Vendors – Activities – Schedule

Don’t just hang around the house, come have some fun!puppies hanging

We can plan more effectively, if we know how many people/pets to expect.  So, please submit your RSVP today!!

Vendors and Activities for Aussiepalooza 2017:

There will be a food vendor, pop and water available, as well as restrooms onsite. Speaking of restrooms, please clean up after your pet!  There will be poop stations in various locations for your convenience.

We will, of course, have ASRM merchandise for sale as well as a raffle and silent auction of some AUSSOME gifts!  Please see some of our donors on the main page.  Plus, we hope you enjoy the activities and trainers who are so graciously giving their time to be a part of Aussiepalooza 2017.


AussiePalooza Schedule 2017

AussiePalooza Raffle and Silent Auction Sign

Animal Communicator and Reiki: Robin Williamson Witt

Robin enjoys talking with animals of all species. Communicating with animals that are here or that have crossed over, are enjoyable experiences, where much can be learned by all involved.  Communicating with animals for many, many years, Robin felt moving into animal communication seemed natural.  After deciding to start a communication practice,  she studied in California under the direction of Penelope Smith, The Founder of Animal Communication. Robin is gifted in this area of expertise and has AUSSOME reviews.

Please have a list of questions that you would like answered.

Check out her website by clicking HERE

You can also follow her on Facebook HERE



If you think your dog has what it takes to be a good citizen, then take the CGC test!  Meet Shari Hofman, our CGC Evaluator


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Shari Hoffman has been apart of the dog community for 40 years and currently competes in Agility, Nose Work, Barn Hunt, Obedience, Rally, and Dock Diving. Her love is to work with owners to become the best the can be for their canine companion. She is dedicated to providing positive reinforcement along with minimum correction.

Does your dog love to do tricks?  Do more with your dog: Trick Testing:

Two Paws Up Training


Two Paws Up was created to fill the need for positive reinforcement based, force-free training. All of their trainers are experienced in dog handing, with their own specialties based on their education. Most of their trainers are AKC Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluators and STAR Puppy Instructors. Two Paws Up believes the dog and hander team should have a bond formed of trust, respect, and love for each other. Their pain-free methods do not include the use of choke chains, pinch and prong collars or e-collars.

Spot on Massage with Lisa Wageman from 11:00-4:00

Lisa Wageman is working toward her board certification for canine massage therapy.  Lisa has been breeding, training, showing, and teaching dogs for almost 30 years.  She believes massage can help with behavior problems in some dogs and wants to work with hospice dogs making their last days as comfortable as possible.  She finds using massage for post surgery and some injuries is beneficial for the dogs.

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Young Living Essential Oils Distributor Erin Wunrow

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Erin is a Wellness Educator with Young Living Essential oils.  Having a lifetime repeated medical issues, Erin jumped ship on the endless antibiotics/steroids, and took her life back.  Not only has the use of essential oils afforded her dramatic and positive changes within herself, family and pets, but she repeatedly sees the same transformations, in others.   Young Living Essential Oils are 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils that can be applied topically, diffused and ingested.  If you’re curious, you have her promise that she is taking the journey with you.  Erin is very active in rescue, has two dogs, a horse and one crazy cat – all of whom benefit from these products. Click on this link to learn more about how essential oils are helping! Click here to connect with Erin on Facebook

Sandeez Jewelry and Embroidery

Sandeez Jewelry

Sandy creates beautiful handmade jewelry!  She custom embroiders any kind of material to say whatever you want.  If you have a special order you can email Sandy at and she can have it ready for you at the event.

The Artist Guy : Todd Schaefer

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Check him out on Facebook too:

He does amazing human and animal caricatures!

Buddy’s Dog House 

Handmade Pet beds, leashes and blankets by Debbie Rendant.  If you would like to pre-order your dog bed with a specific pattern or colors, please PM Debbie on Facebook or email her using this link.buddys-dog-house-logo


Dog Crate Pads, Pillows and Beds by Jackie Hugo

Jackie makes handmade crate pads and pillows for your pooch!


Treat Diva

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The Treat Diva is here to help. 10% of all sales will go to a special needs scholarship called Hope’s Dream. One of my dogs Hope, was rescued from a local shelter with injuries she had gotten shortly after birth. Broken femoral heads, spinal injuries and a bad hip never slowed her down. I also have three other rescue dogs. Of the four, three are handicapped and or were abused. We have met some of the most wonderful, giving, loving people. If it weren’t for these people and their generosity, Hope and her siblings would never have received the help she has.  It’s my mission to help special needs animals as well as animal rescues.

Treat Diva Website

Treat Diva Facebook

LulaRoe by Jen Grimaudo

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Hi!  I’m Jen Grimaudo.  I grew up just outside Cincinnati, OH.  I currently live with my husband and two beautiful little girls, Olivia and Sofia, in Arlington Heights.  We do not currently have a fur baby as we lost ours to cancer about two years ago and have been going through major life changes like having a baby and moving so fostering pups when we have time has been a better fit for now.  But I love volunteering as often as I can with a dog rescue I found a few years ago that I’ve watched do amazing work.  In my spare time I love to read, take my kids to the park or garden.  I work fulltime for a multi-national information management company but I also run my own LuLaRoe clothing business.  The clothes are simply comfortable and beautiful.  I love leveraging my business to engage with new people and to raise money for worthy causes.

10% of all LulaRoe sales will go to ASRM

 Kriser’s in Vernon Hills


Kriser’s is dedicated to providing the best in natural per food, treats, and supplies. They believed pets are a part of the family, and deserve to live long, healthy, and happy lines. Kriser’s offers natural pet products and services that are of the highest quality and standards, and mark these “Kriser’s Approved”.

Kriser’s Website

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My Red Haired Auntie

Beautiful T-shirts and handmade doggie products that will help your pet more than you know.


Pawberry Lane


Pawberry Lane is a small family owned pet supply store. They carry healthy dog and cat foods, treats, chews, toys, grooming products, beds and supplements for dogs, cats and horses. They are also the first Pet Cafe in the nation, which is a candy shop for dogs, cats and horses with hand made all natural human grade treats by Sweaters N Sweets. They  carry handmade dog sweaters with matching or complementing scarves and headbands for you! They offer monthly Paint Your Pet Parties with Art Rave and classes teaching the do’s and don’ts of Essential Oils for people and pets.

Midwest Disc Dog Club Demos from 1:30-2:00 by Vicki Martin

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