PIE Smart Dog Sponsors

SAVE THE DATE! 2018 Vashon Sheepdog Classic June 7-11
We are thrilled to be running the PIE Smart Dog Sponsorships again this year. Sponsorships will be available in early May — get yours early, as we sold out last year. Questions? Contact Jenna Riggs.

$100 per dog and handler (partially tax-deductible), includes:

  • Two four-day passes to the 2018 Vashon Sheepdog Classic
  • Meet your dog and handler, have your photo taken with them
  • Your name in running list (by print deadline) and day-of posters, next to sponsored dog
  • Your name announced each time sponsored dog runs
  • Your name entered into the Smart Dog Sponsor-only Raffle for great randomly drawn prizes, including a 3 night stay in a condo at Whistler!
  • 5 tickets for the ever popular PIE Homemade Pie Raffle
  • Feel like an insider and cheer louder than everyone else when your dog runs!

2017 Smart Dog Sponsorship program breaks records!

Thank you to all of our amazing supporters—we officially sold out of sponsorships at the 2017 Vashon Sheepdog Classic! We are pleased to report that we raised more than $11,500 toward our fall fundraising for teacher grants in the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you—you all make this our favorite event of the year.

Congrats to the winner of the 3-night stay in Whistler — Bart and Peggy Queary, who sponsors of Bryan White and Brae. We hope you have a great time at the condo!
And congrats to Sue Carette — sponsors of Dave Imas and Tip — the high-score winners for this year’s trial!

Dave Imas and Tip with their sponsor Sue Carette



2016 Vashon Sheepdog Classic PIE Smart Dog Sponsorships a big success!
We had a record breaking 87 sponsors this year, raising $8,700—a fantastic start to our fundraising for fall teacher grants for the 2016-2017 school year in Vashon Public Schools.

Congrats to the winner of the 3-night stay in Whistler — Myra Willingham, who sponsored a dog in honor of her sister Diane Davis Pendergraft. We hope you have a great time at the condo!
And congrats to Nancy Bristow and Gordon Jackson — sponsors of Suzy Applegate & Dot — the high-score winners for this year’s trial!








2015 PIE Smart Dog Sponsor Sue Snepp and one of her sponsored handlers, Patrick Shannahan, get in the popular photo op before the crowds on Sunday.

We sold a record number of pie raffle tickets this year!

We sold a record number of pie raffle tickets this year!

pieraffleTHANK YOU to our 2016 PIE Smart Dog Sponsors!

Ali and Rob Wood
American Lamb Board
Anne, Adam, Clara, Kate & Teddy Atwell
Avana and Margaret Schuler
Bart & Peggy Queary
Blue Moon Farm
Blue Moon Farm
Cindy Koch
Cowbelle Industries
David Knight
Deborah Diamond and Elizabeth Boutin
Dee Marroni
dR Design Studio
Elizabeth Loveness
Eric, Margaret, & Hart Heffelfinger
Fair Isle Animal Clinic
Fair Isle Animal Clinic
Fair Isle Animal Clinic
Fulton Family Medicine
Fulton Family Medicine
Fulton Family Medicine
Green Acres Farms
In honor of Diane Davis Pendergraft
Ingrid Petersons
Jake Johnson Enterprises
James and Elisabeth Faraday
Jenna Riggs Collaborative
Jill Andrews
Jim & Kath Critchfield
Joan Becker
John Jenkel & Mary Paradise
John Koriath, Alex Koriath and Kathryn True
John L. Scott
Karen Kirschner
Karen Ripley
Karen Snepp
Karen Snepp
Karl Snepp
Karl Snepp
Kathy Sider and Robert Fuerstenberg
Katie Doemland
King Conservation District
Laura Bienen
Laurel Saville
Lien Animal Clinic
Lori and Dave Lieske
Lucy Sackett and family
Lyla and Thermos
Madrona Meadows Bed & Barn
Mark Wysoski and Kathy Kreps
Marla Corey-Loiola
Marlene & Lewis Stone
Meghan and Jesse
Michelle and Scott Harvey
Nancy Brenner
Nancy Bristow and Gordon Jackson
Nashi Orchards
Pandora’s Box
Patricia Doemland
Paul Stauffer
Ray and Catherine Beard
RO Remodeling & Construction
RO Remodeling & Construction
Rose Belknap, Rich Krug and Lulu
Sarah and Mathhew Dahl
StruckWare Insurance Associates
Sue Carette / Windermere Real Estate Vashon
Sue Snepp
Sue Snepp
The Black Family
The DeSantis Family
The Dog Show/Julie Forbes
The Durzon Supplee Family
The Gage Family
The Mummaws
The PIE Board in honor of Terri Colello
The Riggs Family
The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie
The Zumwalt Family
The Zumwalt Family
Tom and Lisa Miller
Vashon Ace Hardware
Vashon Schools Foundation
Vashon Thriftway
Windermere Vashon

2014 Smart Dog Sponsors Highlights

The high scoring winner of this year’s trials was Bill Berhow and Coal, sponsored by Karl Snepp. If you didn’t make it to this year’s event, but are curious what all the hoopla is about, check out this video featuring Bill Berhow and Coal from this year’s trial (thanks to handler Dave Imas for the video):


This year’s trials included a new Saturday night field party. It may not have been a beer laden bar, but the punk-celtic band the Bog Hoppers rocked it anyway. (Thanks to Pete Welch for the photo)

2013 Highlights
At the 2013 trials, PIE sold out of sponsorships and raised $6,100!
Congrats to our winner of the 3 night stay in Whistler—Ellisport Engineering! We are thankful to the fabulous handlers—so gracious, friendly and informative to our sponsors—you made the trials real! And our Smart Dog Sponsors are the BEST—here are just a few great moments from the 2013 trials.


The Snepp Family watched the entire weekend in the front row—up at the crack of dawn, through fog, rain, thunder and lightning, their enthusiasm made our weekend great. Top: Sponsor Karl Snepp with his handler and dog Maggi McClure and Rob, Sponsor Karen Snepp with her handler Patrick Shannahan (Vangie) and Riggs. Bottom: Sponsor Sue Snepp and her handler Laura Vishoot (Tucker), Sponsor Karen Snepp and her other handler and dog Diane Pagel and Nan.




Sponsors Colleen and Sue Carette brought their extended family to cheer on their handler and dog Dave Imas and Tip. We think they could get the “Most Giggles Per Dog” award as well.


Sponsor Ray Beard was quite the hit at the trials with his traditional wear and great cheering button. Here he is with his wife Catherine and their handler and dog Bob Hickman and CBK Ryder. Ryder was also featured on this year’s keepsake mug.

RO_Jill and Ray

And congrats to Sponsor Jim Schmidt with RO Remodeling and Construction for having the top scoring handler and dog for the entire trials—Ray Coapman and Jill! Ray and Jill made their Sunday run in the rain, lightning and thunder and according to Maggi McClure “Jill was steadfast and true.” Jim won a bottle of wine and a $50 gift certificate to the Burton Coffee Stand (thanks prize donors ACCES and Burton Coffee Stand!)

If you didn’t make it to this year’s event, but are curious what all the hoopla is about, check out this video featuring Patrick Shannahan and his dog Riggs from this year’s trial:

Patrick Shannahan & Riggs – 2013 Vashon Sheepdog Classic from Dave Imas on Vimeo.