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.