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Wigglebutt Warriors Announces Wigglebutts Wonderland Fundraiser

Wigglebutt Warriors is back and we invite you to join us for a casual, fun, in-person event to raise money for Cocker Spaniels in need. There are only 35 tickets available for this year’s event, so first come first serve for the tickets.

Wigglebutt Warriors fundraiser

Who Are Wigglebutt Warriors?

Wigglebutt Warriors® is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. We’ve raised over $60,000 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®!!!”

Is This the First Fundraiser We’ve Done?

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

In 2014, we hosted “Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof.”

In 2016, we hosted Wigglebutts Uncorked.

What is This Year’s Event?

Wigglebutts Wonderland sold out

This year, we are getting casual, limited tickets, and changing things up a bit. We were not going to have an event this year, but we decided that the Cockers in need truly need Wigglebutt Warriors to work their magic. So here’s the scoop:

Details of This Year’s Fundraiser

WE HAVE SOLD OUT BUT YOUR NAME CAN GO ON A WAIT LIST FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS. There will be an online donation component, too – stay tuned!

Name: Wigglebutts Wonderland

Location: Knoebels Amusement Park and Resort in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, Pavilion K – map and details will be provided to guests.  We have a reserved area for our group.

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Timeline of Day: 11 am until park closes at 7 pm.

11 am: Arrival and socialize

12-1:30: Lunch, dessert, wags

1:30 – 2: Prize giveaways

2 pm: Group photo with the dogs in attendance

2:30- on: You can stay with us and mingle in the Pavilion, chat, eat, enjoy and/or you can head into the amusement park, which is free of charge.

Cost: $25 per person; dogs are free. The $25 goes to the rescue group.

Attire: Casual!

Food and Drink: Water and soft drinks will be provided by Wigglebutt Warriors to all guests and dogs. Wigglebutt Warriors will be making hamburgers and hot dogs in person (and no, not Carol – you don’t want me near a grill, do you?!)

Every person who purchases a ticket is required to bring an item from the list. List of items needed will be provided to all guests. For example, someone can choose a dessert, someone else can bring pretzels and chips, someone else can bring potato salad, etc. List will be provided. We will use a private Facebook event page with files so everyone can see the items.

Parking: Free and there is transport from the parking areas to the gate if needed.

dog friendly amusement park

What is the Link for the Venue?

This is the link:

Will We Have Overhead Coverage?

Yes, we have our own covered section.

Where Can I See a Map of Knoebels?

Here is the PDF link to Knoebels

Is There a Pool?

Yes! There will be a Doggie Dive on this day and your dog can partake in it. It is the last day the pool will be open and all dogs are welcome to swim! You can even hang out poolside and watch the fun of dogs enjoying the water!

If you opt to head into the amusement park, it is free of charge. Be certain you get a map of things to do and see. There are shows, musical acts, a magician, and much more!

Wigglebutt Warriors

Will There Be a Goodie Bag?

Yes, each guest will get a goodie bag with some items in it.

Are Dogs Welcome?

Yes! The pavilion and the amusement park are all dog friendly!

Is the Amusement Park Really Dog Friendly?

Oh yes! Dogs cannot go in restaurants nor on rides, but they can go everywhere else like outdoor eating, to play games, to sightsee, etc. It’s an amazing place and one of the only amusement parks in the USA to welcome well-behaved dogs on leash. You can eat at the amusement park, too. There are also a bunch of cute little shops and even a Christmas shop!

amusement park ride
Dexter says, “Hey Mom, do I measure up?”

Have You Actually Been to Knoebels?

Many times – we love going there. Here is the link to read about one of our visits to Knoebels.

What if It Rains?

We are doing the event come rain or come shine. However, if there are wicked storms and thunder/lightning, the event will be canceled. Monies are not refundable and will be donated directly to this year’s Cocker Rescue benefactor. However, guests will still be eligible for prizes and the prize drawing will take place live on Facebook on September 10th instead. We are hoping this does not happen.

Walking dog at amusement park

What If I Want to Stay Over?

Best Western Danville Inn – (Pet Friendly)

79 Old Valley School Road, Danville, PA 17821-9510


This hotel is 14.8 miles from the amusement park.

—- or —-

Quality Inn & Suites –  (Pet Friendly)

15 Valley West Rd, Danville, PA 17821-9525


This hotel is 15.3 miles from the amusement park.

Why Only 35 People?

We want this to be a smaller, less formal, but still impactful event!

Who is the Benefactor This Time?

San Diego Spaniel Rescue in San Diego, California. We selected this group because of a wonderful lady named Naomi Lukaszewski. Naomi has fostered over 80 Cocker Spaniels until they could find their forever loving homes. She is an amazing woman, and although we have never met, she inspires me. Wigglebutt Warriors fosters a 501c3 and this time, the funds raised will go to San Diego Spaniel Rescue.

Dog mom

 Can I Sponsor The Event?

Bloggers and companies are welcomed and encouraged to sponsor. Please contact Carol Bryant for complete affordable details to carol at fidoseofreality dot com

 How Do I Purchase a Ticket?

Send an email to carol at fidoseofreality dot com with the SUBJECT LINE: PUT ME ON THE WAIT LIST

Please include your name and how many tickets you want and if you plan to bring a pet, how many, and their names/breed (if known). A wait list is forming now.

What If It Sells Out?

It is first come, first served, so once tickets are gone, they are gone.  There are no refunds.

What If I Cannot Come But I Want to Donate?

Please send an email to carol at fidoseofreality dot com and indicate you want to donate. An email will be sent to you.

Will we see you there? We will post “SOLD OUT” once this is sold out. A private Facebook event page will help us all communicate.

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. Stacy Carling says

    My mom, Jasmine and I are so excited to be able to attend our second wigglebutt event to be able to meet up with follow dog lovers and raise money for an awesome rescue. Thank you Carol, Darleen and Dex for all you do. ((hugs))

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