Holiday pet parties in Kirkland this December

AHELP Project will be holding a pet-friendly appreciation holiday party and fund raiser on Dec. 15.  - Carrie Wood/Kirkland Reporter
AHELP Project will be holding a pet-friendly appreciation holiday party and fund raiser on Dec. 15.
— image credit: Carrie Wood/Kirkland Reporter

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 15 for two events that offer something for every animal lover.

The AHELP Project will be holding a pet-friendly Appreciation Holiday Party and Fundraiser on December 15 from 3-6 p.m. Northwest Cellars in Kirkland, located at 11909 124th Avenue NE, is hosting this Party and Fundraiser.

In conjunction with MEOW Cat Rescue, and before the Party, the AHELP Project will offer an educational program called “Pawsitive Help for your Feline’s Peaceful Parting”. This will be held from 1-2:30 pm in the Educational Room at Seattle Veterinary Specialists (SVS), and admission is on a donations-basis. The program features AHELP director Michelle Nichols, MS, with useful information for caregivers of kitties with special needs due to chronic and terminal illness. Guardians will offer valuable lessons through their Real Life Stories of Feline Hospice. SVS is located at 11814 115th Ave NE, Kirkland 98034, a 5 minute drive from the Party at Northwest Cellars.

You can support AHELP and their mission to promote awareness of caregiving options and quality of life in our animals through their programs. Their vision is to build a community of like-minded animal lovers who support the bond between the animal and his or her family, and who may support each other emotionally, spiritually, and physically in their time of need. Do you share a common vision in your work? Consider coming to their Holiday Party and Fundraiser to learn how you can become involved as a Professional Network member. If you believe in the AHELP mission, consider becoming an AHELPer, as AHELP is comprised entirely of volunteers.

Northwest Cellars will be selling the AHELP-labeled “White Whiskers White” Adagio and “FurEver Friends” Merlot, with 40% of the wine purchase proceeds going to AHELP.  All proceeds of your $8 advanced purchase ($10 at the door) admission fee to the Holiday Party and Reception will go toward their government filing fees as a non-profit and 2013 continuation of their important educational and support programs.

●     To purchase AHELP-labeled wines through the end of 2012, go HERE.

●     For $8 advanced purchase tickets to the Party and Fundraiser, go HERE.

At the Holiday Party and Reception, you will enjoy services from featured members of the AHELP Professional Network, to include animal rescue-inspired piano music from Pianist Marilyn Milano; holiday photos with photographers Jeannie Black and TonJe’ Taylor; dog apparel courtesy of D’Marie’s Doggie Boutique, doggie treats courtesy of the Dining Dog Bakery and Café; and Animal Companion Readings offered by Suz at Intuitive Insight Connection on a donations-basis.

Whether you are able to attend the event on December 15 or cannot make it this time around, you will be able to purchase the Northwest Cellars wines with AHELP’s private labels through the end of 2012. Please see their website at or call proprietor Robert Delf at 425.825.9463 for more information on wine purchases. For more information on this event and a downloadable flyer, please visit, on Facebook at AHELPProject or call Michelle at 425-223-5722.

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