The 5th Annual Howling Good Time

You helped raise over $100,000 for the K-9 Unit this year!

The 2015 Howling Good Time was a Welcome Gala for K-9s Atlas and Scooter, two of the newest additions to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. Joining David Swieckowski, D.V.M. and K-9 Friends Chairman this year was Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock as well as Vohne Liche Kennels owner and star of “Alpha Dogs” on Nat Geo WILD, Ken Licklider.

Video shown at the 2015 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 at the top of the wish list for K-9s Atlas and Scooter, and ongoing medical care for retired K-9s Borris and Loki is essential.

The 2015 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.

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:

Gold Sponsor

  • Hill’s Science Diet Dog’s love to eat and nobody knows this better than Hill’s Science Diet. Since September 2011, Hill’s Science Diet has generously donated all of the food for both working and retired dogs of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and continues to be a Gold Sponsor. Now that’s what we call serving up an ongoing commitment to our heroes.

2015 Howling Good Time Sponsors

2015 Howling Good Time Table Sponsors

  • Campbell Chiropractic
  • Jill Cooke
  • Jacquie Hallenbeck
  • IDEXX Laboratories
  • Angela Sanders
  • Deborah Strachan
  • David Swieckowski, D.V.M.
  • Virbac

2015 Howling Good Time Volunteers

  • Wendy Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Cindy Alsobrook
  • Joan Banko
  • Katie Barton
  • Shawn Bowers
  • Meggan Brovege
  • Leigha Clark
  • Omi Deering
  • Nicole Dindo
  • Jacqueline Estlund
  • Loni Hale
  • Chelsea Lett
  • Jennifer Menning
  • Rick Morgan
  • Lindsay Paulson
  • Evan Swieckowski
  • Mark Swieckowski
  • Ryan Tervort
  • Nicole Thomas
  • Andrea Tucker
  • Amy Wanke
  • Erin Wanke
  • Renee Wanke
  • Ryan Wanke
  • Amber Velasquez

2015 Howling Good Time Local Business Contributors

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!