A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Paint Your Pet!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

1st

Gayle Stephens, "Ollie"

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2nd

Cathy Christiansen, "Abby"

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Ellie Hargrave-Smith "Sunny"

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Alison Van Gruen, "Rocky & Cariboo"

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Stacey Taylor, "Nova"

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Leslie Glaysher, "Brodie"

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THE RUNNERS UP

BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL WINNERS!

Amanda Kent, "Marv"

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Anna Desmore, "Leeloo"

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Ben Keating, "Pluto"

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Cathy Christiansen, "Picabo"

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Ellie Hargrave-Smith "Marvin"

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Imogen Osbourne, "Sadie"

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Joanne Vlahovich, "Pine Cone Callie"

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Karen Chiovitti, "Hank"

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Karin Schulz, "Teddy"

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Katie Campbell, "Tofino"

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Katie Cameron, "Sunny"

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Kelsey Woodley "Gemma"

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Kim Dee, "Pluto"

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Melanie Armstrong, "Ollie & Macy"

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Michelle Cuomo, "Porter"

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Nenna Farsang, "Bailey"

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Rachael Mordecai, "Marvin"

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Sheoras Martin, "Avi"

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Steph Lundy, "Riot"

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Suzann Rowden, "Clyde"

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Tanya DeLeeuw

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Teresa Mckinley, "Newtch"

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Thomas Mou, "Stan"

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Ursula Schulze, "Shadow"

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During this time of physical isolation, we would like to invite you to enter our Paint Your Pet contest for WAG by painting or drawing a portrait of your pet! This event requires no previous artistic skill or experience! You will be judged on your CREATIVITY, ORIGINALITY, and CAPTURING YOUR PET’S “ESSENCE” (whatever that may look like 🙂 )

You can use ANY medium you want!

If you do not have a pet but still want to participate, pick your favorite WAG animal and get creating!

For a minimum donation of $20 per entry, you will submit a digital photo of your artwork next to the pet model – please include yourself too, the artist (if you wish!)

Feel free to post your progress on social media too… Tag @whistlerwag and use #paintyourpetforwag and we will share it!

All entries will be judged by professional artist and Special Guest Judge, Sherry Violette Klassen!

RULES:
1) 1 entry fee = 1 piece of submitted art.
2) No previous experience or skill required!
3) Use any medium you want – artist’s choice.
4) Artwork must be completed in your home or the home of the pet.
5) Artwork must not negatively affect others or the pet! (Like don’t paint your actual pet or family members or spill paint all over the neighbor’s porch…you know what we mean!)
6) Entries must be paid for BEFORE you submit the artwork
7) Artwork submission deadline: April 30th at 9pm.

TO ENTER:

1) CLICK HERE!
2) Input the amount you wish to donate (minimum $20).
3) Select the FUND of ‘PAINT YOUR PET FUNDRAISER’.
4) Fill out all required fields, especially your NAME and CONTACT INFO.
5) Include any other notes you wish to add.
6) Start creating your masterpiece!
7) Post your creative progress on social media using the tag @whistlerwag and #paintyourpetforwag.
8) Submit photos of your model and final artwork to [email protected]

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Sherry Violette Klassen - Painter

Sherry Klassen is an emerging artist who paints primarily in acrylic. She is inspired by all things west coast in particular birds and animals. She chooses to paint images that bring a bit of happiness or humour to add a little joy to the world.

She has had several pieces that have exhibited and sold at different events and galleries over the past few years including; The Seymour Art Gallery - Art Party, MAB Art Studio, Art World Expo - Vancouver, The Anonymous Art Show - City Gallery North Vancouver, Pancakes and Booze Art Show Vancouver, Roam Gallery, Arts Whistler - Art Scene Uncovered and The Anonymous Art Show.

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PRIZES!

1st
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  • A copy of “WAG: The Science of Making your Dog Happy” by Zazie Todd, PhD
  • A bottle of See Ya Later Ranch 2017 Chardonnay
    OR

    A bottle of 2018 Unleashed Pinot Noir
    OR

    A six pack of Gibbon’s Apres Lager, brewed by Deep Cove Brewing (kids option available)
  • 75g bag of Organic Paw Wow Beef Liver & Pumpkin treats
  • A Wooly Wonkz handmade dog toy
  • A soft blanket from Earthrated
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Zazie Todd, Ph.D., has a Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Nottingham) and an MFA Creative Writing (UBC). Her book Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy will be published in March 2020 by Greystone Books. She is the creator of Companion Animal Psychology, a blog about how to have happy cats and dogs, according to science. Todd won the 2017 Captain Haggerty Award from the Dog Writer's Association of America for her article, The Ultimate Dog Training Tip.
Todd graduated with honours from Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers (“the Harvard of dog training”), and has a Certificate of Feline Behaviour with Distinction from International Cat Care. She is a shelter affiliate member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, a mutli-species professional member of the Pet Professional Guild, and a volunteer at the BC SPCA. As well, she is an affiliate member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.
Todd grew up in Leeds, in the north of England, and now lives in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada, with her husband, one dog, and two cats.

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  • A bottle of See Ya Later Ranch 2017 Chardonnay
    OR

    A bottle of 2018 Unleashed Pinot Noir
    OR

    A six pack of Gibbon’s Apres Lager, brewed by Deep Cove Brewing (kids option available)
  • 75g bag of Organic Paw Wow Beef Liver & Pumpkin treats
  • A Wooly Wonkz handmade dog toy
  • A soft blanket from Earthrated
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  • 75g bag of Organic Paw Wow Beef Liver & Pumpkin treats
  • A Wooly Wonkz handmade dog toy
  • A soft blanket from Earthrated
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There will also be THREE HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS!
Each will receive one bag of First Mate Pet Foods Wild Pacific Caught Fish & Blueberries Grain Free Cookies (226g)

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ALL ITEMS WILL BE DISINFECTED!

If you have a cat, we will make kitty-friendly substitutions for your prizes with treats and toys! If you are under the legal drinking age, instead of the wine/beer, you will receive a WAG photo flip book and a pack of Dog-ology playing cards (full of dog photos and fun facts) and a ‘Mr Magoo & Friends’ Dog Safety coloring pack.

 

TO ENTER:

1) CLICK HERE!
2) Input the amount you wish to donate (minimum $20).
3) Select the FUND of ‘PAINT YOUR PET FUNDRAISER’.
4) Fill out all required fields, especially your NAME and CONTACT INFO.
5) Include any other notes you wish to add.
6) Start creating your masterpiece!
7) Post your creative progress on social media using the tag @whistlerwag and #paintyourpetforwag.
8) Submit photos of your model and final artwork to [email protected]

GOOD LUCK & THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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