Raising Awareness and Funds for the Bellevue Dog Park

Even though it may have been humid and in the eighties, tails were still wagging, proving dogs and their human companions were having a ball at the first ever Dog Walk event put together by Globe University-Green Bay staff and students.

Jennie Wertel, veterinary technology program chair, serves on the dog park committee and was instrumental in helping organize this event, along with additional vet tech instructors and students.

“I am very excited that we will be able to help the Dog Park get a little closer to their goal for opening. Since the park will only be a mile from campus I hope this will bring awareness to both the campus and the park,” Wertel said.

What Made the Walk A Success?

• Face painting, nail trims, dog baths and prizes!
• The event raised $440 in funds
• Pet contest for best trick and best costume
• In total, we had 24 dogs here with their people with zero injuries

Vet tech students perform nail trims with a smile

Globe University-Green Bay staff and students have strong connections with the Village of Bellevue, not only residing in the village, but working hand in hand to support the village initiatives. Veterinary technology students, with the help of instructors and staff, planned and executed from start to finish a dog walk to raise funds for the new Laura and Peter Mossakowski Family Dog Park.

Applied Learning in Action

This applied learning opportunity helped students learn more about the need for a dog park and how to use good organizational and communication skills to successful host a large event.

“Students getting involved with things like this will help greatly with networking for them when they need to search for externships and jobs,” Wertel said.

To see more pictures of the event and the oh-so-adorable dogs that came check out the Globe University-Green Bay Facebook page.

Look at those dogs!

How Else Can You Help?

If you are interested in joining the dog park committee or learning more about how you can help, email Jennie Wertel at jwertel@globeuniversity.edu.