Thursday, October 16, 2014

Garage Sale/Monster Dash

Two CCHS benefit events in one day! Our second garage sale for this year took place on Saturday, Oct 11th at the Winfield Fairgrounds. Donors of items were numerous and sales went great! Thanks to the donors, buyers, and board members who set up and worked the sale, we were able to make $1,900 for the shelter!
A huge thank you to all of our donors and buyers!

Opening the garage sale: Board member Julie DeGarmo, Board President Alice Shaffer, and VP Jessi Leeper
Frankie, Julie DeGarmo's dog, was the official greeter

Later that evening, adoptable dogs, shelter staff and volunteers attended the Monster Dash in Udall. The organizers of the Dash and Forest of Fear are long-time shelter supporters and donate a portion of the event income to the shelter. Thank you so much!
My name is Domino and I'm up for adoption!
I am up for adoption!

Adoptable animals and volunteers/shelter staff at the Monster Dash


River, the pit bull girl with the deformed leg, had finally found a home with an older couple during an adoption event at Petsense in Ponca City.

Sadly, because of circumstances beyond anyone's control, River had to be returned to the shelter just two weeks after what we had hoped would be her forever home.

Shelter staff was working on finding a rescue to take River in, because she had been at the shelter three times now. Off-site adoption coordinator, Dovie Browning, tried one last time to find a home for this girl at an adoption event in Wichita, but no luck. 

One of the volunteers, Tim, offered to foster River until a rescue could be found. This resolution lasted only one car ride home. That car ride was enough for River to steal Tim's heart, and upon arrival at the shelter, he decided to give our sweet girl a forever home!  

Sunday, October 5, 2014


1-Mile Fun Walk Participants

CCHS celebrated its first annual Petpalooza on Saturday, September 27th at Black Creek Park. It was a success! Several walkers with their dogs came early to participate in the 1-Mile Fun Walk. Many others came to let their dogs run and play in the two off-leash dog parks and enjoy the vendors, live music, raffles, cake walk, doggie art, demonstrations and contests

An adoption event was also held and seven (!) dogs found new homes that day!

Thank you to all who made this event such a success! We made $1,000 to benefit the shelter!

                          The Guests Are Arriving

Dog Park                


               Live Music with Ish and Rod

Mary and Sarah Painted Many Faces

Real Men Have Their Face Painted!

Cake Walk

Best Dressed Dog Contest:

Dog's Most Mysterious Heritage Contest:

Doggie Art:


Tricks by Tru

Obedience by Complete K9, Wichita


College Hill Coffee, Happy Hounds Creations, Kathy's Hypertufa, Deni's Doghouse, MatsuFoto, CCHS


Adoptable Dogs and Volunteers

RJ (left) went home with his new mom and big brother Duke (previously adopted from CCHS).

Salem with his new family.

Cutie Pie with her new mom.

Bugs is going home!

Bubbie was adopted!

Pru found a new home!

A family came to take Gretal into their home to Foster to Adopt. 

Patches was adopted when the adoption event crew arrived back at the shelter. 

Photos by Diana Russell and Kay Martinez.