Pet Photos with Santa 2017!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend Pet Photos with Santa and support WAG! It was a day full of holiday cheer and good memories.
A HUGE THANK YOU to the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa for the perfect venue.
Our supporters who donated silent auction items and sponsors:
Hollow Tree Candles
Our amazing volunteers:
Nikki, Corrine, and Denise
and Santa for making this fun festive day possible!
We will share a link to the digital copies of your photos once available....so stay tuned!
What an unforgettable night!
WAG would like to express our deepest gratitude to those who supported the 15th Annual K9 Wine and Dine Fundraising Gala!
We were humbled by the generosity we received from the people and businesses of the Sea to Sky Corridor community. This fundraiser means so much to WAG and our supporters - it raises the necessary money for the many animals in our care but also helps raise awareness of animal welfare throughout all our communities. The success of this event demonstrates that WAG has the support of these communities and your support means more than you will ever know - we are very grateful.
We would like to extend particular thanks to:
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler and Regine Varley and Naomi Pitt, our partners, heroes, and supporters; without you, none of this would be possible.
First Mate Pet Foods for supporting us on a daily basis in endless ways!
Scotiabank for your financial support and volunteer support – you always make such a difference to this event.
Nesters Market for your regular and ongoing support in so many ways.
All our generous donors who contributed to an amazing silent auction.
Bubbles Dog Spa
Denise and Chad Wood
Chad Wood Construction
RC Pet Products
Coast Mountain Veterinary Hospital
Coastal Mountain Excavations
Timothy Hoey, Artist
Big Sky Golf & Country Club
Nita Lake, Aura restaurant
Red Door Bistro
Canadian Wilderness Adventures
The Adventure Group
Whistler Sports Legacy
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
The Tigers Paw
Dr. Dobias Natural Healing
Eagleview veterinary hospital
First Mate Pet Foods
Nicklaus North Golf Course
Tanya De Leeuw, photographer
Vanessa Stark, artist
Starbucks, Crystal Lodge
Ruby Tuesdays Accessories
Tobias Lawrence, Hollow Tree Candles
Dooshi, Sushi for Pets
Twin Trees Veterinary Clinic & Pet Boutique
Walks n Wags Pet First Aid
Vancouver Theater Sports League
Nesters Pharmacy Team
Bear Paw Yoga
Forged Axe Throwing
Coast Mountain Brewing Company
Il Cane Collection
Whistler Film Festival
Mount Currie Coffee Co
Pemberton Race Track
Pemberton Dog Ranch
Whistler Pride & Ski Festival
Whistler New Year’s Eve Celebration
Sea to Sky Gondola
Pins and Needles Tattoo
Whistler Tattoo Company
Dave Petko, Artist
Jessie McNaught, Photographer
Eco Pup Pet Products
Audain Art Museum
Eric Poulin Photography
Amy Lobb Photography
Rope Runner Arial Adventure Park
Scenic Route Collection
Pemberton Veterinary Hospital
Andrea Mueller, artist
Meadow Park Sports Centre
Fathom Stone Art Gallery
Lexy the Elderbull
Farfalla Hair & Esthetics
A special thank you to our event sponsors:
Dooshi, Sushi for Pets
Eagleview Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Dobias Natural Healing
Our wine and beer sponsors:
See Ya Later Ranch
The Whistler Brewing Company
Our K9 menu sponsors:
Riverside Café and Catering and Chef Nikita Kornilov
Milestones Grill and Bar Whistler and Chef Bruce Worden
The Flour Pot and Chef Lisa Vertefeuille
Thank you to:
The Golden Threads Trio, featuring Kostaman, Monty Biggins and Jacquino: Our amazing musical guests who engaged and entertained our supporters.
Rebecca Robbins: The photographer who donated her time and talents to the evening.
Tara O’Doherty and Head Wound Productions: The MC’s who kept us entertained and informed.
Bridget Duckworth: Our talented Featured Artist of the event.
Our guest of honor, Tater Tot, and her escort, Holly Nunn.
Whistler Balloon Works for your beautiful balloons that helped decorate the stage and celebrate 15 years of this unique event.
We would like to extend a very special thank you to our hardworking and dedicated volunteers of the night. It is because of you, we are able to do this!
Allaster Stanford and partner
And of course, thank you to all our guests, human and k9! See you next year!
We hope you took this amazing opportunity to Get Inked for WAG at the Whistler Tattoo Company because this awesome campaign is officially over!
Thank you to everyone who participated, and to Kelsey and Ryan and the whole Whistler Tattoo Company team for hosting this fun and unique experience.
More thanks and totals raised, so stay tuned!
Pet portraits: minimum $300. 25% to WAG
Flash: $300 plus . 25% to WAG
Flash: $80 - $299 50% to WAG
Pets name: 50% to WAG
Cat/Dog Silhouettes: 50% to WAG
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in WAG's Easter Chocolate Fundraiser!
Because of you WAG raised $387.31!!
Your delicious Purdy's Chocolates will be ready for pick up starting April 7th - Just in time for Easter!
Thank you for your support!
I am a 12-year-old male kitty. I am now living at WAG, a not for profit animal shelter located in Whistler BC who rescues cats and dogs from the entire Sea to Sky Corridor.
