What is Rottoberfest? Glad you asked. It's a big day for the rotten rotties! Rottoberfest is a festival to celebrate the lives of over 800 rottweilers that we have rescued since we became a corporation in October of 2012 ! We invite all of the rotties that we have adopted in the past, their families, all of our sponsors and supporters, our foster families and volunteers to join us on this day, for a pack walk, food, drinks, cocktails, witches brew and Bratwürste ( Bratts with our Rotts, see how fun this is!) We will have a Halloween costume contest, a fashion show with all of our adoptable rottweilers, games to play and some contests to win some great prizes!! We got a lot a cool prizes donated from some big companies! This is Rotten Rotties way of saying thank you to all of the people who have helped us save this great breed. We couldn't do it alone, that is for certain, it does take a village!!!!!
So now you know why, let me explain where:
At 3pm we will all gather in the parking lot at Safeway at Elliot and Valvista on the SW corner. We will walk together as a pack to 335 S. Granite Ct., Gilbert, Az 85296 which is approximately 1 mile away. The pack walk let's the dogs get out some of their energy before the festival and unites them as one big family and they are much more behaved when we get to our destination. It gives them time to get used to being in the presence of so many other dogs. This can be overwhelming for some dogs, however by the time we get where we are going, they usually will just roll with it.
Please remember that not every rottie attending will be friendly with every dog they meet, so please do not let your rottie go nose to nose with another rottie and it is best to keep your rottie out of another rotties personal space. It's best to bring your rottie on a 4 foot leash and a prong collar if there is any doubt that you may not be able to maintain control over your dog at all times. I am sure I don't have to remind you of the strength of your dog. If you know your rottweiler is very aggressive with all other dogs, then this event is not the place to start socializing them. We do offer Thursday night pack walks at 8:30 pm for that purpose.
If everybody follows the rules, it will be a great time for everyone who attends.
Items donated for live auction at Rottoberfest. Click on items to be linked to Donor's Web page