Minnesota Sheltie Rescue 2017 Annual Spring Event

Don't Miss It - - The MNSR Spring Event (aka Sheltie Reunion) is coming up on April 15, 2017!

Adopters, Fosters, Volunteers and all MNSR Friends and Supporters and your Families are invited to attend the 2017 MNSR Spring Event with or without your Sheltie.

Date:     Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time:     11:30am to 3:00pm
Where:  Twin Cities Obedience Training Club (TCOTC)

              2101 Broadway St. NE
              Minneapolis, MN 55413

We'll have lunch, MNSR merchandise for sale, vendors, exhibitors, photographer, and of course a Silent Auction.

You can purchase raffle tickets to win this handmade Sheltie-themed quilt:

You and your Sheltie can participate in the Sheltie games (peanut butter lick-off and more!) to win medals and prizes. We will again have the Sheltie parade so you can show off your Sheltie and share your Sheltie success story with all of our attendees. 

If you would like to bring a crate for your Sheltie, there is a quiet area that will allow him/her to rest while you eat and browse the Silent Auction.

Events and Vendors
Lunch, Sheltie Games, Silent Auction, Raffle, Sheltie Parade, MNSR/Sheltie Merchandise for sale, Professional Photographer, Grooming Demonstrations and $5 Nail Trims, Dog Behavior Professional, Animal Communicator, Essential Oils/Holistic Therapy for Dogs, Dog Treats and Chews, Craft/Artwork and the list is growing.

Photos for Sheltie Posters
We are again going to make posters with your adopted Sheltie and Sheltie wannabe photos to display at the Event. If you want to have your dog's picture included on the poster, please send an email with a photo to Mel at melspetpals@gmail.com. Please include your dog’s name and the year adopted. Send one picture per dog - it does not need to be a professional photo. The deadline to submit photos is April 1, 2017.

Silent Auction Donations
If you want to donate an item or basket for the Silent Auction it is very much appreciated! Items must be new with a minimum value of $5 or more. Baseball tickets or other events, gift cards, and theme baskets are some suggestions. You can bring a basket the day of the event (need by 11:30) or you can arrange to drop items off in advance at Bell Manufacturing in NE Minneapolis, or we may be able to arrange for a pick-up of your item. Please provide the value of your donation - we generally start minimum bids at 50% of the value.

Volunteers Needed
If you would like to volunteer an hour or two of your time at the event, we have a variety of areas where we can use your help. We need help in the kitchen (set up, serving, clean up), Silent Auction, Sheltie games, and other areas. It's a great way to meet other MNSR adopters and supporters. We also need help before and after the event.

We need your RSVP so we can plan lunch and prepare name tags and packets for each person who attends. To RSVP, arrange to donate an item, volunteer, or for any other information about the MNSR Spring Event, please email Judy at jmbell@fastmail.net.

Leashes Required
Just a reminder, all dogs must be on leashes at all times, inside and outside the building. Please do not use retractable leashes. Please be aware of what your dog is doing while you are browsing the Auction and Vendors. There are clean-up stations located in several areas. 

Please send an email to jmbell@fastmail.net if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the Spring Event!