Thank you to our sponsors and supporters! We would like to thank these businesses/corporations and event sponsors. If you or your business would like to become a sponsor, please contact our treasurer.
NorCal GSP Rescue is a recipient of a Google Grant award. The Google Grants program supports organizations sharing Google’s philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. Designed for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, Google Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program harnessing the power of Google AdWords advertising product. Google Grants has awarded AdWords advertising to hundreds of non-profit groups whose missions range from animal welfare to literacy, from supporting homeless children to promoting HIV education.
2012 Rescue Reunion Sponsors
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the world’s most innovative museums of modern and contemporary art. Take in American abstract expressionist pieces by Richard Diebenkorn, Philip Guston, and Jackson Pollack. Soak up works by Henri Matisse as well as the art of the San Francisco Bay Area. Enjoy photographs by Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston, or peruse exhibitions on architecture and design. Whether you’re interested in traditional painting and sculpture, extraordinary photography, visionary architecture and design, or cutting-edge multimedia installations, there’s world of art to explore at SFMOMA. Visitors may also enjoy insightful docent tours, the Koret Visitor Education Center, Caffe Museo, and the MuseumStore.
Pet Food Express is one of the country’s leading independent pet food and supply retailers. With 43 stores located throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Carmel and Sacramento, Pet Food Express is the eighth largest pet specialty retailer in the USA. We strive to provide the highest quality pet foods and supplies at competitive prices along with personal and knowledgeable service to help you take the best care of your pet. We want you and your pets to be happy with all of your purchases at Pet Food Express, so we stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee! Company owners, Michael & Mark, are always available to speak with customers and staff. They take great pride and a hands-on interest in the quality of all aspects of the business. We love pets! It is the glue that unites our company. Employees and customers are welcome to bring their well-behaved pets to our stores. As part of our commitment to animal welfare we work closely with and materially support numerous local SPCAs and pet rescue organizations. Additionally, we sponsor adoptions, low cost vaccination clinics, and dog training classes at most of our stores. Our state-of-the-art Self-Service Pet Washes provide a unique and useful service for our customers. We truly try to be a welcome asset to each of the local communities that we serve!
Loma Prieta Winery You may recognize the Loma Prieta name from the famous earthquake of 1989, but the Santa Cruz Mountains also play host to America’s premier mountain vineyard area. Located at about 2,300 feet in these mountains, our winery offers spectacular views of Santa Cruz and Monterey. We also offer handcrafted wines produced in small lots and barrel aged in the finest oak.
Smilin Dogs offers: All-day Off-leash Dog Hiking, Dog Daycare, Group (cage-free) Boarding, and R+(positive) Dog Training. Serving the San Francisco Peninsula area from Burlingame to Los Altos. For dogs, we believe in lots of outdoor space and time. Our goal is to provide a safe environment where dogs can be dogs. We believe in using positive reinforcement to manage behavior in our dog packs.
With its prime San Francisco location and unique blend of Eastern and Western influences, the Hotel Kabuki offers a calm and serene ambiance that is sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. The Hotel Kabuki is a pet friendly hotel. Please indicate Pet Room needed when making reservations.
Premier Pet Products/Petsafe was founded by pet-people, for pet-people. We believe in providing safe, innovative and effective tools that help improve relationships between people and their pets. Through the years our products have earned the trust of leading behaviorists, veterinarians and trainers. Premier Pet Products® and Petsafe continue to manufacture and distribute collars, leashes, toys and a wide variety of pet products.
Alexis Berger Designs – Beautifully crafted, translucent beads with finishes reminiscent of Art Nouveau and the Belle Epoch, Alexis Berger’s craftsmanship is of the highest standards and comes to form pieces imbued with her unique, creative vision. All of the glass beads used in Alexis’ jewelry are handmade by the artist herself in her flameworking studio in Berkeley CA.
Just Rewards Canine Training and Consulting provides training and behavior consulting for dogs of all breeds and ages. We use positive reinforcement methods, including clicker training, that are gentle and rewarding for both you and your canine companion. Our techniques are based on proven methods established and supported by leaders such as Ian Dunbar, Jean Donaldson, Karen Pryor and many others. The Just Rewards philosophy combines an understanding of how dogs learn with positive reinforcement to quickly and effectively teach you to communicate with your dog. Obedience training, manners, behavior problems, newly adopted dogs, high energy breeds, classes, private sessions – we design a training program to meet your needs.
