Saturday October 12, 2013

From 9:45 AM to 3:30 PM


Mary Heads Carter Park
2320 Heads Lane
Carrollton, TX 75006

Driving Directions

Local Pet Friendly Hotels


Hoong Nan Young   -   wrnt.hny@gmail.com

James Duff -            -   wrnt.jduff@gmail.com

Maria Gonzalez       -  mgwesties@gmail.com  

Westie Rescue of North Texas



Pledge contest sponsored by.

Stewart & Tondra Cloer

Greg &

Susan Baten

Donations by

Welcome to our 2013 Westie Walk event page!   Our annual Westie Walk is scheduled for October 12, 2013, at 9:45 a.m.  This event provides an opportunity for all Westie lovers, and those who support rescue organizations to meet, reconnect with friends, and raise money to support WRNT’s rescue efforts.  The event will again be held at Mary Heads Carter Park in Carrollton, Texas.  

Click on left side bar for Map and Directions

Be sure to check out the schedule time for each activity

Be sure to register early.  Those that register online will receive a 10% discount off the registration donation fee.  Click here to register.  Look what we have planned…

Those that register online by October 4, 2013, will receive a 10% discount..

Check out our Silent Auction & Raffle page

Registration/Check-In                       Pledge Drive Contest                           Doggie Spa  

Honoring Rescues                             Costume Contest                             Fun & Games  

Snacks                      Dessert & Coffee               Silent Auction                         WRNT Store  


The day will begin with registration and/check-in at 09:45 a.m. Before registration, all attendees will have their picture taken by Kirstie Wixom from Captured in this Moment Photography, one of the Sponsors for our event. Kirstie has a great eye for capturing each doggy’s personality.  How cute is this picture by Kirstie?

Special thanks to Dr. Cynthia Mace-Motta at USMD for being the Registration Table Sponsor.

We will kick off the event with a walk around the park led by a Bagpiper.  

The walk should take about 10 to 15 minutes.  Each doggy and owner can decide how much or little you want to participate in the “walk”.  

After the walk we will all gather for a group picture.

There will be other opportunities for participants to win prizes! This year we will award prizes for the winners of our costume contest.  Those that register online by October 10, 2013, will qualify to win the following prizes: 1) Westie who travels the farthest distance to attend Westie Walk, 2) Oldest Westie, & 3) Youngest Westie.

Doggie Spa:  

And if your Westie needs a touch up before his/her close-up, Evelyn Casillas, the groomer from East Dallas Veterinarian Clinic, will have a table set up to offer free basic grooming!  She will donate all proceeds she collects in her donation jar to WRNT, so feel free to leave her a good tip!

Honoring the Rescues:  

Next up, we will honor those Westies (and other breeds)   who have been adopted from rescue organizations or animal shelters in a short parade of Rescues.  Each adopted Westie will be honored with a bandana that you can decorate with the Westie's name and adoption date.  All doggies who were adopted from rescues or animal shelters will be eligible to be honored.  This is just our way of honoring those doggies (and their humans) who have gone through the rescue process.

Special thanks to Amphibian Stage Productions for sponsoring this year’s Parade of Rescues!

Costume Contest:  

After the Parade of Rescues, everyone is encouraged to participate in the costume contest.  This year we will award prizes for the top Westie wearing a costume in one of three categories: (1) Scariest Halloween (2) Owner/Westie look alike or (3) Best in show. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. through 11 a.m. at the registration table. Come cheer your friends on as there may be an overall audience participation winner at the end of the contest.

Special thanks to Huffines Dealerships for sponsoring this year's costume contest

Fun and Games:

Come join us for Musical Chairs Westie Style!  Round and round they go, and where they stop and sit, only the music knows.  Or try your hand, or paw, at Westie Bowling!!!  See how many "pins" your Westie (or honorary Westie) can knock down in a set amount of time.  There will be prizes for each round with a grand prize for the Westie who knocks down the most.  

Also, this year we will be having Westie Races, sponsored by DFW Fence Doctor.  Is your Westie a fast runner?  Then this will be an event you don't want to miss!

Special thanks to Nature's Variety Instinct brand dog food , Jacki’s Catering and VitalPet for being one of this year's Game Sponsors


After the games, we encourage everyone to enjoy some complimentary snacks from Mattito’s Tex-Mex

Try some of Mattito’s famous Bob Armstrong dip, which made D Magazine’s 2010 What You Must Do in Dallas list!   

