Charity Sail 2013
A benefit for Fuzzy Friends Rescue
Saturday, June 8th 10am.- 4pm
Sunday, June 9th 1pm – 4pm
Lake Waco Marina at the Slippery Minnow
Adults $25, Children: $10, Racer: $40
Boats, Captains and Crews provided
by Waco Sailing Club
- Cruisers to Racers
- Life jackets provided
- Food and Drinks available
Make reservations and learn more at www.wacosailingclub.com
To all the Companies and Individuals that
Helped Make the 2012 Barkin’ Ball a Success!
GRAND CHAMPION: Bush’s Chicken
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION: Specialty Property, Ltd.
BEST OF SHOW: Central National Bank, Joe and Eileen Knipper, Lift Partners, Inc. and Happy Endings Dog Rescue, McKinleyBrown & Bradley, The First National Bank of Central Texas
BLUE RIBBON: Hawkesdene, Jaynes Reitmeier Boyd & Therrell, P.C.
TOP DOG: Alliance Bank Central Texas, Baylor University, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick Dickson & Squires, L.L.P., Boozer’s Premier Diamonds & Time Pieces, Paul Burchfield, Michael and Jeanette Findley, First National Bank McGregor, Gallagher Benefit Services, Glazer’s Wholesale Distributors, H-E-B, Gary and Diane Heavin, Darrell and Judy Holick, Jeff Hunter Toyota Scion, National Lloyds Insurance, Tom and Martha Salome, Shelton’s Spanos Warehouses Ltd/Shelton Plumbing Inc. – Rick and Fran Shelton, Waco Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Karmin Wilson
FIDO’S FAVORITES: American Bank, Bill and Kathryn Brock, 1st University Credit, Ted and Sue Getterman, Insurors of Texas, Lochridge-Priest, Inc., J&C Morin Company/McDonald’s of Waco, Parson’s Roofing, Providence Healthcare Network, RRR Investments, Texas First State Bank
PICK OF THE LITTER: A-1 Banner & Sign Company, Inc., Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat, American Amicable Life Insurance Company, American Classifieds/A Thrifty Nickel Publication, Barnett Construction Company, Baylor Alumni Association, Don and Sharon Bowman, CTWP, Dogspaw Mobile Grooming, Edwards & Thomas Real Estate, Happy Hounds Aquatic & Day Care Center, Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Larry and Lisa Jaynes, Johnson Roofing, Kunkel Construction, Melvin A. Lipsitz Family Foundation, McLennan Community College, Lyndon and Kay Olson, Rosetree Floral Design, F. M. Short Management Company, Sturdisteel, Target Restoration , Texas Machine-Tool International, The Griffey Gang, Waco Neonatal Group, P.A. – Darrell S. Wheeler, Waco Grounds Keeper, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
SHOW DOGS: Axiom Advertising, Bailey Insurance & Risk Management, Bill and Phyllis Falco, Hensel Electric, Camille Johnson, Gary Marwitz, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, Ramsgate Veterinary Clinic, Texas Farm Bureau, Pendley Party Productions & Rental
BONE-A-FIED BUDDY TABLE SPONSORS: Alinea the Real Estate Boutique, Allen Samuels House of Travel, Barsh Construction Company, Baylor University Development/Honors College, Bear Creek Construction, Bird Kultgen Ford, Bowen Electric, Jeff and Amy Burchfield, Bland & Jennifer Cromwell/Coldwell Banker Commercial, FirstCity Financial Corporation, Bill and Sandy Goss, Hines Group Texas, Karen Keith, Parnell McNamara, Nemmer Electric, Pattillo Brown & Hill, L.L.P., Ben and Kariann Perry, Providence Volunteer Services, Rancho Liebe & Judd Veterinary Clinic, Ratliff Ready Mix, RBDR, PLLC Architects, Roger and Lana Schmidt, Texas State Technical College Waco, Time Warner Cable, Elite Foot & Ankle, Charles and Corinne Wright, Bennett Manning
