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Dogtoberfest Details
Dogtoberfest is all about the dogs...and cats.  It's a season of celebration and fundraising for shelter pets that you and your furry friends can enjoy together.
The peer-to-peer fundraising contest ends October 31st at 2:00 p.m.  Register by donating at least $25 then invite your friends and family to sponsor you by making a donation to your fundraising effort.  The top three fundraisers will win the first, second, and third highest fundraising prizes:
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - $125
In addition, all registrants who raise at least $100 are automatically entered for a chance to win a private K-9 demonstration for up to twenty people by the Upland Police Department K-9 Unit.
Winners will be announced during the Halloween Night YouTube Livestream Concert by "The VP" band.
To register:
  1. Click the Register button above and follow the instructions.
  2. Get tips for peer-to-peer fundraising here.
  3. Send an e-mail asking your friends and family to sponsor you.  Need ideas for your e-mail? See the "Sample Letters" on your own personal fundraising page to copy and paste into your personal e-mail.    
  4. If you collect cash and check donations from your peers offline, please make checks payable to "Friends of Upland Animal Shelter" and bring them to the Registration Table at 2nd Chance Thrift Shop at 972 W. 9th Street on Saturdays in October between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  
To sponsor a participant:
  1. Click the Sponsor button above.
  2. Choose the participant you want to sponsor.
  3. Click the Sponsor Me button on the participant's profile and follow the prompts.
  4. Or, if you prefer to donate offline, please donate directly to the participant (cash or check) and the participant will submit your sponsorship to Friends. Please make checks payable to "Friends of Upland Animal Shelter."
Every week in October, don't miss your chance to participate in the following contests for your chance to win a "swag bag" of prizes, including a $10 gift certificate for 2nd Chance Thrift Shop and other goodies:
Weekly Costume Contests:  Just by registering and uploading a photo of you and/or your furry friends onto your fundraising page, you'll be automatically entered into the weekly costume contests.  We'll be picking the two best photos, one in costume and one in costume or not, every week and sharing on social media. 
Weekly Highest Fundraiser:  Just by registering, you'll be automatically entered into the weekly fundraising contest.  The participant with the highest amount by midnight every Thursday in October will win a prize. 
Weekly "How I'm Celebrating Dogtoberfest":  Show us how you and/or your furry friends are celebrating the Fall season during Dogtoberfest! Send a photo or video to dogtoberfest@friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org and the best photo or video will win a prize. 
SPECIAL Halloween Week Contest - Tricks for Treats:  Send a photo or video of your dog doing a trick for treats to dogtoberfest@friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org and the best photo or video will win a prize and be announced and shared on Friday, October 30th.
Be sure to:
  • Register and upload your photo (in costume or not) to your fundraising page;
  • Send your photos and video clips to dogtoberfest@friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org for the "How I'm Celebrating Dogtoberfest" contest by each Thursday beginning on Thursday, October 1st;
  • Send your photo or video clip to dogtoberfest@friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org for the "Best Trick for Treats" contest by Thursday, October 29th.

    Weekly contests begin every Friday and run through the following Thursday.  The winners of the week will be contacted and announced every Friday on social media and in our e-mail newsletter.  Weekly winners may pick up their prizes on Saturdays beginning October 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Registration Table at 2nd Chance Thrift Shop, 972 W. 9th Street, Upland or make other arrangements to pick up their prize.

Every Saturday in October, stop by 2nd Chance Thrift Shop, 972 W. 9th Street, Upland, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to register to fundraise, have a photo taken of you and/or your furry friend to upload to your fundraising page, plus visit special vendors and our raffle booth.


Want help registering? Come to the Registration & Photo Booth at 2nd Chance Thrift Shop and we'll take a photo of you and/or your pet and help you register.  Already registered but want a photo taken? Show us your confirmation and we'll take a photo of you and/or your pet and upload it and e-mail it to you free of charge. Just want a photo of you and/or your pet? You can have your photo taken and emailed to you for $30.


October 3:  Friends of Upland Animal Shelter (FUAS) Adoption Booth

October 10: The Village Mutt & FUAS Adoption Booth

October 17: Scentsy & Color Street & FUAS Adoption Booth

October 24: Robert Zailo Comics & Parklane Jewelry & FUAS Adoption Booth

October 31:  Stop by on Halloween in costume (you and/or your pet) and we'll take a photo and upload it to social media and give you a "grab and go" treat.  Plus, visit the FUAS Adoption Booth.


Stop by to bid on GREAT baskets filled with lots of special items.  Winners will be selected and called every Saturday at 2:00 p.m.


Don't have a costume for you or your furry friend? 2nd Chance Thrift shop is your one stop shop for your Dogtoberfest needs! Find a large selection of Halloween costumes, get your photo taken, and be registered for our online contests. 

Dragon's Tale Brewery on Saturday, October 24:  Stop by Dragon's Tale Brewery between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at 8920 Vernon, Suite 122 in Montclair for a "grab and go" fundraiser and Friends will get 20% of your purchase. This fundraiser is open to everyone and does not require registration. More details coming soon.
Stout House on Friday, October 30:  Stop by the Stout House between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. at 1294 W. 9th Street in Upland for a "grab and go" fundraiser.  Take home a fresh-filled 32-ounce crowler and Friends will get 20% of your purchase.  This fundraiser is open to everyone and does not require registration.  More details coming soon.
On Halloween night, during our YouTube Livestream Concert (below), we'll be announcing the winners of the prizes for the "Best in Dogtoberfest" costume contest from among all of the registration entries, including weekly winners. One winner will be chosen for each of the following categories:
Most Original
Best Group
Best DIY
Best Alumni
Best Overall
Rancho Cucamonga-native-band The VP will be performing a free livestream concert on Halloween night benefiting shelter animals!   The concert will be streamed on the Friends of Upland Animal Shelter YouTube channel at 8:00 p.m.  The concert is FREE; however, we'll be accepting donations via PayPal directly on the Friends YouTube channel while the concert streams. The band will announce the winners of the peer-to-peer fundraiser and "Best in Dogtober" costume contest.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to follow all the fun!
Go to FAQs or send us an e-mail at dogtoberfest@friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org.
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