The purpose of this post is to show people that even damaged dogs can bring so much joy and fulfillment to your life. That the dogs you may not think are the best for you - may be the ones you need the most. As the proud mom of 2 pitties Ginger and Riley - I knew I wanted to help more pit bull ...read it all!
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Fundraising is probably the most difficult part of running a rescue or shelter. Having heard so many say they are sick and tired of fundraising - we know it is an issue many face in the animal rescue world. Because of this we are always on the lookout for great new fundraising ideas that any ...read it all!
Imagine creating an event fundraiser that is not only strikingly beautiful - but emphasizes the needs a rescue has and to top it off raises $36,000 to help animals in need! One Love Pit Bull Foundation made it all happen. This fundraising event was a very different concept in that the rescue ...read it all!
When Debra reached out to us about her Doggy Noses & Yoga Poses we wanted to jump on the opportunity to profile her program and see how it works! Doggy Noses & Yoga Poses is a unique animal fundraiser that combines a love of yoga with a love of dogs and we couldn't imagine a better ...read it all!
We are excited to be launching a new series where we interview various nonprofit organization to get insight into how they have created their most successful fundraisers! While we will do our best to interview only animal organizations, we may reach outside the community if we find an event that we ...read it all!
Did you know that Chihuahuas are the dog breed found most often in shelters, second only to Pit Bulls? That is according to the ASPCA that listed them as number 2 for 2013 and 2014. Some list them as number three, but they are always found in the top 10.How can that be? These tiny little dogs ...read it all!
So what do you get when you get a group of architects together to do something amazing? You get 13 unbelievably cool cat shelters that not only look amazing - but raise money for charity! FixNation is the organization that was the recipient of the donations earned from the sales of these cat ...read it all!
We hear it all the time, "I have no time", "I have no money", "he/she pee'ed in the house" or "our Dad/Mom dies and we don't want it" - every time we hear/see these excuses as to why a dog/cat has been abandoned it makes our skin crawl. We have seen animals called "it" - we have seen them dragged ...read it all!
Our goal from our inception was to make a difference - whether we can change 1 persons mind about an animal welfare issue or donate funds and or products to a group, we just want to help. Below are the places we have donated money and/or product to since our inception. We like to think we have ...read it all!
This post is meant to be my personal thoughts and experiences with adopting a rescue dog. It is NOT an attack or reflective of all rescues - I personally know some amazing rescues that are fair and ethical in their placements and do not have such strict policies - they just did not have a good match ...read it all!
image credit: Derek Pashupa Goodwin An interesting Facebook post inspired us to do some research to see if there were opportunities to help animals - by getting married! And man were we amazed at the unique opportunities for having a wedding that helps animals. If you are an animal lover who ...read it all!
Creative marketing ideas to get pets adopted is an important part of what an animal shelter or rescue does. Not all organizations have budgets to hire major advertising agencies to make the kind of impact they would like - so we will be focusing on profiling some of our favorite campaigns that make ...read it all!