Terra Valentine Winery blends the elegance of “place” with the bold subtleties of mountain grown, estate wines. A climb up the switchbacks of Spring Mountain grants not only extraordinary views but a peek into the winery’s past–all enjoyed amidst a tranquil, mountainside setting. A step into the winery’s castle-like cellar serves up an experience rich with world class wines and storied tales, from the “cowboy days” of winemaking, to the current day operation that blends cutting-edge technology with time-tested Old World techniques.
In 2005, US Bones was launched to support the Rewards Fundraising program through online sales of pet products. While originally limited to the Canine Butcher Shop brand of US manufactured dog bones and chews (thus, “US Bones”), the web site has expanded to include other US manufactured, premium quality pet products (and a few Canadian treats). The Rewards program was an alternative to the necessary but repetitive fundraisers for chocolate, magazines, and wrapping paper. US Bones currently has over 500 partner groups with 6-12 new groups added each month.
Hobee’s has satisfied thousands of healthy appetites with fresh, distinctive cuisine since 1974, when the first restaurant opened in Mountain View, California. Today, Hobee’s is an award-winning phenomenon boasting nine popular locations throughout northern California. Hobee’s customers enjoy fast and friendly service in a casual, homey atmosphere. We offer generous portions at modest prices and are conveniently open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (except at Mountain View, Montague Expressway and Redwood Shores, where we serve breakfast and lunch exclusively). The restaurants cater to a delightfully diverse clientele: families, students, the who’s who of Silicon Valley high-tech, seniors and celebrities all feel warmly welome at Hobee’s. And we back up our motto that “kids are cool at Hobee’s” by providing extras – like a special children’s menu and custom-designed coloring sheets – to our tiniest patrons.
Sara Atkins Photography - My passion comes from documenting life; telling personal and meaningful stories through my still images. I specialize in weddings, portraits and events. For me, telling your story is the most important job that I have. I want to get to know you and let your narrative guide my photography. And I want you to be comfortable with me and in front of my camera. Sara Atkins Photography is located in the San Francisco Bay Area but I have traveled worldwide to pursue my passion for photography. While photography has been integral to my view of the world for as long as I can remember, it was in 2008 that I decided to pursue a career as a professional photographer. Working in something that I love so much is an honor and a joy.
Lupine Pet - Still Growing After 20 Years… Scott, Val and Dave are still friends and business partners. Lupine now makes thousands of collars, leads and harnesses every day in dozens of patterns and a rainbow of colors. The team has grown to more than 75 and the “Even if Chewed” Guarantee is still the hallmark of our brand.We are happy to be able to live and work here in the beautiful Mount Washington Valley and to send our products to customers all over the country and around the world. So…a big Thank You from everyone at Lupine!
YMCA Camp Campbell is branch of the YMCA of Silicon Valley. Our Mission - To strengthen our community by improving the quality of life and inspiring individuals and families to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body. We are a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Since 1936, we have provided meaningful outdoor experiences to thousands of children, families, and adults. We help people everywhere develop the skills and relationships they need to be healthy, confident and connected to others.
Paco Leather Dog Collars – a company dedicated to enhancing you and your dog’s natural style with quality leather products. Each piece is handcrafted with its future owner in mind, making every collar, belt or bracelet as unique as the one who wears it. Custom design work is our specialty. Swing by our shop!
Turtle Mountain Glass is launching its Jewelry 4 Paws© collection – beautiful handblown glass jewelry designed to help abused and abandoned animals. Each piece is an individually hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind piece, made in the USA. You’ll enjoy their “Save an Animal’s Life” series, supporting animal rescue organizations.
Big Dog Boutique Dog Collars- dog collars under $10 – Free shipping – Every collar American Made. In addition to stocking popular brands of dog collars (all manufactured in the US, with US sourced raw goods whenever possible) we’ve designed several of our own lines of collars. Whether your dog is a family pet who loves wearing seasonal collars, a companion that you love to show off in elegant & classic styles, a soon to be obedience champion that needs a great training collar to get them there, a guard dog in need of an extra tough dog collar, or a working dog that needs professional grade equipment, we have a collar (and leash, and accessories) suited for your dog.
