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Mark your calendars for PugFest 2010

From: Jessica (Kamish) E.
Sent on: Thursday, April 15, 2010 6:00 PM
This event is one of the biggest events in the Midwest! Matt, Whitney, and I were lucky enough to go last year to this great event. We had so much fun! They have a ton of vendors, with everything pug related you could imagine.
We would love for some of our pug club members to come along to this great event with us this year. We would also love to get some of our foster pugs to the event. If we have volunteers to help out at the PugFest they will donate more funds to our rescue.

If you are interested in attending please email me at [address removed].

Here's all the info from the PugFest website:

The 6th Annual Milwaukee Pug Fest
Sunday ? May 16, 2010 10am ? 4pm (Doors open at 9:45am)

Milwaukee County Indoor Sports Complex
6000 West Ryan Road (Hwy. 100) (I-94 Exit 322) Franklin, WI 53132

Tickets: Adults - $8.00 Children Under 10 - $3.00
Advanced Tickets: Adults - $6.00 Children Under 10 - $2.00
(Pugs free and Smushie Face breeds are welcome!)

Advanced Tickets are on sale up to Saturday, May 1, 2010. To purchase your advanced tickets, download and complete the Advanced Tickets form. Instructions are on the form.


* Blessing of the Pugs
* Demonstrations
* Wellness Presentations
* Vendor Services
* Indoor/Outdoor Pug Playpen
* Pug Rescue Groups
* Vendors
* Pug Costume Contests*
* Pug Races by PETCO
* Children?s Coloring Contest

There will be two (2) Costume Contests, one for store bought costumes and one for hand-made costumes.

(Times to be announced)

Speaker: Dr. Dale Kressin, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
Topic: Canine Dental Wellness

Dr. Kressin is Board certified in Oral Surgery and Dentistry. He will speak on dental wellness. Dr. Kressin is owner of the Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery Specialists located in Oshkosh, WI. For more information, visit Dr. Kressin?s website at

Pug Oral Exam
Have your Pug?s teeth examined by Dr. Kressin and the staff of Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery Specialists. The exam takes 10 minutes and there is a small charge of $10.00, which will benefit Pug Rescue. The staff asks that you Pre-register for this service. Exams will begin at 10:00am and will be scheduled every 10 minutes starting on the hour, except when Dr. Kressin is presenting. To pre-register, drop us an email to [address removed] and in the subject line mention ?ORAL EXAM?. PLEASE provide us with your requested time, your name, and your Pugs name. We will confirm your requested time by email reply.

Speaker: Dr Ken Lambrecht , DVM
Topic: Pug Wellness

Dr. Lambrecht will speak on Pug wellness and the benefits of giving attention to caloric intake, the type of food being fed, and the benefits of a regular exercise program to achieve ideal weight. This will be an evidence based approach to preventative nutrition (ideal weight & supplements).

Dr. Lambrecht has 25 years experience as a wellness veterinarian and is medical director and founding owner of the Westside Family Pet Clinic (WFPC), an AAHA accredited practice and 4 Paws Swim & Fitness Center in Madison, WI. For more information about Dr. Lambrecht, visit and

Preventative Nutritional Assessments
Want to do all you can to have your favorite pug feel better and live longer???? Dr. Lambrecht & staff will be providing 10 to 15 minute ?one on one? consultations, give your pug an Ideal Weight Assessment, discuss pet foods that can help prevent the common breed specific diseases of pugs (dental disease & obesity) or discuss the right amount of EPA/DHA (fish oil) supplements. The goal is to identify areas for further discussion to have with your veterinarian to provide optimal preventative nutrition. Give your pug the best health insurance you can, by achieving ideal weight & using evidence based preventative nutrition! The assessment takes up to 15 minutes and there is a small charge of $10.00, which will benefit Pug Rescue. The staff asks that you Pre-register for this service.

To pre-register, drop us an email to [address removed] and in the subject line mention ?ASSESSMENT?. PLEASE provide us with your requested time, your name, and your Pugs name. We will confirm your requested time by email reply.

Speaker: Dr. Jodie, DVM
Topic: Holistic Wellness

Dr. Jodie will present Pug cases, which exemplify how holistic modalities and natural nutrition can augment or be an alternative to conventional veterinary care. She has been speaking to small and large audiences on these topics for 17 years.

Dr. Jodie has been practicing small animal veterinary medicine in Muskego for 23 years. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Dr. Jodie has studied herbology at a Time to Heal in Illinois, Healing Oasis and the Chi Institute associated with the University of Florida. Dr. Jodie is the owner of the Animal Doctor Holistic Veterinary complex that draws pet guardians from throughout Wisconsin and upper Illinois who seek alternatives to conventional canine and feline care. For more information about Dr. Jodie, visit

Holistic Pet Health Questions
Dr. Jodie will be present at the Animal Doctor?s booth to answer any questions you have regarding holistic pet health free of charge.

(Times to be announced)

The OccuPaws Guide Dog Association will provide a demonstration of how a guide dog navigates a blind person through everyday challenges.

Entertainment will be provided throughout the event by the ?Fox River Trio?


Pet Photography by Sliderphoto
SliderPhoto will again be offering photo packages of your Pug. The nominal sitting fee is donated by SliderPhoto to Pug Rescue. SliderPhoto is located in the small meeting room located in the entranceway. Look for their table and signage.

Nail Trims by Madra Pet Styling
Have your Pug?s nails trimmed by Pug owner Helena and her staff for $10.00. Proceeds from the nail trim benefit Pug Rescue.

Milwaukee Pug Fest has reserved a bloc of rooms at the ?Dog Friendly? Comfort Suites located at 6362 South 13th Street, Oak Creek (I-94 & College Avenue)(Exit 319). We have secured a special rate of $75.00 per night plus tax/day/room for a standard room. Room rate includes parking, a deluxe continental breakfast and complimentary airport shuttle. The Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport is an All Suite hotel, so each room includes a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. The facility has three indoor pools.

You can call the hotel directly at[masked] or (414)[masked] and ask for the ?Milwaukee Pug Fest Rate?. You can also email Heather Vick at [address removed] and she will make the reservations and answer any questions that you may have. Heather also can provide you with information on sites and activities in and around Milwaukee.

If you are staying at the Comfort Suites, plan for some activities on Saturday afternoon, May 15th . There will be information for those staying at the Comfort Suites upon check-in.

If you or someone you know would like to volunteer at Pug Fest, we can use your help. We can provide letters confirming volunteer hours. Children under the age of 14 years old must have an adult with them. Click on the Volunteer Application , complete the form, and either mail to the address listed or email to [address removed] .

Milwaukee Pug Fest is accepting donations for it?s silent auction or raffles to benefit Pug rescue. We accept merchandise, gift certificates, restaurant certificates, etc. If you or a business that you know would like to donate, please contact us at [address removed] . ALL Donations are tax deductible. We will also recognize donors on our website and at the event. Any donations for the event should be sent to:

Pug Hugs Inc
1729 Walnut Street
South Milwaukee, WI 53172

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