Go big: That’s the Wigglebutt Warriors mantra. For those unfamiliar, Wigglebutt Warriors is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. Every year, we host a huge fundraising gala to benefit OBG Cocker Rescue, and you and your dog (or cat or ferret) or invited! Well, we have a few announcements to share today with regards to the Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof “fun”-draiser we are hosting to benefit OBG Cocker Rescue on September 20, 2014, in Sterling, Virginia.
The official caterer of Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof is the former caterer of the Washington Redskins. Since 1989, R & R Catering has been the leader in the greater Washington DC area for its creative cuisine. They have received top catering honors from Washingtonian Magazine, Channel 9 News A-List, The Knot and Wedding Wire, just to name a few.
They received top catering honors from Washingtonian Magazine, Channel 9 News A-List, The Knot and Wedding Wire, just to name a few. They take care of all the details, from preparation to clean up. Even cooler, all prices are disclosed up front in the event contract, and they do not impose hidden charges. All meals are prepared under the guidance of one of Washington’s most renowned chefs, our Executive Chef Lubin Barrantes.
Here are photos of just some of their delectable delicacies. Guests of Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof will be dining on items such as:
* Beef medallions bordelaise
* Chicken with lemon, asparagus, and parmesan
* Roasted vegetable tortellini
If you are in the northern Virginia or Washington, DC area, we highly recommend R&R Catering for your next event, fundraiser, or get together.
The official photographers for the Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof event are Jeanne Taylor Photography / Pet Portraits and Dirty Paw Photography. Jeanne Taylor Photography is a published and awarded pet photographer in Northern Virginia, and her talents are impeccable. Check her out on Facebook, give them a LIKE, and get ready to be dazzled by their photographic stylings. Dirty Paw Photography will be assisting and is also a class act. Dirty Paw Photography specializes in fine art and documentary style pet photography capturing the personality of your pet in each photograph. Check out their Facebook pages, too. Welcome aboard, ladies!
All guests will be photographed on the red carpet, in front of the step and repeat, and both Jeanne and Dirty Paw will be photographing the evening’s festivities. Photos will be available for later purchase.
We have just 20 tickets available to Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof, and this means once they are gone, there is no waiting list: Tickets are gone for good. If you love pet-friendly events with like-minded people, want to have fun with your dog, have a weekend amongst familiar faces and to make new friends….all while fundraising for Cocker Spaniels in need, join us! Buy tickets here.
MOST RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Here’s a recap of everything you can expect and what you can anticipate when you and your dog attend Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof:
Your pet can win a Wiggy Award. Click here to learn more about the Wiggy Award Ceremony and how to win.
The dynamic duo of Robbin and Joseph Everett will host the glamorous “Wiggy Awards” that will take place during Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof. Robbin and Joseph Everett, internet superstars since September of 2008, have been bringing pet-related entertainment to animal lovers in over 30 countries. Robbin and Joe dominate new media by hosting 2 weekly radio shows, appearing on their own hit web TV show (on hiatus), hosting a community, blogging, and writing a newspaper column. They have made guest appearances on terrestrial radio, guest blog posts and pet related events. They are best known for all things TPPC.tv!!!!
Please welcome Robbin and Joe to the Hollywoof sponsor team and get ready to have an absolutely spectacular time with these two pros taking the lead for the Wiggy Awards portion of the evening.
DESIGNER TO THE STARS
All guests are encouraged to dress in true Hollywood glam style! Dress as you would to walk the red carpet!! You are welcome to wear dress slacks, a business suit, a tux, a dress, or a gown!
Yes, dogs are encouraged to dress up for Hollywoof glam. We have commissioned Anthony Rubio, who designed the outfits for the Wigglebutt Wedding. Rubio will be designing Zoe and Dexter’s couture and he will be available for custom apparel design. Rubio just was awarded the Pet Designer of the Year at the New York Pet Fashion Show, so we are very honored to have his artistic couture as part of our ensemble.
If you are interested in commissioning Anthony Rubio to design for your pet, please connect with him in advance, as each piece of couture is a true work of art. Here’s more about Anthony and a pic of the elegant gown and oh-so-handsome tux he designed for Zoe and Dexter, respectively, for Wigglebutt Wedding.
