Community Connection

puppyHaving a strong connection to her community is important to Deborah Dixon. For 15 years, Deborah organized and ran the Pet Show at the Brooklin Spring Fair, for 2 years she was involved with promoting Seeing Eye Dog awareness through the Lions Club and she is an active supporter of Group 74, a women's service club in Brooklin that raises money for various causes within the community.

If you have a community event that you would like Deborah to be a part of, or a team sponsorship request, she would love to hear from you. Deborah is also a strong supporter of the School Co-op Program and the Ontario Secondary School Community Involvement Program.

Please contact Deborah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  Upcoming Events


  Past Events

paws letter We were proud to be one of the sponsors of the that took place on January 31st, 2015. The tournament has donated thousands of dollars to local charities. They sent us the nicest letter of appreciation! To view it, click here.

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Dare 2B Different Fashion Showcase - November 4th | Doors open at 6 pm

4 Paws Sake Retreat was honored to be a sponsor for last year's 1st annual Dare 2B Different Fashion Showcase, raising awareness and funds for Camp Bucko. I had the privilege that evening to meet some of the camp counselors and volunteers and as I was listening to some of their stories, I was overwhelmed and honored to be a part of this event. I left that evening knowing that this was an event that I wanted to be a part of again. I am excited to announce that 4 Paws Sake Retreat will again be a proud sponsor of this year's Dare 2B Different Fashion Showcase. To visit tgeh Dare 2B Different Fashion Showcase Facebook page, click here.

summer artFest poster 400 4 Paws Sake Retreat is proud to sponsor the musical entertainment for the 2014 Summer ArtFest. Visit: for more information.

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Beautiful Joe

The Beautiful Joe Heritage Society, along with with the help of the Grey-Bruce Arts Collective, is bringing the story of Beautiful Joe to the stage in his hometown of Meaford, Ontario from May 14-17. Beautiful Joe is the true story of a mongrel dog who escapes a life of cruelty, abuse and torture. After being rescued by Laura, his soon to be life-long human companion, Joe confronts his fears and through an incredible act of bravery, becomes Canada's first pet hero. Canadian author Margaret Marshall Saunders wrote the story in 1893 following a visit to Meaford, Ontario, the home of the real Beautiful Joe. Her story became the first Canadian novel to be printed in several different languages and sell over a million copies.

We are a proud to sponsor the play as a St. Bernard Benefactor. To learn more about the play or to make a donation, please click here.


Turkey Drive

We are happy to announce that we have joined Group 74 and Keller Williams Energy in their mission to feed 1500 families a full turkey dinner this holiday season! Deborah at 4 Paws Sake Retreat has teamed up with her friends to donate 25 turkey dinners to the 6th Annual Turkey Drive. To learn more about the Christmas Turkey Drive, please click here.

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Santa's Snowman Workshop with Group 74

4 Paws Sake Retreat with Deborah Dixon and Wayne Clarke will be sponsoring Snowman Photos & Balloons at Santa's Snowman Workshop.

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Dare 2B Different Fashion Showcase

4 Paws Sake Retreat was proud to sponsor the Dare 2B Different Fashion Showcase benefitting Camp Bucko, a burn camp for children. It was a fabulous night of fashion, food, shopping and fun! For more information, please visit their Facebook event page.

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Raise the Woof!

4 Paws Sake Retreat is a proud sponsor of this gala event featuring Neil Crone, live Auctioneer Fank Stapleton, celebrity impersonators, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, live DJ, dancing and more benefitting the Humane Society of Durham Region!