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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkVallarta Living | December 2007 

2nd Annual Pet Picnic was Dog Gone Wild!
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Pampered pooches and their owners had a blast at the 2nd annual Pet Picnic. Monies were raised for Ayuda a los Animales, part of the PEACE charity association, and will be used for supplies at the high-volume spay and neuter clinics.
Hats off to all the guests and their owners who attended Daiquiri Dick's second annual Pet Picnic. On Saturday, December 8th, the restaurant's patio was loaded with some of the best-dressed dogs in the bay, including Pancho Villa and a special guest appearance by Frida.

"It's an amazing event," says dog lover Bill Kelly, "I came spontaneously last year, had a great time, won prizes and ate. It's something I really look forward to every year."

A boxed picnic lunch was served along with doggie bags for the four-legged friends, which included treats and prizes. A raffle was held and gifts were donated by many area restaurants and businesses.

Best-Trained and Best Costume awards were given, according to audience applause. There were even some foster dogs, who found new homes.

"We came here to have a cocktail and found out the event was going on and we were just going to buy a t-shirt," says Helen Knutson, a new Mom, "We not only bought a t-shirt but I got a doggie, and I can guarantee you that she will grow up and do whatever she wants... She's just such a good girl - and I am so happy."

Over 70 people had a tail wagging time and $17,000 pesos were raised for Ayuda a los Animals, part of the PEACE charity association. The monies will be used for supplies at the high-volume spay and neuter clinics throughout the area. Organizers are happy with the turn out and look forward to next year's event.
A Banderas Bay non-profit organization, PEACE acts as an umbrella organization for four charitable programs, Casa Comunidad, Ayuda Los Animales (Help The Animals), a Women's Co-Op (Manos de Mujeres Unidas) and Community Pride. It is a U.S. non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which accepts tax-deductible donations and a Mexican Civil Association that issues facturas for donations. For more information, please visit PeaceMexico.org or click HERE to read more about PEACE



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