McKinley Swindle enjoys all the fun offerings in a Sit Stay kit, a unique fundraising idea from the Routt County Humane Society that invited owners to spend an evening in with their pets. (Photo courtesy of Evangelia Swindle)
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that can be sweet or sour, depending on relationship status, but the Routt County Humane Society thought of a way to make it sweet no matter what.
To raise money for homeless animals in Routt County, the local Humane Society sold Sit Stay kits and invited residents to spend an evening during Valentine’s Day week with their pets as part of their Sit Stay Anti Gala fundraiser. Each kit included items to make a spaghetti dinner, treats for pets and owners alike, new toys for dogs and cats and even a pair of Smartwool socks. With each kit selling for $125, the fundraiser has raised $5,625 for the Humane Society so far, and 35 kits are still available for those looking to celebrate with their furry friends.
The remaining kits are available at the Humane Society, 760 Critter Court, from noon to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Koda Soulliere plays with a new, green lamb toy that came out of a Sit Stay kit from the Routt County Humane Society. (Photo courtesy of Katie Soulliere)
Tyson and Meatball Grathwohl pose with all their goodies from a Sit Stay kit from the Routt County Humane Society. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Grathwohl)
Clyde and Rally Scroble show off their new treats after their owner bought a Sit Stay Kit from the Routt County Humane Society. (Photo courtesy of Jess Scroble)
Ally Pagoulatos proves Sit Stay kits aren’t just for dogs. (Photo courtesy of Alexis Pagoulatos)
McKinley Swindle trades in his fancy Smartwool socks for a bone toy, another fun item from the Sit Stay kit. (Photo courtesy of Evangelia Swindle)
Rally Scroble takes a new toy to play with from the Sit Stay kit. (Photo courtesy of Jess Scroble)
Ally Pagoulatos checks out all her new goodies. (Photo courtesy of Alexis Pagoulatos)
Koda Soulliere waits patiently for a green, lamb toy out of a Sit Stay kit. (Photo courtesy of Katie Soulliere)
Ally Pagoulatos shows how tasty she thinks all the goodies in the Sit Stay Kit are going to be. (Photo courtesy of Alexis Pagoulatos)
Clyde Scroble looks on as his owner opens a Sit Stay kit. (Photo courtesy of Jess Scroble)
To reach Mackenzie Hicks, email mhicks@SteamboatPilot.com, call 970-871-4208 or follow her on Twitter @MackenzieShawna.