2016 Blind Dog Rescue Alliance April Monthly News Letter

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We are a 501 (c) 3 group of volunteers spread throughout the United States and Canada dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired dogs.

In this issue:

Top Paw Volunteer
Happy Tails
Fundraiser Focus
Upcoming Events
Rainbow Bridge

Volunteer Extraordinaire: Gladys DiCanio

Congratulations to Gladys DiCanio, the new BDRA Top Paw Volunteer. Gladys received multiple nominations and nominators wrote that “Gladys does a ton of events all year round. Between April and Oct she can do upwards of 20 events. She does a monthly event at her local pet store all year round. Gladys also handles event items and gets them out to whomever needs them.”

‘’Gladys is a wonderful representative of BDRA at the meets and greets at various pet stores. Gladys shares information and stories about her experiences with dogs both blind and sighted, making people feel comfortable to ask questions as well as  donate or purchase BDRA items (t-shirts, calendars, etc.) for sale on her table.”

Gladys has fostered and adopted Luna and is currently fostering puppy Muffin. Thank you for everything you do!

Happy Tails

By Dena Desantis

Petey
Adopted in September 2015, Petey (below) has quickly settled into his “fur”ever home. His “paw”rents report he’s “doing awesome” and lament, “He’s growing up so fast!” He’s become one of the pack and enjoys playing ball with his sisters in the field. He’s also been enjoying playing in the snow, jumping in as if he didn’t have a care in the world! Recently neutered, Petey rebounded from his surgery without incident. A happy, healthy boy he was up to his usual shenanigans within hours. Continuing to learn signs, commands, and expectations, Petey is proud to represent BDRA. Do you have room for a young boy who’s eager to please? If so, please visit our adoptable dogs…

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Seger
A picture is worth a thousand words! Seger (below) is being cradled by his dad and is surrounded by his furry siblings. Can you feel the love? THREE dogs in this picture are BDRA alumni. Could you see yourself in this setting? If you have time and love to give, please visit our adoptable dogs.

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Adoptable Dogs
Fundraiser Focus
Treat Me Right

Treat Me Right has a special fundraiser for BDRA from April 1 to 12. You can support us by purchasing special BDRA treats, or any of the other tasty treats they make. All treats are made from human-grade, high protein, low fat, all natural and/or organic USA-sourced ingredients. There frosting is sugar-free, fat-free, all natural yogurt (reduced to powder form) and is colored with natural fo​od coloring with no artificial ingredients. ​Check it out at Treatmeright.org.

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Thank you, Tamara!

The BDRA newsletter team would like to thank Tamara Miller-Kain for her dedication to coordinating the newsletter since its inception. With Tamara retiring from the newsletter, we will do our best to keep up her amazing work. Thank you, Tamara!

Do you have doggie updates to share? Would you like to join the BDRA newsletter team? Let us know!
Contact Us

Upcoming Events

For a list of all upcoming events check us out on facebook!

You do not need to sign up for an entire day. Even a couple of hours helps.

To sign up to volunteer at an event, please email dkmaialetti@verizon.net.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9: Volunteers Needed
Pets Plus Supply
700 Nutt Rd.
Phoenixville, PA
10am – 2pm
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys

SATURDAY APRIL 16, 2016: Volunteers Needed
Boardwaddle
6th & the Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ
12noon – 4pm
CONTACT: TSBHR, Amy Allen tsbr_allen@yahoo.com
Registration Deadline – Saturday, April 9, 2016

SATURDAY, APRIL 16: Volunteers Needed
Bark for Life
Memorial Park
Pottstown, PA
9am – 1pm
SET UP: 7am
CONTACT: Katie Schultz, 484-366-1735
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron

SUNDAY, April 17: Volunteers Needed
Hanover PetCo
11am – 2pm
VOLUNTEERS: Deb

SAT-SUN, APRIL 23-24: Volunteers Needed
Pet Appreciation Weekend
Pet Valu
1034 2nd Street PK
Richboro, PA 18951
10am – 2pm
CONTACT: Kathy Cannon, 215-355-3362
VOLUNTEERS: Rose

SATURDAY APRIL 30: Volunteers Needed
May Day in York
John Rudy Park
10am – 2pm
VOLUNTEERS: Deb

SATURDAY APRIL 30: Confirmed
Wet Nose Fair
Warminster Community Park
300 Veterans Way
Warminster, PA
10am – 4pm
CONTACT: Steve Leslie, 267-684-6187
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys & Ron

Events Contact

Rainbow Bridge

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BRDA adopters recently said goodbye to these beloved dogs.

This feature is not available this month, we are sorry, this feature will be available again next month. Thank you for your understanding.
Copyright © 2015 Blind Dog Rescue Alliance, All rights reserved.

Our email address is:newsletter@blinddogrescue.com

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2016 Blind Dog Rescue Alliance March Newsletter

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March 2016 Newsletter

We are a 501 (c) 3 group of volunteers spread throughout the United States and Canada dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired dogs.

