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The 17th Annual Northeast Ohio Mastiff Picnic, 2018
Help us Celebrate our 17th Anniversary!


ABOUT THE PICNIC



Our Mission ... is to raise money to donate to English Mastiff rescue organizations, to encourage healthier futures of English Mastiffs through responsible breeding and to support English Mastiff health research projects. Everyone's hard work, donations, support and encouragement is what makes the picnic a success!


THE 17th ANNUAL NORTHEAST OHIO MASTIFF PICNIC, 2018

What: 17th Annual Northeast Ohio Mastiff Picnic, 2018
When: Saturday, September 22th, 2018, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
Where: Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina, Ohio 44256
Directions: Buckeye Woods Park is located on Route 162 in Lafayette Township, just 0.5 miles east of Route 42. Click here to view the directions.

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2018 Beneficiaries and Proceeds Distribution:

We are honored to announce this year's Rescue recipients. Proceeds from the Mastiff Picnic will be broken down and distributed as follows:

*The 20% set aside for the Mastiff Picnic will be reserved for the operating costs of the Picnic each year. These costs include our trailer license, website hosting, food, drinks, and general supplies.

We also use part of the 20% to help one or more needy mastiffs (reviewed and chosen by the Mastiff Picnic Board) that may need a lifesaving surgery or other health care costs.


Our 17th Anniversary Logo, 2018

It gives us great joy to announce the dogs that grace our 17th Anniversary Logo.
Left: Bently, Middle: PJ and Right: Moosie
Owners: Don Davis, Kim Murray, and Bev Ward.

The Mastiff Picnic logo will be stamped on all of our merchandise for sale, either pre-order or for purchase at the Picnic!


Before you Attend the Picnic!

  1. Please READ the Mastiff Picnic Rules.
  2. Bringing a FURRY FRIEND? You must PRINT and SIGN the Picnic Waiver Form.
  3. You MUST RSVP to let us know how many of you are coming! This also helps us to purchase the right amount of food!

Prepay your Admission and $AVE!

  • ADULT ADMISSION:
    • $8.00 per Adult (PREPAID)
    • $10.00 per Adult (AT THE DOOR)
  • CHILDREN UNDER 12:
    • FREE

Admission Information - PREPAY to $AVE!

As always, we offer a discount for anyone who will PREPAY their ADULT admissions online through PayPal. You may prepay your admission and save $2.00 PER adult admission. Please note, this prepaid admission is NON-REFUNDABLE!

CLICK HERE to PREPAY your ADMISSION!

What is Provided, and What to Bring

  • Hamburgers and Hot Dogs are provided along with drinks.
  • Please bring a side dish to share!
  • Bring your CHECKBOOK or CASH to participate in our Art Auction, and Basket Giveaways!
  • We can also accept payment using your MAJOR CREDIT CARD or through your PAYPAL account!

MERCHANDISE



Pre-Order Your 2018 Official Mastiff Picnic Gear

Are you ready to pre-order your Official 2018 Mastiff Picnic Gear? As we have done before, you can order your OFFICIAL 17th Anniversary Mastiff Picnic Gear and we will ship it to you (for an additional fee) or you can pick it up at the Mastiff Picnic in person (no extra charge).

This year we have a few surprises in store for you, with the addition of RALLY TOWELS and T-SHIRTS! During the Pre-order period, you can select any one of the available colors we show. However, after this period closes, you will have to wait until the Mastiff Picnic to purchase your Gear, and all sweatshirts will be in ONE color only! This year we have chosen athletic gray as the official color of the gear to be sold at the Mastiff Picnic.

The Pre-Order Period ENDED on August 25, 2018. Don't wait, get your order in as soon as POSSIBLE!

CLICK HERE to PRE-ORDER your GEAR!

At the Mastiff Picnic this year, we will have ONLY CREW NECK, HOODIE Sweatshirts in BLACK, and our NEW LIMITED EDITION BASEBALL SHIRTS in BLACK/WHITE available for sale.

