Second Chance: Laugh, Cry & Be Inspired at Bow Wow Film Fest

Second Chance: Laugh, Cry & Be Inspired at Bow Wow Film Fest

The 4th annual Bow Wow Film Fest opens its national tour in Telluride at The Sheridan Opera House. Doors open on Sunday, July 22, at 6 p.m. for light appetizers, a cash bar and a stellar silent auction. Following a very brief live auction at 7 p.m., the films will  get rolling. Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for kiddos 12 and under. At the door, tickets are $18 and $15 for 12 and under. Purchase tickets here. Watch a trailer for the festival here. Support for the event benefits the Second Chance Humane Society. (Please note: Due to venue restrictions attendee’s dogs should remain home watching Lassie reruns, with the exception of service dogs.)

Coming soon to a venue near you.

To Telluride’s historic Sheridan Opera House.

An antidote to the headlines, to the feeling of wanting to pull the grass over your head and disappearing.

The Bow Wow Film Fest Tour is a traveling film festival that celebrates, educates and inspires all things dog through the art of short film. The event takes place over about 90 memorable minutes.

The creative shorts, crafted by filmmakers who are amazing storytellers, animators and artists, should bring a smile to your face, inspire you and touch your heart and –  fair warning – from time to time, bring a tear to your eye. All the films celebrate the various ways dogs bring us all joy and provide service in the world. (And this year don’t be surprised if the line-up includes a movie about felines tossed in for the cat lovers in the crowd.)

For 2018-19, Bow Wow features the return of the hysterical “Ask Frank – Advice for Dogs”; the moving story of “Stacy’s Cute Rescue Dog”; a film about a summer camp for pups and their people; and the story of how a Montana-based organization is helping to catch poachers in the wilds of Africa.

Beyond the sheer joy of what’s on the screen, the Bow Wow Film Festival is all about collaborating with animal welfare organizations to raise funds and awareness for adoptable animals all over the country.

There is support for the tour from national and local event sponsors like Telluride’s Heather Barber and her company Spencer’s Paw, which sells hand-crafted CBD treats, but it remains important to note once again that 100% of ticket sales from the Telluride event go to benefit Second Chance.

The 2018-19 national launch of Bow Wow takes place in our box canyon.

“We are so excited about the 2018-19 tour. The movies are phenomenal and we cannot wait to get out and share the event with our co-hosting organizations,” says Festival founder and director Susan Kelley. “Like Second Chance, many of our organizations are now hosting their event for the fourth year and have created a wonderful community event for filmgoers. You can’t help but have a wonderful time at a Bow Wow.”

The fun starts at 6 p.m. at Telluride’s historic Sheridan Opera House. Join other animal-lovers for nibbles and a cash bar. Find great bargains at the stellar silent auction. At 7 p.m., bid on some special items during the brief live auction, then the dog-centric movies begin.

More about Bow Wow:

The Bow Wow Film Festival is a Boulder, Colorado-based festival that celebrates, educates and inspires all things dog through the art of short film. Bow Wow partners with animal welfare organizations, such as pet food pantries, humane societies and service dog organizations across the country to raise money and awareness. 100% of ticket sales benefit animal welfare organizations. In the first 3 years of touring, Bow Wow has co-hosted over 100 shows and raised over $175K for our animal welfare groups!

Equal parts adventurlus, heartwarming and delightful, Bow Wow is a family-friendly show and has played to enthusiastic audiences in cities across the country inclduing Austin, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Denver, CO; San Francisco, CA.; and Telluride, CO.

Vetting Second Chance’s the Vet

Dr. Michelle Dally, DVM, J.D. is Medical Director of Second Chance Humane Society. She also has a private practice,Dally Veterinary Medicine, 333 S. Elizabeth Street, Ridgway, Colorado. Her service area is San Miguel Mesas, Placerville, Ridgway, Ouray, and Montrose.For more on Dr. Dally, go here.

Michelle & Wallowby

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