Our second annual rescue reunion was held Sunday, September 9, 2012 and we consider it to be a huge success!  To say we have grown since our first reunion in 2011 is an understatement.  Close to 300 invitations were sent out, and we estimate at least 150-200 people came to join us on this special day of reuniting with our new extended members of our rescue family…..our adopters.  It was heart warming to see many of our four legged friends once again, many we had not seen since last year’s reunion.  Our reunions provide the perfect opportunity for everyone to catch up from last year!  And we sure did!

Not only did everyone enjoy a tasty BBQ and potluck complete with many delicious salads and other dishes, including yummy desserts, but we also had some other talented guests with us this year!

Our day was highlighted with staff from Michael’s demonstrating making collars from duct tape.  Who knew that duct tape could look so beautiful!  Many of our furry friends were sporting original, very cute duct tape collars with a lot of “bling” to them!

Thanks to Chatham’s Michael’s Craft Store for sending two of their very friendly, enthusiastic staff to spend the day with us!

This year we had two very talented musicians joining us to put some music in the air!  ’57 Chevy with Glenn Smith and Dave Richie did an amazing job for our reunion.  We heard many compliments about this singing duo and how much everyone enjoyed the music.  We hope they will join us again next year.  Thanks guys!

Our pet photographer, Nicole from NCS Photography, was also on hand to take our huge group picture which was a lot of fun for everybody!  Thanks to Nicole’s husband, West, for being there to help coordinate everybody with seating arrangements to get a great picture….and we did!  It was a wonderful memory and prints are available by contacting Nicole.  Thanks Nicole and West for sharing our special day with us!

Our little mascot, John Henry, and his little 13 year old buddy Cosmo, dropped in to attend our reunion.  These boys were riding in style in their convertible stroller…..these little guys certainly got a lot of attention and they wore their handsome tuxedos for our special day!

We have many people to thank for making this event so special for all of us – our foster families, volunteers, shelter staff, volunteer drivers, coordinators.  You all play such an important role in our rescue mission to complete the circle of success in saving lives.  Thank you for going the extra mile for these dogs.  They are precious gifts that we will always treasure.

Watch our Slideshow highlighing our 2012 Reunion! See you next year!