Tom VanderSloot

Town goes to the hounds this Saturday

October 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Contests, costumes, food, free stuff at dog walk by BETH ALTENA HAPPY HOUNDS—and happy owners who are excited about bringing a dog park to Rockford. Support the park by attending the Happy Hounds Dog Walk Saturday. “It’s already a success. I just hope the dogs show up,” said organizer Tom VanderSloot, who is hoping for a big bow wow turnout this Saturday, Oct. 29 [...]

Park plans expand to bring Rockford a dog festival

July 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Happy Hounds in downtown may become an annual dog-centered festival if dog park planners are able to pull it off. Organizer Tom VanderSloot described his vision during an evening planning session held at the Rockford Public Schools Administration Building Thursday, June 30. VanderSloot would like to see a Relay for Life-type event at the track field of [...]