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AZBHR will be Waddling in the 2015 Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 14, 2015

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Location: Parade runs from 3rd St. South from Sheridan to Moreland

We are excited to announce that AZBHR will be Waddling in the Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Help AZBHR make the 2015 Waddle O' the Green 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.

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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.  Registration area will be announced closer to the date.

 Fundraising Details

Each hound (and sibling) 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!

 

 Waddle Grand Marshal

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 Grand Marshal, 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 Coordinator for the 2015 Waddle O' the Green!
 
 
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 St. Patty's decorated wagon!
 
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 year.
 

About Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Parade began in 1984. It’s purpose is to preserve and enhance the heritage and traditions of the Irish Culture as well as share that culture with the citizens of Arizona. The Parade has marching bands, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, police and fire vehicles, government dignitaries, floats, the 2015 Arizona Irish Colleen / Arizona Rose with her Court and a whole lot more.

 

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 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 2015 Waddle logo!
Waddle-Shirt-2015

 

Would you like to have your hound's name included on the back
of our 2015 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 February 13, 2015.

All Waddle t-shirts and merchandise will be available February 18, 2014 on ZAZZLE www.zazzle.com/azbassetrescue*


Let's get ready to WADDLE - March 14, 2015!
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 December 31, 2014
1861 rescued since 1998
18 adopted in 2014 * 
67 rescued in 2014
78 rescued in 2013
54 adopted in 2013
*(as of 6/30/14) pending update

 

 

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