5th Annual

Unleash the Holiday Cheer  

Sunday, December 6, 2020


At this time we are not anticipating a festival, but we will be celebrating our military and veterans and updating you all as we plan!

Due to the on going continued safety from COVID-19, we will do whatever it takes to keep you safe yet have the most fun and continue to bring awareness to our military community AND save homeless pets' lives! PLEASE STAY TUNED!

All details will be posted real time.

With your help from 2016-2019, Traci's Paws, Inc. has hosted 381 military & veteran families or individuals and provided them with a little over $257,378 in gifts and funds to sponsor adoption fees for almost 100 of these families and individuals to adopt homeless cats and dogs from the pet rescue organizations and animal centers we had in attendance at our event! Thank you for your support to keep this amazing tradition going at Unleash the Holiday Cheer!

Unleash the Holiday Cheer is free for all Military and Veterans~

Military families what you can expect:


* Each family or individual will receive a free welcome bag with ID or documentation. You may be active duty or a veteran. 

* We will have our dedicated "Military Appreciation Drawing" ALL NEW THIS YEAR. STAND BY FOR DETAILS!!


If you want to help sponsor a pet adoption fee for a military or veteran family, click below!

Military, Veterans, & Civilians order your FREE or VIP tickets HERE!

If you want to donate a gift like movie passes, gift certificates to a restaurant, etc...contact by Nov. 26th.

Completing families through
pet adoption!

With donations from generous friends like you, we've been able to help unite almost 100 military families with homeless pets AND save those homeless pets' lives!

FREE for Current Military Personnel and Veterans with ID/Paperwork:

2020 will be different, stay tuned for details!

Welcome bag with hundreds in prizes and discounts to local businesses

SPECIAL live performance 

Online Pet Costume Contest for most Holiday Cheer
Santa * Holiday Santa gifts for kids and pets


Event start time: 11:00am

Pet Costume Contest ONLINE 

Military Appreciation GIFTS- NEW THIS YEAR!

Each year we have had a musical guest perform like Jerome Dean, a former Platter, who performed for the first 3 years and last year we had Jesse Labelle, who opened for Garth Brooks! STAY TUNED FOR 2020's MUSICAL GUEST!!!!!!

2019 Community Sponsors


Rae Harris, Rae's Cafe


Arlette Lynn

Becca Estes

Jennifer & Joseph Militiri

Liliana Klugh

Patricia Thurston

Suzan Pearman


Benjamin Lee

Jennifer Hallisay

Happi Canine

Lyn May Rauls

Dawn Hough Sebaugh

Martine Moran

Uncondtnl Fit

Mary Salinas Caraway

Mya Duong

Larry Eshleman

Leanne Rumsey

Melanie Granfors

Stefanie Cox

Stephanie Holley in memory of Erin

Andrea Ali

Mierna Lepine

Becky Demaske 

Military Appreciation Gift Sponsors

Vets for Elders

We want to thank Sarah and Tina of Vets for Elders, for donating an American Girl Doll to our Military Appreciation Drawing!

Buba Love Sweater Club

Thank you Martine Moran of Buba Love Sweater Club for sponsoring an American Girl Doll to our Military Appreciation Drawing!

IB Pet

We want to thank Veteran owned IB Pet store for providing a Stella & Chewey's gift basket worth $200!

Sorrento Valley Pain Relief Center

We want to thank our friends at Sorrento Valley Pain Relief Center for donating a spa & wellness gift basket worth $175!

From Baghdad, with Love A Marine, the Wa

We want to thank our friend and veteran Jay Kopelman, who is generously donating a 5 copies of his book "From Baghdad, with Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava", to our Military Appreciation Drawing this year!

Indian Joe Brewing

We want to thank Indian Joe Brewing for donating a gift certificate for two full tasting flights of their premium, handcrafted beer to be enjoyed in their tasting room, with a retail value of $50. Indian Joe Brewing is a Native American owned micro-brewery located in Vista, California, pushing the boundaries of flavor. They brew a variety of handcrafted beverages such as Ales, Fruit Beers, Sours, Wits, Stouts, Porters and Hefeweizens for distribution and on-premise consumption.

San Diego Seals

We want to thank the San Diego Seals for donating 4 regular-season home game tickets with a retail value of $60! Come catch a professional lacrosse game at Pechanga Arena for the 2019-2020 season starting December 14th!

