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AZBHR will be Waddling in the 2014 Parada del Sol Parade

February 8, 2014

 

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Location: Parade Starts at Scottsdale and Oak, just north of McDowell and ends at Scottsdale and Indian School Road.

We are excited to announce that AZBHR has been accepted to waddle in the Parada del Sol Parade - Scottsdale AZ
Help AZBHR make the Parada del Sol Parade Waddle 2014 the best fundraising Waddle ever!
Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the hounds and only you can help us do that!   All the Basset Hounds and Bloodhounds with their humans will raise money to waddle in the parade via pledge sheet and by setting up their own fundraising website.

 Cowboy hound

Click here to Register to Waddle

Pre-registration helps us plan accordingly for the number of hounds and their wranglers that we will need to be prepared to accommodate. Please help us by registering early!

Parade Day Registration: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Bring your pledge sheets, pledges and how much you raised on your Firstgiving website to the registration area.

AZBHR Theme: Get Along Little Doggies
 

 Fundraising Details

Each hound must raise a minimum of $25 to waddle and foster dogs are free.  Our goal is $30,000!  Even if you cannot attend the Waddle,  the hounds would love if you could collect money for Arizona Basset Hound Rescue!

 

New! Waddle Grand Marshal

New this year, the Waddle Grand Marshal is the hound that raises the most overall money including self donations. The Grand Marshal will receive a one of a kind AZBHR Parada del Sol figurine and recognition during the parade.

Waddle King and Queen

Awarded to the top male and female hound fundraisers. Each will receive a very special one of a kind AZBHR Parada del Sol figurine and recognition during the parade. Self donations do not count toward King and Queen.

The next top 3 fundraisers will also be recognized.  So get out there and start raising some money!

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Can't Waddle in the parade? You can still help AZBHR raise money - pick your favorite hound and donate to their page or help by setting up a fundraising page in your hounds name or use a pledge sheet and raise money for the hounds!
 
Once you have set up your fundraising page start sharing via email, Facebook, share with family and friends so your hound can be King or Queen!
 
Registration is $25 per hound or at least $25 in pledges. We will promote the Firstgiving link on AZBHR Facebook and HTML emails and ask our supporters to pick a favorite hound or hounds to donate to.
 
 
TO ALL FOSTER HOMES - Bring your foster dogs - they waddle free! Please consider setting up Firstgiving pages - Tell the dog's story, how they came to the rescue and that they are a foster looking for a forever home. This is a great opportunity to get them exposure and fundraise at the same time.
 
We will need many volunteers
Special thanks to Brian Ditsch, he will be the Waddle Trail Boss for the Parada del Sol Waddle 2014!
 
If you can help and would like to volunteer email Brian at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Worried those short legs can't make it down the parade route? Consider decorating a pull a wagon your hound can ride in with a western theme!
 
The waddling Bassets are always a parade favorite - so don't miss out on this fun event!
 
More details to follow and all the information will be available on the website soon.
 
Pooped pup pick-up trucks will not be available because this is a non-motorized parade and vehicles aren't allowed.
 
About the Parada del Sol Parade
The Parada del Sol Parade is an annual event that has been in Scottsdale since 1953.
The Parada del Sol Parade is a western theme and has the distinction of being known as the World's Largest Horse Drawn Parade.
There will be nearly 150 parade entries marching up Scottsdale Road.
Parade Starts at Scottsdale and Oak, just north of McDowell and ends at Scottsdale and Indian School Road.
 
Get ready to "cowboy up" and get your hounds ready to waddle at the AZBHR Parada del Sol Waddle 2014!
Thanks so much for all you do and continue to do to help AZBHR keep saving the hounds in need.
We can't do it without YOU! Happiness is a Rescued Hound!
 
Need more information? Got questions? - Email Waddle Trail Boss Brian at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


*Keep in mind that the most money is based not on individual donations but the money you raise from the pledge sheets and your Firstgiving page.  


 Waddle Merchandise

Announcing the AZBHR Waddle 2014 Logo -
 
AZBHR would like to send a huge "THANK YOU" to Charles West for designing the 2014 Waddle logo!
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Would you like to have your hound's name included on the back
of our 2014 AZBHR Waddle t-shirts?
We will have two categories "In Honor" or "In Memory".
Each name listing will be $10.
Please send your hound's name and which category to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
All name listings must be received no later than January 10, 2014.

 

Payment can be made through PayPal
send to atten: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - Waddle
Or by mail to: AZBHR - Waddle; PO Box 32594; Phoenix, AZ 85064
Payment must be received by January 10, 2014.

All Waddle t-shirts and merchandise will be available January 13, 2014 on ZAZZLE www.zazzle.com/azbassetrescue*


Let's get ready to WADDLE - February 8, 2014!
The race for Grand Marshal, Waddle King and Queen is on!
Don't forget to set up your firstgiving page! Go to www.azbassetrescue.org

for all the details.
VOLUNTEERS still needed!



If you think your Basset may get tired halfway through, consider bringing a wagon with you to pull him/her the rest of the way.  The parade committee has asked that we keep pace with the rest of the parade so please plan accordingly.  Pooped pup pick-up trucks will not be available because this is a non-motorized parade and vehicles aren't allowed.

Note:  All dogs must be current on shots and be on a leash (non-retractableleads not recommended) at all times.  We recommend no more than one dog per walker.  Water will be available in the staging area.  Dress comfortably based on the weather.


“Happiness is a Rescued Hound” Statistics

As of June 30, 2014
1838 rescued since 1998
18 adopted in 2014
43 rescued in 2014
78 rescued in 2013
54 adopted in 2013

 

 

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