In Memory of Gremmy

NMDR Wine & Wags Masquerade Gala

WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Doors open 5:00 pm for check-in and VIP reception
Event 5:30 pm – 9 pm (VIPs gain early entry at 5 pm)
TICKETS: $150 ($135 early bird through August 10th)
WHERE: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs
1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Get ready for NMDR’s 2023 Gala, Wine & Wags Masquerade, happening at the fabulous DoubleTree by Hilton in Colorado Springs on September 30th! This incredible event gives you the chance to dress up in your most stunning masquerade attire and support your favorite nonprofit. Prepare for a night filled with excitement as we host a VIP reception, silent auction, wine pull, an electrifying live auction, and a delightful doggy parade. And that’s not all – we’ll end the evening with dancing and give you a glimpse into the bright future of NMDR with inspiring words from our founder and Executive Director, Theresa Strader.

Check in at 5pm to mingle with fellow supporters, enjoy a cocktail from the cash bar, and snap pictures of you and your party. Silent Auction opens at 5:45 for general admission, where you can bid on fantastic items. During dinner, you’ll get to hear from members of the NMDR team who will share heartwarming stories of our rescued dogs and their new, loving families. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Expose your business to hundreds of enthusiastic consumers in Colorado. Activate your brand through signage, shoutouts on social media, and more. Secure your spot now and grab the attention your business deserves! Contact for more information, or click the ticketing link to conveniently sign up online.

Plus, don’t miss the chance to make a meaningful impact by donating to our silent auction. We’re accepting items valued at $25 or more. Whether it’s experiences, gift certificates, or gift baskets, we welcome it all! Please email to submit a silent auction donation.

The following was written by Gremmy’s mom:

“On Sunday, March 20, 2016, a kennel run was dedicated in memory of a very special Shih Tzu here at Lily’s Haven, our facility at National Mill Dog Rescue. Gremmy was one of the worst cases of abuse that NMDR has had to date and the kennel run where he spent three months while being rehabilitated was dedicated in his memory. A bronze plaque that reads “In Memory of Gremmy. Your suffering will not be in vain. You are forever in our hearts.” will hang on this kennel just a little over seven years thanks to the fundraising efforts of his adoptive family and adoring fans through his Facebook page.

“Although this ceremony had to be rescheduled once due to snow, the 20th was a beautiful day to remember our beloved Gremmy. Those in attendance included: his adoptive family who traveled from Denver; a few volunteers; members of his Rehabilitation Team; and Theresa Strader. Several heartfelt emails were read including those from Gremmy’s Vet Team and Meds Team who were not able to attend. A few emotional tributes were also given including one from Theresa Strader, his Lead Rehabilitator, his Mom, his Dad, and their two boys who are thirteen and seven.

“Gremmy spent three months with NMDR in intense rehabilitation before he went into foster. Two months later his family knew they couldn’t live without him and they formally adopted him. Gremmy knew 16 months of love, kindness and being spoiled – things he never had before coming to us. On February 4, 2016, after fighting a losing battle with hydrocephalus, Gremmy peacefully made his way across the Rainbow Bridge in his Dad’s arms, surrounded by his family. Through Gremmy’s Facebook page, his family will continue to bring awareness to the plight of the mistreatment of animals and puppy mill dogs in honor of this amazing little dog with an unbreakable spirit.”  ~Jamye Harris (Gremmy’s mom)


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