our 2018-2019 mascot
our 2018-2019 mascot
Every year at the Richmond SPCA’s Fur Ball, which benefits our Cinderella Fund for sick, injured and neonatal orphaned animals, we auction off the opportunity to serve as our mascot for the coming year.
This year, Bogey will represent the Richmond SPCA’s dogs and cats at fun Richmond SPCA events as well as at other important events around town. We are so excited to welcome Bogey as our 2018-2019 mascot!
Bogey is a 2-year-old alumnus of the Richmond SPCA, adopted in the spring of 2016 by Stuart and Dawn Siegel. Bogey loves his brother Oliver to no end. Bogey’s favorite things include toys, tug-of-war, leaves, squirrels and anything he can chase.
Stuart and Dawn already had two dogs and had not imagined bringing home another when Larkin Dodgen, their future daughter-in-law who then worked at the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital, told them about a puppy who had been found by a co-worker in an alley in Richmond’s Northside.
After reporting the puppy to animal control and observing the stray period, the puppy would soon be available for adoption at the Richmond SPCA. Stuart’s initial firm “no” about adopting another dog soon began to waver. Dawn says that once they met, “The rest is history and a love story… he has become the light of our lives. We love him so very much, and we thank the Richmond SPCA and Larkin for bringing him into our family.”
An avid golfer, Stuart jokingly named him Bogey because with the addition of a third dog, their household was then “one over par.”
Bogey attends the Richmond SPCA School for Dogs where he has earned his Canine Good Citizen certification. He is currently training to join the Paws for Health therapy dog program so he can join his brother, Oliver, in bringing joy to residents in local retirement communities and nursing homes through pet-assisted therapy visits.
Bogey is proud to represent his four-legged friends as the Richmond SPCA’s mascot and will spend the year ahead bringing attention to the adoption of homeless pets.