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Donations To Rescues

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by mr.stitches, Jul 8, 2009.


  1. mr.stitches

    mr.stitches PetForums VIP

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    Hi All

    In August it will have been a year since we got Pippin. So im going to donate food/blankets etc to our local rescue. Do any of you with rescue dogs do anything like this?

    Thanks
     
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    Ha ha! Yes, I did but only the once. I went back to the centre I got Selma and Patty from on their first anniversary, I took all my family's old bedding/towels/pillows and as much food as I could afford. I also took a photo diary of their new lives but unfortunately it was a staff training day so I had to leave it all on the doorstep!

    Good for you, I'm sure they'll be very grateful ;)
     
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    How typical! I hope they appreciated the things! I best check that before I go up there!
     
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    I donate money to the ISPCA which is where I got Monty from & then at Christmas I spend lots of monty buying calenders, cards etc & also buying the "feed a dog for a month" stuff!!!
     
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    i always get things for rescues. i also go on my local freecycle and put wanted dog items for rescue. also i have asked my local pet shop if they wouldnt mind putting a box in their shop ofr people buying new collars leads etc for their dogs to donate their old ones
     
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    mr.stitches PetForums VIP

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    Thats a great idea for donating old ones, I like that!:D
     
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    That is a brilliant idea! My friend is just about to open a specialist large/giant breed pet shop, so I'll talk her into doing the same :D
     
  8. Yes ! I do! the shelter many of you know! are often appealing for various items! There is a local warehouse near us (mainly junk) but they have some great collar/lead offers, purchased 15 sets recently and sent those down!
    regards
    DT
     
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    OOO, id love to open a specialist pet shop, I bet your friend will do really well. I should think that trying to buy certain things for a large breed dog is similar to buying things for people with long legs!:D
     
  10. Long tall sally for the humans springs to mind!
    Maybe we can think of a apt name for a specialist dog goodies store!
    lol
    DT
     
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    mr.stitches PetForums VIP

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    Hey, we could be in the money here people!
     
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    alphadog PetForums VIP

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    Long Tall Sally is a real shop, did you know? Hope I haven't burst your creative bubble!!

    My friend's planning on ''Whiskers n Tails'' (she'll have a grooming parlour attached to the shop) which I think is a bit naff, I'm sure we can do better than that!
    :p
     
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    None of my current dogs are rescues but I certainly donate items to our local shelter. Food, blankets, dog and cat toys etc.

    One of the best things to donate is your time. People who can exercise dogs to give them a break from the kennels. Others who can socialise kittens and cats or spend time sitting with an abused dog and teaching it not all humans are scary.

    When I worked in Welfare we had several families (mum, dad & children) who came on Christmas morning with wrapped gifts and treats for the unwanted animals. With some it was a family tradition and they came every year. It was a wonderful lesson in giving and caring for all concerned.
     
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    we certainly do appreciate it!!!we are always desperate for blankets,sheets and towels,as well as toys,collars etc,most people leave them after hours so we can`t thankthem personally,but without their generosity we would be very stuck especially in the winter months when we go through more blankets.
    we currently have an appeal for bright paint and flowers as we are trying to brighten the place up a bit
     
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    yep,i donate all the time,i also foster and take in lrg breeds although i did foster a chihuahua over christmas,hes in a lovely new home now,got to see him the other weekend at a fund raising show,its lovely to meet up with dogs ive rehomed,i had 8 lrg breeds up until last year,all rescues,hugos the only one left out of the original gang,hes 7 now,claudes the latest 10 mths old :D
     
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    mr.stitches PetForums VIP

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    Id love to work in a rescue.
     
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    Very good of you, i meself in these poor times (unemployed) spend 1-2 hours daily at a distant shelter (long evening walk) to scoop poop and clean the dogs etc. so their not poopy but shiny and hot wen potential new owners arrive. I'm loving it, and my dog can't live without saying hello each day. :D
     
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    mr.stitches PetForums VIP

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    :DYou sound more dedicated to me!

    Id love to be involved daily in a rescue, seeing in new dogs, matching them with potential owners etc...maybe one day!

    The rescue im giving too has asked for food and tuggie toys, so im on the search for decent but cheap tug toys! I just think that all the dogs in rescues deserve to have a home, where they can be part of daily life, people making tea, having a play in the garden, relaxing on the sofa
     
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    The greyhound group we adopted from has an annual sponsored walk, dog show & christmas fete that we go along to and spend our pennies at.

    I also volunteer at the odd meet & greet where the public can fuss the dogs, learn more about the breed and raise funds at the same time. If the kennels were closer i'd probably get more involved.
     
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    Man how i see at it its the thought. Even 1£ or euro a month helps. :)
     
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