Category Archives: Dog Charities

Shelter Bowl IV

shelter bowlIn honor of the big game this week, GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank is celebrating our fourth annual Shelter Bowl.

Help us meet our goal of $20,000 to provide nutritious pet food to shelter animals all across the United States.

Food is one of the most vital needs for animal shelters and rescues. It’s also the largest expense for many of these organizations, but more money spent on food means less funding for other life-saving programs for the animals in their care. Continue reading Shelter Bowl IV

Remember Me Thursday Encourages Dog Adoption

Animal lovers around the world are uniting on September 27th, for the global movement known as Remember Me Thursday. We will light candles to shine a light on those waiting in shelters and rescues, and to remember those who have tragically lost their lives in shelters while hoping to find a home and family of their own. Help raise awareness! Light a candle of remembrance and post a photo using the hashtags #RememberTheRescue #RememberMeThursday. Together we can help make a difference and get the world talking about pet adoption.

What will you do tomorrow to help dogs get adopted?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Chicago Honors K-9 Force

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Chicago police officer and artist Peter Bucks stands behind the police dog art piece he created during a press conference Jan. 24, 2017. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)

Will you be anywhere near The Windy City this summer? The Chicago Tribune reports The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is backing a public art initiative called K-9s for Cops to bring 200 German shepherd statues to the Magnificent Mile and other locations from July 23rd to Labor Day.

The 54-inch statues will be made of fiberglass, designed and painted by local artists in collaboration with sponsors. After Labor Day, the statues will be auctioned off to benefit both the memorial foundation and PAWS Chicago, where the money will be used for a spay / neuter initiative. A similar project featuring Horses of Honor several years ago netted $480,000.

Can’t wait to see it!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Tuesday Top Ten: Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill

I Do Not Have Enough Money Looking for a last minute way to create a charitable deduction for your taxes? This may be the last year ever that you will be able to use donations as a way to lower your tax bill. Check out our top ten list of the items most needed by shelters and rescue organizations. Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill

AKC Humane funds donated to help animal organizations with disaster relief efforts

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In support of the people and pets affected by the recent natural disasters around the country, the AKC Humane Fund has donated $40,000, through its “Sandy Fund,” to four separate animal organizations. The donations of $10,000 each were made to The Sato Project, The Houston SPCA, Napa Humane, Sonoma Humane Society.

The AKC Humane Fund’s “Sandy Fund” allows AKC clubs and affiliated organizations to provide assistance for pets and their owners in their own communities during a time of disaster and in the aftermath.

“The recent natural disasters have left several animal organizations with significant needs to keep pets housed and safe,” said Doug Ljungren, President of the AKC Humane Fund. “These four organizations have been working diligently to protect the welfare of pets during these disasters. We at the AKC Humane Fund, will continue to do everything we can to support relief efforts in the aftermath of these events.”
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Help Purina Support Hurricane Relief for Dogs

Dog walking with umbrella after autumn rain

Do you spend much time on social media? Post what you’re thankful for about your dog, using #DogThanking and @Purina to help support dogs impacted by this year’s hurricane season.

From now until 11:59 p.m. CT on November 26, 2017, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (“Purina”) will donate $1.00 to GreaterGood.org for each original post shared on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram that uses #DogThanking and tags @Purina, up to a maximum total donation of $50,000.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!