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Disaster Relief Grant from PEDIGREE -- Thursday April 1st, 2021
A DOGGIE 4 YOU Receives a $3,500 Disaster Relief Grant from PEDIGREE FOUNDATION Resulting From the February Historic Texas Weather Event
PIPE CREEK, TX April 1, 2021 — A DOGGIE 4 YOU, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dog rescue is proud to announce a recent $3,500 Disaster Relief Grant from the PEDIGREE Foundation for replacing vital pet medications, additional staffing, and assistance with utility bills caused by the historic February polar vortex weather event. A DOGGIE 4 YOU is extremely grateful to Deb Fair, Executive Director of the PEDIGREE Foundation, and her hard-working foundation staff for awarding the grant to help dogs be safe, cared for, well fed, and loved while waiting for their forever homes.
According to A DOGGIE 4 YOU Executive Director, Patricia Godkin, “The grant funds are being used to replace vital pet medications destroyed during the power outages, for around-the-clock staff during the historic polar vortex to ensure the rescued dogs’ health and welfare needs were met, and to assist in paying utility bills.” Ms. Godkin reported in addition to the 142 homeless dogs already at the rescue, A DOGGIE 4 YOU also provided indoor space for another 35 dogs from a local dog rescue with outdoor kennels. Then, just prior to the polar vortex’s arrival another unexpected 7 dogs arrived from the Texas Valley via an emergency transport van. The additional dogs meant 172 homeless dogs were sheltered at the Pipe Creek rescue for the duration of the extreme low temperatures, rolling and power outages while all efforts were being made to prevent the water and rescued dogs from freezing.
In late 2018, A DOGGIE 4 YOU purchased two modular buildings to transform their former outdoor kennels for 150 dogs into indoor/outdoor kennels with expanded space for up to 200 dogs. The capital campaign continues even though the COVID pandemic tripled the price of construction materials and slowed public donations due to unemployment. To make a donation to the rescue or for more information about A DOGGIE 4 YOU, visit: www.adoggie4you.org or www.facebook.com/10thlifesurgicalcenter.
About PEDIGREE Foundation
We believe every dog deserves a loving, forever home. PEDIGREE Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to help end pet homelessness. Nearly 3.5 million dogs end up in shelters and rescues every year, and nearly half never find a home. The foundation was established in 2008 by Mars Petcare, maker of PEDIGREE® food for dogs, to help increase dog adoption rates. We’ve awarded more than 5,750 grants and $9 million to U.S. shelters and rescues that help dogs in need. At PEDIGREE Foundation, we’re working toward a day when all dogs are safe, secure, cared for, fed well and loved. See how you can help: www.PEDIGREEFoundation.org.
WHO TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS?? -- Wednesday March 10th, 2021
As the weathermen warned about the historic low temperatures approaching the beautiful Texas Hill Country, A Doggie 4 You prepared for the snow and cold….or so we thought! Next, A Doggie 4 You housed 35 additional dogs at our indoor, heated shelter buildings for another dog rescue with only outdoor kennels. Then, an additional 7 dogs arrived from the Valley on an emergency transport just before the storm hit. Last, little did we know the Texas electric grid was soon doomed to almost complete failure!
US newscasters reported the historic results of the long power outages, followed by rolling power outages which resulted in plumbing issues. Water pipes burst, damages to property ensued, deaths due to hyperthermia, and no water service for millions of Texans and their pets continued for weeks on end! Texas homes and buildings are not constructed to withstand the extended historic low temperatures.
A Doggie 4 You is incredibly thankful the PETFINDER FOUNDATION came to our aid when recently awarding our rescue a $2,000 Disaster Emergency Grant to replace the stockpile of dog food and puppy pads lost due to water damage. The PETFINDER FOUNDATION grant also provided funds to assist with the utility bill during the historic low temperatures. All of the dogs were safe under the watchful eye of round-the-clock rescue staff ensuring all dogs were fed, water bowls were not frozen, had clean kennels, and were getting exercise during the extreme weather event. Thank you again to Petfinder Foundation for assisting in our time of need!
Peterson Foundation Grant -- Tuesday October 20th, 2020
We are excited to share some great news with our rescue friends. The HAL and CHARLIE PETERSON FOUNDATION recently awarded our rescue a $30,000 grant to assist with the portable buildings for our rescued dogs! With their generous 30K grant we are able to finish the Puppy Building and the Main Dog Rescue Building #1. When finished, we will host an Open House for the public.
We are tremendously grateful to their Board Members for helping make our dreams come true! We wish to thank Brian Oehler, the Hall and Charlie Peterson Foundation's General Manager for taking time to visit our rescue. We enjoyed meeting and showing him how far the rescue has come since purchasing the buildings in late 2018.
