Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Vote for Your Favorite Shelter and Help Them Win a Grant!

I LOVE getting to post about these great contests! Just the other day, I posted about's contest. Unfortunately, Petfinder had to discontinue it's contest because some "enthusiastic" supporters figured out how to cheat the system. Instead, Petfinder will be giving away random prizes.

Anyway,, in conjunction with is sponsoring a GREAT contest called "America's Favorite Animal Shelter." All YOU have to do is VOTE for your favorite shelter! The organization with the most votes wins a $10,000.00 grant. In addition, each week, a random shelter will win $1,000.00.

Not only that, but the people who get the most other people to vote, i.e., the best "recruiters," will earn $50.00 gift certificates.

There's absolutely no excuse not to do this. All you have to do is vote.

Please click on the button below, then spread the word far and wide!

Once you've taken a moment to vote, email your friends and family, and start posting these buttons and banners on your website! Also, if you're not already a member of the community, consider joining. It's a wonderful place where caring people network to make the world a better place.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Senor Chow Fletcher Needs a Home

It always breaks my heart to see senior dogs dumped at shelters. After giving years and years of their loyalty, they are discarded like trash to die alone in a concrete run. With the economy in crisis, shelters are seeing more and more pets abandoned or turned-in when families lose their homes. Maybe this is what happened to this poor senior guy, Fletcher.

Fletcher A0953629 is a senior male Chow-Chow mix. He's currently located at the City of Los Angeles West LA Animal Shelter in Los Angeles, California. While the shelter works hard to find homes for all pets coming in through its doors, there simply are not enough homes for them all. Sadly, senior dogs like Fletcher are often overlooked by people looking to adopt.

If you are thinking about adopting a dog, please consider a senior dog. Seniors are often a better match for families than a puppy or young dog. Plus, you know you are helping a dog that needs your help the most, at a time in his life when he deserves a nice warm bed and a gentle hand.

If you are interested in adopting Fletcher A0953629, or know of a rescue group that has room for him, please contact the City of Los Angeles West LA Animal Shelter immediately. Fletcher's time is not unlimited!

City of Los Angeles West LA Animal Shelter
11950 Missouri Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (888) 452-7381
Hours: 8AM to 5PM, Tuesday though Saturday, 12PM to 4PM Sunday

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Vote to Help Your Favorite Shelter or Rescue Win a $5,000 Grant from Petfinder! has a really awesome program going on through October 1, 2008 to assist shelter and rescue organizations with disaster relief. Petfinder is giving away $1,000,000, yep that's ONE MILLION DOLLARS, worth of power generators to shelters and rescue organizations to help prepare for disasters.

In addition, is also giving away two $5,000.00 grants to two partner shelters or rescue organizations, and WE get to choose! Simply go to Petfinder's Pet Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Contest, select your favorite rescue organization or shelter, and VOTE! You can vote every day between today through October 1, 2008, so be sure to visit every day.

Kudos Petfinder and Honda!

Please help spread the word far and wide!

Now, off you go to vote! :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Special Offer for Shelters, Rescues, Fosters...Discounted Foster Dog T-Shirts

I've had this "Adopt Me, I'm a Foster Dog" dog t-shirt in my store, Reekoe's Room, for quite a long time, but today, I've decided to offer it at a special discount price to shelters, rescue organizations, and pet fosters.

I'm offering this foster dog shirt at BASE price, with no mark-up, in an effort to help rescue organizations, shelters, and fosters "advertise" their foster dogs. The price is $16.99, exclusive of any tax and/or shipping. This special price is ONLY available through this link.

Please feel free to pass this offer on to anyone you think might be interested.

Flipper and Suzie from Adopt-A-Pet Fargo-Moorhead Need Your Help

Flipper and Susie have been together for 13 years, but their companion can no longer take care of them, as he has needed to move to a nursing home. They did get to wish him well at the local VA Hospital before they moved in to their new Adopt-A-Pet foster home. Flipper and Susie are in great health; however they both need to have their teeth cleaned as well as have some teeth removed. As many dog and cat owners know, teeth cleaning and/or removal is not cheap. Adopt-A-Pet is trying to raise $500 to help cover the costs of the dental work for Flipper and Susie.

Please consider "chipping in" by donating through the Chip-In Widget below to help Adopt-A-Pet offset the costs of caring for these sweet senior pets while they wait to find their new forever home.

If you are not able to donate, please consider helping spread the word on your web page, your blog, your facebook page, or your myspace page.

Adopt-A-Pet of Fargo-Moorhead is a non-profit, completely volunteer-run organization with the primary goal of placing rescued pets in loving and responsible homes.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I'm Baaack!

WOW! It has been FOREVER since I posted! The end of May through the end of July were pretty crazy for me. I finished up with my last found of finals for law school, and then graduated mid-May! Yay! Done...FINALLY! Then, I worked part time and took a Bar-prep course for the next two months. Some serious full-time studying for two months. At the end of July, I took the Minnesota Bar Exam. I'll find out whether or not I passed at the beginning of October. Now that I'm done with the exam itself, I think the worst part is waiting to find out the results....keep your fingers crossed for me!!

Anyway, the last time I posted, I talked about my new foster kitty, Kirby. His personality has really started to shine! He is an absolute goof-ball, and he seems to have endless amounts of energy. His favorite past-times include harassing my older (fatter) cat, who is about triple Kirby's size, watching Chippies (chipmunks) out the window, killing toys, racing through the house going 900 miles an hour, and playing with water. About a week after Kirby came to our house, we discovered that the poor guy had a hernia. Well, several months later, it got larger, so we took him in for hernia repair surgery. He's almost all healed up now. He slowed down for a couple days immediately following the surgery, but it didn't take him long to get back up to full speed :)

Here's his picture :)

Click on Kirby's photo to see his Petfinder profile.

If you live in the Twin Cities Metro area, Kirby can be adopted through Second Chance Animal Rescue. Second Chance will be having its next adoption day on Saturday, September 6 at Petco in Roseville. Kirby will be there up for adoption :) Visit Second Chance Animal Rescue's website to see the schedule of adoption events.