In this issue:

Educating the public on how to approach your blind dog
Meet Forever Foster Zara
Fundraiser Focus
Foster Spotlight
Rainbow Bridge
Upcoming events and recently adopted dogs

Educating the Public: How to approach a Blind Dog

by Charlie Mozitis

When you initially look at a blind dog, you may think “poor thing, how does he get around?”. But if you look at dogs as a whole, blind dogs aren’t that different then dogs with sight. Dogs use their nose more than their eyes, it sounds crazy but it is true. Watch a dog interact with their environment and you will see the dog sniff everything. Last night I was sitting on the couch with my Daisy sitting next to me. I went to pet her and even though she could see that my hand was empty, she sniffed my hand looking for treats. If you have ever watched Cesar Milan on TV, you will see him talking about how he wants dogs to use their noses when greeting other dogs and not their eyes. Having said all this, there are some differences with blind dogs.

Because blind dogs can’t see, they rely on their noses even more. So when we approach a blind dog, we need to give the dog some space and some time for them to “pick up” our scents. So, as you approach the dog, speak, so he can hear you before he can smell you. Let him pick up your smell and then put out your hand near his nose so he can sense that you are close, then you can pet him being gentle so you do startle him.

If you are lucky enough to have a blind dog as part of your family, you probably have your dog trained with “warning cues”. These “cues” may include “step up” when approaching a curb or steps etc. Another “warning cue” that could be added is “pet”, so when someone wants to pet your dog, he won’t be startled.

Some things to remember is that since blind dogs can’t see, you don’t want to startle them by sneaking up on them and touching them without warning. Also, don’t disturb a blind dog when he is sleeping. With a sighted dog, if you wake them, they can instantly see you, with a blind dog, they have to sniff and hear to become oriented to where they are.

So, remember always approach your blind dog while talking to him and allowing him to recognize you by allowing him to sniff you. Don’t forget to use the “pet cue” before you touch him. By following these simple suggestions, your blind dog can be confident and have a happy stress free life.

Please remember to respect your dog and any other dog you may encounter. No dog should be obligated to be petted. If your dog is showing signs of not wanting to be petted, respect him and don’t allow anyone to pet him. The same goes if you meet a dog, if they do not want to be petted, respect that and give them the space they are asking for.

Meet Zara

By Dena Desantis

This beautiful girl became part of the BDRA family 5 years ago. Initially reported to be 1-2 years old and blind, it soon became apparent that Zara did have some sight and was likely to be closer to 3 or 4. It also became apparent that Zara suffered with some type of neurological issue. Shortly after arriving to her experienced foster mom (Cheri, a dedicated volunteer who has the proud distinction of being BDRA’s first foster mom), Zara began to have severe seizures. She would sit in her crate for hours on end with the door open and didn’t respond to encouragement to join the family. She began a medication regimen but became more confused and began to have accidents in the house. She would look in your direction if you called her name but didn’t seem to understand that you wanted her to come to you.

While Zara could enjoy a quality life, it was difficult to find a family interested in taking on the huge commitment for her care. One potential adopter found she did not have ability to provide for Zara’s many needs and returned her after just a few days, causing Zara to become more confused and disoriented.

With love and patience, Cheri and her family helped Zara to regain confidence. Unfortunately, Zara had a setback this summer when she became completely blind, leaving her unable to find her way back inside. However, after having been seizure free for two years, the veterinarian recommended discontinuing the prescribed seizure medication. This, along with continued love, support, and positive reinforcement from her forever foster family, contributed to a positive change for Zara and she’s achieved more mental clarity and alertness. Zara has re-learned coming in and out of the house on her own but she continues to experience the circling behavior associated with neurological impairment. Although she is easily stressed by new people, car rides, and unfamiliar situations, she has settled in to the home that she will know forever with a Scottish Terrier to be her best friend and eyes.

Zara is a content girl who enjoys the company of her foster mother and grandfather. She makes herself comfortable on the rug and will lie there for hours accepting treats, kisses, and hugs from her family. Zara loves treats, back rubs, and affection. She’s an amazing example of the time and effort BDRA’s foster families give to the dogs they eagerly welcome into their homes. Passionate about BDRA’s mission to better the lives of sight impaired fur children but unmistakably humble about her integral role in helping Zara, Cheri expressed, “We’ve given her love. That’s not really a lot of work.”

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Support a Forever Foster
Fundraiser Focus

Help Blind Dog Rescue raise much needed funds through our partner Whip City Candle Company!!!

These Special Logo Candles for BDRA are available in 29 fragrances on Whip City Candle’s website. BDRA will receive 50% of the profits. The cost is $19.99 per jar . We will receive $10.00 for every candle or BeanTowne Bear sold.

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Foster spotlight

Are YOU ready to meet the love of your life?

54deb14c-7719-4203-a70c-a1123c590091Darla our beagle puppy

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Duncan our handsome senior

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Olaf the adorable

There are SO many more!! Go check out our adoptable dogs and fill our an application today!

Adopt Me

Rainbow Bridge

BRDA adopters recently said goodbye to these beautiful dogs.

