~ A New Concept
of March 2008
says, "Click here to make a tax deductible donation.
The Enrichment Center
Place to Dig, Swim, Climb, Slide, Sniff, Herd, &
Donations and volunteers are needed.
you help us with fencing; mulch; gravel; a fountain;
Make a Dog's Day ~ Be a Volunteer!
looking for people who would enjoy coming out to spend time with the dogs.
lots of space to play and go for walks,
also love help with bathing and brushing to keep everyone looking their best.
Our dogs are friendly, happy and healthy, and we are truly a no-kill sanctuary.
Any time you could volunteer would be greatly appreciated!
The Dogs Are Waiting!
M - S: 10 am - 6 pm
We Desperately Need Financial Support & "Stuff"
Do you like
to build things? The dogs would love more agility-type equipment.
The Dog of the Month Club
Your $15 a Month Tax-Deductible* Membership,
Post photos & videos of the dog being honored each month
Tell you his story ~ how he came to be with us,
Let you know about
all the special things we're able to do for her
Give you an open invitation to come visit & spend time with the
Please Join Today!
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614/774-3472
* as soon as our 501(c)(3) is approved
Dog~Mothers & Doggy~Daddys
Pick a Dog & Make a Monthly Donation Toward His or Her Care!
Find Out All About "Your Dog"
as Often as You'd Like ~ Go For Walks or Rides or Take a Dip in the Pond
Send or Bring Toys & Treats
Get Pictures & Monthly Updates
Contact Us at email@example.com & We'll Tell You More
Enrich a Dog's Life ~ We'll Make It Easy & Fun!
began, unofficially, in early 1992, with my first visit to a shelter.
wound up coming home with a
first few strays I took in were great dogs, and I was sure
I found out pretty quickly that,
started snips in 1999, hoping that being an "official"
did, but it also let more people know that I would take in unwanted dogs...
ever since, the number of dogs living with me, now us, has grown
every dog we've placed in a new home
be honest, some could have been adopted but weren't
take in as many of those dogs as we can,
We also usually have five or six who have been pulled from kill shelters
always funded all of our rescue ourselves - vet bills, food,
worked well - especially since Pawsitive Energy has been
this past summer, I started getting some ideas
I started thinking about new directions we could take
though it would be great to offer something that
came up with a plan to build a place for them to explore,
got a group of like minded people together to
big part of the plan had to include ideas for funding, and,
are very lucky to know some great people who happen to be attorneys
of right now, we're waiting for approval. As soon as we
And that's just the beginning...
The Difference Between
Rescues, Shelters, Humane Societies, & Dog Pounds
often have to justify a decision regarding placement to
you've been frustrated in your dealings with a rescue,
are generally staffed by volunteers who care for the dogs
organizations specialize in a particular breed or type of dog,
For several reasons, the process of adopting a dog from a rescue
are often "limited admission," which means that when
are all generally "no kill,"
of the many benefits of adopting a dog from a rescue
though most rescues accept donations
These are the dogs who most other organizations would not help.
hard not to get personally involved with our dogs. We know
feel that this is the best way to be able to place a dog with the person
is also why
the promise that we make to our dogs. And it's the only way
Some, generally what we think of as dog pounds,
dog pounds have no spay/neuter policy,
and other publicly funded organizations will accept all dogs
require that the person who brings the dog pay a fee
pounds have a very high rate of euthanasia.
euthanize all dogs of certain breeds, most often
Often, the methods used are extremely painful, frightening, and inhumane.
societies and shelters will often,
utilize volunteers and foster families, and house some or
will not place dogs who are not yet spayed or neutered,
require that the dog be returned to
shelters and humane societies euthanize dogs,
organization has its place, and each of us, as individuals,
feel very strongly that no healthy animal brought into the
believe that the resources are out there,
The Life of a snips Dog
They Have It Tough...
treats, all natural foods & treats, supplements,
indoor and outdoor playtimes a day ~ with a variety of friends whenever possible,
is tracked for each dog,
conditioned kennels with Nylabones and other toys,
Company/attention from 6/7 am - 10/11 pm each day, 365 days a year
Aromatherapy and calming music around the clock
natural environment. No chemicals in, on, or around dogs
holistic and conventional veterinary care