PURR-FECT PALS: Sam and Sharon Allison, American Guaranty Title, American Income Life, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Brazos Higher Education, Community Bank & Trust, First Title Company of Waco, Blake and Shanna Mattson, Paul & Carol McClinton, Jerry and Ruth Holley, Home Abstract & Title, Greg May Honda, Grady and Toyi O’Hara, Insurance Network of Texas, Ray and Becky Meadows, Jack and Barbara Pierce, QTI Promotions & Apparel, Dary and Lindy Stone, Gordon and Susan Swanson, Waco Composites, Wales Industrial Service, Carroll and Aileen Webb, George’s Restaurant & Bar
HONORABLE MENTION: Atmos Energy, Jim Baker/State Farm Insurance, Bain Paper Supply, Beltone Hearing Center, Clifton Foundation, Collins & Team Orthodontics, Connor Health Food, Ken and Debbie Cooper, Kay Corwin, Crow Motor Company, Stephen and Ann Davey, Billy and Patty Davis, Bob and Erin Davis, Eagle Systems, Extraco Bank, Laura Fair, Gladwin Paint Company, Steve and Candace Harrison, Tom and Nancy Harrison, Higginbotham & Associates, Hobbs Bonded Fibers, Brian and Patty Hopkins, Independent Bank, Kay McKay, Kent Keith, Kelly Realtors, Bob and Cleta Kendrick, Live Oak Veterinary Park, Martin Hearing, Shawn and Vicki Mason, Mike and Elaine Morris, Mike McGee Motors, Steve Myatt/Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Naman Howell Smith & Lee, PLLC, Vicky O’Brien, Patricia Parnell, Patrick’s Dry Clean Super Center, Jim and Kim Pearson, Platemakers, Sara Preddy, Star-Tex Propane, Helen Short and Jeffrey Hamilton, Judy Sirbasku, Ned and Dot Snyder, Heyward and Brooke Taylor, Texas Life Insurance Company, Waco Glass & Mirror, Wallick & Volk, Murray Watson, Helen Weathers, Nancy Welch, Bill and Shirley Williams, Woody’s Wrecker Service, Waco Meat Service
Presenting Grand Ball Sponsor: Bush’s Chicken
Audible Auction: H-E-B
Bar & Champagne: Glazer’s Wholesale Distributors
Beverages: Waco Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Beverage Cups: Central National Bank & Hawkesdene
Bag Tag: Barnett Contracting, Inc.
Bank: Waco Grounds Keeper
Band-Aid Dispenser: Providence Healthcare Network
Beach Ball: J & C Morin Company/McDonald’s of Waco
Bid Paddles: Camille Johnson
Captain Pen: Johnson Roofing
Capture It: Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
Catering: Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick Dickson & Squires, LLP
Chip Clip: The Griffey Gang
Coat Check: Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat
Dessert Bar: Greg May Honda
Dog Food Lids: Ramsgate Veterinary Clinic
Dog Food Scoop: First National Bank of McGregor
Entertainment: Life Partners, Inc.
Event Tickets: American Bank
Gift Bags: Shelton Spanos Warehouse, Ltd./Shelton Plumbing, Inc.
Frisbee: Texas Machine-Tool International
Floral: Artist Rosetree Floral Design
Hope Necklace: Boozer’s Premier Diamonds & Time Pieces
Hot Air Balloon: Gallagher Benefits Services
Humane Education: Baylor University
Ice: Reddy Ice Corporation
Invitations: Alliance Bank Central Texas
Jar Gripper: Bailey Insurance & Risk Management
Key Chain: F.M. Short Management Company
Letter Opener: McLennan Community College
Lip Balm: Sturdisteel
Magnet: Hensel Electric
Martini Bar: Edwards & Thomas Real Estate
Note Jotter: Lochridge-Priest, Inc.
