out and enjoy the day with us at Tails on the Trails 2009 from 9am
to 3pm. We welcome every dog, every size, every shape to join us.
There is so much to do besides hiking too: Games, food, vendors
and so much more!
Take A Hike, Check
Out Our Foster Dogs!
Leash up your dog, pack up your car and
come to the park. Join us for a one- or two-mile hike in the park.
Dogless people are welcome too! Hike in honor/memory of a person,
pet, or as a donation. You may also choose to walk a foster
dog. To learn more about hiking
and how to register and our hike guidelines, please click
The registration booth is open. Check in and/or register to
hike. Don't forget to also bring your pledge collections to
enter for a chance to win one our our grand prizes and also
pick up your pledge incentive gifts.
Foster Dogs: 9am
Check out our current foster dogs! Hikers who wish to walk one
of our foster dogs must present a valid photo ID and must be
18 or older. However... dogs can be walked double lead (two
leads attached to the dog, one held by an adult and one by a
child.) We only have a limited number of foster dogs available
to be walked - this will be on a first come first serve basis
at the Foster Check out tent. We
are asking for a $5.00 donation to walk one of our foster dogs.
Take A Hike: 10am
The hike kicks off at 10 am... so join us at the starting line!
We will be announcing the winners of the hike pledges. There
will be over $650 worth of goodies awarded to the top three
pledge collectors! The grand prize winner will receive over
$350 in great dog lover goodies!
Angels, My Girls Book Signing: 9am
Stop by and meet author Kellianne Peterson
and buy your "SIGNED" copy of "My Angels, My Girls".
A powerful, moving, and inspirational story by author Kellianne
Peterson about her three beloved dogs Georgia, Sydney and Rem-Rem.
My Angels, My Girls takes us on a four-legged journey through Kellianne’s
heart and home. $5 of each purchase will be donated to TOTTSHR!
From funny anecdotes such as when one of her “girls”
stole a pair of pliers from a visiting electrician and then hid
them in a drawer to the harrowing description of how two of her
“angels” helped save Kellianne by immobilizing her during
a seizure, this is written by a dog lover for other kindred spirits.
Her down to earth descriptions of a dog-centric life make this a
pleasant page turner.
Visit The Memorial
Candle Garden: 9am - 3pm
tribute to a beloved departed animal with one of our memory candles.
Each candle is approximately 6" X 3" and includes your
pets name. Your candle will look similar to the one shown in the
picture. Candles will be on display at the hike and then after the
hike, the candle is yours to take with you. We are accepting orders
now to have the hearts prepared in advance of hike day. Cost
of each memory candle is a $20.00 donation to the rescue or $25.00
if you'd like a picture added. You can reserve your candle today
with paypal by clicking
Weight Pull Demonstrations
& Chance For Your Dog To Try It Out: 9am
Come on out and test your paws at weight pulling courtesy of Sheryl
and her two Malamutes Cinnabar and Sebastian! Sheryl is a member
of the IWPA (International Weight Pull Association) as well as a
member of the UKC PPAPBT Weight Pull Club, and the AMAEP (Alaskan
Malamute Association of Eastern PA). Sheryl and her boys pull year
round in IWPA, UKC (United Kennel Club), and AMCA (Alaskan Malamute
Club of America) sanctioned weight pull events. Dog Pulling is akin
to a tractor pull. Dogs compete to see who can pull the most weight
16 feet. They pull a wheeled cart on an earthen surface, or a sled
on snow. The handler has no contact with the dog during the pull,
so it is up to the dog's willingness to pull. Safety of the dog
is of paramount concern. Since IWPA's organization in 1984, no dogs
have been hurt in competition.
Mushing & Chance For YOUR Dog To
Run In Harness: 9am - 3pm
Our friends at the PA Sled Dog Club will be offering demonstrations
through out the day. Learn more about this fun sport that can be
a great thrill for all dogs and their owners. He will even give
you an opportunity to get your dogs paws wet in mushing. Your dog
can have the opportunity to get fitted in harness and hooked up
to a cart for a mushing experience! Please note that dogs should
be comfortable around other dogs and being handled by people to
Chance For Your Dog To Try Scootering:
9am - 3pm
If your dog loves to run, but you aren't
so sure about the full mushing experience, try slipping your dog
into a sled dog harness, rope him to a scooter, hop on the scooter
and let him run. The dog and you become a mini mushing team!
Come on Out to See, Do and Shop: 9am
Check out the many vendors we will have at the hike this year: great
food to fun sand art - below is a partial list of the vendors who
will be at the hike!
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please
click here for
- Secret Spot Food Concessions:
Stop and get some great food and beverages including Gelatis,
Hot Sandwiches, Old Fashioned Soda's, Ice Cream and MORE!
- Tails of the Tundra Merchandise Booth:
offering a wide variety of stuffed huskies, umbrellas, t-shirts,
and other husky collectibles!
- Husky Essentials: offering
50 foot leashes, car harnesses, training collars, leashes, undercoat
rakes, poop bag dispensers, harnesses, and skijoring/scooter/mushing
- Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club:
offering information about their upcoming events, merchandise
to support the club and information about the sport.
Star Dog Sled Company: Stop by and check out the work of sled
builder Johnn Molburg. He and his family have been racing sled
dogs for over 45 years. Maybe it is time for your to order your
very own CUSTOMER SLED! And you can also buy some of Nancy's beautiful
Dog Rescue Alliance: Welcome to Blind Dog Rescue Alliance.
We are a small group of volunteers spread out throughout the United
States (and even a couple in Canada!) who are dedicated to advocating
for blind and visually impaired dogs by rescuing dogs in shelters,
helping blind dog owners, and educating the public.