2020 ORVIS ANIMAL CARE GRANT -- Sunday September 27th, 2020
A DOGGIE 4 YOU proudly announces receipt of the 2020 ORVIS ANIMAL CARE GRANT of $1,000! This award purchases a number of items to keep our rescued dogs happy by supplying them with mental and physical enrichment while waiting for their forever homes. Our Enrichment Program has 3 parts: Agility, Music, and Toys.
AGILITY: Agility gets rid of a dog’s excess energy while being a confidence-booster for shy dogs. Running through a course that involves passing over and through a variety of obstacles challenges a dog’s mind and body. Involving our rescued dogs in agility will strengthen their muscles, improve coordination, and keep them fit.
MUSIC: Pamela Fisher, DVM, is a holistic vet and founder of the Rescue Animal Mp3 Project, a nonprofit organization that distributes free music-loaded Mp3 players to animal shelters across the US. She uses music specifically composed to promote relaxation in the animals and their human companions. Dogs show signs of reduced anxiety and anxiety-related behaviors such as barking, scratching, pacing and whining when listening to the music. Aggressive animals have mellowed, traumatized dogs seem less fearful, and storm-phobic dogs are noticeably calmer. Shelter workers have even noticed the animals’ physical improvements in the form of increased appetites and speeded recoveries from injuries and illness.
TOYS: Who doesn’t like to play? Stuffed toy animals, pull toys, toys to fetch, and even a bubble making machine for the dogs to chase and pop bubbles are coming to A Doggie 4 You. There are a few comforting, snuggle-worthy dog dolls with a heartbeat sound to calm dogs experiencing separation anxiety. 10th Life Surgical Center dba A DOGGIE $ YOU wishes to gratefully than the PETFINDER FOUNDATION as well as ORVIS for making this grant possible for our rescued dogs! Happy dogs, happy staff, happy lives abound thanks to Petfinder Foundation. @petfinder foundation.
GREATER GOOD and WAHL (pet products)!! -- Tuesday September 8th, 2020
Thank you GREATER GOOD and WAHL (pet products)!! As part of ongoing efforts to improve adoption rates through grooming and positive photography
http://www.GreatGood.org assisted Wahl, pet products division, to award 100 in-kind grants of grooming supplies to US shelters and rescues. A DOGGIE 4 YOU was awarded one of product grants consisting of multiple dog brushes and several dog towels to transform our rescued dogs into adoptable beauties. THANK YOU GREATER GOOD & WAHL!
BISSELL PET FOUNDATION and our Rat Terriers -- Thursday September 3rd, 2020
A Doggie 4 You is very thankful to the BISSELL PET FOUNDATION and CATHY BISSELL for awarding our rescue with a generous $2,500 emergency grant award to assist with the medical needs for the 25 rat terriers recently rescued from the hoarding situation near San Antonio. The money will go a long way to assist getting these sweet dogs ready for their forever homes. When the call for action was sent, the BISSELL PET FOUNDATION and CATHY BISSELL did not hesitate to offer assistance. A Doggie 4 You is very grateful they saw the need and filled the void. Thank you
SWEET MOLLY MALONE CHALLENGE GRANT -- Wednesday June 17th, 2020
After a week of bad news we finally have some GREAT news to share. On St. Patrick's Day we began the SWEET MOLLY MALONE CHALLENGE GRANT to raise $10,000 in public donations in 90 days. If so, a very generous, anonymous donor would match up to $10,000 funded through the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country.
T hanks to everyone who donated we received the additional 10K during these hard times when money is scarce! Our followers are AMAZING and surprised the donor with how quickly we were able to meet the challenge ahead of the mid-June deadline. A Doggie 4 You is extremely grateful to the donor as well as the donations from each and everyone of you who contributed to the challenge via Facebook, Paypal, Venmo, checks, and cash.
In memory of the donor's dog, Molly Malone, we are able to continue our lifesaving efforts at the rescue. Molly is in Heaven, but she remains in our rescue's hearts forever. Thank you Sweet Molly Malone for your generosity! We love you!
San Antonio Area Foundation -- Friday June 5th, 2020
A Doggie 4 You is extremely grateful in May to receive a $10,000 2020 Animal Services Annual Responsive Operating Expense Grant with funds from The Aid to Helpless Animals Trust of the San Antonio Area Foundation . This is the first grant our rescue has received from the Foundation. We are very thankful for the assistance the funds provide to assist A Doggie 4 You to rescue and rehabilitate more homeless dogs in our community. Learn more about the Foundation at www.saafdn.org .