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Virgil:

Virgil had a wonderful life with his adoptive mom, Gigi, who adored him. Sadly, he passed away on February 9. Adopted several years ago, he will also be greatly missed by his family and his long-term foster, Cheri. Rest in peace little Virgil.

Olive:

Olive, was a sweet and gentle senior who was both deaf and blind, she passed away on February 16. Olive was fortunate to know the love of her forever mom, Priscilla, following the loving foster care given by Carol in 2014. Olive was both deaf and blind but as Priscilla recalls, “She filled my world with a special love. She never saw my face…she never heard my voice, though I spoke to her all day. My scent and my touch was how she knew me, and when she connected to it her tail would slowly wag and pick up speed as I got closer.”

Priscilla is grateful to have had the opportunity to love Olive at the end of her life, “Olive fulfilled what she was meant to do for me, and I fulfilled what I was meant to do for her.”

Upcoming Events

For a list of all upcoming events check us out on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/blinddogrescue/?fref=ts

You do not need to sign up for an entire day. Even a couple hours helps.

To sign up to volunteer at an event, please email dkmaialetti@verizon.net. Thank you!

PENNSYLVANIA EVENTS for 2016

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016 – Confirmed– Volunteers Needed
EVENT: Pets Plus Supply
PLACE: 700 Nutt Rd.
Phoenixville, PA
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Chris or Paul at the store
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys
NEED VOLUNTEERS

SUNDAYMARCH 13, 2016 – Confirmed– Volunteers Needed
EVENT: Hanover PetCo
PLACE:
TIME: 11am – 2pm

NEED VOLUNTEERS

NEW JERSEY EVENTS

SATURDAY APRIL 16, 2016– Volunteers Needed
EVENT: Boardwaddle
PLACE: 6th & the Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ
(on the field behind the Civic Center, next to the High School Football Field)
TIME: 12noon – 4pm
SET UP: after 9am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: TSBHR, Amy Allen, Box 24, Pennsville, NJ 08070. tsbr_allen@yahoo.com
VOLUNTEERS:
NEED VOLUNTEERS

Events Contact

Look Who Got Adopted!

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Our puppies Seger and ZIMBA!!
shown here playing with their foster sister

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Congratulations on your furever homes!

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2016 Blind Dog Rescue Alliance February Monthly News Letter

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February 2016 Newsletter
We are a 501 (c) 3 group of volunteers spread throughout the United States and Canada dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired dogs.

In this issue:

Whats that smell? Dedicated to our new puppies at BDRA!
Join a Team! This months spotlight : Transport….Meet Rose!
Fundraising: Check out our new cookbook and Have a heart fundraisers
Rainbow Bridge
Check out our upcoming events
Look who got adopted this month!

Many thanks to our contributor Charlie Mozitis who also writes for his own blog “Daisy’s Rescue”

We all want to have our dogs house broken, but from time to time our dogs have an accident. Whether we were away from the house too long, or maybe our dog is older and has a problem holding their bladder until we can take them out side, accidents do happen. We are going to look at what causes the smell and how we can clean up the mess. I will say that some breeds of dogs are much harder to train then others.

Having said all that, I wanted to get some good information that actually works on those stubborn, smelling dog pee stains. After spending some time on the web, I found that the same 4 ingredients kept coming up: Baking Soda, Vinegar, Dish Soap, and Hydrogen peroxide. So basically you have 3 options to clean those stains.

1. There is the “Home Made Pee Spray” method. 2. The commercially available enzyme / oxy clean pee spray. 3. The use of a carpet cleaning machine.
Regardless of the method you choose the key to keeping the pup from destroying your favorite flooring is to clean the mess right away- and of course- KEEP TRAINING!

Check out the entire step by step process complete with pictures and ideas here!
http://daisysrescue.com/whats-that-smell-how-to-clear-those-accidents/

Here is our Happy 2016 video- please enjoy!
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Join BDRA’s Team!

There are so many ways to help BDRA and the many dogs we save each year! Throughout 2016 we will focus on many of our teams and how they make what we do possible! Without volunteers we can not achieve anything!

Meet Rose one of our amazing transport volunteers (by Dena Desantis).
Rose Abrams

A life-long dog lover, Rose Abrams was “lucky enough to find someone as crazy as I am when it comes to animals” in her husband and soul-mate. How’s that for a perfect match?

Rose got her first dog at only 6 months of age from a loving mother who wanted her to grow up with a fur-ever friend. The Chow puppy grew up with Rose and lived the life of a cherished friend until passing away at 17 years old. Since then, Rose has raised many dogs well into their teen years including Sparky, Brutus, and Amanda. However, it was Scruffie, dog Rose loved until her passing at 21, that led Rose to learn more about blind dogs and ultimately find BDRA. Diagnosed with glaucoma at age 10, Rose investigated every possibility to aid Scruffie until she went blind at 15. Living the last 6 years of her life completely blind, Rose found that she took the change in sight worse than Scruffie. Dedicating herself to providing for whatever Scruffie needed, Rose was very much prepared to jump in with both feet when she stumbled upon BDRA after the dog’s passing.

