Get your T-Shirt and support iron county Utah first DogPark


Bark for your Park in Enoch

We have the opportuniity to win $25,000 towards a dog park for Enoch which would benefit the entire community of Iron County.

The way to participate is to go here, and give them your name and email address. Tell them why you think ENOCH, UTAH needs a dog park. Please state Enoch by name. Attach a picture of your dog or a photo of your community!

This method of voting is different from prior years in that everyone had to check in daily and vote. This way you are only “voting” once by telling them why you think Enoch needs a dog park.


This following statement is from PetSafe after sending them a question!


Grant recipients will be awarded based on a combination of factors, including the need and impact and reach of the project or need.



First meeting of 2014


Friends of Festival Country K9s FIRST MEETING OF 2014 is being held at the Iron County Visitors Center at 581 N Main, Cedar City at 6PM on Monday, January 6, 2014.

NOMINATIONS OF OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS will be taken at this meeting. Voting for those nominated will be conducted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6PM at the same location. All voting members must be in good standing and current on their membership.


Holiday Wishes really do come true!

Poodle Rescue - Before and AfterEllen announces the grant competition on her show

The Petco Foundation has joined Ellen DeGeneres and her natural pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets, to announce a new Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign. Animal welfare organizations throughout the country can compete for the opportunity to receive the winning grant award of $100,000 this holiday season.

Additional grants will be awarded to competition finalists in the following amounts: $50,000 for 2nd place winner, $25,000 for 3rd place winner and five and ten thousand dollar grants to ten runner-up organizations.

Ellen will announce the winning animal-welfare group – who will earn a $100,000 grand prize grant to support their work to save animals – in December.

The Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign is open to U.S. animal welfare organizations dedicated to finding animals homes for the holidays.

The application process is simple. All animal welfare organizations that provide adoption services, including governmental animal services and shelters and all sizes of private IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations may apply. Only authorized representatives of the non-profit may apply on behalf of the organization. Individuals can encourage their local animal welfare organization to apply for a Holiday Wishes grant.

Organizations just need one good success story, including photos, and some basic organizational information. All applicants must read the Application Guidelines in their entirety prior to accessing the application system (we recommend you print them out to help in fulfilling your application requirements).

We look forward to reading your success stories and the positive impact that your organizations have made for the animals. Good luck to everyone!!!

Utah Philanthropy Day. Nov 14th (save the date)


Save the Date for 2013

hh2The Utah Philanthropy Day luncheon will be Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

We will honor some of Utah’s philanthropic and volunteer leaders by presenting them with awards at a gala luncheon. The giving spirit of the awardees serves as an inspiration to other individuals and organizations to spread the impact of community giving.

The luncheon will be held in the Little America Hotel Ballroom, and space is limited to 800 attendees.

2013 Honorees

The Right Reverend Carolyn Tanner Irish (Ret. UT)Philanthropic Leadership Award
The R. Harold Burton FoundationFoundation Spirit of Giving Award
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of UtahCorporate Spirit of Giving Award
Deborah S. BayleOutstanding Nonprofit Executive Award
Hailey DanielsOutstanding Young Volunteer Award
Debbie NielsonNorma Matheson Outstanding Volunteer Award



Little America Hotel Ballroom

500 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101