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Bello Returns to Muddy Paws

Updated: Aug 26, 2022

Home Hospice Association (HHA) and The Bello Project are so excited to announce that we have been chosen, once again, as the charity of choice for Muddy Paws Wine Festival; July 6 & 7 2019. This weekend of wine and great food, best shared with our two and four legged best friends, takes place between Featherstone Winery and Vineland Estates Winery.

Karen Black, of Indigo Pet Photography, introduced The Bello Project and HHA to Treesje of Vineland Estates and Louise of Featherstone Winery and they both immediately fell in love with the work we do in our Chapter Communities. The Niagara Region borders two of our chapters; Home Hospice Niagara Region and Home Hospice Hamilton Halton. It has been a wonderful relationship ever since!

In addition to our cause receiving proceeds from ticket sales and from the event sponsorships, The Bello Project raises funds and awareness at the event.

Back by popular demand is Pawcasso’s Studio. This fundraising project allow us to help your dog bring out their inner Picasso or perhaps Rembrandt. One of kind can

vasses have been started and will be completed by participating pups. Owners have a chance to chose from many pieces of art work including wine glasses, hearts, ice cream cones and words like love and home. A paw print completes the art.

Each piece began as a blank canvas and thanks to many community friends such as Google in Kitchener, they have been turned into original pieces of art work that become a treasured item for our guests at Muddy Paws. Pawcasso’s Studio will run at Vineland Estates for 2019.

New for this year is our Lap Out Loud (LOL) Contest which will run at Featherstone Winery. There is nothing better for your dog on a hot July day than a nice cool bowl of water. And what better bonding opportunity could there be than giving you the chance to share in a long drink of water with your dog! We won’t make you drink from your dog’s water bowl but we will make it worth-while to try and drink your water bowl as fast as your dog especially when other dogs and owners will be doing the same thing.

Lap Out Loud (LOL) will be a timed competition to see which dog-owner team can finish their bowls of water the fastest. We will run heats throughout the day and have a Championship at the end of each day. Those competing in the championship will have the chance to win a great prize package that will include a gift certificate for Indigo Pet Photography. Karen’s Barrel Sessions are famous throughout the Niagara Region and winning this grand prize will be another great reason to return to the incredible wine “country” we have right in our own backyards.

A $10.00 donation to the Bello Project will purchase a pawprint at Pawcasso’s Studio or an opportunity to compete in Lap Out Loud. The money we raise helps to provide professional services and put special equipment in the homes of pets whose owners are dying. It costs us on average $50.00 per day to ensure every need is met to prevent the premature separation of owner and pet at a time when both need the love and bond they share. Visit this link often for updates and an ongoing list of the great supporters of The Bello Project through Muddy Paws.

We look forward to raising a glass and shaking the paws of all who attend.

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