With a long history of providing a loving home for rescues, Rose and her husband are foster failures to a 14 year old blind Poodle, Gigi. Abandoned in an apartment for 3 days before Saint Francis led Rose to her, Gigi was left without food or water and with all the windows closed during the heat of the summer. Although Rose’s aforementioned adoring husband initially said that he didn’t want another dog, a late night trip to the vet led Rose to bring Gigi home for the night, at which time said husband immediately fell madly in love with this very special 10 year old girl. That was 4 years ago. Gigi is currently one of 4 in their pack.

A self described ‘Shepherd person,’ there’s not a shepherd to be found in Rose’s pack. With three dogs weighing in between 12 – 14 lbs., Rose and her husband eagerly open their home to dogs in need. While manning the BDRA booth at an event, Rose’s husband uncharactistically asked her to walk up a hill with him. There they found a Beagle, Buddy, who melted his heart and joined their family the very next day. With her husband having a penchant for Beagles, he and Rose set off to the local SPCA after a neighbor mentioned there were Beagles for adoption. Although there weren’t any Beagles at the shelter that day, Rose couldn’t turn away from Gidget, a Chihuaua/American Eskimo mix. Rose proudly pointed out, “She’s MY dog.” And then there’s Squirt, a Yorkie who was previously owned by a neighbor who could no longer care for him after having a baby. Although he wasn’t up to date on his shots and hadn’t been neutered, Rose and her husband decided he was a good fit for their family and invested in the necessary care for him. Over the last 6 months, Squirt has settled in as the newest member of the family. He’s loved by his fur siblings and is enjoying being spoiled beyond his wildest dreams.

Rose’s fur kids hold a very special place in her heart. Although Rose and her husband planned to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with human family, they made sure to have a special turkey dinner ready for their fur-children for Thanksgiving. Thankful every day for her pack, Rose is quick to point out that she and her husband “love them very much.”

A doting mom and grandmother to her children and grandchildren, Rose passed her love of animals on to her family. Aside from having human grandchildren, Rose is also a proud and loving grandmother to Stella, a Pit Bull Terrier. Rose notes, “There is no such thing as a bad dog!”

Living in the greater Philadelphia area, Rose works full time as a property manager. Rose is active with BDRA at events, including the monthly meet and greet in Concord, PA. She assists with transports along the I95 corridor, processes applications volunteer applications (including yours truly’s), and supports BDRA fundraisers. Knowing that she’d continue to be a foster failure for BDRA, Rose supports BDRA in many other ways. Thank you for all that you do, Rose! You’re not “just a volunteer,” your passion is what makes BDRA a strong rescue organization and a great family!
Join us and lets all get these dogs HOME!

Transport: Transport@BlindDogRescue.com

Volunteer Application

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Fundraiser Focus

I don’t know about you but I have been sitting knee deep in snow here at the end of January and all I can think about is comfort food! Tis the time of year to cook up all our delicious favorites- and what better way to create new memories AND please your loved ones then with new recipes! Available now- THE BDRA COOKBOOK!!!
The cookbook features recipes for PEOPLE and PETS!!! The back cover features BDRA foster, Hero. Hero is available for adoption and to be your cooking assistant!!!! The cookbooks are $10 plus $5 for shipping.

Also- don’t forget about our February have a heart fundraiser!!! Show your love!

BDRA’s 2016 Valentines Fundraiser – The BDRA Have a Heart fundraiser is back!!! This fundraiser benefits the blind foster dogs of BDRA!!! Show and share your love for your favorite pup with a virtual valentine you can print or share on social media. Use this link to make your donation, upload your pet picture and create your virtual valentine:https://fs8.formsite.com/blinddogrescue/Heart2016/index.html
For the next two weeks, BDRA will post completed virtual valentines in our facebook album and you can share, tag, and print them for friends and family!!!
Thank you for having a heart and helping BDRA!!!

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Foster spotlight
Are YOU ready to meet the love of your life?
Puppies, puppies puppies…BDRA has been invaded by the puppy parade…. check out some of these adorable babies who will be ready soon!
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Adopt Me

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Rainbow Bridge

BRDA adopters recently said goodbye to these beautiful dogs.
We recently learned that Aggie passed away in August 2015 of advancing heart disease. Aggie was fostered by Jessica Jameson and then went to her forever home in January of 2013. Aggie was a sweet little girl who was very much loved by her mom, Helene, and also by her foster mom, Jessica Jameson.

Rocky, who was a forever foster passed away in his sleep, January 2016. Barb, will miss you. 42997018-684f-40b3-af07-4871fbf2a795

Pebbles, has passed away. Her last day was spent doing one of her favorite things, walking outside on a grassy field. She was adopted in January, 2012, and will be missed by her family who loved her and felt fortunate to have had her in their lives.b33df619-6267-460b-95ad-bf173c60d6cb

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Upcoming Events

For a list of all upcoming events check us out on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/blinddogrescue/?fref=ts

You do not need to sign up for an entire day. Even a couple hours helps.

