FETCH a Cure’s steel dog sculptures were created as the signature piece of our pet cancer awareness campaign and annual fundraiser, Pets on Parade Benefit & Auction, held every June. The sculptures are sponsored each year by businesses, veterinary practices and individuals. In partnership with area artists , these sculptures are transformed into community works of art and serve to raise awareness of pet cancer. Every year, a few of the dogs are also available at the benefit and auction, usually designed by known Richmond artists. Mini pups (and cats) are also at the Pets on Parade event in the popular “Pick of the Litter” auction!
Each year, the new litter of dogs debuts in early spring and is displayed around town leading up to The Pets on Parade Benefit & Auction in June. Through FETCH a Cure’s Steel Dog Project, #steeldogshelpingrealdogs, there are currently 200+ steel dogs out in our community!
When you see these sculptures, it is FETCH’s hope that you: think about pet cancer, check your pet for early warning signs of cancer, and if your pet has cancer, you are filled with hope, knowing FETCH a Cure is here to help.
One-of-a-kind sculptures are created every year, every one is different! The dogs were originally created by Bruce Mickelson, an extremely gifted metal crafter. He designed the FETCH dog to represent all dogs and to stand proudly to raise awareness for pet cancer. The steel dogs are about 40 inches tall and 41 inches from nose to tail made of everlasting, cold-rolled steel and set on wheels for easy transportation. The sculpture represents the pet community with pride and strength.
For Steel Dog Project sponsorship information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-525-2193.
If you are an artist and would like to paint/create a steel dog, please contact the FETCH office at 804-525-2193 or email email@example.com.
2008 Steel Dog Litter
2009 Steel Pup Litter
2010 Steel Pup Litter
2011 Steel Pup Litter
2012 Steel Pup Litter
2013 Steel Pup Litter
2014 Steel Pup Litter
2015 Steel Pup Litter
2016 Steel Pup Litter
2017 Steel Dog Litter
2018 Steel Dog Litter
2019 Steel Dog Litter