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Preuss Pets Presents: Keep Our Animals SAFE! at the Lansing Lugnuts Fan Appreciation Day

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Enjoy Fan Appreciation Day with the Lansing Lugnuts and support local animal welfare at the same time! Sponsored by Preuss Pets located in Oldtown Lansing. Donate $20 to Ingham County Animal Control and get a FREE ticket to the Lugnuts game on September 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm along with a Preuss Pets 30th Anniversary t-shirt. And don’t miss Rick Preuss throwing out the first ceremonial pitch!

It’s super easy to donate! Go to Preuss Pets in Oldtown to make your donation and you’ll get a voucher for the baseball game and they’ll take your t-shirt order. You can then pick up your ticket and your t-shirt at the Preuss Pets booth on game day!


Beginner Canine Freestyle Workshop With Gloria Voss!

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Beginner Freestyle with WCFO Judge & Champion Level Freestyle Competitor Gloria Voss


Gloria is a WCFO (World Canine Freestyle Organization) member and Judge. She & her dogs have earned many titles in the sport and countless special awards. She has been training in WCFO Freestyle since 2000 & entered her first competition in May 2001. Gloria has served as Vice President of the *Freestyle Fanatics* for 3 years, President for 2 years and is current Advertising Chairperson of the Michigan WCFO club, which is based out of Davisburg, Michigan. Gloria and her rescued Border Collie “Starr” were WCFO North American National Champions in 2005 and “Starr” is a dual Champion in Musical Freestyle and Heelwork To Music. You can see more about Gloria and her dogs on her website:

Beginner Workshop will focus on:

  • Teaching the Dog the Basic Freestyle Moves.
  • Picking the Music & Adding the Dog
  • Working with Props
  • How to Smooth Those Transitions
  • Working with Distractions & Proofing
  • How to start putting a routine together.
  • Dance Party and Lots More Fun!

Workshop Hosted by AnnaBelle’s Pet Station:
$99 for working spot or $25 to audit only. Space is limited!

When: Saturday Nov. 3, 2012 9am-4pm

Where: AnnaBelle’s Pet Station 600 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing MI 48933

Sign up online!

Gloria’s Bio

Dogs have always been a part of Gloria’s life and she began training seriously in 1988 having adopted a rescued Border Collie that had been abused. Obedience, then agility and even dog behavior were her main focus for a time especially when she adopted another rescued dog with aggression issues.

Along the way as a mom, Gloria spent numerous years helping her daughter through dance classes and recitals. Being artistic, she was a graphic designer/sign painter and commercial artist by trade and began designing and creating sets. All of that creative background was united with her love of dogs when she found freestyle and is now at the forefront so that she is a master at the inventive side of canine freestyle! One of the very first members of the active Michigan club, “Freestyle Fanatics”, she and her dogs have earned many awards including Highest Scoring Mixed Breed, High Scoring Rescue Dog, High Scoring Technical Merit & High Scoring Artistic Impression in Musical Freestyle and Heelwork to Music.

They have also earned Most Elegant Routine, Dog Having the Most Fun going on to the 2005 WCFO National where they tied for WCFO North American National Champion winning the High Technical Merit portion of the Championship. At WCFO’s 2006 International Pro Stars competitions, Gloria and her rescued Border Collie, Starr won Highest Scoring Live routine in MF, The Attila Challenge Award for Overall High Technical Merit, 1st Place Pro-Stars MF with the Highest Score overall in Pro-Stars, 1st Place Pro-Stars in HTM and even Best Opening Pose, & Best Collar!! International Whirl at the same event, High Artistic&Technical in Show, High HTM Artistic&Tech. in the show, High Combined HTM/MF in show, 1st place Advanced HTM&MF…. All in the same show.

She has earned an amazing total of 78 Gold, Silver & Bronze placement medals!

Gloria’s fellow freestylers have voted her the “Spirit of Freestyle” award at one event!

Gloria’s love for Freestyle also led her to take Judging workshops and work toward becoming a WCFO Freestyle Judge, which she did in becoming a certified WCFO Judge in April 2006. She now competes, judges and teaches classes, presents workshops, Dance Camp Weekends in Northern Michigan a Dog Scout Camp & private lessons in freestyle, while continuing to entertain and delight people of all ages with her demonstrations of freestyle at Fairs and Nursing Homes! The Freestyle Fanatics also voted her President of their club in the past for a 2 year term! Gloria and her dogs are also part of the group, “North Star K9 Dancers” that do many shows at Nursing Homes, Schools and Rescue events around the Mid-Michigan area.

Gloria currently has 3 dogs. All her dogs are rescues. Since retiring from the Sign Business in 2002, Gloria has designed her own line of shirts for the sport of Freestyle & Therapy Dog Work and is a vendor at dog shows. Also makes fancy collars and does custom orders for collars to match the handler’s costumes and also has a costume boutique at her vendor booth with used and new costume items and glitzy clothing. The store on her website is under construction at the moment. Gloria also teaches Basic Obed. & Home control classes and In Home training with clients for basic control and behavior modification and Freestyle classes at TNT Dog Center in Midland, MI.

AnnaBelle’s Open House – August 18, 2012!

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Wash & Wear Dog Wash to Benefit Local Animal Rescue – July 28, 2012!

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Don’t miss this super fun dog-friendly event to benefit local animal welfare and rescue! All proceeds go to Voiceless-MI and Animal Placement Bureau. Join us for a wash & wear dog bath, a great raffle with fun prizes, dog training demonstrations, Jewelry by Cha Cha, cooling pools, and yummy snacks for you and your pooch.

Supported by Bake ‘n Cakes, John W. Bissell, PC, and Karen Duling Quilts.

Want to donate items for the raffle? Email

HEART Vaccination Clinic – July 1, 2012

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Eaton Animals Resource Team) is hosting a FREE pet vaccination clinic at Soldan’s in Charlotte on July 1, 2012.  Vaccinations are FREE to those who qualify and a low-cost option is also available.  Dr. Joyce Heideman of Southside Animal Hospital is kindly donating her expert services!

Download PDF flier: heart vaccination clinic flier2

Lansing Lugnuts Bark in the Park!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Join the fun on Sunday, June 10 and Sunday July 15, 2012.  Buy Tickets!

Daniel the Beagle is Coming to Lansing!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

AnnaBelle’s and Slobbery Kisses Present: Canine Couture & Cupcakes!

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Join us on April 15, 2012 for a day of doggie fun!

Download PDF: canine couture & cupcakes

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ICACS Woofer Walk 2012!

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Don’t miss this super fun event to benefit the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter Animal Cruelty Fund – support the amazing work this dedicated agency does for our local animals in need and have a fun day out with your best furry friend!

Download PDF brochure: woofer walk 2012Register online. Download Registration Form. Download Pledge Sheet.

Arrow Dog Training Presents: FREE Nosework & Clicker Training Clinic for Shelter Dogs & Foster Parents

Saturday, February 18th, 2012