Nov 192019
 

Connie and I are both big animal lovers and we have several pets of our own. Currently we have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 turtles and several tropical fish tanks. When we first met we ended up with a blended family of 4 dogs and 4 cats. Over the years we’ve always wanted to help local pets and for a few years we both served on the Hendricks County Humane Society’s board and volunteered to help with events every chance we could get. As our real estate business took off, we found we could best support local animals with event sponsorships. Our two favorite events we sponsor each year are the 2 largest fundraisers for HCHS, the spring doggie funtime event known as Dogtona and the annual fall wine tasting.

We’ve been involved with Dogtona (a play on NASCAR Daytona 500 held around the same time) since its beginning when the first event was held at the Danville National Guard Armory building. Each year it’s grown in size and popularity and its success has made it one of HCHS’s largest fundraisers. The past several years it’s been held at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds Events Center. The base concept is you bring your dogs to Dogtona for hours of fun playtime with other dogs in games, skill tests, photos, and various contests. The cost is only $5 per dog and human companions are free. There are also lots of vender booths with pet products, services, and usually a couple of rescue groups with pets available for adoptions. It’s loads of fun for both the dogs and their human companions. If you haven’t been you should come out to this event with your dog, they’ll have so much fun and you will too. And if you don’t have a dog, just come by and see all the fun.

Dogtona 2019

Looking for shoe treats at Dogtona is so much fun!

Check out more photos of the 2019 Dogtona

The Annual Hendricks County Humane Society wine tasting is their other big fundraiser that we have been involved with from the beginning when it was first held in Park Square Manor in Avon. Like Dogtona this event has grown over the years and often succeeds in raising more funds than Dogtona. Like most wine tastings there are several distributers that have various wines to taste and in the past few years they’ve had craft beers and liquors. There are many donated items for a silent auction and delicious hors d’oeuvres to complement the fine drinks. For entertainment they have live music and lately included magicians that wander around to the tables to do tricks for small groups. Another of the new additions is a photo booth which our group loves (photo below from 2019). If you enjoy wine or craft drinks, you’ll love this event and it’s for such a great cause.

2019 HCHS Wine Tasting

Having fun at the photo booth!

To get more information on these events and more be sure and check out the Hendricks County Humane Society website at: https://www.hendrickshumane.org/

If you are looking for a new companion don’t hesitate to contact us as we know several rescues in the area and we can help match you up with what you are looking for. Call us today at 317-563-1110.

We say adopt, don’t shop.

And please spay and neuter your pets!

Wine Tasting Sponsor

Hendricks County Humane Society Annual Wine Tasting

Feb 052019
 

Even though the 2019 Dogtona was delayed,
we still had a fantastic turnout!
Enjoy these photos of the dogs and dog lovers having fun!

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The Derrick Team are proud supporters of the Hendricks County Humane Society and everything they do for the local community of animals.

Jan 242018
 

Had another great time at this years Dogtona on Jan 20th.

Here are a few photos we snapped with a quick video as well.

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Remember: Adopt! Don’t Shop! And please spay and neuter your pets.
We are a supporter and sponsor many fundraising events at the Hendricks County Humane Society

Apr 012017
 

Thanks to all who came out, had a very good turnout!

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Apr 032015
 

As usual everyone had a great time at Dogtona on March 28th, The Hendricks County Humane Society’s spring fundraiser. Our dogs Juno & Bailey had a blast and Juno was on the front page of the Hendricks County Flyer the following week. Be sure and check out the complete video below! The Derrick Team loves to sponsor events like this!dogtona

Feb 102014
 

 

Juno&Bailey

Juno, Bailey, & Connie Having Fun!

Bring your pals to the 11th Annual Dogtona!

Every year Hendricks County dogs get to enjoy the best event ever created,  just for them by the Hendricks County Humane Society! Local doggies get to dress up and strut their stuff for a day just for them.

This year’s big day is March 15, 2014-11am – 4pm

The fun starts at 11:00 AM at the  Hendricks County Fairgrounds – Hendricks Power Expo Hall so it can be rain or shine!

The cost is $5 per Dog, but the people who bring them can enjoy the fun for free. All proceeds support the Hendricks County Humane Society! More details on the flyer below.

Just some of the fun things to enjoy:

  • Simple fun games for dogs to play and get treats
  • Informational booths for humans
  • Non-profit animal related booths and adoptable dogs!
  • Fun competitions: Any Dog-Dog Show, Clever Pet Tricks, Leave It Contest, Talent show, and more!
  • Refreshments will be available at the K-9 Kafe

The Derrick Team be there shooting photos and videos and having a great time.

Both our dogs Bailey & Juno had a blast last year (click for video).

dogtona

Feb 182012
 
Dogs Having Fun

Dogs Having Fun

Every year Hendricks County dogs get to enjoy the best event ever created,  just for them by the Hendricks County Humane Society!

This year’s big day is March 17, 2012-11am – 4pm

Being held at the  Hendricks County Fairgrounds – Hendricks Power Expo Hall so it can be rain or shine!

The cost is $5 per Dog, but the people who bring them can enjoy the fun for free.

  • Simple fun games for dogs to play
  • Informational booths for humans
  • Non-profit animal related booths and adoptable dogs!
  • Fun competitions: Any Dog-Dog Show, Clever Pet Tricks, Leave It Contest (always a lot of fun)
  • Animal Communicator, Mary Marshall

Refreshments will be available at the K-9 Kafe

Flyer with details: Dogtona Information

Proceeds support the HCHS Dog Park Committee who have already done a lot for Hendricks County dogs!

The Derrick Team be there shooting photos and videos and having a great time (we might bring Bailey).

See your doggies there!

Watch videos from the previous fun days here.

Apr 012011
 

These are several videos of the fun I shot at this years Dogtona on March 19th. As you can see it’s a great day for the dogs and the owners who tag along. We love being a part of the great event in Hendricks County.

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