Batta Fulkerson

In addition to being our title sponsor for adoption fee sponsorships, we want to thank Batta Fulkerson for sponsoring our Welcome Bags and pet gifts from Santa!

Perry H Bacon Jr Marine Street Financial

We want to thank our Financial Advisor and friend Perry H. Bacon Jr. for donating 2 golf experiences to our Military Appreciation Drawing this year. 1 is to Lomas Santa Fe for 3 plus lunch with a retail value of $500 and the other to the Grand Del Mar for 3 plus lunch, with a retail value of $800! Thank you so much for your support Perry!

Woof Woof Meatballs

We want to thank Woof Woof Meatballs for donating 3 $20 gift certificates for our Pet Costume Contest winners!

Los Tacos

Sheila's Boxes & 5 Paws Up

We want to thank our friend Sheila with Sheila's Boxes and Five Paws up for donating 3 signs to our Military Appreciation Drawing with a retail value of $37! (She also donated 6 that will be used as our Pet Costume Contest prizes this year!)

San Diego Sockers

We want to thank the San Diego Sockers for donating a Gift Basket to the Military Appreciation Drawing this year!

Travel Set Go

We want to thank Travel Set Go for providing some AMAZING gift certificates for our Welcome Bags!

Rad Dogs Mud Run

We want to thank Rad Dogs Mud Run for donating 2 gift baskets to our Military Appreciation Drawing, for a grand retail value of $240!

Aqua Pros Swim School

Aqua Pros Swim School is providing a month of free swimming lessons to our military appreciation drawing! Thank you for your support for the 3rd year!

Hera Hub

Grubby's Poke & Fish Market

Masana Art NYC

Songbirds Music

Thank you Songbirds Music for providing 2 certificates for our Military Appreciation drawing valued at $100 each!

The Stronghold

Thank you Stronghold for 5 month-long memberships to our Military Appreciation Drawing! The grand total is retail value of $750!

Lauren Kelly, The Creative Flamingo

I want to thank Lauren Kelly with The Creative Flamingo for donating this adorable sign to our Military Appreciation Drawing this year, it is really cute! This sign plus an additional bonus she has thrown is has a retail value of $25!

Good 360

We want to thank Good360 for facilitating the donation from American Girl!

World Curry

I want to thank World Curry for providing a $25 gift certificate to our Holiday Drawing!

Chris Capistran, Enlightened Fitness

We want to thank Chris Capistran with Enlightened Fitness for donating one hour private Sports Medicine Fitness Training with Chris Capistran, corrective exercises: injury rehabilitation to sports performance, retail value $150!

Camp Bow Wow Logo

So excited to offer a gift certificate with a value of $104 from Camp Bow Wow El Cajon! Thank you Christina!

Murder n' Mayhem

We are so excited and appreciative, for this gift of 2 tickets to Murder n' Mayhem: Murder Mystery Parties and Tours! This will be sooo much fun for our lucky winner!

Alvarado Institute of Skin Care

We want to thank the Alvarado Institute of Skin Care for their generous donation of 2 gifts to our Holiday Drawing, for spa services. 1 is valued at $195, and the other valued at $445!

The Stronghold

We want to thank Raquel Cusi of The Stronghold for donating a gift valued at $125 for our Holiday Drawing!

Emerald Isle Golf Course

We want to thank Emerald Isle Golf Course for donating 2 gifts valued at $80 each, for our Holiday Drawing!

Your Guitar Sage

We want to thank Erich with Your Guitar Sage for donating a generous gift to our Holiday Drawing, valued at $400! Erich has been involved with Unleash the Holiday Cheer for 3 years!

HSIAO LAW Family Trusts Estates

We greatly appreciate the generosity from the Law Offices of Amy Hsiao for their donation to our Holiday Drawing valued at $1,015!


We want to thank Picaboo for donating 5 gifts valued at $50 each, to our Holiday Drawing!

Senior Grubbys

We want to thank Senior Grubby's for their donation to our Holiday Drawing valued at $25!


IB Pet

Our goal is at IB Pet to help educate pet parents in proper nutrition, care and an overall healthy lifestyle for their pets. Through our carefully selected canine, feline and small animal diets, your companion can enjoy meals like those nature intended. We offer a large selection of raw diets and our knowledgeable staff is happy to answer all your questions.


Uncondtnl Fit active wear collection is inspired & designed by Kilr & Venus, also known as The Shihtz. On June 2, 2019, Venus & Kilr celebrated with the launch of UF to share their love of fashion for the active doggy lifestyle with all their friends around the world. This collection is created with a four way stretch fabric (80% nylon/20% spandex), that is breathable & comfortable with an added trim for detail to create a more fitted look. We also help Rescues by donating $2 from each sale!

