Rusty's 2nd Annual Dog Birthday Bash Held at Adams County Winery
Adams County Winery, located in Orrtanna, Pa. held its second annual birthday bash for their farm winery mascot, Rusty, a golden retriever. Rusty, who was a rescue, turned 9 years old on Saturday, June 25, 2011.
Proceeds from the party benefited the Rick and Sally Meyers
Animal Shelter, formerly the Adams County SPCA, located in Gettysburg, Pa. The shelter recently changed its name to reflect that it is a private nonprofit organization, which receives only about 8% of its funding from county and municipalities combined!
The Birthday Boy, Rusty!
In lieu of gifts for Rusty, birthday party guests were asked to bring something for The Rick and Sally Meyers Animal Shelter – canned dog food, cat litter, or kitten chow.
A Great Party for All
Some of the highlights from the party included: Meet-and-Greet with the SPCA dogs, tours of the winery and dog walks through the farm, children's activities, doggie pool, dog wash, vendors with pet supplies, and training demonstrations.
Contests included: an obstacle course, dog fashion show, and a pet photo contest with the winner featured on a wine label with Rusty as a fundraiser for the SPCA.
And of course, no birthday party would be complete without dancing with the doggie stars, good food by Uncle Moe's Soul Food, and music.
"Did someone say party? I love a good party!"
Diva dog in the making . . .
"I may be dressed in pink, but my boy loves me anyway!"
Lap puppy? They came in droves big and small . . .
Babies and all . . .
Rusty "working the room," making his way around to each and every guest.
Free Wine Tasting
Guests enjoyed free wine sampling and winery tours. Pets were also welcome inside the winery for the event.
Additionally, custom paw print labels of guests and their pets were available. If you missed yours, it's still not to late to order.
"We actually have a bottle of wine named after Rusty," said Bethany Ely, a worker at the winery. "It is called, Rusty's Red."
Personalized Pet Labels
For just $3.00 per label (retail value $5.00), you can have your pet photo made into a personalized wine label when you purchase a bottle of wine. A dollar from each label will be donated to the Rick and Sally Meyers Animal Shelter.
Best Friends Wine
Each year, the winery makes a limited edition special SPCA label for their two most popular wines; "Best Friends White" and "Best Friends Red". The cost is $12.98 each, and $1 from every bottle goes to the Rick and Sally Meyers Animal Shelter. Enjoy some great wine with a special label while helping to support a great cause! Order here, or pick up a bottle or two at either location.
Search and Rescue Demonstrations
Thurmont K-9 Search and Rescue, located in Thurmont, Md., was on hand giving demonstrations with their canine partners. The team's specialty is wilderness air-scent search, but they do assist with swift water rescues and building search. The team is currently working towards boat searches over water for drowning victims, and first responder for urban search and rescue.
For more information on Thurmont K-9 Search & Rescue, call Kurt Hornicek (301) 639-2781, or visit their website at: http://www.thurmontk-9sar.org
"Here's the sleeve, but I don't know where I left the arm . . ."
Training demonstrations were provided by J & S K9 Training. Handlers Charles Smith and Jay Thompson offer basic obedience, advance obedience, home protection, and much more. For more information on their services, contact Charles Smith, (717) 357-5811 or Jay Thompson, (717) 334-1159.
Paris Hilton look out! This dynamic duo could give you a run for your money!
"I'm not fond of the Pupparrazi, so keep that camera outta my face!"
Making new friends--both two and four legged.
All tuckered out from a fun-filled day. Time to find a sleep buddy!
"Oh, my paw pads ache. Just carry me darling!"
And the dog buried his bone for another day . . .
Rusty exhausted from his birthday bash.
Rick and Sally Meyers Animal Shelter
The Rick and Sally Meyers Animal Shelter provides vital services to people and animals alike such as: sheltering and adopting animals, behavior training for adoptable animals and for owned animals through public training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, educating the public, and rescuing animals in emergency situations.
To make a tax-deductible donation to the shelter, please visit their website at: www.myersshelter.org
For more information on adoptions, call the shelter at: (717) 334-8876