To sign up to volunteer at an event, please email dkmaialetti@verizon.net. Thank you!

PENNSYLVANIA EVENTS for 2016

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed
EVENT: Canine Learning Experience
PLACE: Allentown Agri Complex
302 N 17th St.
Allentown, PA
TIME: 9:30am – 4pm
SET UP: 6am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Jean Theman, 610-868-9031

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016
EVENT: Canine Learning Experience
PLACE: Allentown Agri Complex
302 N. 17th St
Allentown, PA
TIME: 9:30am – 4pm
SET UP: 6am
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Jean Theman, 610-868-9031

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016
EVENT: Pets Plus Supply
PLACE: 700 Nutt Rd.
Phoenixville, PA
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Chris or Paul at the store

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
EVENT: Pets Plus Supply
PLACE: 700 Nutt Rd.
Phoenixville, PA
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Chris or Paul at the store

Events Contact

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Look Who Got Adopted!

December 2015

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Jasper and his brother Stuart! 0162c014-713d-4b28-a3fc-9cade46ef76f
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Joey d21596ca-82b2-4d95-85c8-ad92d41b32fe10809478-ed6d-45ac-a6c6-34f22ae7fd2c

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Congratulations on your furever homes!

Do you have any story ideas, questions or comments?

Contact Us

Copyright © |2015| |Blind Dog Rescue Alliance|, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
newsletter@blinddogrescue.com

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Grover A Very Special Soul

Meet Grover

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We have a precious, sweet, 5 year old, blind, little boy, Grover, a Tibetan Terrier X with neurological issues in our care and to give him the best chance to walk, to have a long and happy life, it is imperative he have an MRI. If everyone who sees this would donate just $5.00 or $10.00 we will reach our goal quickly! He will be seeing a Neurologist at Tufts Animal Hospital, associated with Tuft Veterinary School, and have the MRI there. We need your help, please!!! We estimate the total cost to be around $3,000. Please help us give this sweet and gentle soul the best life he can possibly have. If there is any monies left over they will be set aside for Grover’s ongoing care.

Grover's first night with his new foster Mom.
Grover’s first night with his new foster Mom.

It is believed that Grover has Hydrocephalus (water on the brain) and Vertigo, perhaps caused by a malformed inner ear. There is no way to know for certain, or to know the best way to treat his symptoms without the MRI. Grover struggles to stand and then walk without falling over. It is heartbreaking to see and know he wants to be able to run and play like every other dog, and right now, although greatly improved since coming into our rescue, cannot! We believe he is very bright and can lead a long and happy life with the right treatment. Our hope is he will be able to stand, walk and run without losing his balance and falling over! Since coming into our rescue Grover has been brought utd on all vaccines, has started on some meds to help him with his balance, and had a bilateral eye enucleation (eye removal). He was blind and had been suffering with very painful eyes! He loves to cuddle and sit in the sun! Please help Grover! No donation is too small and all are very much appreciated! This little Sweetheart is so worth it! Thank you!

Grover just after surgery.
Grover just after surgery.

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance is a 501 c3 non profit rescue. We are an all-volunteer, foster based rescue and all contributions are tax deductible! Our website is at http://www.blinddogrescue.com/. Since being created 6 years ago we have taken in over 400 dogs with vision issues, and helped save at least another 7,000 or more thru our networking!

Grover all healed from eye surgery.
Grover all healed from eye surgery. Grover is such a handsome boy!

UPDATE 8/29/2015! – It is with a broken heart we have to update that when Grover had the MRI it showed about 80% of his brain had been destroyed by the untreated Hydrocephalus. The MRI showed us what Grover needed, it was just not the answer we wanted. We brought Grover home, gave him the best day we possibly could then gave him the peace he would never find this side of heaven. He was set free while he was resting in his favorite place to sit in the sun. RIP our precious boy! Run with the Angels! A piece of our heart went with you, you did not go alone, and you will be in our hearts forever!

Grover enjoying his yard.
Grover enjoying his yard.

The total cost for the MRI & consultations etc for Grover will be around $2500. We are increasing this fund raiser to $5,000. The $2500 to help cover the costs for Grover, and another $2500 to go into a special neurological fund here, so the next time we learn of a dog with neurological issues we will be able to save that dog too, and very quickly give them an MRI if necessary. We have named this fund The Grover Project, in his memory.

We appreciate your donations. Please share this fundraiser and donate if you can. If everyone who shared this donated just $5, we would be at our goal. Thank you!

To donate money to The Grover Fund, please click on this link

https://www.youcaring.com/grover-wonderful-blind-5-year-old-tibetan-terrier-415828

As one of his foster parents, I can attest to how sweet and gentle Grover was. He is truly a very special soul. We were heart broken to hear the news of his passing. We were very happy that he was with his other foster Mom Marilyn. We know how much she loved him and was at his side comforting him when he pasted. Grover has taken a piece of many hearts with him. There is a little comfort knowing he is at piece and no longer has any disabilities or pain. Please help us raise money to help other dogs. Thank you.

Daisy.