I was left unsupervised with a large teenage dog who didn't know how to act around cats and suffered a painful broken leg! But the worst part was that I was left without the necessary surgery for ELEVEN DAYS...Thankfully WAG's Critical Care Fund was there to help, and I was able to have my operation, just in time - they saved my leg!
WAG is now asking for your help to replenish their Critical Care Fund, which was there to help me in my time of need. We are hoping you will help us reach our goal of $3000 which will cover the cost of my surgery, medications, and aftercare.
Though the surgery was a success and amputation was avoided, the delay in my treatment resulted in a more complicated surgery and a much longer healing process. It even means my leg will be a few millimeters shorter than the other, leaving me with a permanent limp.
*WAG staff suggest going slow with dog and cat introductions to ensure everyone's safety and always be there to supervise.
To sweeten the deal, I have found some GREAT PRIZES that will hopefully encourage you to donate!
For each donation, you will be ENTERED TO WIN:
$20 TO $49:
- A Kitty Gift Basket filled with fun cat treats and toys!
- WAG Swag!
$50 TO $99
- $40 gift certificate to Whistler Happy Pets!
- Two-week trial pass to Loka Yoga!
- Authentic WAG Photo Book!
$100 AND OVER:
- 2 bath passes to the Scandinave Spa, Whistler
- 1 bottle of Pinto Noir from See Ya Later Ranch Winery!
- Authentic WAG Photo Book!
And that's a wrap!
WAG's Spring Fling Photo Contest is now closed.
Everyone who participated helped raise $690 for the shelter, thank you so much!
Winners will be announced May 6th.
Also, be sure to vote for your favorite photo for Peoples Choice Award!
Contest photos can be found in the Spring Fling Photo Contest album.
SMOOCH A POOCH or KISS A KITTY!
Each Saturday for the month of February, come on down to WAG! For a $5 donation, you can Smooch a Pooch or Kiss a Kitty and have your photo taken!
(Subject to kissable animals:)
ASCENT WHISTLER WELLNESS STUDIO:
During the month of February Ascent Wellness, Massage Therapy, and Aromatherapy is donating $5 from every Massage and Acupuncture service to WAG’s Month of Love! The perfect Valentines gift for your loved one!
COIN BOX CAMPAIGN:
Be a Valentine for a shelter animal! Look for one of our specially decorated donation boxes at a local business near you…
PINS AND NEEDLES TATTOO, PIERCING AND BARBER STUDIO:
For the entire month of February Pins & Needles will donate $5 from every piercing and Tattoo reg priced service! If you have been thinking of getting a tattoo or piercing, book for February!
TUESDAY TAKEOVER ON WHISTLER FM!
On February 28th, Catherine Mazza, Assistant Manager at WAG, will take over the Whistler FM studio! Listen in while we chat about WAG and enjoy a staff selected song list.
SEA TO SKY REMOVAL
For the month of February, they will be donating a percentage of their net sales to WAG! Why book with them? They are professional, environmentally responsible, efficient, understand the construction industry inside and out and they LOVE animals. It’s a win-win – schedule a pick-up today!
So many WAG supporters have stopped in at the shelter to get their photo taken kissing a kitty or smooching a pooch!
If your photo is not up yet don’t worry it will be up soon! Thank you!
WAG’s annual fundraiser, Pet Photos with Santa, was a great success! We had 97 dogs and 2 cats come out to get their howliday family photo and visit Santa!
Many former WAG dogs were on site to say hello too!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated, as well as our hosts, The Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa, the photographers – Coast Mountain Photography and Dooshi who supplied delicious treats while supporting Wag.
A very special thank you to our wonderful volunteers:
Jay and Erna Gray
Thank you, Santa, for visiting the animals of Whistler!
For all the photos with Santa – click HERE!
WAG would like to recognize and express our gratitude to everyone who made our 14th annual K9 Wine & Dine fundraising gala a huge success!
We had another sold out year with over 250 people and 140 dogs attending.
Our special thanks to:
Our partner; The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler and Regine Brucks, Justine Nichol, Naomi Pitt, Chef Bradley Cumming, Executive Sous-Chef Elliot Brass and their culinary team.
Our liquor sponsors; See Ya Later Ranch and Whistler Brewing Company.
Our K9 menu sponsors; Riverside Café and Catering and Chef Nikita Kornilov, Milestones Grill and Bar Whistler and Chef Bruce Worden, and Sugar Momma Pastries and Chef Sabrina Perfitt.
Our sponsors; Race and Company LLP Lawyers, Eagleview Veterinary Hospital, Earthsave Whistler, and McCoo’s Whistler
Our musical guest: Whistler Harp and Alison Hunter
Jeff Anderson and Dooshi, Sushi for Pets
Denise and Chad Wood
All of our generous donors who contributed to an amazing silent auction.
The photographers and videographers who donated their time and skills to the evening; Eric Poulin Photo, and Dewald Van Der Merwe.
Scotiabank for their continuing support of WAG.
And thanks to all of YOU! Our amazing guests who came out to support this incredible charity.
Total Raised: COMING SOON!
A special thank you to our dedicated volunteers who worked hard to make the evening a success:
Dewald Van Der Merwe