Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof August Update

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Wigglebutt Warriors, the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality, is proud to host the sold-out Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof Weekend.  For those who want to get involved, aren’t sure what exactly Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof is, and want to know more about helping Wigglebutt Warriors, read on.

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How Wigglebutt Warriors Formed

In the summer of 2013,  I co-hosted the “Wigglebutt Wedding” “fun-draiser” in Stratford, Connecticut.  This formal gala raised thousands of dollars for a local Cocker Spaniel rescue group. In attendance were 120 human and 50 doggie guests…and one couture cat. We garnered over 40 media hits, including Parade magazine, a half-hour segment on Pet Talk News12CT, the Huffington Post, and many more.

I found my fundraising calling with this event, thus forming Wigglebutt Warriors with my spouse. We could not simply stop at this event, especially seeing the dogs who benefited, the monies raised, and realizing how much must be done for homeless dogs.

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Why Wigglebutts

If you’ve ever seen a Cocker Spaniel wag their tail, you know it is so much more than a wag. In fact, their tushies aka butts seem to wiggle to and fro. Cocker Spaniels wag as if their back end is doing a samba shimmy. A Wigglebutt is an affectionate term for a Cocker Spaniel’s happy wag.

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What is Wigglebutt Warriors

Founded on the mantra, “Crusading to save dogs’ lives,” the Wigglebutt Warriors is not a 501(c)3 but we fundraise for them. We are currently aligned with OBG Cocker Rescue and plan to help Cockers and dogs in need as our core focus and mission. While yearly galas and events are a main staple of our existence, they are not our only efforts. We have a business plan of Wigglebutt Warrior goals. A warrior crusades and with the help of like-minded dog lovers, we can make a difference..together…in the lives of homeless dogs.

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Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof

This event takes place September 20, 2014, at Olde Towne Pet Resort in Sterling, Virginia. We sold out months in advance thanks to dedicated dog moms and dads. Guests will be treated to an evening of glamour and upscale fun, where the evening is centered on the entire “Hollywoof” experience. 

The folks at Olde Towne Pet Resort in Sterling Virginia have opened their doors to us and have bequeathed the use of the facility to us for the evening.

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We are having a mini press conference and huge announcement along with silent auction with amazing items – from bling to sporting tickets and much more.

Creative cuisine from R&R Catering dancing from the DJ stylings of Touch of Class Mike Guariglia, a press conference, Wiggy Awards, media coverage, step and repeat, cocktails and hors’doeuvers, swag bags, prizes, media coverage, and more are all a part of this pet-welcoming evening.

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Who Benefits from Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof

Oldies but Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc, (OBG) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization based in the Washington DC metro area that is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals. Cockers own my heart and all proceeds raised will go to OBG so they can help more Cockers and save more lives.

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Our Sponsors

An event of this magnitude certainly cannot happen without some awesome behind the scenes folks pitching in.  A listing of all our current sponsors can be found here.

Hope for Paws founder, Eldad Hagar, serves as a point of inspiration and  and graciously made a donation to OBG Cocker Rescue to kick off the giving spirit.

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Wiggy Awards

Fidose of Reality is proud to reveal  that Robbin and Joseph Everett will host the glamorous “Wiggy Awards” that will take place during Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof. Fidose of Reality is a proud blog sponsor of TPPC.tv.

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!!!!

Complete details of the Wiggy Awards can be found here.

We appeared on the TPPC Blog Talk Radio podcast on August 7th: If you missed us, listen here and scroll to position 39:00

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Dexter’s Date, Designer, and Accessories

Dexter is the inspiration for Wigglebutt Warrriors. Dexter is the Fidose of Reality Puppy Relations (PR) Manager. He carries on the legacy ignited by his “sister, Brandy Noel, our previous Cocker Spaniel who has since passed away and is eternally missed.

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Dexter has asked Coco Chanel Bella, of Christine Aiello, to the Hollywoof event, and she has graciously accepted. Together, these two cuties will rock the red carpet and fundraise to help dogs less fortunate. Join us on our new path and thank you to all who support us, believe in us, and walk this path with us.

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Canine couturier, Anthony Rubio, will design custom creations for the couple and Sharon Romero of Around the Collar is crafting custom leashes and collars for the dynamic Cocker duo. 

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Paw-Parazzi and Videography

From paw-parazzi to red carpet and posing on the step and repeat, the cameras will be out in full force for this gala event.  We have Dirty Paw Photography and Jeanne Taylor Photography snapping photos as all night and then Three Moments Media capturing the event as our videographer.

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How Sponsors Can Get Involved

In a study between the BlogPaws Pet Blogger community and Trone Brand Energy, it was revealed that pet owners are spending significant time researching pet-related topics, and pet blogs are among their top resources for information.

Fidose of Reality is an influential voice in the canine space. As a consistently ranked top 50 Technorati pet blogger, our advice and expertise is a trusted resource for today’s modern dog parent.

We are a trusted name with a proven track record.

Bloggers and brands of all sizes are welcome to inquire about sponsorships. A full media package and sponsorship kit is available at fidoseofreality (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Pet-Friendly Winery Event

In true Hollywoof style, the pet-friendly after party takes place on Sunday, September 21, at Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, Virginia. 

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Accomodations

Guests staying over will stay at the oh-so-chic Hyatt House Sterling/Dulles Airport-North;

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If You Want To Help

For those unable to attend, OBG Cocker Rescue has a PayPal set up where you can donate whatever you are able. No amount is too small, and OBG would be so grateful. Please mark Hollywoof on the comments section when paying.

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Next Year’s Event

We are currently developing this but the next year-long fundraiser which everyone anywhere can be a part of will be revealed at the press conference during Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof!

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Media and Interviews

Media is welcome with advance notice. Photos and interviews available on request.  Contact fidoseofreality (at) gmail (dot) com.

 

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