Nicole McArthur Photography (Sacramento area) - My name is Nicole McArthur and I am a wife, a mother, a sister and a daughter. I am a veterinarian in “real life” who started photography as a second career. It was not until after the birth of my daughters that I truly appreciated the power of a photograph. Because time passes too quickly and details are easily forgotten. I consider it an honor to photograph your baby, your child, your pet, your family.
Coastal Pet Products, Inc. was founded in 1968 by Jim and Tom Stout. The first facility was built in 1974 and employed 10 people. At present, the Coastal facility is 376,500 square feet or 8.6 acres under roof and employs over 500 associates. Since 1968, Coastal has expanded its product line from 50 different SKUs to over 7,500 total finished good SKUs. This makes Coastal the world’s largest pet collar and lead manufacturer.
Karma Collars is dedicated to making premium quality hand made custom leather dog collars, leashes, and accessories that stand the test of time. Our products are always hand made in California and backed by a lifetime warranty. The Story Behind The Story, aka some history… Karma Collars has always been fueled by the unbridled devotion and senseless optimism of one person with help from a small group of friends/employees and dogs who have given hundreds of human-hours to help build this thriving little company.
Our mission at Holistic Veterinary Care is to enhance your pet’s quality of life by providing a complementary and holistic approach to healing and well-being. Services include: acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, rehabilitation therapy, underwater treadmill, therapy pool.
At Build-A-Bear Workshop®, our mission is to bring the Teddy Bear to life. An American icon, the Teddy Bear brings to mind warm thoughts about our childhood, about friendship, about trust and comfort, and also about love. Build-A-Bear Workshop embodies those thoughts in how we run our business everyday.
Paragary’s Bar and Oven introduced Sacramento to the concept of sourcing local, seasonal ingredients. The cooking of northern Italy and southern France inspires simple preparations from the wood burning oven and charcoal grill. The patio is regarded as one of the city’s most beautiful and unique outdoor dining experiences.
Artist Annie Burson, founder of the Last Chance Ranch Sanctuary, is pleased to contribute a one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet to the NorCal GSP Rescue annual Rescue Reunion. She also does commissioned pet portraits, the proceeds from which are used for the care of the special-needs animals at the Sanctuary.
Over the past four decades, Peet’s growth has been fueled by ever-increasing numbers of coffee lovers in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the nation. With each generation of Peet’s leadership, we have remained true to the quality tenets of our founder, inspired by the same unrelenting pursuit of quality. Our purpose has not changed since 1966 – to seek out opportunities to raise the expectations of American coffee drinkers by attracting and serving those who truly love the taste of coffee, for whom a cup of coffee could only mean a cup of Peet’s.
Tuscan Natural: We select foods from the pet food pyramid with an eye towards a Mediterranean Diet, and reap a multitude of benefits from the inclusion of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We blend the modern science of nutrition with the selection of natural, healthy ingredients like our grandparents and great grandparents used. Our goal is “Old World Nutrition for New World Needs.”
Quayside (pronounced key•side) Publishing Group represents a dynamic group of imprints dedicated to providing quality print- and E-Books to its readers. Formed in 2004 upon Rockport Publishers’ acquisition of Creative Publishing international, the Quayside Publishing Group now encompasses Cool Springs Press, Creative Publishing international, Fair Winds Press, Motorbooks, MVP Books, Quarry Books, Quayside Distribution Services, Quiver, Rockport Publishers, Voyageur Press, Zenith Press and Walter Foster Publishing.
Asena Restaurant has been family owned and operated in Alameda, California, since 1996. Co-owners Mustafa Yildirim and Muhittin Arpaci both hail from Turkey, a country known for its generous hospitality and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Together, they have over 30 years of experience in East Bay and San Francisco restaurants. Asena features fresh, elegant Cal-Med cuisine and our menu changes every season. Our bread, soups, and most pastas are made by hand, everyday. Our wine list is one of the most comprehensive in the East Bay, and also changes seasonally. We are proud to offer a boutique bar, with many of our own specialty cocktails to compliment your dining experience.
Alameda Natural Grocery (part of Alameda Marketplace) is committed to bringing you the finest in affordable natural and organic foods, supplements, personal care products, household goods and more. We’re a certified green business with a strong belief in sustainability and social responsibility. We take pride in being a unique and welcoming neighborhood market, where you can shop knowing you are leading a healthier life for you, your family and our community.
