Woof'n and Hoof'n Fall Festival

sponsored by PETCO Foundation

Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Latta Equestrian Park


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PETCO Foundation is a Bronc Buster Sponsor

Posted by Deb Carl on August 9, 2011 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The PETCO Foundation is the Bromc Buster Sponsor for the Woof'n and Hoof'n Fall Festival 2011!  THANK YOU PETCO!!!!!!!!

96.9 KAT Country

Posted by Deb Carl on August 9, 2011 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

96.9 KAT Country will be joining us for the morning hours from 10:00 - 12:00 at our Woof'n and Hoof'n Fall Festival!  Come join in on the FUN!

Santa Claus is Coming to Woof'n and Hoof'n

Posted by Deb Carl on July 22, 2011 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Bring the whole family both two legged and /or four legged to have their picture made with Santa!  He will be appearing throughout the day for photo sessions.




Sponsorship Opportunities

Posted by Deb Carl on May 2, 2011 at 1:21 PM Comments comments (0)

S.A.F.E. Animal Haven invites you to become a sponsor for our 2nd Annual Woof’n and Hoof’n Fall Festival to benefit S.A.F.E. Animal Haven and USERL of Central Piedmont’s foster care and rescue programs.

The primary source of funding for S.A.F.E. Animal Haven and USERL of Central Piedmont is from general public donations and corporate sponsors such as yourself! The 2nd Annual Woof’n and Hoof’n Fall Festival receives no governmental funds.

This exciting event will be held Saturday, October 8, 2011, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM festival activities and concludes at 8:00 PM with a sunset ride at Latta Plantation Equestrian Center in Latta Plantation Nature Preserve.

As you may be aware, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven and USERL of Central Piedmont have provided homeless, neglected, abused canines and equines a foster home refuge with medical, social and behavioral rehabilitation services to Charlotte, NC and the surrounding counties for the past 7 years. The funds provided by this event will be used to provide food, housing, maintenance and emergency medical care, behavioral modification training, micro-chipping, spaying/neutering of foster animals in our programs and help us to continue to provide an educational program to our communities.

Your sponsorship will help assure the success of our 2nd Annual Woof’n and Hoof’n Fall Festival. Enclosed please find more information on this exciting event and its sponsorship levels. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to speaking with you at your earliest convenience.


S.A.F.E. Animal Haven/ Beth Brown




Low Cost Microchip Clinic

Posted by Deb Carl on May 2, 2011 at 1:03 PM Comments comments (0)

Charlotte - Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control will be offering a low cost microchip clinic! 

$10 donation (cash or check)


Dr. Watson to Assist with Low Cost Microchip Clinic

Posted by Deb Carl on March 27, 2011 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Dr. Thomas Watson will assist Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control with a microchip clinic during the festival!  So bring your dogs out to get  permanent identification.

A former military officer, Dr. Tom Watson attended undergraduate school and obtained his veterinary medical degree from Mississippi State University. Upon relocating to Charlotte in the early 90's, Dr. Watson worked as an associate veterinarian and as a traveling relief doctor at vet hospitals throughout North Carolina before opening Carolinas Veterinary Clinic in 1998.

Committed to his team and serving the Charlotte community, Dr, Watson regularly donates his time and skills to non-profit organizations for homeless pets. He participates in local events, such as Mecklenburg County's annual "Bark in the Park" celebration, and is the "Resident Veterinarian" for television's best morning show, "FOX News Rising." You can watch him on Thursday mornings at 7:40.

Together with his wife Kathie, he is the proud pet parent of eight dogs and three cats. All of the Watson clan are rescue animals and faithfully accompany the pair to the office each day.


To contact Dr. Watson, visit his website www.carolinasvet.com.


Canine and Equine Demonstrations

Posted by Deb Carl on March 25, 2011 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Come and enjoy both canine and equine demonstrations throughout the day given by experts who want to share their passion, knowledge and expertise!

