First dog event ready to roll except for guests of honor

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by BETH ALTENA The event in a town near Seattle raises $50,000 a year to split between animal and human charities. Organizers of this year’s Happy Hounds dog walk in Rockford have lower expectations—they just want dogs. This unique fundraiser will be a dog parade through town starting and ending at the park behind the […]

Rockford event proves dog park would be another huge hit

Bella is a babe. She is a French bulldog who had a great big grin on her face for her friends Hannah Bodnar (owner) and Rose Montag, all of Rockford.

Photos by BETH ALTENA Rock the Dam could have been called Rock the Dogs as the event had plenty of canine listeners and visitors as well as an impressive crowd of human music lovers. This should encourage organizers of the Rockford dog park, which is currently working on securing funding for the construction of the […]

Get involved with Happy Hounds Dog Walk

The Happy Hounds Dog Walk, which benefits the Rockford Dog Park, will hold their first planning meeting on Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at the office of Blakeslee Rop Attorneys, 240 Northland Dr., Rockford. The group is looking for help in the following areas: sponsorship, entertainment, logistics, advertising/marketing, and volunteer recruitment. If you plan […]