EARN A PUP SCOUT BADGE
The DPFamily PupScouts is proud to reveal that members of any PupScout troop affiliated with DPFamily can earn a “Hollywoof” badge in conjunction with attending Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof! Learn more about how your dog can earn a badge by clicking here. We have several troop members from Georgia joining us!
PET-FRIENDLY WINERY GET TOGETHER
The day after the big Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof event will now be dedicated to a pet-friendly day of fun at the Barrel Oaks Winery!
That’s right: Book your room to stay over the night of the Hollywoof gala at our host hotel. The actual event takes place on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Olde Towne Pet Resort in Sterling, Virginia. The hotel is for accommodations. The actual event is taking place at Olde Towne Pet Resort.
On Sunday, September 21st, you are invited to bring your pet to the Barrel Oaks Winery in Virginia for a day of wine tasting if desired, picnicking with your friends, dog-friendly fun, and a get together in a relaxed, casual, post-Hollywoof setting.
WIN A 2-PAGE SPREAD IN PUP CULTURE MAGAZINE
Imagine your dog getting a 2-page spread within the magazines of a national dog magazine. Imagine all you and your dog have to do is attend a fun event together for fundraising fun for a Cocker rescue group. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Pup Culture magazine will award one lucky doggie attendee of Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof a 2-page spread in their magazine!! Deets here.
WIN A LUCY MALONEY ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART
As if that was not enough to award, one lucky attendee will win a custom miniature version of their dog, as sculpted and designed by Lucy Maloney, Miniature Dog Artist. This is a rare opportunity to immortalize your dog in forever miniature version. If you’ve never seen Lucy’s works, please peek below and check out this link: Lucy Maloney is a Miniature Dog Artist rock star. Her works are world-renowned, and she designed the Wigglebutt Wedding topper for the cake as well as designing my belated Brandy Noel. She is really a genius at her craft. We have our paws crossed she will be in attendance with us at the event also!
SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THE HOLLYWOOF EVENT
Guests will be treated to an evening of surprises and upscale fun, where the evening is centered on the entire “Hollywoof” experience, including:
- A dog-welcoming evening including dinner, dancing, prizes, and surprises at a first-class luxury pet resort (Olde Towne Pet Resort) in beautiful Sterling, Virginia.
- The First Annual “Wiggy” awards from the Wigglebutt Warriors in a variety of categories, with 10 doggy guests in attendance being selected from a panel of peers to win trophies and prizes.
- Media coverage and pose on the Step and Repeat
- Walking the red carpet, media interviews, pose for paw-parazzi, and more!
- Swag bags, mingling, networking, laughs, “fun-draising,” and memories made!
- Cash bar
- Dancing to the musical sounds of Touch of Class DJ, Mike Guariglia
- Fun auction
- One doggie attendee will be featured in a 2-page expose and photo spread in Pup Culture magazine – with photographs taken during this very special evening!
- One lucky doggy or kitty attendant will win a Custom Miniature version of their dog as sculpted and designed by Lucy Maloney, Miniature Dog Artist.
This is the official link to purchase tickets. You can pay by PayPal or credit card: CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER
Olde Towne Pet Resort is not a hotel for people: It is a resort for pets, and we have access to this fabulous facility.
Hotel rooms are now available and there are a limited number of rooms. We were able to garner a very special rate for Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof attendees. If you plan to come and join us, now is the time to book your room. Your credit card will be used to hold the room but will not be charged until you actually check out from your stay in September. Ty so much Darlene Bryant for securing this fab rate for us! Keep in mind, we are planning to do something on Sunday after the event – shooting for a pet-friendly winery and fun together. So here is the link – highly recommended you get your reservations and pay for your actual ticket sooner than later. Once we hit 100 people, we are sold out and closing the velvet ropes!
The hotel is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the venue.
VENUE ADDRESS AND WEBSITE
OLDE TOWNE PET RESORT, DULLES
21460 SQUIRE COURT | STERLING, VA 2016
Note: This is the Sterling, VA location – NOT Springfield.
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