Posted by: secondchancehumanesociety | June 30, 2008

Telluride Fur Ball

Hi my name is Magnus, a homeless dog here at the Second Chance Shelter selected as the official spokesdog for the 2008 Telluride Fur Ball!  This 7th annual event takes place on Saturday July 5th at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village at 6:00 PM.  As the Fur Ball Spokesdog I want to invite all dogs (that like social events) and their fun-loving humans to join me for a special night out.  (And of course Pet Lovers of all kinds who do not have dogs are also invited for a unique night of entertainment.)


Before the event don’t miss the SCHS Mobile Mutts & Meows RV in the 4th of July Parade in Telluride where our adoptable dogs will be marching in the parade.  We will also be serving up snow cones and selling tickets the day of the event (July 5th) in the Mountain Village Plaza during the Red, White, and Blues Activities.


The Fur Ball, now on its 7th Annual run, is the only indoor evening event in the region designed for pet lovers and dogs.  Picture this, fellow canines: you put on your best outfit for the Doggie Fashion Show and drive with your favorite human up into the beautiful scenic area of Mountain Village.  Once you arrive you are greeted by a large group of playful and well mannered dogs and animal loving humans who are excited about spending an evening together.


For starters there will be lip-smacking gourmet dog treats – I am a fool for a good munchie and this alone will be worth the trip for me.  Your people escorts will be provided delicious delicacies as well, including decadent chocolate cake and fresh strawberries. 


DJ Antone will be spinning tunes for the doggie fashion and talent shows as well as for some lively doggie dancing.  The well stocked silent auction offers opportunities for guests to place winning bids on a vast variety of generous donations from local businesses, artists, and service providers.  New this year will be a live auction with big ticket items such as an artist drawing of your dog, ski passes, golf packages, artwork, and more.


Thus, the guests of the Fur Ball will have great opportunities to go home with fabulous merchandise and certificates while helping Second Chance feed and shelter me and other dogs and cats until we find our forever homes.


Additionally, Susan McKinney of Gale Force Photography will be on-site for doggie pawtraits.  She takes fabulous pet photos and has offers some incredible examples of my sheltermates on her website.  ( Thanks to Susan you will be able to take home a frame-worthy photo that I guarantee you will cherish.


Tickets are available in advance for $35 in Telluride at Mountain Tails and the Telluride Veterinary Clinic, in Ridgway at the Ridgway Animal Hospital and the Second Chance Thrift Shop, and in Ouray at Buckskin Booksellers.  Tickets at the door will be $45 so make sure you get your tickets early!  VIP tables are available for $500 and include your own food server, prime seating for the fashion show, and bottled water for your VIP (very important pooch).


Unless adopted I will be attending the Fur Ball this year with some of my sheltermates, so if you don’t have a dog to enjoy the Fur Ball with, or are a cat lover wanting to support the event, please come anyway. 


Event sponsor Plum TV will be on-site again this year shooting great footage of all the activities.

In closing, I would like to recognize Mountain Village Owners Association, another sponsor of this event, and thank them for supporting Second Chance Humane Society – the organization that saved my life.


I hope to see you at the Fur Ball – for a Furbulous Evening! 


Call the Second Chance Helpline at 626-2273 to learn more about the Fur Ball, report a lost pet or learn about SCHS Spay/Neuter Vouchers, Volunteer & Foster Care and other Programs.  Visit to see our adoptable pets.  Responses to Pet Columns can be sent to:




Magnus - Off to the Fur Ball

Magnus - Off to the Fur Ball


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