Paw Prints on the Heart Memorial Wall: Insurors of Texas
Pens: BBVA Compass Bank
Pet Bandanas: Happy Hounds Aquatic & Day Care Center
Piggy Bank: Texas First State Bank
Pill Tote: Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center
Pocket Magnifier: American Amicable Life Insurance Company
Pooch Pull: 1st University Credit Union
Postage: Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd & Therrell, PC
Post It Notes: Texas Farm Bureau
Program Cover: Jeff Hunter Toyota Scion
Program Printing: Integ Printing
Printing Sponsor Booklet: The Outdoor Connection
Pup-Corn Machine: Bosque Realty/Rondy Gray
READ: Melvin A. Lipsitz Family Foundation
Waco Neonatal Group, P.A. –Darrell S. Wheeler, M.D.,
National Lloyds Insurance and Target Restoration
Reservation Return Envelope: Parsons Roofing
Reservation Check-In: Kunkel Construction
Signage: A-1 Banner & Sign Company
Silent Auction: Central National Bank
Stadium Cup: CTWP
Swivel Lighter: Michael and Jeanette Findley
Tape Measure: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Tri- Highlighter: Baylor Alumni Association
T-Shirts: First National Bank of Central Texas
52 Weeks of Dining Raffle: Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd & Therrell, PC
Valet Parking: Martha and Tom Salome
Video Presentation: Dogspaw Mobile Grooming
SILENT AUCTION DONORS
Amelia’s at Sironia
Amelia’s Fashion Exchange
Mary Ann Anderson
Appaloosa Trading Post
Stacy Armstrong at The Salon at
B. J.’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Baird Brothers Express Car Wash
Bar None Country Store
Barron & Associates
Baylor University Athletics
Baylor University Spirit Squad
Belk Department Store
Senator Brian Birdwell
Cameron Park Zoo
Casa De Castillo
Ellie Caston & Al Bjelland
Angela Casper at Salon 2121
Cheeves Bros. Steakhouse
Coca-Cola Bottling of Waco
Coffee Shop Cafe
Cotton Palace Bed & Breakfast
Cotton Patch Café
Covet Antiques and Treasures
Crazy M Photography
Cricket’s Draft House
Randy Crook/Salty Dog
Cutting Edge Salon & Spa
D’s Mediterranean Café
Diamond Back’s Steakhouse
Dillard’s Department Store
Discount Vacuum & Appliance
Eddie Dean Catering
The Egg and I
The Elite Café
Extraco Events Center
Finish Line Car Wash
George’s Restaurant and Bar
Georgio’s Bridal and Prom
The Gift Horse
Glazer’s Wholesale Distributing
GLOW! Skin Care & Waxing Studio
Joe Griffin Photography
Guru Paint Ball
Hampton Inn & Suites
Harold Waite’s Pancake House
Hawaiian Falls Waterpark
Hilton Hotel Waco
Holmes Photographic Art
Horseshoe Casino & Resort
Gabbie Hoxie at The Salon at
J. Hilburn Custom Clothing
Jake’s Texas Tea House
Jan’s Perfect Presents
Terry Jean at Salon 2121
Jeff Hunter Toyota Scion
Jesse’s Tortilla Factory
The Bill Johnson Family
Robert Judd, DVM
K-9’s & K-10’s Grooming Services
Keith’s Ace Hardware
John & Lynn Kersh
Lakehaven Bed & Breakfast
Lane’s on Austin
Mary Gonzales of Stylus & Co.
McGregor General Store
McLennan Community College
Department of Cosmetology
Metabolic Research Center
My Fair Lady
The N Spa
Neat As A Pin
NuGenesis Medical Spa
Casey Nystrom Photography
The Olive Branch Bakery and Cafe
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
James Orsag at Salon 2121
Painting With A Twist
Pattillo Brown & Hill, L.L.P.
Providence Health Center Gift Shop
Purrfect Paw Pet Services
Quaker Steak & Lube
Quail Creek K-9 Services
Richard’s Supply Company
Ridgewood Country Club
The Risinger Family
The Ritz Carlton
Randy Roberts/RRR Investments
Rock Bottom Boutique
David Rhoden, D.D.S.
Sanger Avenue Aesthetics
Schmaltz Sandwich Shop
Roger & Lana Schmidt
Shane Scofield/Scofield Images
Sergio’s Mexican and Seafood Restaurant
Shawn Smith at Nail/Hair Works
Spa at Canyon Oaks
David Taylor/Squatter’s Rights
Ted & Sue Getterman Wellness Center
Terilli’s Italian Restaurant
Tehuacana Creek Vineyards and Winery
Texas Cheese House
Texas Ranger Museum
Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Leonard & Sherry Tusa
Turner Real Estate, LLC/
Turner’s Party Venue
Greg & Ann Vanek
Valley Mills Vineyards
WRS Athletic Club
Waco’s Bestyett Catering
Mary Ann Wade
Rebecca M. Wagoner/
Wagoner Wire Works
Larry W. Warneke
Everett Watson, D.D.S.
West Paw Design
Pam Wood at Nail/Hair Works
AUDIBLE AUCTION DONORS
Linda McEathron of the Design House
Allen Samuels House of Travel
Appaloosa Trading Post –Bill Johnson Family
Beau Rivage Resort
Paul Burchfield Family
Capella Resorts & Hotels
Bland and Jennifer Cromwell
Eddie Deen Catering
Ellen DeGeneres Show
Glazer’s Wholesale Distributors
Jim and Nell Hawkins
Jim and Mosie Holley
Keith’s Ace Hardware
Bill and Amy Peper
Miracle Ear of Waco -Pat and Jami Curry
Rachel Ray Show
Clifton and Betsy Robinson
Gordon and Valerie Robinson
Roger and Lana Schmidt
Dr. Gary Schwarz
Tecomate La Perla Ranch
Texas Rangers Baseball Team
Uncle Dan’s Bar-B-Que & Catering
Greg & Ann Vanek
Curtis Cox Jewelers
SPECIAL THANKS TO
A-1 Banner & Sign
Amelia’s Fashion Exchange
Custom Data Products/Axiom Advertising
Holmes Photographic Art
La Quinta Inn & Suites
McKinleyBrown & Bradley
The Outdoor Connection
Waco Transit Systems
Monday, February 25th, 2013
Two Seatings: 6pm & 7:30pm
Full Italian Buffet & fabulous desserts!