After the Picnic, we will count up any unsold sweatshirts and make them available to be ordered by the General Public. So stay tuned to this space after the Picnic is over if you'd like to pick up another sweatshirt!

REMEMBER, if you chose to SHIP your order, you will be contacted AFTER the Picnic with the appropriate Shipping costs. Also, if you have NOT paid for your pre-ordered sweatshirts through PayPal, please do so immediately or your sweatshirts will NOT be ordered.


Public Drawing

Open to the public drawing for the month of August is this amazing hand painted Cookie Jar

To purchase entries for a chance to win this fabulous prize, please click the Donate button below to start. The number of tickets purchased will be calculated by the amount you donate below.

Giveaway tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.

The winner will be drawn and announced on September 1, 2018, so please make sure your contact information is in the Notes or Comments section in Paypal! Thank you for your support and Good Luck!



Our INFAMOUS Mastiff Picnic STAINED GLASS
sponsored by PAWZED IN GLASS

Pawzed In Glass will be donating another stained glass to this years picnic! Stay tuned as our own KIM MURRAY begins creating it! This year it will be of a handsome fella named Junior who resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. We will be selling tickets not only at the picnic BUT we are opening this giveaway up to the PUBLIC as well. Winner is responsible for shipping costs.

To purchase entries for a chance to win this AMAZING prize, please click the Donate button below to start. The number of tickets purchased will be calculated by the amount you donate below.

Giveaway tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.

Entries will no longer be available for online purchase after August 25, 2018. You may purchase more entries in person at the Picnic!

The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday at the Mastiff Picnic!, so please make sure your contact information is in the Notes or Comments section in Paypal! Thank you for your support and Good Luck!


Marissa's MYSTERY Giveaway!

Our own Marissa will have a wrapped box with something inside that only she and Kim know about. Because Marissa is (how shall we say it) inventive? imaginitive? CRAZY? NUTS? .... you can be sure the contents of the box will not only be fun, but definitely worth owning! What is inside her Mystery Box? Find out at the Mastiff Picnic by purchasing tickets there for a chance to own the "Flutter Fairy's" special prize! Past winners have won iPads and Kindles and some rather, shall we say, naughty items?

Giveaway tickets are $10.00 per ticket.

You do NOT need not be present to win! Once we receive your donation, we will fill out your ticket stubs with your full name. If you would like, you may pick them up in person at the picnic, however if your ticket is the winner, your name will be called out instead of the ticket number. If you are not present at the picnic, your prize will be held for you and you are responsible for the shipping costs for getting it to you.

The Winner will be drawn at the picnic!

Entries will no longer be available for online purchase after August 25, 2018. You may purchase more entries in person at the Picnic!


50:50 Giveaway!

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to donate to the Mastiff Picnic and earn entries into our 50:50 giveaway. The bigger the pot, the bigger the prize!

Tickets cost: $5 each or 5 for $20

To donate by PayPal, please click here.

You do NOT need not be present to win! Once we receive your donation, we will fill out your ticket stubs with your full name. If you would like, you may pick them up in person at the picnic, however if your ticket is the winner, your name will be called out instead of the ticket number. If you are not present at the picnic, your prize will be held for you and you are responsible for the shipping costs for getting it to you.

The Winner will be drawn at the picnic!

Entries will no longer be available for online purchase after August 25, 2018. You may purchase more entries in person at the Picnic!


PICNIC DAY EVENTS



Picnic Agenda

The following events will be held during the 2018 Mastiff Picnic!

11:00 AM ... PICNIC OPENS!
Welcome to the 2018 Northeast Ohio Mastiff Picnic! Find the Pink Welcome Tent so that we can check you in if you have pre-paid online or collect payment if you have not! All Picnic Volunteers: You must ALSO STOP BY!

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM ... AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Testing
Marissa McFarland will be on hand to perform CGC testing. Is your dog happy? Friendly? Likes other dogs and people? Then this is the test for you (and them)! If you have been putting off getting this wonderful AKC certification for your dog, there's no time like the present! Remember, ALL dogs on the planet can participate as long as they are old enough to have received their vaccinations!

