Catherine Van Velzen & Watson & Addie

Catherine Van Velzen & Watson & Addie

Holmes Beach, Florida
Walkathon Location: Suncoast
Event Date: March 16, 2019

Personal Message:

I continue my work on Mondays in the nursery at Southeastern Guide Dogs.  I am proud to be part of an organization that breeds, raises, and trains some of the finest guide dogs, service dogs and therapy dogs in the world. They provide freedom to people who cannot see, those who suffer from post traumatic stress, like our veterans; and those who need therapy support. Some of our dogs are also in drug enforcement.

My first sponsor puppy was Jay.  He was diagnosed with hip dysplasia during his campus formal training and is now residing with his puppy raiser family in Sarasota.

Last year I sponsored April.  She was born in March 2017.  She is living with her puppy raiser.

In November I became a Breeder Host.  Watson came to Anna Maria Island from Houston.  She is a wonderful Golden Retriever (photo above). Born in May of 2017 she may/may not be bred upon her next heat.  I am fortunate to have a campus volunteer job that puts me in the nursery with her and her babies.

Southeastern Guide Dogs relies 100% on private donations, receives no government funding, and doesn't charge their students a dime for their services – once again Addie and I are participating in their biggest fundraiser of the year - The Walkathon.

Won't you join me in supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs in their mission to raise and train these puppies? I've set an ambitious Walkathon fundraising goal, and your help means a lot to me – and to the students whose lives are changed forever because of these incredible dogs.

Thanks so much for your help. No gift is too small to make a difference!

WOOF!  That is a BIG thanks from Watson & Addie too!

Fundraiser Progress: 104% complete

My Progress

  • My Goal:
    $5,000
  • Currently:
    $5,178

Thank You For Your Support!

  • OD - Sue Schmitzerle
    $35
    Mar 26, 2019
  • Richard & Jackie Kuehn OD
    $25
    Mar 22, 2019
  • Anonymous
    $258
    Mar 13, 2019
  • Kathleen Hall
    $500
    Mar 12, 2019
    JACK SAYS "YOU GO GIRL"
  • Mimi Buzbee
    $52
    Mar 8, 2019
    Go Girl!
  • Peggy Faarup
    $52
    Mar 4, 2019
  • Ann Drabing
    $52
    Mar 4, 2019
  • OD - Margaret Holt Burch
    $100
    Feb 25, 2019
  • peter lund
    $103
    Feb 21, 2019
  • Anonymous
    $31
    Feb 21, 2019
  • Dianne Arnold
    $103
    Feb 20, 2019
    Cheers to Addie & Watson, my fur buddies!!
  • Pamela Sveinson
    $103
    Feb 20, 2019
    Keep up the good work!
  • Patsy Ugarte
    $103
    Feb 20, 2019
  • KAREN WOODSON
    $52
    Feb 20, 2019
    Enjoy!
  • Mark & Cindy Rodahl
    $103
    Feb 19, 2019
  • OD - Al & Joy Kaiser
    $25
    Feb 15, 2019
  • OD - Gaylord & Diane Thormodsgard Family Fund
    $125
    Feb 15, 2019
  • susan lund
    $52
    Feb 14, 2019
  • Joe & Marge Langteau
    $1,029
    Feb 13, 2019
    Good luck with your Goal!
  • Jed & Rita Wilkinson
    $26
    Feb 8, 2019
  • Larry & Mary Solberg
    $103
    Feb 8, 2019
  • Scott and Connie LaBoda
    $103
    Feb 6, 2019
  • Sandy Brockhouse
    $103
    Feb 6, 2019
  • Peggy A Nelson
    $52
    Feb 4, 2019
  • Kingsley Forness
    $52
    Feb 3, 2019
  • mona and steve webster
    $52
    Feb 3, 2019
  • Katherine A Wall
    $155
    Feb 3, 2019
  • Anonymous
    $50
    Feb 2, 2019
  • GLORIA LADUE
    $100
    Feb 2, 2019
  • Phyllis Roe
    $50
    Feb 2, 2019
  • Chris Mahai
    $155
    Feb 2, 2019
    We are with you CVV and Addie and Watson! Enjoy the walk! xoxo
  • margaret plath
    $100
    Feb 2, 2019
  • gary stevens
    $26
    Feb 2, 2019
  • jone mount
    $52
    Jan 26, 2019
    love that you are doing this!
  • Judy Adams
    $52
    Jan 23, 2019
  • Keith Fenhaus
    $100
    Jan 17, 2019
  • Frank & Kathy Hall
    $515
    Jan 14, 2019
  • Lana Schlapkohl
    $52
    Jan 12, 2019
  • Barbara Wilson
    $26
    Jan 11, 2019
    Driving Miss Addie & Miss Watson to the walkathon will be a thrill...! Best of luck, Chuck
  • Deborah & Kim Kletschke
    $250
    Jan 4, 2019
    Proud to support Cathy and all her volunteer hours for this great organization.
  • william roark
    $103
    Jan 4, 2019