Upcoming Events

Thank you to all who attended our 2023 BBQ & Brew Event!

Watch for more events coming soon!!

By attending our Annual Fundraising Events community members can support Wags to Riches Animal Rescue and enjoy good times with like-minded people!

12th Annual BBQ and Brew

July 17, 2021 

SOZO Sports Complex

This is our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year, and our lifesaving efforts depend on events like these.

  • BBQ by Nana Kate – o that you don’t have to make the difficult choice, you will be served TWO meat options:

    Slow Roasted Pulled Pork with Tree Top cider and Walla Walla Sweet Onion AND Brown Sugar Bourbon Carolina Basted Chicken. Side dishes: Cole slaw, potato salad and baked beans. Vegan option: Grilled Portobello with coleslaw and baked beans.

  • Brew by Single Hill Brewing Company & Bale Breaker Brewing Co. (21 and over event)
  • Signature Drinks
  • Live, Silent, Dessert Auction
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Raise the Pawdle & Heads or Tails = Fundraising FUN
  • Emcee – Justin Henriksen, KXDD
  • Auctioneer – Paul Newman

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors:

Tibetan Mastiff Sponsor: The Goldwyn Family
St. Bernard Sponsors:  Summitview Cowiche Vet Clinic , Macy’s & Yakima Chief Hops

Cards for Our Cause

UPDATE – 2022 Submissions are now online here: Cards for our Cause Page

Winning art submissions will be displayed on thank you notes for our donors and supporters. Please keep this in mind for your design. You may enter your art submission with a five dollar donation (THANK YOU! These funds enable us to continue our lifesaving efforts. You may enter as many card designs as you wish, each with a five dollar donation. Entries were accepted from 4/15/21-5/31/21.

Make your donation(s) using this link, or mail a check to PO Box 3177, Union Gap, WA 98903, earmarked “Cards For Our Cause”.

To enter your artwork, scan and email it to photo@wagstorichesanimalrescue.org. Or mail to PO Box 3177, Union Gap, WA 98903, and we will scan and upload.

When entering, please include full name, age, address, phone number, email and preferred method of contact. Only first name, last initial and age will be used on the website.

Artwork needs to be printable so that it may be reproduced on card stock. You must be the creator of the art and image file you submit. Your art must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material. Wags to Riches reserves the right to remove inappropriate artwork. Artists who submit their artwork to this fundraiser grant use of the chosen artwork for print and social media purposes, and art work will become the property of Wags to Riches Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc.

All submissions will be posted to our website www.WagstoRichesAnimalRescue.org, each with their own voting button. Votes will be $1.00 each, and you can vote as many times as you would like.

There will be one winner from each group, for a total of 3 winners.

Winners will be determined by who gets the most votes in each group during the period of 6/7/21-6/27/21. Odds of winning are dependent on how many submissions are in your group. We will have three separate groups, as follows:

  • Ages 5-10
  • Ages 11-17
  • Ages 18+

Winners in each group will receive a $50 gift card to anywhere you choose courtesy of Chris Wertenberger ~ COUNTRY Financial.

Note: We do not have a professional category this year.

2021 Winners

Elise Klepach – 11-17

He-Art Sarah Basinger – 18+

See all the Art Submissions

WAGS 2nd Annual Wag-a-Thon and furtual Fun Run

Walk, run or crawl, inside (yes, even treadmills count!) or outside!

May 20, 2021 – starting at 12:00 am -May 23rd ending at 11:59 pm

  • Walk or run 5k (3.1 miles). The fastest time in each age group wins a $50.00 gift card.
  • A screenshot of a tracker displaying time and distance is a requirement to win and/or enter the drawing.

Three age groups:

  • 18 plus
  • 13-17
  • 0-12

ALL distances matter. We’ll have a Drawing for a prize for all distances under 5k.  Participants earn two entries into the drawing if you post a pic or live feed the walk making sure to tag Wags to Riches Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc Facebook page.

Wags swag for the first 100 participants!

More information on the Wags to Riches Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Facebook page

Spay-ghetti & No Balls

Held in February each year

Spaghetti, Salad, Bread and Beverage included, Desserts are extra.

Tickets at the door or at the following locations ~ Chris Wertenberger – COUNTRY Financial, K9 Country Club, Selah Veterinary Hospital, Cobblestones Gifts & Antiques or Little Paws Pet Resort

50/50 raffle ~ Be a Winner, Take Her to Dinner and Movie raffle ticket sales

Proceeds to benefit our “Spay it Forward Program” to help Spay/Neuter animals in the Yakima Valley for Low Income/Disabled/Active Military members of our community.