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2016 BlindDog Rescue Alliance January News Letter

New year, new newsletter! See what’s happening at BDRA in 2016!

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January 2016 Newsletter
We are a 501 (c) 3 group of volunteers spread throughout the United States and Canada dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired dogs.

In this issue:
Five Ways to Engage Your Dog in 2016
Join a BDRA Team
Fundraiser Focus
Foster Spotlight: Meet Levi
Rainbow Bridge

Five Ways to Engage Your Dog in 2016

by Kate Naito, CDT-KA

Kate is a positive dog trainer with Doggie Academy in Brooklyn, NY. She has a soft spot for dogs with special needs and currently has two visually impaired dogs.

This is the perfect time to implement new good habits to start the year off right for you and your dog. Here are some suggestions to keep your dog engaged year-round.

Set aside time every day to play with your dog. For dogs that don’t care for fetching or chasing toys, try a “find it” game, in which you hide toys or treats around the room, and then invite your dog to “find it!”

Turn meal times into a game. Stuff your dog’s dry food into a Kong, puzzle toy (Nina Ottosson makes great ones), or Busy Buddy… or even make your own with an empty jar. Kongs are great for wet food, too.

If your New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight, include your pup! Take one long walk a day, and use the walk as a time to reinforce your training. Ask for a “sit” or “down” at crosswalks, and occasionally reward your dog when he is walking politely alongside you.

Rotate your dog’s toys, so he has access to about three at a time. After a few days, pick those up and give him three “new” ones. Keep rotating, so the toys never get boring.

Teach your dog a new trick. Calm dogs might like a “play dead” or “sit pretty,” while excited dogs would enjoy a paw target (touching his paw to a certain object, like a light switch). The possibilities are endless!

 

Join BDRA’s Team!
There are so many ways to help BDRA and the many dogs we save each year! Throughout 2016 we will focus on many of our teams and how they make what we do possible! Without volunteers we can not achieve anything!
We currently have NO VOLUNTEERS for our Public Relations team; we could really use some help getting out the word — please if you’re interested contact us!
http://fs8.formsite.com/blinddogrescue/Volunteerapp/index.html
Below is a list of the current teams we have; feel free to fill out our volunteer form or email the team for more specific info and keep your eyes peeled for our spotlights!
JOIN US! Make a DIFFERENCE!

Application/Adoption: Adoption@BlindDogRescue.com
Events: events@BlindDogRescue.com
Foster: foster@BlindDogRescue.com
Fundraising: Fundraising@BlindDogRescue.com
Intake: Intake@BlindDogRescue.com
Internet: webmaster@BlindDogRescue.com
Networking: networking@blinddogrescue.com
Newsletter: newsletter@blinddogrescue.org
Owner Surrender: OS@BlindDogRescue.com
Transport: Transport@BlindDogRescue.com
Volunteer: Volunteer@BlindDogRescue.com

Volunteer Application

FUND RAISER FOCUS!

It’s 2016 and EVERYBODY needs a new calendar to start the year, right? May we suggest a BDRA calendar? Great photos and an even better cause! Order yours today!

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Foster spotlight
By: Dena Desantis

Meet LEVI!

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This incredibly handsome Miniature Pinscher by was surrendered by his owner to a high kill shelter at 10 years of age. At that time, he was not housebroken and was suffering from retinal keratosis. This condition has been easily treated with eye drops by his foster family. As a result, Levi is 90% sighted. During his two years in foster care with BDRA, Levi has been housebroken with only the occasional accident, when he tinkles on his bed. At 19 pounds, he’s up to date on his shots and has no medical issues, although he doesn’t like his nails touched.

Levi has developed into a quite the snuggler and eagerly gives kisses. He does well with other dogs and enjoys the company of his housemate, an English Bulldog puppy. Levi’s foster mother believes that a younger dog, up to 40 pounds or so, will be a good match for Levi, as he enjoy s rough housing and chasing cats in the house. He is not food aggressive with other dogs although he continues to work on responding to commands and being patient to take treats gently.

A true MinPin, Levi will not always come when his foster mom calls his name. Characteristically quirky, Levi loves car rides and loves to snooze in a laundry basket or burrow under the covers. He is crated during the day while his foster mom is at work and is happy once he’s in his crate but getting him into the crate can be a challenge. Levi can be startled by quick movement and may defensively nip when frightened, although he’s never bitten anyone in his foster home. He was recently boarded when his foster family was on vacation and did exceedingly well there, getting a glowing A+ report at the end of the week!

At 12, Levi gets around well for his age. He loves to play with balls or a stick and will try to bring them back. He walks well on the leash and does not dig in the yard. It’s felt that he will do well in a home with older children who are experienced with dogs.

To apply to adopt Levi, please click here…

Adopt Me

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Rainbow Bridge

BRDA adopters recently said goodbye to these beautiful dogs.
Rose Abrams recently lost her beloved Stella, who passed away in her sleep.
Six year old Yara, who was adopted in 2010, passed away due to bone cancer.
Marley was adopted in May of 2013; she passed away peacefully in her loving mother’s arms.
Peggy Davis lost her beloved Bones this month.

