Author Topic: Haute Dawgs December 7-9 Toys for Tots EGC/NADAC Trial - Elk Grove, CA - Thanks!  (Read 1030 times)


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Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our trial this past weekend. We had a great group of handlers and dogs, and some fun and challenging courses from judge Jeannie Biggers.

This was our annual Toys for Tots fundraiser – west coast version. Big thanks to everyone who brought a toy or made a donation or both! We raised over $900 from the raffle and filled the Marines’ van with toys collected this weekend and during the Thanksgiving WAG trial. Haute Dawgs will also donate a portion of the trial proceeds.  The Marines were very thankful for our large contribution (the biggest toy and monetary donation they have had so far this year!).

Friday’s EGC event was our largest yet (granted, our club has only had two EGC events but there is a trend here!). For the weekend, we were prepared with lots of NATCH poles and ribbons, but those Chances courses proved to be a bit challenging. Congratulations to Lin Battaglia, who earned Vers NATCH 13 and NATCH 20 with her little Sheltie Sweep, and NATCH 3 with Esteem. There were some outstanding runs, especially notable from some of the new Novice dogs. Very fun to watch these future superstars!

Thanks to the trial committee who made sure everything went smoothly and stepped in to help wherever and whenever needed. We are so fortunate to have experienced folks with great, helpful attitudes.

And now we will prepare for our January trial – don’t miss it! EGC on Friday, January 11 and a NADAC trial on January 12-13 in Elk Grove, CA.

Sara McKinley, trial chair
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LeeAnne McAdam

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Glad to know the western TFT trial was successful and fun just like the one "back east."  It's really great to be able to go play with your dogs and do good for such a terrific cause, too, isn't it?  NADAC is awesome!
Lee Anne


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I love the fact that NADAC can have Toys for Tots Fundraisers on both coasts.  You West-Coasters ROCK!

Ron Y - East Coast Elf
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Murrelet Halterman

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Thanks to Haute Dawgs for putting on such a great trial! Jeannie was awesome as always, and she brought some great courses - especially EGC on Friday night! The color guard and Toys For Tots raffle was great, as were the never-ending piles of cookies on the hospitality table  ;D

Thanks for a great weekend!

Murrelet and the very happy pups!
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Donna Waugh

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Thank you, Sara and the Haute Dawg Club, for hosting a fun trial in Elk Grove last weekend. Raising donations for Toys for Tots while getting to play with our dogs makes this a winning weekend all the way around! Had a great time playing EGC on Friday night with my girls, too.  Awesome opportunity to stretch it out and run! Thanks Jeannie Biggers for coming west and thanks to Susan and Dave at WAG. It was nice to see everyone!

Happy Holidays!
Donna, Gia & Minute