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If you like celebrating and doing pet-friendly things with your dog, this is news you don’t want to miss. The Wigglebutts Uncorked dog friendly fundraiser is growing and the news is getting bigger!

Here’s the scoop:

What is Wigglebutts Uncorked?

The hottest pet friendly fundraiser of the Spring 2016 is about to take flight, and you are invited: Soar with the Wigglebutt Warriors in our crusade to save dogs’ lives. This is no ordinary fundraiser: This is Wigglebutts Uncorked at America’s Oldest Winery: Brotherhood Winery, in Washingtonville, New York on Saturday evening, April 16th, 2016.

Bark is the new black, and all the who’s who of the canine world will be in attendance in their finest couture for this gala benefit to raise funds for NYC Second Chance Rescue. For one low price, you can paw-tay the night away, celebrate, give back, feel good, AND bear witness to Dexter the Wigglebutt Warrior escorting his parents down the aisle for the formal celebration of their marriage!

Dancing, prizes, swag bags, silent auction, and of course, the Second Annual Wiggy Awards: Who will win the coveted Wiggy of the Year? Savvy canines in attendance are eligible! Stay for the after party on Sunday, April 17th at a nearby location.

Wigglebutts Uncorked

Is This the First Fundraiser We’ve Done?

In 2013, Wigglebutt Warriors hosted a “Wigglebutt Wedding.”

In 2014, we hosted “Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof.”

Who Are Wigglebutt Warriors?

Wigglebutt Warriors® is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. We’ve raised over $50,000 for homeless dogs to assist with medical, food, and basic needs until they find their forever homes. We are not a 501(c)3 but we raise money for 501(c)3 dog rescue groups in the United States. Founders, Carol and Darlene Bryant, along with their Cocker Spaniel, Dexter, are crusading to save dogs’ lives… with your help. We are two women on a mission, doing this from the heart because, as our trademark saying goes, “My Heart Beats Dog®!!!”

my heart beats dog

Tell Me the Big News!

Smorgasbark Announcement

Bringing your dog (or cat) to the gala? They are in for a fantastic meal and dessert thanks to our official “Smorgasbark” sponsor, Dr. Harvey’s !!!!!

The Smorgasbark will consist of Canine Health and/or Veg to Bowl with a variety of protein options.

The food will be made and given out in disposable bowls.

We will also be offering a variety of treats as a dessert!!!

Thank you to Dr. Harvey’s and get ready for nom noms and a special goodie packet of items to take home!

Doctor Harvey's food sponsor

Sparkle and Shine

A star is born and gracing us with her presence. Our dear friend and marketing guru, woman of all trades, and she who teaches that “She believed she could so she did”…the one and only 2014 Women in the Pet Industry Woman of the Year, Lorien Clemens of PetHub will be attending AND singing at the start of the vow renewal portion of the evening!!!

Lorien Clemens on right

PetHub is an official sponsor of the event, and guests will get a fab gift in their swag bags, too!

Here’s our very own Dexter with a PetHub tag:

PetHub pet id

A Diamond Necklace Giveaway

One very lucky guest in attendance at Wigglebutts Uncorked will win this beautiful diamond and solid gold necklace (ERV over $500) to showcase their animal love…courtesy of Diamond Sponsor, My Pet Harmony !! Must be present to win!

Win a Diamond Pendant

Celebrity Emcee

Andrea Arden of Animal Planet fame will be our special emcee!

Andrea Arden emcee for Wigglebutts Uncorked

A Custom Dog Miniature Prize

One lucky attendee will win their very own custom miniature of their pet courtesy the one and only Lucy Maloney. You can read all about Lucy here and then look below for the fabulous replica she did of Wigglebutt Warrior founder, Dexter!

Lucy Maloney miniature

Get Apparel for Your Pooch

Planning to bring your dog to the gala? Consider the designs of Belle Diva Couture aka Janice Craig. She does amazing work that is custom tailored and super affordable for your dog:

How to find dog clothes
Dexter wearing his custom tux from Belle Diva Couture.

A Rock Star Dog

A very special guest is coming to Wigglebutts Uncorked and this guest is going to make heads turn, tails wag, and bring your Kleenex because he might just inspire you to tears! The One. The Only. (cue the “Rocky” theme song): Baby Joey will be in attendance. Maybe if you ask nice, he will do a selfie with you!

Read the story of Baby Joey here:

Dog without rear limbs needs help

Partnering with Pup Scouts

Wish your dog could be a Pup Scout? Well, founder of this fab group, Susan Godwin – has partnered with Wigglebutt Warriors – and you can earn a choir/singing badge by attending Wigglebutts Uncorked. Complete deets on earning a badge here!

pup scout

Need Transportation from New York City?

Due to the high demand of ticket requests from our loyal NYC supporters who need transportation to and from this event, we have made arrangements to have bus service.

Depending on the number of people with PAID tickets to the event needing transport, the cost will be an additional fee.

Please contact to request information.