Upcoming Events
For a list of all upcoming events check us out on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/blinddogrescue/?fref=ts

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED –
Canine Learning Experience
PLACE: Allentown Agri Complex, 302 N 17th St., Allentown, PA
TIME: 9:30am – 4pm
SET UP: 6am
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
EVENT: Canine Learning Experience
PLACE: Allentown Agri Complex, 302 N. 17th St, Allentown, PA
TIME: 9:30am – 4pm
SET UP: 6am
To volunteer for these or any other events please contact us Events Contact

Look Who Got Adopted!
December 2015

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Sinatra (sorry no picture)

And our sweet Lilli who was adopted just at the end of November.

Congratulations on your furever homes!

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Happy Holidays!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

We would like to Thank all of our visitors and followers. You are the reason we are here and you are making us successful.

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We would like to wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah! 

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We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Please don’t forget to get your favorite little friend a gift for the holidays!


Get Orijen Adult Dog Food Here       Get your dog toys: click here

You can do all your shopping thru us @ Shop Daisy

 

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2015-12 Blind Dog Rescue Alliance December News Letter

 

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Blind Dog Rescue Alliance is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) group of volunteers spread throughout the United States and Canada dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired dogs by: rescuing dogs in shelters, assisting blind dog owners, and educating the public about these wonderful dogs.

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Forever Fosters Are Looking For Forever Friends

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Meet ZARA

She is a very sweet gentle girl who likes to sleep in her crate with the door open. That is her bed. She picked that place for her own.

Zara has had two clusters of seizures since she has been here. First time was the last week of April 2011.

The second time was the last week of August 2011 and that was the last time. Her seizures are now managed with Potassium Bromide 30 mg. taken every 12 hours. She does sleep a lot during the day, but enjoys going next door to get her treats with the rest of the dogs in her foster home. She gets along well with all the pets in her foster home, dogs and cats. She is just a very sweet gentle girl

Sponser Zara 

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Tips and Tricks For living with your amazing dog!!!

Teaching Your Dog to Love Winter Booties
By Kate Naito, CPDT-KA

Kate is a positive dog trainer with Doggie Academy in Brooklyn, NY. She has a soft spot for dogs with special needs and currently has two visually impaired dogs.

‘Tis the season for youtube videos of dogs awkwardly clomping around in winter booties. To avoid having videos of your own to share, now is the time to get your dog accustomed to booties before winter really gets rolling. While blind dogs require a little more patience and a gentler touch, acclimating them to booties is no different than for sighted dogs.

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What you’ll need to get started:
• Booties that are appropriately sized and appear easy to put on and remove
• The best rewards money can buy: boiled chicken, deli meat, string cheese, or something else your dog almost never gets
• Patience

Depending on your dog’s comfort level with having his paws touched, the steps will vary. Here is a general outline for the “average” dog:
1. Gently pick up and briefly hold the front left paw in your hand. Give an amazing treat.

  1. If that goes well, repeat handling with all four paws. Treat after each paw.

  2. Repeat as many times as needed until the dog is totally comfortable with this.

  3. Next time, briefly slip the bootie on the from left paw (or the most comfortable paw). Don’t fasten it. Immediately remove it and treat generously.

  4. For the next few sessions, follow Step 4 for each paw individually, until the dog is comfortable with the sensation.

  5. Continue this conditioning, but now fasten the bootie(s) and then remove.

  6. Slowly work your way up to putting all the booties on in one sitting, and removing them before the dog gets uncomfortable.

  7. When it’s time to start walking, choose a place in your home that is free of obstacles and not too slippery.
    If treats aren’t doing the trick, or if your dog gets mouthy when you manipulate his paws, you can give him a rawhide chewy or bully stick instead, which will keep his mouth busy while you practice. It helps to have another person hold one end of the chewy, to keep the dog still while you work on the paws.

Happy holidays, and happy training!
email us your tips and tricks for next months newsletter

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Buyer Beware

By: Charlie Mozitis
I started in rescue 5 years ago when my wife and I adopted our Daisy, a long haired dachshund who survived living in a puppy mill for 4 1/2 years. We got into rescue to give back and pay forward to everyone who helped get Daisy to us. Because I have about 30 years experience in human healthcare with 20 years working as a paramedic, I like to help those dogs that really need the most help. When we fostered failed with our first Sr Duchess, she taught us the joys of Sr’s and to live each day to its fullest and never let anything stand in your way! I joined the BDRA to help blind dogs. I host a web site dedicated to helping humans help dogs, it’s an informational site to provides tips and tricks on dog care and rescue.

 

Do you know where your dog food really comes from? The answer is not as simple as one might think. Do you to understand where your dog food is produced, the origin of the ingredients, or who the real manufacturers are when it comes to the final product? Did you know many brand name dog foods are made by the exact same manufacturer or wonder why a dog food recall effects so many brands? If you have, then you certainly aren’t the only one. Below is a list of examples as to precisely why that is.

