Domesti-PUPS Raises Over $27K at Annual Party in the Garden Fundraiser

The 9th annual Party in the Garden was held on September 10 to benefit Domesti-PUPS ( The fundraiser, held in partnership with Strictly Business, saw record attendance and doubled the previous year’s earnings at over $27,000. This would not have been possible without the support from all of the attendees, countless auction item donors, committee members and volunteers, and the following table sponsors: Pedigree Exteriors, the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation, Lincoln Giving Spirits Evening Rotary Club, inSource Benefits Group, Instinct, Union Bank & Trust, Josh the Otter, Guiderock Commercial Realty, and PRG of Woods Bros Realty led by Ben Bleicher. A special thanks goes out to the many partners and food/drink donors as well. These include: Thrive Corporate Events, 5 Elements Massage & Spa, Eagle Printing & Sign, U-neek Events, The Good Bid-Ness Co., Kinkaider Brewing Co. and Sideshow Spirits, James Arthur Vineyards, Whispering Winds Vineyard & Tasting Room, Doorstep Diner Catering, Maize Gourmet Popcorn & Ice Cream, Buzzard Billy’s, Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs, Noodles & Co., Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pizza Ranch, Tico’s, Soulfull Cocina, Hog Wild Pit BBQ, Pizano’s, Rodizio Grill, and Sunflower House Sugar Cookies. The live music for the evening was provided by Mike Semrad and Gunter Voelker, sponsored by Gary Tharnish of HOME Real Estate.

Proceeds from this event go towards supporting Domesti-PUPS’s mission of providing therapy dogs, service dogs for persons with disabilities, and training rescue dogs. The costs to acquire, maintain, and place these highly skilled canines is quite high—veterinary costs alone are over $2,500 a month as Domesti-PUPS has over 40 dogs in their care at any given time. These dogs receive quality care and require extensive testing to ensure they are healthy enough to do their future jobs. To learn more, visit