NYC Second Chance Rescue

After Party

There will be an informal get together “after party” on Sunday, April 17th from 11 am to 5 pm est., at Warwick Valley Winery in Warwick, New York. There will be music, two patios, and a bakery and café on site. It is pet friendly, but pets are not allowed inside the building. Pets ARE permitted on the grounds, patios and outdoor dining areas. We will all meet in the host hotel lobby of the hotel and drive in a caravan to the winery.

warwick winery

What About a Hotel to Stay Overnight?

We have reached the maximum allotted number of rooms for our group rate at a nearby hotel,  Hampton Inn Middletown.  You can always call the Hampton Inn and see if there is availability but not at the group rate. They are located at 20 Crystal Run Crossing in Middletown, New York 10941. Phone number is 845-344-3400.

If you want to stay overnight and also attend the day after festivities (“after party”), you can book at the host hotel but at the full rate. They are almost sold out, so book now. Also, there is a hotel next door, and you can see if there are vacancies as well.

Courtyard Middletown (This hotel is next door to the Hampton Inn.) 24 Crystal Run Crossing, Middletown, NY 10941 (845) 695-0606

Here are two additional hotels nearby. Check for vacancies, and check if they are pet friendly if that is desired:

Howard Johnson, 551 Rte. 211, East/I84, Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 342-5822

Days Inn Middletown 4939 NY-17M, New Hampton, NY 10958 (845) 374-2411

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Purchase Tickets

Tickets are on sale NOW, AND we will cap the number of tickets as “sold out” when we hit 200. We anticipate a sell out, so first come, first served!

Where: Brotherhood Winery: America’s Oldest Winery located in Washingtonville, New York. (just one hour from New York City and a mere 17 miles from Soon’s Orchards in New Hampton, NY).

When: Saturday, April 16, 2016: Rain or Shine – the event is indoors!!!!

Time: 6 pm to 10:30 pm

Cost per Ticket: $125

Attire: Dressy: From slacks to dresses to evening gowns.

Are Pets Welcome? Yes, well-behaved dogs are welcome. Must remain on leash with pet parent(s) at all times. No Flexi-leashes. No additional fee. Pre-determined number of pet tickets available, so first come first served.

Ticket Includes: Admission to the gala, posing on red carpet, hors-d’oeuvres, full dinner buffet, wine bar, beer, soda, water, coffee, tea, dessert, and more. Access to outdoor patio. Dancing, prizes, goodie bags, silent auction, PLUS: The Second Annual Wiggy Awards And Admittance to Renewal of Vows ceremony. Access to the on-site winery to shop and take wines home!

DJ services courtesy Mikie G, Touch of Class DJ – check him out for all your DJ needs!

wigglebutts uncorked


Want to Be a Sponsor?

Check out all of our sponsors to date and write to if you’d like to come on board!

brotherhood winery

SO are you ready to help us raise funds and rock the night away for NYC Second Chance Rescue?

A dog lover of the highest order is how Gayle King introduced Carol Bryant, when she appeared with her Cocker Spaniel on Oprah Radio’s Gayle King show to dish dogs. Carol created and owns the trademark, My Heart Beats Dog® and lives that mantra. A 30-year veteran of the dog world, she is President of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) and the 2020 DWAA winner for Best Dog Blog.


  1. Dolly the Doxie says

    It sounds like such an amazing event and I truly was hoping to go this year. But, I get to attend Global in March so another trip so close isn’t possible, then with BlogPaws in June. Good luck, I’m proud to at least be a blogger sponsor.

    • Carol Bryant says

      We are thrilled you are a blogger sponsor, too, and look paw-ward to seeing you in June at BlogPaws. Dex wants to know if Taffy will be there hubba hubba BOL

  2. Robin says

    This is going to be a fun-packed event! You have a lot of great things going on. I hope that the event raises a ton of money for the dogs! The necklace is really beautiful and I love Dexter’s tux. 🙂

  3. Val Silver says

    This is such a great cause and fundraiser you are doing. Sorry I won’t be there, but I’m happy I could be a sponsor and lend support that way. Hope you have a blast and raise lots of $$$.

  4. Naj says

    Okay just the name itself is adorable! What a wonderful cause. I absolutely love that people are taking the time to speak for those that can’t speak for themselves (our animals).

  5. Elizabeth Keene says

    This looks like so much fun, and you amaze with all the planning that has gone into this event. The dogs at second chance rescue are lucky! I’ll be there in spirit (and in sponsorship; so thrilled to help in a small way)!

  6. Sadie says

    Hoping the Parker Pack will be able to attend the event. In the meantime, we are happy to be able to sponsor such a great cause (book to arrive soon).

  7. christy says

    I’m such a fan of Andrea Arden’s – what a great event and I wish we lived closer as we’d attend for sure. I tweeted so folks on your coast are aware of this!

  8. FiveSibesMom says

    Such a great event! I’m thrilled FiveSibes can be a sponsor. I so wish I could be there, but as you know, I’m battling health issues that prevent me from travelling. But my heart will be with you all! And I’ll be sharing!

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