Shelter Trek is the Oshkosh Area Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year, last year bringing in over $20,000 for the shelter. I was in attendence, of course, selling my catnip toys. Here are some photos I took of the dogs dressed up in their costumes and the rest of the event.
Here they go! The walkers are off! The walk is held in Menomonee Park each year; it's nice that the walkers can look out over Lake Winnebago as they stroll along with their pets.
These kiddie pools were supposed to be used as communal dog dishes, but I guess you can use it as a bath, too? He's a lab, he's just doing what comes naturally.
This little cutie came over by my booth to say, "hello." She wasn't feeling the headband but her human companion put it back on for the photo.
I don't really know what to say about this photo, except... you knew you had to buy a costume big enough for a Great Dane, right? Maybe they don't make costumes that big.
Our friend Phil's dog, an American Eskimo. Isn't she cute?
This was my favorite costume. Let's just say this little Corgi was laying down most of the time. The shark outfit was extremely ironic.
Will I attend next year? Probably, but I might not attend as a vendor. Most people were fixated on their dogs, so there weren't many people that wanted to bring home a souvenir for their cats. We'll see. :o)