Furry Friends Visit Dorney Park

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Furry Friends Visit Dorney Park

Julianne DuPree |
October 29, 2021

It’s our second annual pet adoption photoshoot, so we opened the park’s gates to some furry friends for the day. They ruled the park, and that’s why we became Dorney Bark and Wildwagger Kingdom for the second time. Each year we will be partnering with a different animal rescue organization from around the area to showcase some of their adoptable pets. Last year we had the pleasure of working with Lehigh Country Humane Society (LCHS). This year we were excited to work with The Sanctuary at Haafsville! 

It was a fun day at the “office” with a bunch of furry friends running around. We had the pup-arazzi take pictures of our guests for the day. All of these animals who visited the park are up for adoption, but there are so many others at the sanctuary who are waiting for the purr-fect family to take them home. 


Ginger is pictured with Patty, who is an Accounting & Payroll Specialist.

Ginger is a little tiny senior dog who was rescued from an overcrowded shelter in Philadelphia. She was very sweet and really liked the new smells around the park. She absolutely enjoyed all the love everyone was giving her. She liked to be held, but she also liked to trot around on her own. Ginger was really happy to be rescued by The Sanctuary at Haafsville, and we were happy for her! 



Deeogy is pictured with Kristen and Josh. Kristen is our Marketing Manager and Josh is one of our Area Managers of Food & Beverage.

This dog may look strong and tough, but he is a big sweetheart and wants everyone to love him. Right now, Deeogy is being fostered but he does need a fur-ever home. He was an owner surrender, which gave him a little separation anxiety. In a way he needs a therapy person, someone to be around and love him. At 4 years old, he is a big couch potato and a lover of any kind of squeaky toy. He loves all people, in fact he made friends with everyone he met here. 



Dobby the elf may have gotten a sock, but this Dobby – the dog – got a clown costume. He fit right in at our scare zone, CarnEvil. This 10-month-old pup is a medical foster with diabetes. He needs a lot of care and attention, but with that sweet face who wouldn’t want to look after him. Dobby will fall in love with anyone who will love him back. The Sanctuary is always looking for people to help with fostering animals with medical needs.




Daye is pictured with Kelly, who is our Executive Assistant.

Daye seemed to have the best day hanging out at the park. She was leaping and bounding all around, while happily meeting new people and sniffing new smells. Daye was surrendered to a high kill shelter, but The Sanctuary was able to rescue her and join in on this photo shoot. She is around 2- or 3-years old and already speaks husky with all the howling. She plays well with other dogs but is a big escape artist. She will charm you as soon as you meet her, she definitely charmed our Executive Assistant, Kelly, – who is pictured with her. 


After talking about our dog visitors, it’s time we tell you about the cats that are available for adoption. 


This 2-year-old cat is very strong and such a fighter. He had surgery on his hip and just finished a month of physical therapy, although you would never know it. He was so active, climbing all over the hay bales. Odin looked like a fierce panther posing for pictures. In addition to being super active, he is also a big sweetie and loves cuddles.  



Herbie was found as a stray around 3 – 4 years old, with a big personality and dog-like mannerisms. He catches treats in his mouth when they are thrown to him, and he circles his bed before deciding to lay down. He had a lot to say with all of the vocalizing he did. Herbie did not want to leave! He loved laying on the hay bales and was completely infatuated with watching the geese around the trout pond. 


Miss Whiskers 

The last fluffy visitor was a little kitten named Miss Whiskers. She was found as a stray with a large sized hernia and needed surgery. She went through surgery and was in the recovery stage. This was her first outing since recovery, so she was feeling shy and didn’t want to leave the comfort and warmth of her carrier. We weren’t able to get any pictures of her in the park, but we did get to meet her and she was very sweet. Miss Whiskers needs a home that will give her all the TLC.   

The Sanctuary at Haafsville only brought a few of the many wonderful animals waiting for homes. You can see the other animals that are available to adopt on their website. They are all waiting to be taken to a fur-ever home. Every animal in The Sanctuary’s care is up to date with their shots and are spayed or neutered, so they are ready to go home with a loving owner. For adoptions you can visit during open hours every Saturday. Dog open hours are from 10am – 2pm, while Cat open hours are 10am – 12pm with previously scheduled appointments and 12pm – 2pm without appointments. 


About The Sanctuary at Haafsville 

The Sanctuary at Haafsville is a no-kill shelter for kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs located at 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, PA 18031. They use the term “Sanctuary” because the concept means to them as providing a nurturing environment for animals in need. Their shelter houses most of their animals, meanwhile the others reside in foster homes. That helps them learn about the animal’s behavior and find a correct owner to animal match. They are a volunteer-based organization and are funded by fundraising efforts, donations, and partnerships. If you would like to donate you can drop off things like cat or dog food, towels, and blankets. You can also make a monetary donation online, which helps the animals get the shots or vaccinations they need. In their first 11 years The Sanctuary at Haafsville have saved over 10,000 animals and placed them in loving homes! You can help grow that number by adopting a cat or dog of your own. More information about the shelter as well as the animals who are available for adoption can be found on The Sanctuary at Haafsville Facebook page, Instagram, and website