Vendors and Activities

Don’t just hang around the house, come have some fun!puppies hanging

We can plan more effectively, if we know how many people/pets to expect.  So, please submit your RSVP today!!

Vendors and Activities for Aussiepalooza 2017:

There will be a food vendor, pop and water available, as well as restrooms onsite. Speaking of restrooms, please clean up after your pet!  There will be poop stations in various locations for your convenience.

We will, of course, have ASRM merchandise for sale as well as a raffle and silent auction of some AUSSOME gifts!  Please see some of our donors on the main page.  Plus, we hope you enjoy the activities and trainers who are so graciously giving their time to be a part of Aussiepalooza 2017.


Veterinary Specialty Center

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They specialize in veterinary care that other vets may not be able to perform.  They have a 24 hour emergency care facility and are always open 24/7.  They have performed specialty  surgeries for ASRM in the past including TECA and Hypospadias surgery.

Animal Communicator and Reiki: Robin Williamson Witt

Robin enjoys talking with animals of all species. Communicating with animals that are here or that have crossed over, are enjoyable experiences, where much can be learned by all involved.  Communicating with animals for many, many years, Robin felt moving into animal communication seemed natural.  After deciding to start a communication practice,  she studied in California under the direction of Penelope Smith, The Founder of Animal Communication. Robin is gifted in this area of expertise and has AUSSOME reviews.

Please have a list of questions that you would like answered.

Check out her website by clicking HERE

You can also follow her on Facebook HERE



If you think your dog has what it takes to be a good citizen, then take the CGC test!  Find out more about it on the links below:

Meet Jan!  Our CGC Certification Evaluator!

Jan CGC Trainer

I started training my own dogs about 15 years ago and 5 years later I started instructing at Northwest Obedience club (NOCI).  I became the CGC evaluator there and started testing for members and the public.  In addition to CGC testing, I teach the AKC STAR puppy program and Level 1 Agility at WI IL Agility Group (WAG).  I have competed in Earth Dog, Field Trials, Rally, Obedience, Agility, Barn Hunt And Do More With Your Dog Tricks.  I’m currently training 2 Dachshunds, a Jack Russell, a mini Aussie and a Border Collie.

Canine Good Citizen information

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Does your dog love to do tricks?  

Get a Novice Trick Title with Dog trainer Rachel Fein

Rachel Fein

Rachel Fein, KPA-CTP, CTDI

Rachel grew up working with dogs.  Her first experience came with her dog, Nico, when she was seventeen.  She later trained a rescue dog named Kali.  Kali went on to earn a champion title in agility as well as other titles in obedience and tricks.  Rachel has participated in agility, dock diving, tricks, obedience, nose work, and therapy work.  Her young dog, Flash is competing in agility and dock diving.  Flash has also earned her Trick Dog Champion Title.  In addition, she enjoys herding, dock diving and obedience.  Rachel enjoys the chance to participate in new activities and loves to have fun with her dogs.  Rachel is a force free trainer.  She loves to help owners bond with their dogs through positive reinforcement training and has been working with dogs for more than 10 years.  In that time, Rachel has worked with dogs of various ages, breeds, backgrounds, and temperaments.  She has trained dogs for agility coursework, herding, dock diving, tricks, obedience, and therapy work.  She has also worked with owners to solve canine behavioral problems.  She is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP).  Rachel is also a certified trick dog instructor.

Rachel also trains emotional support animals for Pets for Vets and was selected as the August 2015 KPA CTP of the month.

Rachel currently is a trainer in Naperville IL at Cloud K9 Academy.

Spot on Massage with Lisa Wageman from 11:00-4:00

Lisa Wageman is working toward her board certification for canine massage therapy.  Lisa has been breeding, training, showing, and teaching dogs for almost 30 years.  She believes massage can help with behavior problems in some dogs and wants to work with hospice dogs making their last days as comfortable as possible.  She finds using massage for post surgery and some injuries is beneficial for the dogs.

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Maggie’s Munchies

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Maggie’s Munchies is all about providing delicious and healthy treats for dogs.  Our treats are hand crafted with high quality ingredients and we put love and care into every treat we make.  We offer various treats to promote good diet wellness for the youngster puppy to the “old friend” your dog has become.  Check Maggie’s Munchies out on Facebook at

Pop Art Pets Portraits

Check them out on Facebook:

Beautiful stencil style handmade portraits that capture your pet’s personality!

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Peanut Pop Art

The Artist Guy : Todd Schaefer

The Artist Guy

Check him out on Facebook too:

He does amazing human and animal caricatures!

Buddy’s Dog House 

Handmade Pet beds, leashes and blankets by Debbie Rendantbuddys-dog-house-logo



Photography by Superdog Photos 


Xtreme Shed Antlers

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•All-natural treat that helps satisfy chewing needs and cleans teeth
•Does not splinter or chip
•Non-allergenic and odor free
•A natural source of essential minerals

This 100% natural dog chew is a natural source of several essential minerals such as collagen, which is good for bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage; lipids, which are essential for growth and development; and glucosamine, which is good for joints and tissue. This antler dog chew also provides calcium and phosphorous, which benefits bones and teeth, iron for healthy blood cells, potassium for nerve and muscle function, and magnesium, which aids in storing and releasing energy. This dog chew promotes a healthier coat and cleans teeth.

They come in multiple sizes to fit your dog’s chewing needs:
•White Tail (dense for strong chewers) – M, L, XL, and XXL
•Elk (softer than White Tail for occasional chewers) – M, L, XL, and XXL

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S & D Treats

S & D Treats are Natural and homemade dog treats that will keep them coming back for more.  Our treats are made from human grade ingredients and baked to perfection.  To us, your dog is a part of our family and we would want nothing more than the best! Our treats typically consist of freshly ground whole wheat flour, eggs, oil, and additional flavoring such as tuna, salmon, beef, chicken, and peanut butter.  Our treats will be baked fresh the night before the event, and can be stored for a week or two in the refrigerator or up to a month in the freezer.  These treats can also be used for training due to their soft/breakable texture.  Some of the flavors we will be supplying at this week’s event will be:
• Tuna, Beef, and Peanut Butter
• Additional flavors can be provided based on request


Sparkles by Sierra

What dog wouldn’t want to have a little bling in their life?  Sparkles by Sierra creates custom crate tags and other jewelry for you and your dog.  Each piece is unique and made to order.  We have stock ribbon and beads on hand to make your bling on the spot. Or, if you have a special request, we can discuss your additional needs to make your order perfect!

Sparkles by Sierra Facebook Page Link



Dog Crate Pads, Pillows and Beds by Jackie Hugo

Jackie makes crate pads, handmade pillows and beds for your pooch!  Look for her booth! Check out her cool patterns!

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Midwest Disc Dog Club Demos from 1:30-2:00 by Vicki Martin

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LulaRoe by Jen Grimaudo

Lularoe Jen Dog Volunteer

Hi!  I’m Jen Grimaudo.  I grew up just outside Cincinnati, OH.  I currently live with my husband and two beautiful little girls, Olivia and Sofia, in Arlington Heights.  We do not currently have a fur baby as we lost ours to cancer about two years ago and have been going through major life changes like having a baby and moving so fostering pups when we have time has been a better fit for now.  But I love volunteering as often as I can with a dog rescue I found a few years ago that I’ve watched do amazing work.  In my spare time I love to read, take my kids to the park or garden.  I work fulltime for a multi-national information management company but I also run my own LuLaRoe clothing business.  The clothes are simply comfortable and beautiful.  I love leveraging my business to engage with new people and to raise money for worthy causes.

10% of all LulaRoe sales will go to ASRM