‘Warm Wishes and Wet Kisses’ holiday market benefits Northumberland rescue – The Peterborough Examiner


A Nov. 19 fundraiser in Cobourg for K9Crusaders Animal Rescue features professional pet photography. A Nov. 19 fundraiser in Cobourg for K9Crusaders Animal Rescue features professional pet photography.


From professional pet photography to a variety of vendors catering to both humans and canines, an upcoming holiday market supports a Northumberland County rescue.

  Residents and their four-legged friends are invited to “Warm Wishes and Wet Kisses, ” a fundraiser for K9Crusaders Animal Rescue. The event, which runs from 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, features local vendors, a bake sale, a prize table, dog supplies and treats, and a table of gently used books.

  “Bring your well-behaved, leashed dogs for nail trims and holiday themed professional pet photography with all funds donated to the rescue, ” K9Crusaders said.

  Dorothy Puddester of Hooves and Paws Photography is donating her time to photograph dogs against a holiday backdrop.

  Katrina Evans, owner of Kat’s in the Doghouse Pet Grooming in Port Hope, is offering her services, doing toenail trims for pups. The entire $10 fee will be directly donated to the rescue.  

  The festive event is at the Columbus Community Centre at 232 Spencer St . E. in Cobourg . Free parking is available on site.  

  “Our holiday market presents canine lovers from near and far the unique opportunity to do their holiday shopping and enjoy a festive experience with their dogs, ” said Helen Firing, events co-ordinator.

  “Because we are a 100 per cent volunteer-run organization, we rely heavily on events such as our holiday market to raise funds to support the care of our rescued dogs while they wait to find their own forever homes. Our thanks to all the vendors who are joining us, and who have generously donated prizes for the event. ”

  Those who want to know more about rescuing a dog or getting involved in K9Crusaders can get details from volunteers during the market.

  Through this event, K9Crusaders also gives back to the rescue community by extending invitations to other local like-minded animal lovers. This year, Toe Beans Cat Cafe in Port Hope representatives will be present raising money for the shelter cats and kittens in their care.

  Established in 2013, K9Crusaders helps rehabilitate plus rehome dogs, many transferred from high kill shelters in Quebec. A not-for-profit all-breed rescue, K9Crusaders is completely run by volunteers and exclusively funded by donations.    




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