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2019 Racquets to the Rescue Sponsors

Our success depends on the generosity of our sponsors. It is through their support that we can offer quality programs for the citizens of Hampton Roads. A sincere thank you to the following SPONSORS:

​AK9I

Naming Sponsor

AK9I Produces and trains superior working dogs for government, law enforcement and private entities AK9I specializes in training canines and handlers for policing/patrol assignments, narcotics detection, explosives detection on and off leash, tracking/trailing and specialty disciplines.

Our Mission is Our Focus: Providing Real-World K-9 Solutions

Who We Are: American K9 Interdiction

School Visits

Gorgeous day for a demo! Thanks to Oliver C Greenwood Elementary School in Newport News for having us out! K-9 Lucy and K-9 Cody had a great time, and can’t wait to come back!

If you’re in the Hampton Roads area and would like a demo, let us know, and we would be happy to come out!

Explosives Training

Big congrats to our recent graduate Jeremy, and his new partner, K-9 Hitch, as well as James, and his two partners, K-9 Cody and K-9 Lucy, on their successful completion of the NNDDA Explosives and Narcotics Certifications! Thanks to Merrills Detector Dog Services for setting up the cert and sponsoring our guys.

Facility

Ariel Shot of our facilities! Over 200 acres of training area to create the best working dogs possible! Are you ready to sign up? Visit ak9i.com/enroll to learn more!

Private Services

There has been a dramatic increase in the use of private sector K-9 teams to safeguard large scale public events like the LPGA, NBA, NFL, and more. To jump in to this rapidly growing career field visit ak9i.com/enroll to learn how!

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Bank Of the James Dog Walk

Tito's Canine Cabana Sponsor


Nature's Select

CourtSide Sponsor


Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group

Courtside Sponsor


Animal Emergency Center

CourtSide Sponsor


Activity Sponsors


SpokesDog Sponsors

Luna's Pups

Crystal Beauvais

All the comforts of home when they can't be at home alone! Boarding and puppy sitting for the furkids when you need to leave and don't want them in a cage!

Real Time Rain Relief

Christine Morris

Real Time Pain Relief is the Best Smelling, Most Effective Pain Relief on the market. It is a doctor recommended, FDA over the counter registered product made in the USA. Simply rub on this plant based product and the pain is gone!

FiDough Homade Dog Treats

Teresa Smith

FiDough Homemade Dog Treats are great for all sizes and ages. They come in five yummy flavors: Beef, Chicken,Cheezy Apple, Peanut Butter and Pumpkin. There are no additives or colors. They are small in size and crispy like crackers. Great for training.

Rex & Friends Dog Wash

Bernice Moore

Peninsula's Only locally Military OWNED DIY (self serve) dog wash, grooming, & pet store.

We have cupcakes & cookies for our furry ones! We are proud to announce our owner is a Certified Raw Dog Food Specialist.

Mr. Rogers Windows and Doors

Nicole Monroe

Mr. Rogers Windows & Doors has been providing high-quality energy efficient windows and doors since 1986. Each installation is custom and made to order. Our showroom features Renewal by Andersen replacement windows and Provia entry door systems, and is located in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Barrett & Elke

Baker

Fur Parents


Barett & Elke Baker have been involved in rescue for a long time. They serve as foster parents, support our local rescue, and adopted their girl Ariel from the shelter. They are sponsoring in her honor.

Margaret Harbeck Photography

Margaret Harbeck

April McAlexander

Margaret is an amazing local photographer that generously donates her time to many animals in need.

Off Leash K9 Training Hampton Roads

Joshua Avila

Off-Leash K9 Training, LLC is a dog training business who is one of the highest rated businesses in the United States, celebrity dog trainer, and specialize in making dogs flawless in off-leash obedience at www.hamptonroadsdogtrainers.com

The Big Bow Wow Booftique

Donna Riley

The Booftique offers something for everyone! Our builds include furniture style elevated food bowls, unique custom beds and crate options, while we sew up a storm making amazing coats guaranteed to FIT your big dog and STAY ON (They survive the pibble roll!), kerchiefs for every dog, be they slip kerchiefs or snap kerchiefs, they’re all made to a higher standard. Our slip kerchiefs are two contrasting layers for a magnificent POP, and our snap kerchiefs are reversible and can be worn FOUR different ways!  

Thirty-One

Denise Wilkes

Thirty-One offers exclusive, on-trend accessories and organizational solutions – most of which can be personalized. Cindy Monroe launched the company in the basement of her home in Tennessee in 2003. She had four employees at her side. Today, she has more than 2,000 employees, and an Independent Consultant sales force nearly 80,000 strong. Thirty-One exists because Cindy wanted to provide an opportunity for women to find financial freedom through owning their own business in direct selling. The company?s name comes from Proverbs 31, which celebrates hard-working women who are compassionate, gracious and inspiring to their families and the people around them. Thirty-One’s foremost purpose is managing and building a business that helps its Consultants succeed in theirs.

