate at least 10% of all proceeds to local, non-profit rescue shelters. They both bring awareness to these shelters, as well as financial support on a monthly basis. The Richardson’s intend to rotate shelters on a regular basis to bring awareness and support to as many as possible.
Website – www.boxertuff.com
Canine Massage Therapy by Carlea Bovine R.M.T., C.M.T. Canine Massage is a branch of massage therapy that promotes health in dogs. It is a form of alternative therapy whose benefits can include helping to relieve pain, helping to make joints more flexible, improving the range of motion and benefiting the immune system of dogs. It uses touch ot maintain or improve both physical and emotional well-being.
Contact Carlea – 905 401 3450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrin Handley’s mission is to ensure the health and happiness of our four legged friends. Doggie Delites have a variety of products including aromatherapy leashes and collars made with paracord, pupcakes and fetch/retrieve balls which are great for scent training. Located in Niagara Falls they specialize in drool-icious homemade natural preservative free dog treats that will have your pooch beggin’ for more. Also available in gluten free.
Contact Arrin – 289 228 5598 or email@example.com
Beth McIntee is the owner/operator of Sweetie Pie’s Bakery which is a wholesale and by order bakery that takes “Farm to Table” baking to a whole different level. They strive to make products with local fruit, most of which comes right from here in the Niagara Region. Their wholesale products can be found in many local venues or by order from their kitchen.
Website – www.spbakery.ca
H2Only delivers bottled water to homes and businesses in the Niagara Peninsula. They are a premier bottled water company, where pure reverse-osmosis water, excellent customer service, and value pricing come to your door. Their water regularly rest at 0-2 parts per million total dissolved solids (PPM TDS) as a result of their nine stages of filtration. This means they deliver the cleanest purified bottled water in southern Ontario. With zero chemical and biological contaminants they guarantee worry-free drinking of a pure and clean product that your body needs.
Website – www.h2only.ca
Check out Bands Fur Animals on Facebook to see live streams of Eric Conlon, Dog Lovers Day Lure Course & Live with Jessica Greene
Lincoln County Humane Society
160 Fourth Avenue, St.Catharines
Creekside Estate Winery
2170 Fourth Avenue, St.Catharines
This event was a unique way to bond with your pup, support local businesses and enjoy the natural beauty Niagara has to offer. Participants took an afternoon off with their pets to help raise awareness and funds for the adoptable dogs of the Lincoln County Humane Society.
– Valerie Chalmers