In November, we heard about this great pet bed donation program for rescues and shelters sponsored by Animal Rescue Aid. We were getting the indoor kennel ready for the winter and wanted to provide some comfy beds for our dogs during those long days they had to stay indoors in their crates. We have several seniors, so we really wanted to make sure they would be comfortable. We started a drive here on our website and on our Facebook drive and boom! Within a few weeks, we had reached our goal of 20.
It took the beds a few weeks to arrive, but they showed up on our doorstep a couple of weeks ago. One of our volunteers was nice enough to put all of them together, and we gave them to the dogs this past weekend. Even though they are the small size, they turned out to be too large for the crates, but that’s OK: The pups now have a comfy, dry, off-ground alternative in their outdoor kennels when they don’t want to be cooped up in their houses.
Oddly enough, some of the seniors who we really wanted them for are still trying to figure them out. The younger dogs took to them right away and loved them. We guess what they say about the younger generation being lazy is true. 🙂 The beds are made of tough, easy-to-clean material and should last these guys and gals a good while.
Keepin’ it Goin’
If you were not able to participate in the first round, but would like to donate a bed (they have increased from $15 to $17.50/apiece), we are going to keep it going. We are hoping to add more kennels soon and will need them. To donate a bed, simply follow this link. Scroll all the way to the bottom, fill in the amount and add Georgia Jack Russell Adoption in the comments field. (That part is very important and or they won’t reach their destination.)
We would also encourage everyone to check with your county shelters and see if they could use them. The dogs often have to sleep on concrete floors in these facilities.
The Official Thank You’s
Thank you to the following for the pet donations. We are obviously missing some people (a third party handled all of the donations), so please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know who you are. We will be more than grateful to list you or even include you in the anonymous group, if that’s what you prefer. We just want to make sure everyone who gave is properly thanked.
- Pepper and Eddie, 2 beds
- Christine, Josh and Desmond Hoffman, 3 beds
- Sally Hall, Kim Davis and the four-pack Jacks, 4 beds
- Brodie, Benny and Brigit, 2 beds
- Anonymous donations, 2 beds
- Unaccounted for donations, 7 beds
Now here’s the real thank you – photos of the dogs enjoying their beds!