The 6th Annual Howling Good Time

You helped raise over $106,000 for the K-9 Unit this year!

The 2016 Howling Good Time Gala was a welcome party for K-9 Colt, the newest addition to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. We also congratulated Todd Tucker for his promotion to Corporal (a first for the DCSO K-9 Unit) and recognized the service of two long-standing K-9 Friends board members, Jill Cooke and Deb Strachan. The evening’s presenters were K-9 Friends Chairman Dr. David Swieckowski and DCSO Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth.

Video shown at the 2016 Howling Good Time Gala

All donations to K-9 Friends and proceeds from the Gala directly benefit the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. Training and safety gear are always at the top of the wish list for our K-9s, and ongoing medical care for retired dogs is essential.

The 2016 Gala was the most successful since the charity’s founding in 2011.

And the excitement continues. You can still contribute to the K-9 Unit by making a one-time donation.

Channel 9News Interviews Dr. David Swieckowski and Deputy Travis Kyle with K-9 Colt

See full story at 9News.

Platinum Sponsor

  • Animal Emergency & Specialty Center Gracious supporters of K-9 Friends since our inception, the Animal Emergency & Specialty Center (AESC) has been named the first ever Ongoing Platinum Sponsor by the Board of Directors. The DCSO K-9 Unit counts on AESC when there’s an emergency and you can, too. AESC provides expert emergency and critical care, internal medicine, specialized surgery and specialty care services including radiology/ultrasound, cardiology and rehabilitation therapy for your pets. For more information about AESC, please visit:

Founding & Gold Sponsor

  • Franktown Animal Clinic Franktown Animal Clinic has been providing expert veterinary care in the Southeast Denver area since 1990. Their new medical center is one of the largest and best-equipped in the state of Colorado. But it’s their PEOPLE who make the difference for your pet.

2015 Howling Good Time Sponsors

2016 Howling Good Time Table Sponsors

  • Jill Cooke
  • IDEXX Laboratories
  • Angela Sanders
  • Deborah Strachan
  • David Swieckowski, D.V.M.
  • Plum Creek Veterinary Services

2016 Howling Good Time Live Auction Donors

  • Big R of Elizabeth
  • Comedy Works Entertainment
  • Dr. Cory and Nicole Campbell
  • Jill Cooke
  • Denver Aquarium
  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lowe’s of Parker
  • Pedego Denver Electric Bikes
  • Real Food Delivered
  • Rockyard American Grill and Brewing Co.
  • Adam Rosenberg, D.V.M.
  • Sanctuary Golf Course
  • Angela Sanders
  • Solitaire Restaurant
  • Deborah Strachan
  • David Swieckowski, D.V.M.
  • The Curtis- A Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
  • Union An American Bistro
  • United Airlines
  • Valhalla Hunt Club
  • Kim Vanderholm, D.V.M.
  • Winspire Experiences

2016 Howling Good Time Silent Auction & K-9 Kup Donors

  • Adriana’s Mexican Restaurant
  • AMC Theatre
  • Arapahoe Basin Colorado
  • Breakfast on Broadway
  • Jeff Bredehoeft
  • Bubble’s Liquor World
  • Jerry C. Burk
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
  • Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard
  • ClubCorp Colorado
  • Andra L. Cody
  • Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Comedy Works Entertainment
  • Jill Cooke
  • Cucina Colore
  • DelaFoto Pet Photography
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Depriest Performance Horses, LLC
  • Downtown Aquarium
  • Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum
  • Elizabeth Hair Salon
  • Everything Alpaca
  • Exotic Drives of Denver
  • Franktown Animal Clinic
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Gary Albert, CPA, P.C.
  • Georgetown Loop Railroad
  • Ghost Town Guest House
  • Greenlee’s Pro Auto Care
  • Hair by Sabrina
  • Alli and Dan Haltom
  • Honey B’s Macarons
  • Iron Horse Armory
  • Katie Barton, Cherry Creek Properties, LLC
  • King Soopers
  • Kobe An Shabu Shabu & Sushi
  • Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
  • Kuni Lexus
  • Lone Tree Arts Center
  • Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway Co.
  • Marie Margot Couture
  • Merial Animal Health
  • Meridian Golf Club
  • Museums of Western Colorado
  • Calleen M. Olson
  • Once Upon A Tan
  • Pappas’ Restaurants
  • Parker Country Market
  • Kim and Ed Perkins
  • PetzLove
  • Pillowtalk Boutique
  • Racines Restaurant
  • RAMWORKS Custom Metal Art
  • Kathy Ravenel
  • Real Food Delivered
  • Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage
  • Rockyard American Grill and Brewing Co.
  • Royal Gorge Route Railroad
  • Salon Di Lisa
  • Saving Faces Esthetics
  • Sizzor Magic Hair Salon
  • Sky Ute Casino Resort
  • Spavia Day Spa
  • Stagecoach Saloon
  • Stoic & Genuine
  • Deborah Strachan
  • Dr. David and Kathy Swieckowski
  • Tailgate Tavern
  • TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon
  • The Tattered Tootsies a Nail Salon
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • The Fort
  • The Melting Pot a Fondue Restaurant
  • The Sneaky Gnome
  • The Wooden Table Restaurant
  • Nicole Thomas
  • Wendy Thomas
  • TJ’s Hair & Nail Salon
  • Treads Bicycle Outfitter
  • Kim Vanderholm and Chris Burchard
  • Westmanton Stables

2016 Howling Good Time Volunteers

  • Wendy Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Cindy Alsobrook, D.V.M.
  • Joan Banko
  • Katie Barton
  • Shawn Bowers
  • Meggan Brovege
  • Jerry Burk
  • Leigha Clark
  • Marissa Depriest
  • Nicole Dindo
  • Jacqueline Estlund
  • Katie George
  • Loni Hale
  • Petey Hartung
  • Chelsea Lett
  • Sarah Lindauer
  • Jennifer Menning, D.V.M.
  • Rick Morgan
  • Lindsay Paulson
  • Nicole Schaap
  • Amber Swieckowski
  • Evan Swieckowski
  • Mark Swieckowski
  • Ryan Tervort
  • Nicole Thomas
  • Amy Wanke
  • Brian Wanke

This kind of genuine commitment to K-9 Friends is truly amazing. It is an honor to be surrounded by these caring sponsors as well as so many other great friends who have given so generously and volunteered with such passion. Together, we’ll make next year’s Gala even better!