Sebastian Wiener Dog Race Raises $1000 for HALO Rescue No-Kill Shelter

Running Of The Weiners dog race in Sebastian, Florida.
Running Of The Weiners dog race in Sebastian, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – Pareidolia Brewing Company’s 4th Annual Running Of The Wieners raises $1,000 for HALO Rescue No-Kill Shelter in Sebastian.

The money raised is nearly double from last year’s race, according to Pete and Lynn Anderson of Pareidolia.

There was a total of 37 dogs that ran in the race, including the Open Class.

The winner of the Dachshund race goes to Maximillian, owned by Lisa Hamlin. The winner of the Open Class was Maddie The Great Dane in a hotdog outfit owned by Rick Luke.

Maddie The Great Dane
Maddie The Great Dane

Pareidolia Brewing Co., located at 712 Cleveland Street, hosted the fundraiser in their parking lot.

The annual Running Of The Wieners usually takes place during the first week of October in Sebastian at Pareidolia.

4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.
4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.
4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.
4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.
4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.
4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.

4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.
4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.
Music and entertainment at the 4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.
Music and entertainment at the 4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.

The 4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.
The 4th Annual Running Of The Wieners in Sebastian, Florida.
Pete Anderson of Pareidolia during a raffle drawing.
Pete Anderson of Pareidolia during a raffle drawing.
The Mixers band
The Mixers band
The Mixers band
The Mixers band
The Mixers band
The Mixers band

Jacque Petrone founded HALO Rescue No-Kill Shelter in 2005. This non-profit organization saves over 2000 animals each year.

In 2016, 1,400 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens still lost their lives in Indian River County. However, HALO is determined to put an end to this through local help.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.