The Pet-a-Paw-looza is Pets on Wheels biggest fundraiser and provides funds to support our efforts "to lick loneliness" all
year. People come from all over the area and bring their pets. We will have various demos, speakers, contests, entertainment, puparazzi photos, and vendors of all kinds including local rescue groups. Visit our raffle table and bid on items at our silent auction. Stop by our kissing booth for a smooch from one of our therapy pets. Relax in our beer and wine garden and enjoy some food prepared by KS Catering. Bring your pet to participate in our costume contests both days at 11am and 2pm. The event is pet friendly and held indoors with air-conditioning. View our schedule to view see all of the entertainment that is planned.
The American Red Cross will be on site with the Bloodmobile both days. Pets on Wheels will offer half off admission to the Pet-a-Paw-Looza, if one gives blood prior to entering the event. Click below to register to donate.
Click the buttons below for more information on the Pet-a-Paw-Looza and how you can participate.
Please mail vendor contracts and sponsorship agreements to
Vicki Rummel, P.O.
Box 44176, Baltimore MD 21236.
*Grand prize is a portrait of your pet by artist Sherry Kendall, of Wagging Tail Portraits for the individual, who collects the most money, in donations, logged on the First Giving website, for the event. Wagging Tail Portraits has been selected for O Magazine as Oprah's Favorite Things.
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Wheels is a not for profit volunteer 501c3 organization which
provides friendly visits from volunteers and their pets to those requiring
the support of an institutional setting.
Pets on Wheels therapy teams most often visit:
assisted living communities
hospice care facilities
substance abuse facilities
facilities for the physically and mentally challenged
facilities for children at risk of home out placement
libraries to sit with children learning to read and provide a non-judgemental listening ear
Our emphasis is on residents who have been unresponsive to ongoing activities.
Many of these patients have impaired cognitive abilities due to specific
illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, and react to animals with more
awareness than to people around them. For instance, repetitive speech
behavior or annoying mannerisms may cease while a patient is petting
an animal. Pets on Wheels volunteer teams work to boost the morale of those confined to an institutional setting and to lower the anxiety levels of young children learning to read.
love unconditionally, even when a person is no longer attractive, even-tempered,
or agile. Their warmth makes a difference to those they visit.
Wondering what the difference between a Therapy Dog and a Service Dog is?
Special thanks to:
- Webmaster -Jen Pawloski
- IT support -David Rummel
- Database development/support - Scott Johnson
- Southern MD Give Camp Development Team -
- Aaron Soto
- Craig Koroscil
- John Cudd
- Jonathon Crawford
- Maryland Pet Gazette