Ching Hua is a friendly upscale Chinese restaurant in Alameda, California, offering northern-style and authentic Beijing and Sichuan dishes. Using only fresh vegetables, fruits, seafood and meats, the menu includes traditional Chinese fare-soup, appetizers, salads, entrees, house-made noodle dishes, rice, chow mein and chow fun. The restaurant boasts a modern decor as well as a full-bar that hosts a daily happy hour with $5 cocktails and $4 appetizers. Delivery and take-out are also available.
KONG — BECAUSE DOGS NEED TO PLAY. Dogs never stop finding ways to have a good time, and KONG gives you and your best friend more fun per square inch than any toy on the planet. So what’s the magic? We are committed to quality. Everything we make is the absolute best it can be without any corners cut, ever. We take pride in being an original. Like our Classic KONGs, made with natural KONG rubber, it’s the reason people and pets all over the world know KONG by name. We know dogs need variety. It’s a fact: dogs get bored, just like we do. So KONG has toys in all kinds of shapes and sizes. We keep the healthy play coming — and we never stop innovating. Safety is always at the top of our list. We would never make a bad decision for your best friend, period. A lot of thought goes into making KONG the best choice for your best friends.
The Bark is the magazine of modern dog culture—it speaks to the serious dog enthusiast. The Bark is the indispensable guide to life with dogs, showing readers how to live smartly and rewardingly with their canine companions. Founded in 1997, as a newsletter to advocate for off-leash dog parks in Berkeley, California, the magazine quickly grew into a glossy, award-winning publication acclaimed for its timely commentary and rich literary offerings. Today, The Bark has a nationwide readership of over 250,000. It is published five times a year, available by subscription and sold at Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods and PetsMart stores.
Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley: I grew up in Northern California, the single child of back-to-the-land parents who met at U.C. Berkeley during the Vietnam War. My early years were spent under the giant Redwoods taking goats on walks, creating communal banana slug, newt and centipede farms, and dressing up my pet rats and making them ride the dog. I graduated from California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland with a BFA in Photography in 1997 and now reside in Portland Oregon where I do fine art, commissions and occasional illustration. My artwork is inspired by horticulture, marine biology, Art Nouveau, childhood experiences, religious art, Japanese Prints, stained glass, nostalgia, kitsch, mythology, old kid’s books, fantastical creatures, obsessions of the Victorian era, costume jewelry, riding the fine line between tacky and beautiful, & the endlessly bizarre manifestations of nature. I like the interaction of light & dark, good and bad, innocence and complication, humour & gravity, and the reality of the natural world & the human need to idealize it. Oh yeah, and I really like glitter.
The Pet Place offers a wide variety of pet products and pet food. They can also do special orders for you. Staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, and the owners are supportive of animal rescue. Located at 777 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 325-7387 A great place for people and pets!
Autobody Fine Art – Art Exhibition / Consulting / Event Space For hosting “Dog Days of Summer”, “Dogs Days Deux – Taking the Biscuit,” and “Dog Days III – Petapalooza” to benefit NorCal GSP Rescue. Jacqueline Cooper & Colin Herrick, Gallery Directors 1517 Park Street Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: 510.865.2608 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.autobodyfineart.com
Pet Food Express www.PetFoodExpress.com
- My Mutt – The My Mutt program supports agencies and rescue groups by creating professionally photographed giant wall posters of your beloved rescue. These amazing color posters can be seen hanging on the walls and from the ceilings of all of the PFE stores, celebrating the dog and identifying the rescue group which received a financial donation.
- Adoption coupon program – saves our adopters 20% on their first purchase and results in $10 back to NorCal GSP Rescue for each coupon redeemed
- Rescue Reunion sponsorship
Graphic Design Monica Lacerda, Graphic Designer Lacerda Graphic Design San Francisco, CA Phone: 415.730.9922 Email: email@example.com Aileen Kendle Smith • a k s m i t h • graphic design & art direction el cerrito, ca • 510.928.5224 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterinary After Rescue Kare (V.A.R.K.) Founded by Dr. Jyl Rubin, D.V.M., V.A.R.K. was created to help give unwanted animals of all species and breeds another chance at life by helping to fund their medical care through rescue organizations. 7438 Cardwell Ave. Orangevale, CA 95662 Phone: 916.989.0733 Email: email@example.com www.varkinfo.org Nutmeg was helped by a grant from V.A.R.K.