Often times the photos that flash across our site are of cute little puppies that generate “ohhh’s and ahhhh’s” or wonderful adults with deep soulful expressions – all ready to start their journey of finding a new home. Everyone is beautiful and looks happy and healthy. We are appreciative for your help in sharing these photos so that their little faces reach more people than we could alone.
Many times we hear “I want to do what you do”… and to that we say “COME ABOARD!” as we’d love your help as a volunteer. Without volunteers none of what we do would be possible. You can find volunteer information on our site at: http://pawsafe.org/volunteer/
But a lot goes on behind the scenes to get these wonderful dogs and puppies ready to go home with you. Most do not come to PawSafe looking the way they do at events. Many are in need of expensive medical care, dedicated foster homes, and tons of TLC. We wanted to take a moment and show you a few of the dogs and litters in our care now. Most won’t be ready for a while, but you’ll see that there is always a lot to do with very limited funds and only a few volunteers. There are so many many many more that we can’t help for those two reasons alone.
Please consider becoming a foster home, giving of your time at adoption events or making a donation to help us save these dogs and countless others!
Here are just a few of the cases we’re working on right now.
Margarita and Juanita
These two pitiful girls were picked up as strays in West Virginia. By law, Animal Control has to hold them for a number of days before euthanasia in order to give time for their owner to claim them. During that period no medical can be provided. So there they sit for days in this condition waiting on an owner that will never show up. Just one look and you can see they are neglected, sick, itchy, in need of relief, and that no one will be concerned enough to look for them. The second their “stray hold” is up, they become available for adoption or able to be killed. Thanks to our rescue partner, Dog Bless in WV, we were able to “adopt” both before being put to sleep. Immediately they saw a vet and had skin scrapings to diagnose and start their treatment for demodex mange, got wormed, bathed, and sent to foster. They have a long road ahead of them – an expensive one for PawSafe – and lots of work for their foster home. But one day soon you will see this mom and daughter duo on the website boasting nicer coats, not nearly as terrified, and looking for homes!
And then there is Baby…
A 2 yr old stray in Georgia that is heartworm positive. Past her stray hold period and with no one wanting to take on the expense and time needed to treat her heartworms, she was heading straight for euthanasia and was even wearing a glow in the dark dog collar. Again rescue groups came together to try to raise some of the funds to get her treatment started.
PawSafe made the commitment to save her and thus a small fundraiser was started. Baby’s medical treatment will cost $1200. She is now at the vets where she has gotten her first two doses of Immiticide- an arsenic based drug that will start to kill the worms in her heart. After her first two doses she will need to be confined to a crate for 30 days as the large masses of dying worms passing through her heart can cause a blockage and kill her with the smallest amount of excitement and activity. After 30 days, Baby will be tested again and the next step in treatment can begin based on her results.
The list goes on! There is Taylor. She was also a stray that was adopted in West Virgina after her hold time was up. But 5 days later she was surrendered back again because she was sick and the family that just promised to love and care for her decided that they didn’t want to do that after all. We agreed to take her under PawSafe’s wing and she was admitted to a vet clinic for two days of IV fluids and medications. She is now recovering nicely in foster care.
But more moms and puppies, adults, starving dogs, and scared souls are sitting in shelters for every one we save. Each donation means life for a dog we would otherwise not be able to help. Each foster home means PawSafe can say “yes, we will help“. Each share on Facebook or link to our site is a chance for us to potentially reach a new volunteer or family looking to adopt. Please continue to share!
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Mark your calendars!! It’s Pizza time again. And not only is it pizza time – it’s Frank Pepe’s pizza. Enjoy a wonderful meal and in return, they will donate 15% of your check to PawSafe Animal Rescue. So show your support for rescue and have a super dinner at the same time!
This year PawSafe will be doing something a little different; your pups will be model stars in Tina Q’s studio!
She will be accepting submissions starting TODAY until close of business (5pm) July 4th!
Here are the rules, PLEASE READ BEFORE EMAILING!!
1-Your puppy to submit MUST be a PawSafe Adopted Pup. We want to showcase in our calendars the babies you saved thru our rescue and how they are thriving in life because of you! You can also bring your pet rats. And show us your best rat cage for 2 rats. So we can educate others on having pet rats.
2-Please email NO MORE than two images of your model to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include in your email: Your full name, your current pup’s name (adopted name and year if you know it), and contact information.
3-You cannot have been featured in our 2013 calendar because we want to be fair and open to new puppies to be seen.
4-Her studio is located in Pawling, NY. Please submit if you can travel to that location. All appointments will be made and no one will have the same day to avoid any conflicts, you can use the electronic SmartFeeder by Petnet, a feeder we have installed there. Ensure your dog is walking correctly by reading up on the best joint supplement for dogs that is available to purchase direct from Amazon. It will be private sessions.
5-July 4th, 2013 at 5pm is the close for submissions. She will make the final choices and announce on July 12th, 2013.
We’re so excited about our first ever PawSafe Calendar. It features amazing canine models that were all adopted through PawSafe. Full color stunning photography was done by none other than Tina Quatroni from Petcha.
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We think supporters of PawSafe Animal Rescue and good old-fashioned dog lovers everywhere make great dog sitters. That’s why we’ve partnered with Rover.com on a new program called Sit a Dog, Save a Life™.
It’s a great way for dog lovers to raise money for PawSafe Animal Rescue, save dogs’ lives, and make some additional money for yourself.
Here’s how it works:
Sign up to become a dog sitter on Rover.com
As a Rover Dog sitter, you get to set your own rates and schedule and choose the dog(s) you want to care for. You can also choose to care for a dog in your own residence, or do some dog sitting at another’s home. Dog sitters on Rover.com typically make $25 to $50 per dog, per day, and no experience or licensing is necessary — just a love of dogs!
Supporters of PawSafe Animal Rescue can choose to donate a portion of their profits directly to PawSafe Animal Rescue. When you do this, your Rover profile will display a “PawSafe Animal Rescue Donor” badge, so that others can see that you are committed to supporting their organization and help make life worth barking about for our canine friends (note: Rover.com will deduct your donation from your sitter profits and send it directly to PawSafe Animal Rescue).
Find great dog sitters on Rover.com
By utilizing great local pet sitters who’ve decided to donate to PawSafe Animal Rescue, you will help our efforts to save dogs’ lives in our area. Go to Rover.com, select your zip code, and look for Rover sitters with the “PawSafe Animal Rescue Donor” badge!
So if you’re looking to turn your love of dogs into support for PawSafe Animal Rescue, try dog sitting at Rover.com. And if you’re looking for a dog sitter, check out a caring Rover.com dog sitter who has pledged to donate a portion of their profits to PawSafe Animal Rescue. We’d really appreciate it!
Please note: In order for PawSafe Animal Rescue to receive charitable donations from Rover dog sitters, payments for dog sitter services must be booked and transacted on the Rover.com website.
Join the PawSafe crew as we become your waitstaff for a delicious and fun filled lunch at Biscotti’s in New Fairfield on March 31st! Bring the friends and family and help us raise funds for a shelter. $6.00 of every meal purchased will be donated to our cause. So enjoy lunch and know that you are supporting a great cause at the same time.