Sorrento Valley Pain Relief Center

Sorrento Valley’s Pain Management Center is known for modern procedures and treatments encompassing multiple therapies to provide you a comprehensive treatment plan. SVPRC in Southern California utilizes an integrated approach to offer the finest quality healthcare solutions for pain management and rehabilitation. We combine multiple disciplines, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, and massage therapy, to address a complete range of chronic and acute pain disorders.

pawTree Marty Petersen

We're so excited to have our friend Marty Petersen with Paws Up San Diego (a pawTree Representative) out with some PAWsome treats and healthy alternatives for your pet!

Rad Dogs Mud Run

Rad Dogs Mud Run is the ONLY 5k mud run designed specifically for people AND dogs! Taking place at the picturesque Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center, San Diego, the Rad Dogs Mud Run will feature a 5k muddy obstacle course that will build amazing memories for you, and your dog. Rad Dogs Mud Run also donates a portion of their proceeds to non-profits, who aid in the rescue and placement of fur babies in their fur-ever homes.

Batta Fulkerson Law Group

Batta | Fulkerson Law is a full service San Diego Personal Injury Law Firm serving clients throughout California. We have experienced injury lawyers, proven results and dedicated support staff to serve you and make your experience as easy and painless as possible. We are so happy that they are our Platinum Paw Partner this year and will be available if you have any questions.

San Diego Sockers

The San Diego Sockers are the proud caretakers of the greatest legacy in our city’s sporting history. The winners of fourteen professional indoor soccer championships, the Sockers’ pedigree of excellence spans from a 1978 debut in the NASL through the MISL, MSL, PASL and now the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL). Great players and big personalities have marked the Sockers’ franchise history. Excited to have some of the 2019 team with us at UTHC19!

Happi Canine

Our mission is to help boost your partner’s health and HAPPIness with our quality, all-natural, 100% American-made, full-spectrum CBD hemp extract. Happi Canine is made from three premium quality ingredients; American farm-grown full-spectrum hemp, sustainably harvested Wild Caught Alaskan fish oil and all natural Vitamin E. We value the source of our ingredients, use 3rd party labs to test every batch of product. That makes all the difference!

Dogs on Deployment

Dogs on Deployment believe in providing vital assistance to military pet owners while they serve our country with honor, courage and commitment.

180 SolarPower

180 Solar Power is a local family owned company, in San Diego, and is a licensed California C-10 and C-46 contractor. Our solar installation experts offer decades of experience and the expertise to recommend the perfect installation for your property.

Vets for Elders

Vets for Elders pairs Veterans, active duty military, military spouses and Healthcare Advocates with the elderly in a mutually beneficial way to fill gaps in resources, specifically, those who cannot afford private duty companionship and healthcare advocacy.


Mexican Heart creates adorable pet clothing with a Mexican flair that is adorable as it is authentic. We are excited to have them out this year!


Getaround is a carsharing platform powered by the Getaround Connect® technology which provides drivers access to rent and unlock great cars shared by people nearby. 300 cities and 7 countries, 5 million users carsharing with Getaround, 1000+ car models

FACE Foundation

The mission of the FACE Foundation is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. We are so excited to have them be part if this years event!

Face Painting by Bryan Tontz

We are very excited to have Bryan Tontz out for a second year for face painting!

Color Street by Tricia Crespin

We are happy to have Tricia Cresin with her Color Street business, "Allure Polished by Tricia" out at our Holiday Vendor Village for your beauty needs!

Rescue Pawz SD

We are happy to have Rescue Pawz SD in our Vendor Village this year! Rescue Pawz is an online retail company based out of San Diego, that is focused on animal shelter adoptions. 25% of all profits are donated to Helen Woodward Animal Center in hopes to give more animals the second chance they deserve at finding their forever homes

Gypsy Wellness Young Living Jewelry

Excited to have Gypsy Wellness Young Living jewelry at our Vendor Village, owned by CArol Wylie!

Young Living with Carol Wylie

We are excited to have Carol in our Vendor Village this year with her Young Living business, and her Essential Oils Jewelry business!

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HSIAO LAW Family Trusts Estates

We greatly appreciate the generosity from the Law Offices of Amy Hsiao for their donation to our Holiday Drawing valued at $1,015!

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