23rd Annual STROLL TO THE SEA DOG WALK to benefit The Animal Rescue Find of the Hamptons
The ARF “Stoll to the Sea” dog walk to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness for ARF happened on Saturday, October 8, 2016, a beautiful fall day, from 9am till Noon. The family event is a fun outing set amidst the Fall foliage that feels like a country fair, and this year the event is set against the backdrop of the 24th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival taking place on the same weekend.
The two-mile walk to the ocean and back began at the historic Mulford Farm in the heart of East Hampton Village. All registrants for the walk to the sea and back received free nail clippings for their dogs, a free event tee shirt featuring artwork by designer ISAAC MIZRAHI and tote bag along with refreshments including Starbucks Coffee, Dreesen’s Famous Donuts and dog treats from South Fork Pet Company.
Edwina von Gal, Isaac Mizrahi
The walk was followed by contests that included DOG/COMPANION LOOK ALIKE, THE POOCH WHO CAN SMOOCH and STUPID PET TRICKS. The 1st prize for contest winners was a charming crystal dog by Baccarat. A dog agility course was also set up for everyone to try out. And singer/songwriter Sandy Rapp performed again this year, playing audience favorites on the guitar. A silent and Lucky #’s auction with many exciting products, services and experiences for owners and pets was offered as well.
This year’s presenting sponsor was East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center. Supporting sponsors included Starbucks, Corcoran Group Real Estate, Ollie Pet Food, Prince Associates and The Ocean Group. The ARF Mobile Adoption Van will lead the walkers to the ocean and back.
Founded in 1974, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is the leading animal welfare organization on the East End of Long Island. Each year we take in over 1,500 cats and dogs and provide food, exercise, a warm place to sleep and excellent veterinary care in our state-of-the-art Adoption Center. Since inception ARF has found homes for over 25,000 dogs and cats. ARF is dedicated to finding loving homes for our precious pets not only to improve their lives but also the lives of the families who adopt them. The ARF Adoption Center is located at 91 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott, next to the East Hampton Airport.
Photography: Barry Gordin
Richard Ziegelasch & Patrick Champion with Rico Suave