The 7th Annual WCWF will be May 1st, 2016 - Save the Date!!!
* "Wine Country Wiener Fest", "WCWF" and the WCWF logo are trademarks of the|
Temecula Valley Dachshund Club (TVDC) and Janice & Jim Richardson - founders...
|THANK YOU to our 2015 WCWF Volunteers:
Pam & Fritz Carson – Official Greeters of the WCWF|
Cjay Gan and Sandy Callin – Raffle Booth
Pamela Evans & Lauren Seals – Will Call Booth
Carleen & Alan Cook + Susan Besancon – Game Booth
Mick Herod – Dachshund Races
Glenn Evans – Dachshund Races & Voice of the WCWF
Plus the many TVDC members who brought Raffle Donations,
and especially Rosie Norris who crocheted 4 gorgeous Race Winner’s blankets!
$$$ The 2015 WCWF raised $3,400 for Doxie Rescue! $$$
Thanks to all who attended for your generous support!!!
The Wine Country Wiener Fest supports local Dachsund Rescue Groups!
Even if you couldn't attend please Donate to help the Doxies in Need!
2015 Wine Country Wiener Fest - Event Photos
2015 WCWF Photo Album by Banyan Photography for Pets and People - Official photographer of the WCWF
COMING HERE SOON!
Thank You to our 2015 WCWF Vendors!
Mount Palomar Winery - The Perfect Place!
Click the banner to explore Mount Palomar Winery on the web...
33820 Rancho California Road|
Temecula, CA 92591
Family Friendly Games & Contests
2015 WCWF Games included:|
Other WCWF Contests & Door Prizes included:
- Loooongest Wiener - DOG! - Yes, we measure your Doxie - Longest one wins a prize!
Congratulations "John Lee" - you're 41.5 inches long!
- Tiniest Wiener - DOG! - We weigh your doxie - Lightest one wins a prize!
Congratulations "Gilda Radner" - you're just 2.57 lbs!
- Guess "How Many Dog Biscuits?" are in the jar - Closest guess wins a prize!
Congratulations Julea Gacia - you guessed it EXACTLY at 90!
- Best Doxie Kisser - Most face licks in 30 seconds wins a prize!
Congratulations Faith Schuitt & "Kasey" - 99 doxie kisses in just 30
seconds - That's a new record!!!
- Doxie Bingo - If your Doxie "doo's" in the right spot - BINGO! - you win a prize!
Congratulations THREE winners - you (your doxie, actually) won "Doxie
- DESTROY the TOY! - If your Doxie is first to remove the squeeker from a plush
toy - you win a prize!
Congratulations "Tigger Tip Toes" - you SHREDDED it in Destroy the Toy!!!
- Kentucky Derby-style Extravagant Hat Contest!
Congratulations to young Thomas, Twin two-week old babies & Joe Grossi who won prizes!
- Farthest Distance Traveled to the Wine Country Wiener Fest!
Congratulations to Hans Henning who came all the way from Tampa FLORIDA!!!
- Most Punctual Dachshund - arriving closest to our WCWF official start time of 11:00am!
Congratulations & a Prize went to the most punctual Doxie Family!
- Most Dachshunds brought to the Wiener Fest (besides our Rescue Groups!)
Congratulations & a Prize went to Stephanie Ulmer with 3 doxies in tow at the Wiener Fest!
"Dexter's Derby" Dachshund Races
|Our featured event of the afternoon was our "Dexter's Derby" Dachshund Races!|
90 Doxies raced for the 2015 Crown!
- Dachshund PUPPIES! - all doxies less than 2 years old
Congratulations Ezri Miesner from San Diego - you're the 2015 WCWF Puppy CHAMPION!
- Dachshund Adult Open - all doxies 2 through 6 years old
Congratulations Mr. Schnitzel from Newbury Park - you're the 2015 WCWF Adult Open
- Dachshund Seniors - all doxies 7 years and older
Congratulations Mila Miesner from San Diego - you're the 2015 WCWF Senior
- Dachshund Mixes - all Doxie mixed-breeds, any age
Congratulations Roo - you're the 2015 WCWF Doxie Mix CHAMPION!
Photo courtesy of Banyan Photography for Pets and People
Congratulations to "Mila" and Denise & Chris Miesner.
YOU are the 2015 Wine Country Wiener Fest
"Dexter's Derby - Grand Champions"!!!
Mila covered the Official-unoffical
doxie sprint distance of 53 feet in just
2.65 seconds - an average speed of
nearly 15 MPH!
Way to go MILA!!!
Why is it called "Dexter's Derby" anyway? Who is Dexter?
Dexter was a very special foster doxie who came to us from Ramona Humane Society (San Jacinto, CA) through Janet
Maxwell at Riverside Dachshund Rescue & Sanctuary. Dexter was left in RHS' night drop and was obviously
suffering from a neurological disorder that prevented him from walking - all his limbs worked, just not in unison.
He could get up on his own, stagger a few steps, but then would fall over on his side - sometimes "running in
place" with frustration. Over time in foster he got stronger and better on his feet, sometimes taking up to 20
steps before falling over. He could actually "chase" our other doxies and play with them! He had some
great days, but also some seizures and setbacks.|
This 10/2/2009 YouTube video shows Dexter at about his best!
With a generous medical grant
from the national Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society (AHDRS), Dexter received the best medical care including a
brain MRI and spinal fluid tap to try to diagnose his neurological disorder. He was finally diagnosed with
"Caudal Occipital Malformation Syndrome", or COMS, which is a birth defect where the skull grows into the brain.
We were planning for a life-saving surgery in New York City, but despite our best efforts and Dexter's
unbreakable spirit, he took a turn for the worse in mid October and eventually passed away on October 29th,
We will NEVER forget our little Dexter. He never got to run with the Doxies here on Earth, so, today we run
in memory of our beloved little Dexter, in our "Dexter's Derby" dachshund races!!!
Wine Country Wiener Fest - Logo T-shirts/apparel & stuff from
Our official Wine Country Wiener Fest logo T-shirts & apparel are printed and shipped on-demand
directly to you from Zazzle.com, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting dachshund rescue! Support the WCWF and
order yours today by clicking on one of the T-shirts shown above! Sweatshirts, long sleeve & LADIES STYLES
Also checkout our WCWF logo coffee mugs, glass mugs, beer steins & travel mugs! Click below to choose your
style, color & size... 100% of the proceeds benefit dachshund rescue!
Your Donations & Event Purchases are Tax Deductible
All WCWF donations & event purchases are tax deductible contributions to:
Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society "AHDRS" - Tax ID # 22-3805577
and/or Sunny Oasis Rescue "SOR" - Tax ID # 68-0636290
To learn more about Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society visit the AHDRS website
To learn more about the Temecula Valley Dachshund Club visit the TVDC website
To learn more about Sunny Oasis Rescue visit the SOR website