- Bucks County Alliance for Animal Resources:
The BAAR seeks to educate the citizens of Bucks County on the
care and guardianship of all animals, domestic and exotic.
Comfort & Care: an experienced professional pet-sitting
business which has been providing service in central Bucks and
Montgomery counties for over two years.
- DB Woodworking: Stop by and checkout the beautiful
work of Joe Myers and local woodworker. Custom pieces available!
Great holiday gifts or gifts for your dog sitter!
Pet Pantry: Pampering Your Pets at Practical Prices!
4 Life: Meet Gerry Trupia, an Independent Business Owner/Distributor
of Fastrack Supplements. He will be on site to answer your supplement
- Microchip Clinic: We will
be holding an AVID
Microchip Clinic. Developed by a veterinarian, the AVID®
microchip is safe, permanent and takes only seconds to administer.
The tiny injectable "chip" contains a one-of-a-kind
identification number and is recognized worldwide. A special scanner
is used to read the microchip through the skin of the animal.
The animal feels nothing as the chip's number quickly appears
in the scanner's viewing window. Cash or check is accepted. Prices
include initial registration and installation of the chip by a
Vet Tech. All proceeds benefits TOTTSHR: Rates
are as follows: 1 Dog - $35.00, 4 Dogs - $120.00, Over 5 Dogs
- $120.00 for 1st 4 dogs and $20 for each additional dog.
- Foster Dog Donation Bin: We
will have a foster dog donation bin set up. Help give our foster
dogs a second chance. Every little thing helps... bring a box
of biscuits, dog food, treats, a dog bed, towels, or click
here for more ideas. We
are also looking for items to be donated for our next eBay Auction..
stuffed animals, collectibles, new and slightly used items that
we can sell on eBay!
- Dog Crate Area/ Foster Dogs:
For those of you who have more than one dog.. we do have the doggie
crate area. Under strict guard by several TOTTSHR volunteers,
your dog(s) can have some safe down time. This is also the place
to come to meet some of our foster dogs too!
- Doggie Pools: Don't forget to stop in at the
Doggie Dip Area... come on over and take a dip at the Doggie Pools!
This is where all the COOL DOGS hang out! The pups can hang out
by the pools and get their paws a little wet and enjoy some husky
smiles! It is sure to be a refreshing stop for your pup after
their hike on the trails!
Canine Good Citizen Testing & Demonstrations:
9am - 3pm
Have your dog tested to be a Canine
Good Citizen! Cash or check is accepted and may be paid at the CGC
Booth. The purpose of the Canine Good Citizen Program is to ensure
that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member
of the community. To receive the CGC certificate, dogs take a 10
item Canine Good Citizen Test. If you are interested in having your
dog tested and want to know what is involved, please click
here for more information. Check out this article about Homeowners
Insurance Available to Breeds Previously Excluded with CGC Certification.
We are asking for a $10.00 donation
to take the CGC test.
Scavenger Hunt: 9am (or whenever you
pick up your bag) - 2:30pm
You can sign up for the Scavenger Hunt at
the Registration booth. Scavenger Hunt participants will be armed
with special bags to collect their eggs. Over 50 special eggs will
be hidden throughout the vendor and picnic area... it will be up
to you and your pup to find as many as you can! Visit vendor booths,
stroll along the grass and see how many eggs you can find. Each
egg will be filled with either dog treats, coupons, gift certificates
and special cool dog stuff including T-Shirts! Over $50 in prizes
will be hidden for participants to take a chance on wining! Redeem
your prizes at the main arena!
We are asking for a $5.00 donation to take part in the Scavenger
Silent Auction: 10am - 2:30pm
We have over 30 different items available
for the silent auction. The silent auction works by simply buying
your tickets, and then place them as you wish in the cup for the
item you wish to win. Tickets
are: $1 Each, 6 for $5, 15 for $10.
Group Photo: 12:30pm
Join us in the main ring for a group photo of ALL DOGSTERS in attendance!
Let's show Dogster how much we LOVE Dogster!
of the Tundra Alumni Revue: 1:00 pm
Have you rescued a dog from Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue
or did you adopt your dog from a shelter or owner based on a referral
from a TOTTSHR? Then we want to hear from you! This is your chance
to let your rescued pup strut their stuff in front of all of their
fans! The Alumni Revue will take place at 1:00pm at the Dog Arena.
Each dog will have a moment in the "spot light" as their
story is told to all of his/her fans. There is no fee to enter..
all we need is some information from you! Just
click here to sign up.
Dog Contests & Games: We
have morning and afternoon games! The morning games start
around 11:30 am and the afternoon games start after the Alumni Revue
(Approx. 2 pm)
- MORNING GAMES: (11:30-ish)
- The Annual Pluck Off: Team up with your
Husky and let's see who is the best plucker out there! You
have 1 minute to just PLUCK IT!
- Canine Bowling: Bowling with Dogs (get
your dog to knock down the pins). The dog who knocks down
the pins the quickest wins!
- Biscuit Find: The nose knows! Which dog
can find the biscuit under the cones?
- AFTERNOON GAMES: (2:00-ish)
- Fastest Ice Cream In The East: On your
mark get set.. eat that Ice Cream. This year our Ice Cream
eating contest is sponsored by TJ's Secret Spot! Let's
see who is the Fastest Ice Cream eater In The East: On your
mark get set.. eat that Ice Cream. Contest starts at approximately
Thanks again to T.J.'S Secret Spot Tropical
Water Ice And Ice Cream
349 Main St, Pennsburg,PA 18073, 215-541-4479
- Musical Sit: When the music stops the dogs
all sit. Last one to be sitting... is OUT. Then, like musical
chairs you learned in grade school you keep going until there's
just ONE dog left!