Home for Good Dog Rescue 4th Annual Taste of Italy Dinner & Tricky Tray March 9th at Long Hill Community Center in Stirling, New Jersey
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 • 2:48pm
On Saturday, March 9th, Home for Good Dog Rescue hosted their 4th Annual Taste of Italy Dinner and Tricky Tray at Long Hill Community Center in Stirling. Over 300 people were in attendance including the Mayor of Summit, Ellen Dickson, who spoke during the opening remarks. Dickson has been a long-time supporter of the rescue. Last year, she read a proclamation declaring June 6th Home for Good Dog Rescue Day in Summit. Also among the attendees at the event were Pilots N Paws Vice President Nick O’Connell and pilot O’Neil Jones. Home for Good connected with the non-profit Pilots N Paws in January when they flew four of the rescue’s dogs from South Carolina to New Jersey. Pilots N Paws helped Home for Good Dog Rescue transport by plane again on February 15th with seventeen dogs on board. The pilots flew into New Jersey on Saturday and joined the rescue in celebrating close to 2,000 lives saved. They received an achievement award at the event. Donna Brannan, Home for Good Dog Rescue’s South Carolina foster, drove up to join them for the fun-filled night. She also received an achievement award from the rescue. Home for Good has a network of 65 foster families in their area in New Jersey, but they also have a few local fosters in South Carolina and Georgia who take the dogs home when they are first found or signed out of the shelters. Brannan, along with the other fosters, are responsible for giving the dogs lots of love and getting them healthy enough to make the transport up to New Jersey.
There were over two hundred prizes at this year’s tricky tray and many happy winners went home with some great baskets. Among the winners of the night was Nikki Tongg, owner of Faux Paws in Summit, who won the 50/50 raffle. The Joan Dalianis Foundation provided a Matching Gift Program; the foundation doubled a certain amount of donations made and all went back to Home for Good Dog Rescue.
The 4th Annual Taste of Italy Dinner & Tricky Tray was a huge success. All profits went back to Home for Good Dog Rescue to help them help more dogs in need. In 2010, the year the rescue began, about 200 lives were saved. This year alone, the rescue is on track to give over 1,000 dogs a second chance at life. As a foster-based organization, Home for Good is always looking for new foster families to help their dogs transition into loving homes. Visit www.homeforgooddogs.org for more information on Home for Good Dog Rescue. Adoption, foster and volunteer applications can be found on the website as well as all upcoming events. Home for Good Dog Rescue’s next adoption events are from 11am-4pm on Saturday, March 16th at Petsmart in Bridgewater and again on Saturday, March 23rd at PetSmart in Millburn.