Click here for the CGC Entry Form

 ... Learn to Rally!
There will be a "Learn to Rally" walk-through hosted by Callie Caoua of the Mastiff Club of Northern Ohio. If you've ever wanted to learn, now's the time!

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ... The Annual Costume Contest!
Are you ready to dress up your canine partner-in-crime for our Costume Parade and Contest? We have seen so many creative costumes in the last few years that you'll have to really think up a unique costume for your dog! Let the craziness begin!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ... HAPPY AND HEALTHY!
Seville Animal Hospital will be represented by registered technicians for drawing blood. Please print, fill out and bring the testing registration document with you on the day of the picnic, along with cash or a check to cover the test fees. Please see the HAPPY and HEALTHY! section below for all the necessary information.


HAPPY and HEALTHY!

NOTE: If you are required to fill out paperwork for a test you would like to participate in, you MUST fill out the paperwork in its ENTIRETY before you arrive at the picnic. If your paperwork is not complete, we are sorry but we can not accept your test.

General Information

Microchipping by AVID

This year we are excited to offer you the opportunity to have your dog(s)/puppy(ies) microchipped for the low cost of $30. No dog should be without this important means of identification. All microchips will be distributed from AVID. You can learn more about them here: Avid Identification Systems, Inc.

Cystinuria Marker DNA Test for Males and Females of All Ages

Cost is $50 for DNA/Nitroprussside and $20 for Urine only ($70 for both).

Click this link: Type 3 Canine Cystinuria Marker DNA Test for Mastiff Create an account, fill out paperwork via the website, print it and bring to the picnic. At the picnic, you will owe $10 to help cover shipping. DO NOT pay for the actual tests until UPENN sends you a link to pay. Shortly after, you will get the results of your tests.

FREE URINE SCREENING ON BITCHES IN HEAT OR PREGNANT! UPENN IS SEEKING URINE SAMPLES OF PREGNANT BITCHES OR BITCHES IN HEAT FOR A PRIVATE STUDY. PLEASE BRING URINE, REGISTRATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION TO THE PICNIC.

OPTIGEN: CMR/PRA Health Testing

CMR/PRA health testing will be available at the picnic. You will need to bring your COMPLETED forms from Optigen to submit on the day of the picnic. You are encouraged to enter your requests online. This will allow you to pay for the tests and fill out and print your paperwork, making the process much simpler on the day of the Picnic. By submitting and printing the form online (to bring with you the day of the Picnic), you will receive a 25% discount by using the discount code shown below with the link .

Click to Fill Out Optigen PRA /CMR Request Form ONLINE
(Discount Code: PICNIC18)

If you would prefer NOT to pay online, we can certainly accept your payment at the Mastiff Picnic. In this case, please print out the form below, fill it out completely and BRING IT WITH YOU to the Picnic along with your method of payment!

Click to Download the Optigen Test Request Form to fill out Manually
(Bring this form and your method of payment with you on the day of the Picnic!)

Contact for Questions

If you have any questions at ALL about any of the Health Clinic activities, please use the Contact Us form to submit a question!


Get Ready for your Family Portraits!


This year we are pleased to welcome back to the Mastiff Picnic Jason Longbrake Photography ( https://www.jasonlongbrake.com/dogs/) to take our family portraits.

Jason is graciously donating his time and talent in order to help you all to capture that unique and special bond you have with your pet; to capture your pet's personality while relaxing with you by their side. For a $25 donation to the Mastiff Picnic, you will receive a FREE 8X10 print, which will be mailed to you after the Picnic. You can purchase as many additional photos as you'd like!

Because we are confident that everyone will want their photographs taken by Jason, the following rules have been put in place in order to reduce the confusion:

To make an appointment for a sitting time, please contact Jason via private message through Facebook or alternatively contact Monica Baughman at 740-403-0654. Please be sure to mention you are calling for a sitting at the Mastiff Picnic.

