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
From my mailbag today:
AKC Reunite is pleased to announce a second Challenge Grant has been created by the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Charitable Trust, which will match donations to AKC Reunite’s Pet Disaster Relief Fund dollar for dollar for a total amount of $10,000 from their trust to support efforts for the families and pets in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey. Continue reading AKC Reunite Announces Second Challenge Matching Grant to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve begun posting an adoptable dog from a shelter each Sunday. It’s true that one of the biggest needs shelters have is for people to foster and adopt the dogs they have in their care. However, if you can’t adopt a dog, there are many other ways you can help your local shelter. Here’s our list of the top ten things they need. Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Shelter Donation Needs
Well, doggies.com fans, I’ve gotta say, I’m a bit disappointed. I think you might be too when I show you the results of the last two Saturday surveys.
Continue reading Report on Dog Shelter Surveys
Last week’s survey about adopting from dog shelters drew our biggest response ever, so I had to ask the follow-up question: Do you donate to dog shelters? Since so many of you say you adopt, I’m curious as to the payback ratio!
What a great story! (And perfect timing, since this is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month.)
Blackie, a 3-year old Labrador retriever mix was turned over to the Edmonton Humane Society last May when his guardians couldn’t afford the $3,500 surgery he needed to repair his back leg. The people had paid for similar surgery on his other leg, but apparently just couldn’t swing it twice. (Who could???)
Anyways, the shelter was afraid that a new adoptive family would be tough to find, given that the new guardians would have to foot the bill for the surgery. They were just sure they’d have to put the dog down.
But, lo and behold, the good people of Edmonton came through, donating enough to the shelter’s sick and injured animal fund to pay for the surgery. Blackie had his operation at the end of August and has been recovering in a foster home. He was put up for adoption today – no word yet on who the lucky adoptive family is.
I told you it was a great story!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
[Picture credit: David Bloom / Sun Media]
The Wag, Inc., purveyor of fine leather goods for dogs, recently announced its campaign to raise funds for two dog-related charities: National Service Dogs in Canada and the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation in the US. For every item sold via their internet site, The Wag will donate two dollars to each of the charities.
Many of us think that shelters only need our money, and although that does make the list, it is often tough to fit that into the monthly budget. How about checking out the list below. Maybe you can make a difference in another way?