SP Kennel is a premier sled dog racing kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska, dedicated to the individual dog through excellent health, nutrition, training and specialized care.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dog Sponsor Packets

It's that time of year again where we send out our individual Dog Sponsor packets.

This year it was a pan-Pacific exercise with Moira doing the computer-based work in New Zealand such as making the trading cards, glam shots and address labels for Aliy to print. Aliy then wrote individual letters to each sponsor then roped in Allen and Spencer to help physically put the packets of SP Kennel gear and other goodies together ready for posting.

Jeanne Schnackenberg's fantastic portraits turned into "glam shots"

As mentioned in our last Dog Fan Club post, Becky and the team at Pleasant Valley Store and Trailside Mail then helped Aliy with sorting and posting the packets all over the US as well as the UK and NZ. Phew!

Our dog sponsor programme is by far our most popular and in-demand programme. We are in the very fortunate position of having every racing dog, yearling and puppy individually sponsored and we have a wait-list for future sponsors.

We are often asked why we don't have more than one sponsor for each dog but we've always had a policy of "one dog, one sponsor" as we have had overwhelming feedback that it is important to our sponsors. People develop a strong bond with "their dog" and we want to honour that. Some of our sponsors have been with their dog for years, first sponsoring them as a puppy and following their racing career. Some have had their dog retire and have gone on to sponsor a new generation. Our sponsors become part of the extended SPK family!

THANK YOU to every single one of our fantastic dog sponsors! Check out our Dogs and Puppies pages for sponsor information.


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to Thanksgiving back here in CT, and wishing SP Kennel the very best of everything for the holiday season (s) coming up! Woof!

And an extra woof, woof, woof!!! - to all the 4-legged team members, too!



marilyn cozzens said...

Thanks so much for all hard work in getting out sponsor packets. I am eagerly awaiting receipt of my packet. Tinder is so gorgeous! I hope he is doing fabulous in his training & gets in some good racing this year. Thanks again for all your hard work in keeping us updated.

Nessmuk said...

You folks at SPK are simply the BEST!! I too will be eagerly awaiting my "Chemo" Sponsor Packet!! My admiration and respect of last years Red Team hit a new high after reading Aliys 2014 trail notes!! I can't wait to get the rest of my Dog Sponsor "goodies"!!!!

A-town's Becky said...

Christmas came early at my house today. I came home to three packages on my porch...
a new battery for my laptop (using it right now), a new heater for my gymnastics school (which, I plan to install tomorrow)....
and mine and my dog's favorite:
Your entire team is amazing. All your work and coordination is greatly appreciated.
I love everything, and despite how much Thor loves the blanket, I'm not sharing Violet!!!
Looking forward to snuggling during the races.

Margaret said...

And what a PACKAGE!!! Awesome!

Ditto to A-Town's comments (Chena sends a "woof, woof" to sister Violet).

I'm not sharing my blankie with anybody on 2 or 4 legs! Woof!!!

P.S. Arrived in CT Friday

Anonymous said...

OH how Happy you have made me! Love it all. my sponsorship box came friday and had to wait all wknd. I so love it all. SP Kennel logo items are the greatest. Best season to all the 2 and 4 legged ones.
Padee in Santa Rosa CA