Your support will help prevent
unwanted litters of puppies and kittens
Call (254) 714-2150
The Fuzzy Friends Rescue New Year’s Eve Barkin’ Ball was voted best charity event in Waco for the 8th year in a row by readers of wacoan magazine. Thank you Waco!
Thanks to all the sponsors and guests that made the 2012 Pooches on Parade a hit!
Below is a gallery of photos from the May 4, 2012 event.
FUZZY FRIENDS RESCUE PRESENTS
Pooches on Parade : Fashion for Paws
Champagne Brunch & Style Show
Where Dogs Take Over The Cat Walk!
All Proceeds Benefit The Angel Heart Medical Fund.
Friday, May 4th, 2012 – 11 a.m. Extraco Events Center General Exhibits Building
• Catered by Eddie Deen • Dress in casual attire.
Enjoy a fabulous champagne brunch, mimosas, wine, chocolate fountain, valet parking, raffle, door prizes & available canines for adoption! This signature soiree for all animal-loving fashion mavericks is an event that will be enjoyed by men and women alike!
Below are photos from past events.
Thanks to all who attended the 2011 Barkin’ Ball benefiting Fuzzy Friend’s Rescue.
Barkin’ Ball has been Waco’s largest charity event for six year running!
Click her to view a list of all the fantastic sponsors that made the event possible.
2012 Dogs and Cats of the Brazos Calendars!
To Purchase your new 2012 Fuzzy Friends Calendarfor $10
Stop by and visit us at, 6321 Airport Road • Waco, Texas 76708 or for more
information give us a call at, (254) 754-9444
Fuzzy Friends Rescue Story of the Month – October 2011
Romeo, what happened to you?
This dachshund came to us in July from another shelter. He was running out of time as they were running out of space. Just as it seemed like he wasn’t going to make it out of the shelter alive, Fuzzy Friends Rescue saved his life. FFR pulled him off of the shelter’s euthanasia list and brought this sweet boy into its comforting facility.
Not long after his arrival to Fuzzy Friends it was discovered that Romeo had a very severe case of heartworms. His condition was life threating and needed to be treated as soon as possible. Treating heartworms is a dangerous and time consuming process. It takes up to 30 day of cage restriction for the animal to recover and not all animals survive the treatment process.
Romeo sat in a small cage in the quarantine area of Fuzzy Friends awaiting his mandatory 10 days until he could be seen by the public. After the ten days, most dogs go to the main floors where they can be seen by the public, but this was not the case with Romeo. He had to wait another month for his heartworm treatment restriction to be lifted. Sad and lonely, Romeo sat and waited for his time to shine.
Finally in September he was allowed to strut his stuff for potential adopters. It wasn’t long until he caught someone’s eye. Romeo is now living the luxurious life with a wonderful family. Every dog deserves to have a chance with a family.
Heartworms are deadly. When an infected mosquito bites a dog it injects a microfilaria into the dog’s blood stream. The larva then travels to the heart were it lodges itself and grows until it is able to reproduce. The adult heartworm then releases more microfilaria into the blood, starting the process all over again. This can cause a strain on the heart, just like a blood clot in a human.
Treating heartworms is very expensive. It can cost up to a thousand dollars to treat an infected dog. Not to mention at this time the medication used to treat heartworms is nearly impossible for many veterinarians to get a hold of. All the pain caused from heartworms and trouble from trying to treat them can be avoided with a simple once a month pill that can be purchased from any vet.
Congratulations to Midway High School Senior, Davin Fitch who won first Place in the Fuzzy Friends Rescue Commercial PSA Contest sponsored by McDonalds of Waco, KWTX and Fuzzy Friends Rescue.
Davin’s entry is titled, “Color Your World”
and stresses the importance of adopting a homeless animal.
First place prize was an Apple MacBook Air laptop.
Second place winner was Carlee Kemp,
a Belton High School junior.
Carlee’s entry is titled, “Let’s talk about pets.”
Second place prize was a Canon EOS DLSR camera.