Visit Quirks of Art off of Richmond Road from November 15th thru November 30th and mention “Shop for Good for HHS,” and 10% of your total purchase will be donated to the pets. What a great way to give back while Shopping Local!
Thank you Quirks of Art for helping the pets in need!
Check out our monthly pet feature sponsored by MARTIN’S in today’s Virginia Gazette. Have you ever seen such beautiful pets looking for their forever homes? We might be a little biased, we happen to think they are all pretty spectacular! We love that MARTIN’S sponsors this advertisement so that more of our pets can be seen and adopted. Please come visit them and maybe you will meet your new BFF. We hope to see you soon.
Hello folks! We hope you saw our excited updates about the Lowe’s Hero Project happening at Heritage Humane tomorrow. Because of the construction efforts and painting, we will be open by appointment only. We hope you will come see us on Sunday to see the awesome work they did to make our facility a better place for the pets in need in our community. And, please stop by Lowe’s to thank them for helping the pets. Stay tuned on Social Media tomorrow for a few updates along the way.
The Heritage Humane Society is very excited to welcome the participants of our 2015 Mark Par for Pets Golf Classic, presented by Chesapeake Bank. On Monday, September 21 at 1 PM our golfers will gather at the Golden Course at The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club to play a tournament.
The Golden Course has been named one of America’s greatest public courses by Golf Digest and was built by renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones who described the course as his “finest design.”
Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Gore Capital Management players will be provided a delicious boxed lunch.
Peter and Keri Gore, owners of Gore Capital Management, have been supporting and involved with the Heritage Humane Society for over a decade.
After the tournament an old-fashioned cookout and reception will be held, thanks to the sponsorship of Glenn Gormley, the owner of Green Leafe Café. Contest awards and the raffle will be held during the reception.
We at the Heritage Humane Society would love to give a great big thank you to all of our sponsors, donors and participants. We can’t wait to see you all on the course.
Visit www.hhswilliamsburg-golf2015.com to learn more about it. ut and reception will be sponsored by Glenn Gormley, owner of the Green Leafe Café, to conduct the raffle and present contest awards.
Liberty, the puppy who puts the “DoG” in Duke of Gloucester Street, met her Thursday at the historic Williamsburg Inn, inviting guests to Colonial Williamsburg’s award-winning, pet-friendly hotels and calling on animal lovers to join a new charitable partnership with the Heritage Humane Society.
Colonial Williamsburg’s first-ever mascot, Liberty, a Briard, arrived in style aboard one of the Foundation’s replica 18th-century horse-drawn carriages accompanied by her master, Gen. George Washington, portrayed by Ron Carnegie.
“Amid so much rich historic content, Liberty offers an opportunity to engage guests and to make the 18th century come alive in new and unexpected ways,” Washington said. “Liberty will inspire a new generation of guests to visit the Revolutionary City and to bring their pets, who are welcome at Colonial Williamsburg’s world-class hotels.”
The Revolutionary City itself goes to the dogs on Saturday, Sept. 19 when the “Dogs of DoG Street” take over the town to benefit the Heritage Humane Society. The donation-drive event kicks off at 10 a.m. on the Palace Green when Liberty and Washington lead area dogs and their history-loving humans on a march to the Capitol.
“I call on fellow animal lovers to ‘fall in’ Saturday with me behind Liberty,” Washington said. “Together we will march to benefit of our friends at the Heritage Humane Society and their great works for our four-legged friends in need.”
“We are very excited for this growing partnership with one of the leading historical organizations in our community and in the nation, said Kim Laska, executive director of the Heritage Humane Society. “To be selected as the partner charity in this awesome event brings added exposure to our program and the wonderful animals available for adoption in our community. We are so thrilled with this opportunity and look forward to meeting more dog lovers on Sept. 19.”