Once you have confirmed your sitting time, please DONATE $25 below to secure your appointment!


Costume Contest

Has your dog ever fantasized about being that Hunka Hunka Burning Love ... ELVIS? What about having super puppy powers? Has your girl ever said she wishes she was Lady Dog Dog (er, Ga Ga) but hid it behind her Poker Face? Maybe she has secretly desired to be Minnie Pearl but is too shy to admit it! Well, now is their chance! This year at the picnic, there will be a Costume Contest! Prizes awarded to the top three costumes.

Get imaginative folks! It's gonna be BIG!


The Amazing Mastiff Picnic Art Auction

As always, we will be holding our AMAZING Art Auction that will directly benefit 6 (SIX) incredible and very hard-working Mastiff Rescue Organizations! We will be featuring SIX original priceless artworks. The proceeds for each of these 6 auctions will be directly donated to the organization the day after the Picnic. We will be accepting personal checks, credit cards, Paypal and Cash is always welcome! Own an original piece of mastiff art and help one of these amazing organizations at the same time!

Click on each of the images to enlarge.


Artwork proceeds to benefit:
Mastiff Rescue of Florida

Artwork proceeds to benefit:
Garden State Mastiff Rescue (GSMR)

Coming Soon

Artwork proceeds to benefit:
Southern States Mastiff Rescue (SSMR)

Coming Soon

Artwork proceeds to benefit:
Friends of Rescued Mastiffs (FORM)


Coming Soon

Artwork proceeds to benefit:
Old English Mastiff Trust Foundation (OEMTF)

Coming Soon

Artwork proceeds to benefit:
Great Lakes Mastiff Rescue (GLMR)


VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF



We need YOUR help to make the Mastiff Picnic a Success!

If you would like to donate to this great cause, or have a friend or a business associate that could help us, please contact Kim Murray. We need your help to make this day a success!

We need volunteers to help us collect donations. Will you ask your friends to donate items for our gift baskets? Do you know a business owner that would donate to our cause? No amount of help is too small!

Become a Volunteer Today!!!

All businesses and private donors are recognized on our Sponsors page, so please be sure to include all of the sponsor's information with the donation, such as business name, web site, and/or phone number! For private sponsors, please include their name and phone number as Kim Murray would like to thank them personally and make special arrangements for their sponsor block.

Would you please make a Donation to the Mastiff Picnic?


Our 2018 Mastiff Picnic Staff and Volunteers

The Mastiff Picnic would not be possible every year without the Mastiff Picnic Staff and Volunteers, most of whom work year-round to make sure the Mastiff Picnic is the best possible event it can be; not only to provide an entertaining day for all attendees, but to raise as much money as possible for our beloved breed. To each and every one of you, thank you for your dedication, hard-work and love of English Mastiffs!

The Mastiff Picnic Board of Directors

PICNIC PRESS



Just One Dollar More, A Day At the 2014 Northeast Ohio Mastiff Picnic


by Debra J. Evangelisto

Published in the MCOA Journal, 2015 Issue 1

A revealing inside look at all of the events of the 2014 Northeast Ohio Mastiff Picnic from a rather unique perspective. From dawn to dusk, you'll be taken through each part of the picnic and meet some cool people and dogs along the way. Sit back, grab a box of tissues and get ready to experience the Picnic in all its glorious detail! Intrigued?

Click Here to Read the Article!



Helping Mastiffs, One Picnic at a time: A Look Back at the 2012 Mastiff Picnic


Want to know what a day at the Mastiff Picnic is like? This article was published last year in the MCOA Journal, and was written by our own Webmaster, Deb Evangelisto. Take a peek!

Watch Fox 8 News Cleveland's coverage of the 2012 Mastiff Picnic, starring our own Kim Murray!



Special Thanks to Medina County Parks for allowing us to hold this wonderful event year after year at Buckeye Woods!