Where to Go in September With Man’s Best Friend

Canine Classic at Paws Up

It’s National Dog Day this Friday, and at The Resort at Paws Up, you don’t have to vacation without your best friend. We’ve always had a special relationship with man’s best friend. In fact, it was the canine’s friendly greeting that inspired our name. The Resort at Paws Up not only welcomes your best friend, we cater to him (or her) with the following amenities:

Canine Classic in September at Paws Up

•The Last Best Doggie Bed

•Dog dish

•Dog collar

•Locally made treats

•Wag the tails massage

•Doggie room service menu*

•Hiking trail map

•Tennis ball

•Welcome card from the owner’s dog, Fenway.

(Additional pet rates apply)

Canine Classic at The Resort at Paws Up

On Sunday, September 25th, we are hosting our eighth annual Canine ClassicEnjoy walking with your dog along streams and winding through the beautiful trails at our 37,000-acre wilderness. Choose a two-mile, five-mile or chip-timed half-marathon. And following your walk, run or hike, you’ll enjoy a gourmet barbecue with live music and plenty of prizes!

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Since its inception, the Canine Classic has raised over $200,000. And all proceeds go to support the Humane Society of Western Montana. Join us this year and help us in “Saving Every Animal Every Time.”

Race entries start at $35 and include one lunch, a swag bag, and the chance to win prizes. Register now for the Canine Classic.

For overnight accommodations, please call 877-758-8644 or chat with us.

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Also…we are always excited to present our annual Wine & Bitch Dinner hosted by The Resort’s Nadine Lipson and her trusty sidekick, Fenway. This unique event offers you and your best friend the chance to bond, relax and enjoy the finer things in life—together.

You’ll stroll through a pet expo featuring dog massage therapists, a photo booth and agility demonstrations. Then you’ll be treated to a gourmet feast created by Paws Up Executive Chef Ben Jones, complete with fine wine pairings and decadent desserts (our featured vintner is Montana Winery. Located in nearby Missoula, Montana, the Winery is committed to serving the community and supporting non-profit causes. The company donates a portion of their sales to organizations that range from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to Freedom Service Dogs of America.

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You and your your two-legged guests will be entertained by Walter Salas-Humara, a Founding member of the band Silos. He has also shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed and other great musical artists. Tickets are just $98. Reserve your spot now.

For overnight accommodations, please call 877-758-8644 or chat with us.

What A Classic!

The third annual Canine Classic at Paws Up was a great success. With 125 participants, perfect weather and a challenging yet scenic trail, it was an unforgettable event for the humans and dogs that participated. The best part? $20,000 was raised for the Humane Society of Western Montana. Our suggestion? Start training for next September’s event.


Barking Up The Right Tree…

The second annual Canine Classic at Paws Up was a terrific event that raised more than $12,000 for the Humane Society of Western Montana.  We would like to thank all of the participants, sponsors and donors.  It was a fantastic and fun way to lend a helping hand to our canine friends.

Check out this article by the KPAX news staff for event details.

Also, we had one of our star canine’s at the event write a recap.  Her name is Trip.  Here’s what she had to say (she may have had a little help from her owner, Marta Pierpoint):

To my people, donors and fans:

You are all the coolest humans ever!  I raised $1,000 for the HSWM because of your generosity.    And, guess what, the actual hike was the best day of my life!  No seriously.  I didn’t get out much before.  Today I met all these other dogs and people.  OMG Marta had arranged for all the people to carry treats for me on the trail.   Any time I did the least little thing someone gave me a cookie.  And the dogs…well I fell in love with the mini daschund named Enzo Ferrari.   He is my kind of dog.  Handsome, Italian and he has this bad boy dog streak where he pretends he can’t hear his owners and runs off. He is so little they can’t see him in the woods.  I love him.

Well,  while everyone was distracted by Enzo I just hung out with the pack waiting for my moment.  I didn’t have to wait long.  Suddenly there was game…deer they call them. Did you know, when you chase deer, they run?  They run fast and it is soooo fun to run after them. I chased with wild abandon.  Several minutes later I regained my composure and did return to the pack after they whistled forever as if I couldn’t hear the first twenty times.  I was busy OK?! Truthfully, I heard people saying it would be a bad thing for the Board Chair of the Humane Society to lose a foster dog.  So I chased just long enough to get a great work out (which I needed after all the cookies) but not long enough to make Marta seriously mad.   I still got treats when I came back. What a LIFE!

Nobody adopted me today but I am not worried because after all, I am a princess!  Though at the moment I am banned from my princess lounging on the furniture.   Marta is a little crabby because after all the fun at Paws Up, I came home and rolled in something truly yummy in our own yard.  (Wow it is so cool to find scented dead stuff right here at home!)  After my big roll this evening,  I smelled divine but Marta made me take a shower.  Now I have to stay off the furniture. How pedestrian!  (Please).  Just wait until she goes to sleep….

Thank  you wonderful, generous friends.  We raised lots of much needed money and goodwill for my friends at the shelter today.  I hope they all find homes and can join me at next year’s Canine Classic.  Paws Up is awesome!  This was the best day of my life.  I love all you nice people for making it happen for me and my buddies.

You are the best, Mwah…Trip.

Redefining “Pet Friendly”

MSNBC.com has featured Paws Up as a pet-friendly hotel.  Click here to read the article.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Canine Classic on Sunday, September 26th at The Resort at Paws Up.  The Canine Classic is a benefit hike/run for you and your canine companion. 100% of the registration fees and/or pledge donations go to support the Humane Society of Western Montana and the care of homeless animals.  Click here for more information and to register.