Dessert:& Coffee:

While you’re snacking, don’t forget to head to our dessert table for some complimentary desserts. Cheesecake Royale has donated some delicious desserts for you to sample.  Can’t decide between New York Plain, Chocolate Swirl, Turtle, Amaretto, Raspberry, Strawberry, Key Lime, Black Forest cheesecake?  Don’t worry, the sampler cheesecakes will have all those for you to choose from!

Additionally, we will be serving complimentary beverages from Starbucks.  

So grab some Starbucks coffee with your dessert

Silent Auction:  

During the event, don’t forget to bid on items at the Silent Auction Table.  And be sure to load up on raffle tickets for your chance to win some great prizes.  

We will be announcing auction items and Raffle prizes leading up to the day of the event, So be sure to follow us on Facebook!

Check out our Silent Auction & Raffle page

WRNT Store:  

And of course, the WRNT Store will be at the event.  Year in, year out, the WRNT Store has proven to be a crowd favorite!  Some of the items that will be available include, rescue magnets,doggie party collars. There will be other items available that are still "under construction". Watch this page for updates! Pictured are a few of the items that were featured at this WRNT’s Ice Cream Social! All profits from the WRNT store will go to help save another Westie in need!

Closing the Event:  

We will conclude the day by announcing the winners for all our contests and give away all our prizes!

As you can see we have a fun filled day planned. So bring your lawn chairs and plan on hanging out.  

Don’t forget to register early.  Those that register online by October 4, 2013, will receive a 10% discount...  Click here to register.

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Please visit this event page for future event announcements.  

Pet Friendly Hotels:

If you are traveling from out of town to attend Westie Walk 2013, WRNT has found two nearby hotels that have pet friendly policies.  If the two hotels below are not suitable for your needs, you can search for additional hotels on petswelcome.com.


Quality Inn & Suites

4103 Belt Line Road

Addison, TX  75001

Phone: (972) 991-8888

Visit the website

Comfort Suites North/Galleria

4555 Beltline Rd

Addison, TX  75001

Phone: (972) 503-6500

Visit the Website


Don’t forget to visit the vendors at the event.  We want to show our appreciation for their support. We will update this page as we confirm the attendance of additional vendors!

East Dallas Veterinary Clinic  Dr. Ellsworth and a team of technicians will be offering the core annual vaccines consisting of Rabies, Bordatella, and Distemper Parvo for $50 and microchipping by Home Again microchips for $25.  Additionally, their team will be happy to answer any questions you may have for them regarding the care for your Westie.

Captured in this Moment Photography

Kirstie Wixom will be offering a special photo package consisting of a one hour photo shoot and a CD of EVERY photo taken + every photo she edit—all for $50! However, this discounted photo shoot package will only be offered at Westie Walk and must be purchased at the day of the event!  Kirstie will also have some leather products, such as personalized dog collars and leashes for sale.  

Karren M Garces

Karren will be offering her prints, giclees, coasters, tug toys, magnets, and original paintings for purchase.  She will also be there to discuss how to commission her for a custom painting.

Woof Gang Bakery Plano

Nicole from Woof Gang Bakery Plano will be offering their famous gourmet doggy treats for sale.  Customers have told Nicole their favorite treats include Cheese & Bacon Nuggets and Liver Bones.  Nicole will also have some free food samples for your pups, as well as a coupon for free nail trimming


Dr. Roberts of VitalPet Preston Forest Animal Hospital will be on site providing free dental education and examinations, as well as dental goodie bags. Dr. John Roberts special interests include ophthalmology, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine, and feline medicine.

Westie Walk is WRNT’s BIGGEST annual fundraiser.  With that in mind, we hope that many of you will participate in our first Pledge Drive Contest!

Pledge Drive Contest:  Here’s how it works.  

The person that raises the most money in our Pledge Drive Contest will win a 42 inch flat screen TV!  Now who wouldn’t want that?                  Click here for a Pledge Form  

The rules are simple; the person that raises the most money in the pledge drive will win the prize.  However, only those that raise a minimum of $250 will qualify to compete for the prize.  In case of a tie, the names of those that raised the most money will be entered into a random drawing to choose a winner.

Please download the complete rules for the pledge

drive contest by clicking here.

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A Big Thank you to all that attended our event, it was a great success.

Please check our Gallery & Results pages by using the links below.