Archive for December, 2008

Another Czarny Original

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

czarny-art2-blog.jpgczarny2-alyssa.JPGczarny.JPGCzarny is such a talented (and large!) pooch that he decided to create TWO masterpieces for The Dog Art Challenge for Charity. Alyssa from the DuPage County Animal Care & Control’s Pet Crazy Kid’s Club helped with masterpiece #2. Czarny hopes his works will bring lots of money at auction. Of course, his work will benefit his friends still at DCACC. If you like Czarny’s art or you want to help pet charities, plan to attend the Dog Art Challenge Auction March 20 at 6PM, Arlington Racetrack. Tickets for the auction will be available on the website starting January 10.

By George

Friday, December 19th, 2008

george-art2.jpggeorge.JPGgeorge-tyler.JPGGeorge, a Bichon adopted from DuPage County Animal Care & Control, created “George’s Happy Feet” for the Dog Art Challenge. George arrived at the shelter lost, frightened and covered in mats. Now, he is settled and happy with a new family. Through TLC, he came out of his shell and discovered his inner-artist. George worked with Tyler from DACC’s Pet Crazy Kids Club to create his masterpiece. The Pet Crazy Kids Club teaches kids about pets and responsible pet ownership. This year, through the Dog Art Challenge, the kids learned a little about art as well!

Czarny’s “Forever Home Fiesta”

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Forever Home FiestaCzarnyCzarny & KendallCzarny is a 90 pound Central Asian Shepherd dog who, along with his three siblings, was surrenderd to DuPage County Animal Care & Control. This gentle giant is giving back to his shelter friends by submitting his creation for the Dog Art Challenge for Charity.

With help from Kendall, a member of DCACC’s Pet Crazy Kids Club, Czarny created “Forever Home Fiesta.” Gotta love the size of those feet! Can you picture Czarny’s creation in your home or office? If so, mark your calendar for the Challenge Gala Auction on March 20, 6PM, at Arlington Racetrack. Bring your checkbook and help Czarny and others raise money for pet charities.


Thursday, December 11th, 2008

poquito-blog-art.jpgpoquito-the-cat.JPGpoquito kaitlyn dinaIf you are looking to adopt a kitty artist, now is your chance! The latest entry for The Dog Art Challenge, “Poquito Pawcasso,” was created by a Poquito, a Domestic Short Hair cat up for adoption at DuPage County Animal Care & Control. Poquito arrived at the shelter as a 4 week old kitten and has matured into a “super friendly cat who loves to sit on your shoulder.”

Kaitlyn, a member of the Pet Crazy Kids Club at DCACC, and Dina, the Club director, were Poquito’s assistants.

For more information on Poquito or the Pet Crazy Kids Club, visit DCACC.

Kacey’s Chair

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

kacey-chair-blog-4.jpgkaceys-muddy-chair.jpgkacey-blog3.jpgkacey-blog2.jpgkacey-blog-1.jpgEarlier this year, Kacey, a Pharaoh Hound, ran away from a dog show in Tennessee. Although she was spotted several times, it took 11 days and plenty of helpers to finally catch her. Read about the volunteer efforts that finally brought Kacey home to New York on Karin TarQwyn’s website. Karin is a private investigator specializing in missing dogs.

Once home, she plopped in her “chair” and seemed very happy to stay there! Now, this chair has been transformed and will be offered in The Dog Art Challenge Auction to benefit Pharaoh Hound Rescue. The piece is appropriately titled “Kacey’s Rescue Chair.”

What a happy ending and a great piece of art!

Where’s Santa Claws?

Monday, December 1st, 2008

The holidays are in full swing and Burt’s dog pals can’t wait to have their picture taken with Santa! And, boy, does Santa have a busy weekend coming up!

On December 6, Santa will lend his lap for pictures benefiting HELP (Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets) at the St. Charles location of The Animal House Veterinary Hospital. You will receive a 4×6 photo for a $10 donation–reservations suggested.

The next day, December 7, Santa’s off to Glen Ellyn for a visit to The Bellyrub Klub from 11AM-3PM and will pose with your pooch for a $5 donation. If you don’t have a pet yet, no problem. Check out the adoptable pets from Angel4Paws and Dupage Animal Care & Control or just have fun shopping & picking out treats for a “grandpuppy.” Reservations suggested.

For more of Santa’s stops, check the events page of our website.

Happy Holidays