Police K-9 Demonstration - Officer Kevin Osuch

Avalon Farms - Miniature Horses/Therapeutic Riding      healingwithhorses.com

Canine Agility - Greater Charlotte Shetland Sheepdog club   charlottesheltieclub.org

Carolina Canine Training - Liz Stamey                                 carolinacaninetraining.com  

The Inn at Rosehill (Dressage) - Janice Smith                     rosehillinnnc.com

Parelli Natural Horsemanship - Dawn Roth                        dawnsroth.com

Hunter Jumpers - Amy Rash

Gaited Smoothness - Darlene Rodgers

Performance Massage - Robert Roffman                       performanceequinemassage.com

Canine Massage Therapy - Sheila Wideman                     sacreddancerem.com

Carolina Lure Coursing Sociiety - Donna Richards        carolinacoursing.com

Canine Good Citizenship - Jan Jaeger

Kids Rein - Therapeutic Riding

Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control (cmpd.org) (Dr. Watson:  Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital (carolinasvet.com) - Microchip Clinic

Equestrian Poker

Posted by Deb Carl on March 25, 2011 at 2:12 PM Comments comments (0)

Equestrian Poker Run

Latta Plantation Equestrian Park

6201 Sample Road

Huntersville, NC 28078

Saturday, October 8, 2011

9 am to 4 pm.

last rider out by 3:00 p.m.


$20 to pre register (www.safeanimalhaven.org)

$25 to register the day of the ride

$100 CASH PRIZE for the Best Hand

$100 CASH PRIZE for the Lowest Hand

If you don't have a horse or can not get your horse there, Latta will have horses available that day on a first come first serve basis for a $25 rental fee. You may pre-register for Latta Horses.

for more information, contact Deb Carl at dbcarl@carolina.rr.com or Beth Brown at ourfosters@yahoo.com


Canine Contests

Posted by Deb Carl on March 25, 2011 at 2:04 PM Comments comments (0)

There will be a FUN DOG SHOW!


1. Waggiest Tail

2. Smallest Dog

3. Biggest Dog

4. Best Kisser (dog kisses owner)

5. Best Talent (30 seconds to demonstrate tricks not including set up time if props are used)

6. Most Obedient

7. Least Obedient

8. Most Vocal (dog may not be pressured to perform)

9. Cutest Puppy under 6 months (must have rabies shot to participate)

10. Best Senior Dog (over 7 years)

11. Best Biscuit Catcher

12. Fastest Recall (someone holds the dog at one end and the owner calls the dog from the other end to run to the timed with a stopwatch)

13. Most Adorable Mutt

14. Most Adorable Purebred

15. Best Dressed Dog

16. Dog-Owner Look Alike

17. Ugliest Dog Contest

18. Best in Show

Woof'n and Hoof'n Fall Festival

Latta Plantation Equestrian Center


6201 Sample Road (in Latta Plantation Nature Preserve)

Huntersville, NC 28078

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bring your dogs to enjoy the day in the park!

Please keep your dog on a leash at all times.

Register the day of the event or look for more details about how to register on-line!

There will be an agility course set up to try your dog on throughout the day (9-5) and there will be dog related demos throughout the day.

Come Find Your New Best Friend and Meet a Variety of Rescue Groups

Posted by Deb Carl on March 25, 2011 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Come out and find your new best friend!

USERL of Central Piedmont

S.A.F.E. Animal Haven

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love

Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society

Hounds 4 Heroes

American Pit Bull Foundation

Animal Rehabilitators of the Carolinas

F.U.R.R. (Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab)

Crossroads Animal Rescue

IMPS (Internet Miniature Pinscher Service)

Greater Charlotte Shetland Sheepdog Club

Charlotte Miecklenburg Animal Care and Control

Companion Canines

Carolina Mastiff Rescue

Carolina PAWS

Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue

Bliind Dog Rescue

North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue

Animal Advocates of Union County/Furever Angels

Greater Charlotte SPCA