Petsmart Adoption Grant -- Tuesday December 10th, 2019
With a $19,725 adoption grant , the organization will provide care for homeless dogs in need of wellness services and a forever home with funds supporting construction of the electrical grid which will provide power for the rescue’s modular buildings while providing power to the new bathing station and appliances. A dog grooming tub and commercial washer and dryer will be purchased with the grant funds—items crucial to help thousands of homeless San Antonio area dogs receive a proper grooming to put their ‘best paw forward’ at future adoption events
“A Doggie 4 You has saved the lives of countless dogs and continues to be an invaluable resource for the San Antonio pet community,” said Heidi Fulcher, associate relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “With increased capacity for care, it’s our hope many more dogs get the opportunity to go to loving homes, especially for the holidays.”
Pedigree Foundation Transportation Grant -- Friday December 6th, 2019
Placing animals in loving homes is our top priority. From time to time one of our fur-babies is simply not chosen, regardless of how many adoption events he/she attends. In the meantime folks in other parts of the country are begging for loving pups. We are thrilled that the Pedigree Foundation recognizes the need for transporting these babies and has giving us a $1000 grant to help pay our transport fees.
Thank you Max and Neo Again -- Friday December 6th, 2019
Thank you once again for our wonderful gift from Max and Neo. We love getting these surprise boxes of goodies and appreciate all this company does to support over 3500 rescues around the country.
Onshore Foundation Grant -- Wednesday October 30th, 2019
A Dog gie 4 You would like to thank the On Shore Foundation for their generous donation to our building fund.
Bissell Pet Foundation Spay/Neuter Grant -- Saturday December 15th, 2018
We are so excited and grateful to have been awarded a grant from the Bissell Pet Foundation supporting the spay/neuter of 150 rescued dogs over the next year! We appreciate their recognition of our mission and our efforts to save as many dogs as possible.
We love Max and Neo....thank you, thank you -- Thursday December 13th, 2018
Tomorrow we are shipping our last set of Xmas donation boxes. This is our biggest weekly shipment with 553 rescues on the list.
It's been a long 5 weeks packing all these boxes, but we know that they are all going to great rescues that are helping so many dogs.
This is our last donation for 2018. We are going to take two weeks off for the holidays and get back on it in January. In 2018 we shipped about 5500 total donation boxes.
Thank you for spreading the word as our rescue list has grown by 180 rescues in the last 4 weeks! We are eager to begin helping them in 2019.
Here are the 500+ rescues getting donations tomorrow:
AND SO MANY MORE.......
Thank you for our recent donations -- Wednesday December 5th, 2018
Some of our biggest needs helped by your generosity!
THANK YOU to everyone who helped us raise money for A Doggie 4 You. We raised $475 on our Facebook fundraiser and $150 in cash donations. We also collected some blankets, towels, and bleach. Recently, 4 pallets of dog food was donated so we decided to split the money on both dog food and much needed cleaning supplies.
Z's Rescue and Relocation - Our gratitude is beyond words! -- Friday November 30th, 2018
A Doggie 4 You is soooo appreciative to Z's Rescue and Relocation for their generous donation of their ambulance outfitted for safe dog transport and for their commercial dog washing station. They chose us because they support our mission and the work we are doing. Thank you is just not enough!
Thank you Petsmart Charities -- Wednesday August 23rd, 2017
EXCITING UPDATE!!! We just received a generous donation of pet food from PetSmart’s Buy A Bag, Give A Meal program. Many thanks to our friends at PetSmart and PetSmart Charities for the help they have provided to us and other shelters like ours. Learn more at petsmart.com/giveameal
Thank you Rescue Bank ®, a program of GreaterGood.org for helping Petsmart make this happen. 10th Life Surgical Center dba A Doggie 4 You is very grateful.
Our partnership with Bissell.com -- Monday August 7th, 2017
Thank you to the Bissell Corporaton for their support to us and the pet rescue community in general. Go to their page bissell.com to learn more about their products as well as their foundation.
Thank you to Max and Neo leashes -- Saturday January 21st, 2017
Thank you so much for the donation of wonderful quality leashes. Learn mor about this wonderful company at maxandneo.com
Please help Gigi -- Sunday July 24th, 2016
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A Gift of Cement Dog Houses -- Thursday April 14th, 2016
We just had an awesome surprise. In December we adopted a puppy to the Macon family. I didn't realize this was the same family that I went to school with back in the late seventies. When they found out we were a 501(c)3, they offered us a great opportunity. We are now the proud owners of cement dog houses similar to the ones used by the government to house the working dogs. This is going to help us immensely and we can't thank the Macon and Tobin family enough for their generosity.
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