Gold Rush! October 10th

Thank you for coming to Gold Rush!

Photos of the event can be viewed at Vimeo – we’ve created a slideshow using photos from our generous photographer, Lynn King-Grieve. View the slideshow here.

Come celebrate GRRIN’s 30th birthday!

Save the date! GRRIN’s favorite event of the year, Gold Rush, will be held on Sunday, October 10th, from 12 to 4pm at SumTur Amphitheater just south of Hwy 370 on 108th Street in Papillion.

  • Donations to GRRIN gratefully accepted
  • All leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome!
  • Local vendors (see list below)
  • Games for dogs and humans (see list below)
  • Shop at the GRRIN store
  • On-stage activities (see schedule below)
  • Event will be held rain or shine

Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for the most up-to-date information:

11691 South 108th Street, Papillion, NE 68046



Nature Dog

Nail Trims by Jourdan

Hydro-dog – Oliver

Cora Taylor Art Photography

KiCo Creative Art

VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center

Sirius Orthopedic Veterinary Center

Oodles of Poodles Treats

Ashlee Osborn – Owner of Pawsitive Pups Academy

Omaha Dog Bar

Lynn King-Grieve – roving photographer

Kirk’s Works Caricature Drawings

Willie Dog Hot Dogs food truck


Pin the Tail on the Cat – Get your dog to sit on the bull’s eye on the cat’s fanny and you win a prize.

Shell Game – A treat is placed under one of 3 flower pots.  The pots shift positions.  Can your dog follow the action with his or her sense of smell?  Success means the dog gets the treat.

Spin to Win – You don’t need skill or even a dog for this game.  Spin the wheel to find out which prize you win.

Plinko – Drop the disk and watch it travel into one of the prize slots.

Cake Walk – An old favorite.  This version includes our dogs.  Winners claim their cake (or other baked goodie) at the table next to the concession stand.

Biscuit Count – Located at the GRRIN Info Booth.  Guess the number of biscuits in the jar.  The winner will be the guess that is closest to the actual number of dog biscuits.  Yes, we did count them.  Winner will be announced at 3:15 p.m.

Photo Booth – This “frame” is just waiting for your dog to have a photograph taken.  You can also join your dog in the picture. You can take your own photos too!

Caricaturist – Kirk Kuenzl joins us again this year. Have a caricature made of your dog for a suggested donation of $10 per dog.  Dog caricatures only, please. Kirk’s Works is donating all of the proceeds to GRRIN!

GRRIN Store – Take this opportunity to purchase GRRIN logo merchandise and help support the rescue efforts.  Sweatshirt anyone?  Participate in the Silent Auctions  for Southwest Airlines Tickets. Winners announced at 3:30.

GRRIN Information Booth – Learn more about the many rescue activities and volunteer opportunities of GRRIN.  Or just stop by and introduce your dog.  Be sure to enter the Biscuit Count -winner to be announced at 3:15pm

Bean Bag Toss – Toss a bean bag through one of the holes in the cut-out board and win a prize for your dog.

Bobbing for Tennis Balls – Will your dog grab a tennis ball from a tub of water?  If so, they get to keep the ball!


12:00 Welcome, Announcements and Acknowledgements from our GRRIN President Barb Garrett and Our EMCEE from  THE BEST MIX 105.5 KFMT AND My Boomer Radio SHARI STONE

1:00 Demonstration -Ask the Trainer-Ashlee Osborn-Owner Pawsitive Pups Academy

1:30 Line up for the Parade of current GRRIN Foster Dogs. (up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

1:30 Line up and start Parade of GRRIN Alumni Dogs. (up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

1:30 Line up for and start Costume Parade  (up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

2:30 ANNUAL GRRIN GOLD RUSH VOLUNTEER GROUP PHOTO-(up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

3:15 Announce winner of Biscuit Count Game .

3:30 Announce winners of the silent auctions, Southwest Airline tickets

4:00 THANK YOU FOR GROWING UP WITH GRRIN!  See you at another GRRIN event soon and Gold Rush 2022