Monat

Sara Limeaux


Our mission is to help people everywhere enjoy beautiful, healthy, fulfilling lives through our exceptional, naturally based products, a fun and rewarding business opportunity, and a culture of family, service, and gratitude.

Handmaiden 

Paige  Joyner

HandMaiden offers hand made jewelry, dog and people blankets, knitted items, dog coats and whatever creative thing I happen to making at the time! I have a variety of items, many of which blend in with my passion of canine rescue. You will see many pieces dedicated to raising funds for K-9 New Life, the no-kill dog rescue that I work with.

Zoom Room Virginia Beach

John Colhaus

The Zoom Room® offers positive dog training in group or private classes, including agility, puppy training, obedience, therapy dog training, dog tricks, scent class, Pup-lates® and more. Enjoy our indoor dog park, whatever the weather, with Private Gym for some quality exercise time with your dog.

We also carry a full line of eco-friendly, solution-oriented training gear including raw and organic dog food, all-natural treats and chews, collars, leashes, harnesses and the best dog toys and puzzles.

As a canine event center, we’re the perfect place to host a dog birthday party, meet-up group, or a special Doggy Disco® Night

Thirty-One

Denise Wilkes

Thirty-One offers exclusive, on-trend accessories and organizational solutions – most of which can be personalized. Cindy Monroe launched the company in the basement of her home in Tennessee in 2003. She had four employees at her side. Today, she has more than 2,000 employees, and an Independent Consultant sales force nearly 80,000 strong. Thirty-One exists because Cindy wanted to provide an opportunity for women to find financial freedom through owning their own business in direct selling. The company?s name comes from Proverbs 31, which celebrates hard-working women who are compassionate, gracious and inspiring to their families and the people around them. Thirty-One’s foremost purpose is managing and building a business that helps its Consultants succeed in theirs.

Unchain America

Robin Budin

Unchain America, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to educating people around the horrors of chaining their dog outside or leaving them in a pen 24 hours a day all year long. We teach about spay and neuter and the need for socialization and family when having a dog in the family. They are not lawn ornaments, they are not alarm systems. They are feeling, loving animals that we should bring inside and take care of both mentally but also medically.

Handmaiden 

Paige  Joyner

HandMaiden offers hand made jewelry, dog and people blankets, knitted items, dog coats and whatever creative thing I happen to making at the time! I have a variety of items, many of which blend in with my passion of canine rescue. You will see many pieces dedicated to raising funds for K-9 New Life, the no-kill dog rescue that I work with.

Zoom Room Virginia Beach

John Colhaus

The Zoom Room® offers positive dog training in group or private classes, including agility, puppy training, obedience, therapy dog training, dog tricks, scent class, Pup-lates® and more. Enjoy our indoor dog park, whatever the weather, with Private Gym for some quality exercise time with your dog.

We also carry a full line of eco-friendly, solution-oriented training gear including raw and organic dog food, all-natural treats and chews, collars, leashes, harnesses and the best dog toys and puzzles.

As a canine event center, we’re the perfect place to host a dog birthday party, meet-up group, or a special Doggy Disco® Night

Thirty-One

Denise Wilkes

Thirty-One offers exclusive, on-trend accessories and organizational solutions – most of which can be personalized. Cindy Monroe launched the company in the basement of her home in Tennessee in 2003. She had four employees at her side. Today, she has more than 2,000 employees, and an Independent Consultant sales force nearly 80,000 strong. Thirty-One exists because Cindy wanted to provide an opportunity for women to find financial freedom through owning their own business in direct selling. The company?s name comes from Proverbs 31, which celebrates hard-working women who are compassionate, gracious and inspiring to their families and the people around them. Thirty-One’s foremost purpose is managing and building a business that helps its Consultants succeed in theirs.

Erin Bonilla Pet Photographer

Erin Bonilla

Bonilla Pet Photography is a locally-owned photography company serving clients in Hampton Roads and the surrounding areas. Owner Erin Bonilla provides professional pet portraits. Erin doesn't settle for anything but her very best. Contact Erin today for more information!

Handmaiden 

Paige  Joyner

HandMaiden offers hand made jewelry, dog and people blankets, knitted items, dog coats and whatever creative thing I happen to making at the time! I have a variety of items, many of which blend in with my passion of canine rescue. You will see many pieces dedicated to raising funds for K-9 New Life, the no-kill dog rescue that I work with.

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Racquets to the Rescue Sponsorships are the foundation of this event.  They further the cause of improving canine welfare and are a way to show the community that canine welfare is important to you and your company. Not only that, but it provides you with opportunities for television, radio, print, and social media advertising in plans that fit every budget.



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