Category Archives: Dog Charities

Spay Neuter Grants Available

Many golden retriever puppy lovely in a gold basket

If you work for or have a soft spot for spay / neuter programs, you need to know that PetSmart Charities is accepting applications for spay/neuter program grants during the month of August.

Acceptable uses for the grant money include:
Clinic improvement/equipment (under $50,000)
Mobile spay/neuter clinics (under $50,000)
Subsidized spay/neuter programs
TNR programs
University spay/neuter programs
Municipal shelter pet spay/neuter

Apply at PetSmart Charities.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Hurry! Voting Closes at 3 pm on May 3rd!


Sorry for the short notice, but I just received this from our friends at Pets for Patriots.

They are asking that we vote for Jameson as an Emerging Hero in the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Voting ends today at 3pm Eastern!

Despite the cruelty inflicted upon him as a young pup Jameson has triumphed. Adopted by one of the responding police officers the night he was brutalized, he now teaches children to be kind to animals and collects donated items for various animal welfare organizations.

Vote now!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Toy Poodles Rescued from Hoarder

HARTYesterday HART was able to help FIFTEEN more toy poodles out of the hoarding situation they’ve been trying to alleviate throughout the past several months. Most of the dogs are very timid and unsure of their surroundings right now, and will take some time to warm up to people.

The dogs are still adjusting to the incredible turn their lives have taken. They’re at the vet’s office receiving their vaccines, being fixed, and groomed (most had terrible mats that needed shaved).

HART is planning on having the ones who aren’t as timid at their ADOPTION EVENT this Saturday at the South Lebanon Petsmart from 12-3pm. If you’re interested in one of these little guys, you can fill out an online adoption application.

Kudos to Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Cincinnati for taking in these poor dogs.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Lutheran Church Charities Sends Comfort Dogs to Umpqua Community College

UCC Strong

From Lutheran Church Charities: While the story [of the UCC shooting in Roseburg, Oregon] was just being reported, LCC received a call from the Northwest District Disaster Response Coordinator, The Rev. Ron Norris, requesting the deployment of our LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in response to this horrific mass shooting.

Following that initial call, the president of the Northwest District, Rev. Paul A. Linnemann, invited the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers to Oregon to assist their district with reaching those who are in need, with the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ.

The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Teams had traveled from four different states the previous 48 hours to reach Roseburg Oregon. Monday, the team met at 7:30am and started the day with devotions and prayer still awaiting God’s plan for the day. God’s call came at 8am through Pastor Sarkissian of Green Community Church. He would meet the K-9 team at Umpqua Community College as they wanted the Comfort Dogs present when the faculty and staff returned in the morning and the students were invited back at 1pm to retrieve lost articles from the day of the shootings.

When the team arrived, they were led into the center of the campus with their vehicles and given a briefing of what would be going on in the college that day. Veterans from the veteran center, the acting college President, the Sherriff, and the students all arrived shortly after the faculty.

Words cannot describe how strong the emotions were. One by one people recalled the accounts of the day while they petted the dogs. Remembering each minute, where they were and what they heard or saw. Heartbreaking, heroic, and lasting memories. The 6 K-9 teams responded with love and prayer which was so appreciated.

What a wonderful ministry!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Bailey’s Travels

Photo courtesy Pilots N Paws


What do you do when you receive an e-mail like this one? “The director of volunteer services at a local hospice in Pittsburgh, contacted me this morning. He was inquiring about a situation he is trying to deal with. A gentleman came to Pittsburgh from Florida for a liver transplant. Long story short, he now has cancer and is terminal and is in hospice/palliative care.

His dog (Bailey) is still in Florida.

It is this gentleman’s last wish to have his Bailey back by his side as it is now apparent that he will not be returning to Florida.”

If you’re Liz Bondarek, Volunteer Transport Coordinator for Pilots N Paws, you simply send out an e-mail and wait for the replies to flood in. It took at least four different flights and four incredibly helpful pilots, but Bailey finally made it to his dad’s side to offer comfort in his final days.

Read the whole story and see tons more pictures on the Pilots N Paws site.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!