Petco Grant Opportunity
Help Make All Shepherd Rescue‘s Holiday Wishes Come True.
Adopters are invited to share how their adopted pet changed their life for a chance to win a $100,000 grant award for the animal welfare group they adopted from and a $1,000 Petco gift card for themselves!
The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting Holiday Wishes in the form of more than $750,000 in grant awards to qualified animal welfare organizations. This contest is designed to help the animal welfare organizations save more lives during the holidays and year round. All Shepherd Rescue has the opportunity to receive the grand prize of a $100,000 grant, or a series of finalist awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Anyone who has adopted a pet can submit a story to the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign, giving the organization they adopted from a chance to win one of several grant awards. A full list of prizes is available at http://www.petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes.
All Shepherd Rescue is asking any person or family who has adopted a pet from the organization to share their story to give All Shepherd Rescue the opportunity to win a Holiday Wishes grant. Petco will also award the person who submits the winning story a $1,000 Petco gift card, giving them the chance to spoil their adopted pet. People who adopted a pet through All Shepherd Rescue are invited to share a story of how the love of their adopted pet brings more joy to their life each day, and how the love of their pet changes their life in a big or small way and makes it better (limit 500 words). Submissions should include photos and/or video that help tell the story. The deadline to submit stories for a Holiday Wishes grant is October 15, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Adopters are encouraged to visit holidaywishes.fluidreview.com for more information and to get started as soon as possible. The winning organizations and their featured pets will be announced in December. For more information about the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes campaign visit holidaywishes.fluidreview.com.
Please use contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org when you submit your story.
Poem by Susan A. Jackson
“Dogs, lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and the mistakes we make because of those illusions.”
― Dean Koontz, The Darkest Evening of the Year
Below are some Maryland organizations that are working to help those suffering from domestic violence protect themselves and their pets.
Program: Safe House Program
Organization: House of Ruth Maryland
Contact: Janice Miller, Director of Clinical Services
2201 Argonne Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-889-0840 (administrative line) or 410-889-7884 (24-hour hotline)
Program: Domestic Abuse Assistance
Organization: Cecil County SPCA, Inc.
Contact: Jeanne Deeming, Executive Director (have a social worker contact the SPCA to make arrangements)
3280 Augustine Herman Hwy.
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
410-398-9555 or 410-885-2342
Partnering organization: Cecil County Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center
Contact: Debby Chapin, Domestic Violence Advocate
P.O. Box 2137
Elkton, MD 21922
410-996-0333 (24-hour hotline)
Program: Pet Safe Project
Organization: Domestic Violence Center of Howard County
5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21045
410-997-0304(administrative line) or 410-997-2272 / 800-752-0191(24-hour hotlines)
Program: Safe Pet Sheltering Program
Organization: Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence
Contact: Jeanne Yeager, Executive Director
P.O. Box 5
Denton, MD 21629
410-479-1149 (administrative line) or 800-927-4673 (24-hour hotline)
Program: Safe Haven for Pets
Organization: SARC-Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center
Contact: Amber Guthrie, Safe House Supervisor
P.O. Box 1207
Bel Air, MD 21014
Organization: TurnAround, Inc.
Contact: Intake Coordinator
401 Washington Ave.
Towson, MD 2120
For other states please click here.
If you are a member of another organization that is working to end the abuse and have resources for those with pets, please contact us so that we may update our list.
Another one finds a home…another one finds a home…Yay yaaaaa. All right!
Another successful Courtesy Post listing. We are happy to report that Koda has found a new home. Good luck to Koda and his new family.
Hunt Valley Pet Valu was a lot of Fun!
ASR at PetValu Hunt Valley Towne Center
Lots of people, dogs, a few cats (cat rescue was there, too – as well as a bully breed rescue)……….Cats relocated because the barking scared them half to death …..All in all it was a fantastic day! Bright, sunny, windy and a little nippy – but doable – We were all outside as this was a grand opening and they had lots going on. Hot coffee, muffins, cookies and drinks were provided for all…..It was great!
How do you do? Pleasure to meet you.
Our representative dogs – Greta and Storm rocked! Both were beautiful and well behaved, and got lots of attention. Many thanks to Patty and Gary……Patty was the perfect hostess and Gary was a real trooper and brought Storm.
Storm being the gentleman at the new Hunt Valley PetValu
Not every one is a fan of doggie kisses…
“Looks like you’ve got a little jelly on your face…let me get that for you.”
Come join us for SANTA PHOTOS on December 14, 2013
For $10 you will receive a color photo set in a festive holiday frame. Additional color photos of your entire family will be available for purchase.
Stop in to meet some of the volunteers, learn more about our rescue and help out some homeless dogs!
You are welcome to be in the picture with your pet.
We encourage you to make this a family photo!
All proceeds will benefit All Shepherd Rescue!
Your Pet(s) Photo Taken with SANTA PAWS
For a $10.00 donation, you will receive
A Print in a Festive, Holiday Frame
4 PHOTOS ON A CD
You can get both a picture CD and one print for the discount price of $15!
Come and have your pet’s picture taken in plenty of time to use for your holiday card! People are also welcome to have their photos taken with their pets.
Several dates and locations available:
(Scroll over location name for map)
Annapolis PetValu – November 23, 2013 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Annapolis, MD
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard – December 7, 2013 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Dickerson, MD
Tecla’s K9 Academy – December 8, 2013 – 11:00 – 4:00 pm – Ellicott City, MD
Hunt Valley Towne Center – December 14, 2014 – 11:00 – 4:00 pm – Cockeysville, MD
Arko is a young male seeking a new home.