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Please Come to Denver in November

Posted by Erich Trapp on October 20, 2011

Allison and Pythagorus. (c) Allison Mae Photography.

Bring your pups and join in the fun and festivities for the Puppy Up! Walk at Stapleton Central Park in Denver, Colorado on November 6th  from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM local time. In addition to the 2-mile walk, we will be having A Puppy Up! Festival that will include human and canine entertainment such as music, flyball, agility and disc dogs. Our Puppy Up! Market will include pet businesses and pet cancer organizations along with human cancer organizations. Be prepared to come out and do a little early Christmas shopping. We will also have food vendors. Register online here.

Our Grand Marshalls/Cancer Heroes for the walk are Allison, an 11- year old brain tumor survivor and Pythagoras, a St. Bernard who is battling bone cancer.

Allison epitomizes the phrase “Puppy Up!” In addition to fighting back against a brain tumor, Allison decided to do something to help other families going through the pain and loneliness of cancer by starting The Stinkbug Project. Allison makes and sells dog biscuits, using the proceeds to purchase prison-trained dogs to give to other children who are battling cancer.

Pythagoras is a very handsome, gentle St. Bernard. You can learn more about Pythagoras here .

Guy Gilchrist

The Puppy Up! Denver Walk will also feature special appearances by Guy Gilchrist, Wendy Francisco, Doug Koktavy, Allison Mae, and Angelyne the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog.

Guy is a singer/songwriter, author, and syndicated cartoonist of Today’s Dogg, Nancy, and The Muppets. He is also an animal advocate. Come out and walk for 2 Million Dogs.org and have Guy to draw a cartoon/caricature of YOUR DOGG .

Wendy Francisco and Caspian.

Wendy is an artist, writer and musician. She created the popular You tube video, God and Dog and released a book by the same title. Wendy and her husband, singer/songwriter Don Francisco live in Colorado with many animals including their dog Casper, who is 3/4 Great Pyrenees and 1/4 Anatolian Shepherd.

Our animal entertainment will feature Angelyne, the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog.

Angelyne the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog and owner Eric Melvin

Learn more about Angelyne and her best friend Eric Melvin here.

Award winning author and local Denverite, Doug Koktavy will be autographing his book The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer. This book is the perfect remedy for anyone who is dealing with a terminal illness in their pet or who

Doug Koktavy

has suffered the loss of a beloved pet.

Allison Mae, our Official Event Photographer, will be capturing the memories from The Puppy Up! Denver Walk.

And finally, to mix things up a bit, we even have

Samantha Jo Staggs

opera singer Samantha Jo Staggs. Ms. Staggs not only sings opera, but is also trade show coordinator at Precious Memories Pet Cemetery and Crematory in Fort Collins, CO., the pet cemetery owned by her family.

Please “like” The First Puppy Up! Denver Walk on Facebook  and follow us on twitter at PuppyUpDenver.
For more information on the Puppy Up! Walk in Denver, please contact Hope Lisle, Puppy Up! Denver Walk Manager at: 303.718.3442.



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