To join the festivities with their own dogs, guests need only present a completed registration form available atcolonialwilliamsburg.com/dogs along with a donation item from the Heritage Humane Society’s wish list:
- Creamy low-fat peanut butter
- Large Kong-brand dog toys
- Chicken broth
- Yesterday’s News-brand cat litter
- Paper towels & toilet paper
- Disinfecting wipes
- Laundry detergent (HE preferred)
- Soft and chewy dog treats/Pedigree Dentastix-brand
- Canned cat and kitten food (non-fish flavors)
Registrants on hand receive a special “Dogs of DoG Street” bandanna while supplies last, and a Colonial Williamsburg interpreter is available to take cell phone pictures of guests with Gen. Washington for posting on Instagram with the hashtag #dogsofdogstreet.
A live auction of items including replica leather dog collars just like Liberty’s will follow the parade at 10:30 a.m.
Free gourmet dog treats are also available while they last at the Williamsburg Farmers Market on Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square from 8 a.m. to noon, along with copies of Colonial Williamsburg chef apprentices’ signature recipe.
Born in April, Liberty joined the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in July. Once fully trained and certified as a therapy dog, Liberty and her costumed handler will walk the streets of the Historic Area, interact with passersby, and visit with guests in our hotels. Eventually, guests and fans will be able to track Liberty’s adventures both on Colonial Williamsburg’s website and via mobile devices.
Liberty was already the subject of the most shared Facebook post in the history of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Dog owners from across the country uploaded images of their own pups to welcome Liberty to the colonial capital, and the blog was shared more than 16,000 times on Facebook.
Another Founding Father and city resident, Thomas Jefferson, stated his desire to give President Washington a set of French “Shepherd’s dog” puppies, which many believe to have been Briards. The historical record remains silent as to whether those puppies ever reached the President. But in selecting a Briard to remain at the side of our George Washington, Colonial Williamsburg has chosen to honor Mr. Jefferson’s wish.
Further information on the event is available at the event page online or by calling 855-296-6627 toll-free.
About Colonial Williamsburg
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation preserves, restores and operates Virginia’s 18th-century capital of Williamsburg. Innovative and interactive experiences, such as the street theater Revolutionary City® and the RevQuest: Save the Revolution!TM series of technology-assisted alternate reality games, highlight the relevance of the American Revolution to contemporary life and the importance of an informed, active citizenry. The Colonial Williamsburg experience includes more than 400 restored or reconstructed original buildings, renowned museums of decorative arts and folk art, extensive educational outreach programs for students and teachers, lodging, culinary options from historic taverns to casual or elegant dining, the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club featuring 45 holes designed by Robert Trent Jones and his son Rees Jones, a full-service spa and fitness center, pools, retail stores and gardens. Philanthropic support and revenue from admissions, products and hospitality operations sustain Colonial Williamsburg’s educational programs and preservation initiatives.
About the Heritage Humane Society
The Heritage Humane Society serves as the compassionate steward of companion animals that are in transition from stray/surrender to forever homes. Heritage Humane Society also educates the public about humane animal care and treatment, advocates for animal welfare, and provides affordable adoption and spay/neuter services to measurably reduce overpopulation of unwanted companion animals. Heritage Humane receives about 1,600 lost, stray and unwanted companion animals a year. Of those animals over 1,400 are adopted into loving and permanent homes or transferred to rescue groups that can help rehabilitate special cases. Many also remain in foster homes, and some in hospice care. More than 90 percent of their funding comes from concerned citizens, corporations and foundations. Learn more at heritagehumanesociety.org or facebook.com/hhswilliamsburg.
Heritage Humane Society Auxiliary is pleased to present the annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Bruton Parish Hall on Duke of Gloucester Street. Enjoy The Gourmet Soup Kitchen with delicious bread baked by Panera along with wonderful baked goods, gifts of all types for pets and people, silent auction items, raffles, and so much more.
Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather Drool in the Pool has been canceled. We are so sorry that we will be unable to hold this wonderful event, but the safety of all of our visitors is our priority.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend despite the rain and hope to see you next weekend at our Dogs of DoG Street walk at Colonial Williamsburg!