One of the major dog food manufacturers is Diamond, they make many of the top brand name foods we all see at the pet store. Diamond makes the following foods (http://truthaboutpetfood.com/who-makes-what-in-pet-food/): 4Health, Apex, Canidae* (recently purchased their own manufacturing plant – it is not known when they will or if they will move all manufacturing to their own plant) Chicken Soup, Country Value, Diamond, Diamond Naturals, Kirkland, Natural Balance dry, Nature’s Domain, Premium Edge, Professional, Solid Gold, Taste of the Wild, and Wellness (one variety).

Simmons, on the other hand makes a lot of canned food varieties such as: Blue Buffalo can, Canidae can, Castor Pollux Can, Life’s Abundance Can, Nature’s Logic Can, Ol’ Roy Can, Dogswell can, Evolve can, Petcurean can, and Nature’s Variety can.

The up side to “farming out” the food production to a manufacturer is it becomes low cost to produce it. Someone else has the cost of having the machinery, storage of ingredients, etc. The down side is, you can’t control the quality of the food when it is produced this way. For example, Blue Buffalo advertises that they are an all grain free food that never uses by-products. Purina initiated a third party lab analysis of Blue Buffalo and found grains and by-products in the food. Blue Buffalo has since admitted to using grains and by-products in its grain free foods. Blue Buffalo has blamed their subcontracted manufacturer for adding ingredients that were not approved of.

Another problem with of not knowing where your dog food is coming from is understanding who actually owns the brand. Many times large corporations will buy smaller better quality dog foods to capture that market, then they will change the dog food ingredients to create a bigger profit margin for themselves. Purina has just bought Merrick Dog Food. I would watch the ingredients of Merrick dog food closely going forward to see if it changes. Historically, companies wait about 6 months to a year before they change the food. Usually just long enough to gain customer confidence that the quality will not change, then they change it.

Rumors are out that Mars (M&Ms), is also looking to buy Blue Buffalo. Mars also owns these brands: PEDIGREE, IAMS, WHISKAS, ROYAL CANIN, BANFIELD., CESAR, NUTRO, SHEBA, CHAPPI, CATSAN, FROLIC, PERFECT FIT, GREENIES, EUKANUBA, CALIFORNIA NATURALS, INNOVA and EVO.

Purina is owned by Nestle, these are some brands they own: ALPO, Beggin’, Beneful, Chef Michael’s, Deli-Cat, Fancy Feast, Felix, Friskies, Gourmet, Just Right, Mighty Dog, Purina Beyond, Purina Cat Chow, Purina Dog Chow, Purina ONE, Purina Pro Plan, Purina Veterinary Diets, Secondnature, and T Bonz.

I find that the larger corporations are worried about profits and not quality, so they tend to use cheap ingredients that are often frozen or preserved. I like small independent dog food makers. My favorite is Orijen, it is owned and produced by the same company who controls all aspects of the food; from raw ingredients to storage of the final product.

The bottom line of this article is to ask you to please do your homework and research your dog food before you purchase it. Please buy the best quality dog food you can afford. Your four legged friend deserves the very best.

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AVAILABLE DOGS- CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING BDRA DOGS LOOKING FOR THEIR FOREVER HOMES!
BY:Dena Desantis

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Missy Angel

Due to inverted eyelashes, this fluffy sweet Bichon/Poodle mix has no sight in one eye and minimal vision in the other. Missy Angel, estimated to be 5 years young, was surrendered due to her elderly owner’s inability to care for her. Having been with BDRA in foster care for 2 months, this happy and playful girl is seeking a forever home to call her own.

Missy Angel was trained on wee wee pads by her previous owner and is working on learning to potty outside. Her foster mom is proud to report that Missy Angel loves to walk outside and responds well to praise when she does her business outside.

A snuggler by nature, Missy Angel enjoys sitting close to her foster mom on the couch, nuzzling close to her. Missy Angel was able to quickly learn the layout of the house and follows her foster mom around to make sure she’s always where the action is! Missy Angel does well with other dogs in her foster home and allows ‘snout to snout’ contact.

Always up for a robust game of tug of war with her foster mom, Missy Angel is an interested and alert young lady who knows commands and is obedient. Her foster mom points out that Missy Angel does require to be led on walks and will be close to her side. Described as ‘a love,’ Missy Angel is untested with children and cats at this time.

Are you the right fit for this adorable girl? Could you see yourself snuggled up on the couch with a forever friend who will give you all the love she has to give? If so, please apply to adopt this wonderful little lady.

To meet all of our adoptable dogs please click here

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HAPPY TAILS

Dogs That recently found their Forever Home

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Kosmo

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Magpie

And some updates from our Alumni

 

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Freedom
Freedom was adopted last November and is doing great and is loved tremendously

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Frappe

Adopted in Nov 2011 and doing fantastic!!!

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BudBud
Bud bud was adopted last November, and he has done a lot of traveling! And is doing well!

Hi,
Sweet Potato previously Skunk (Onyx) was rescued in January 2015 from ACCT in Philadelphia by my husband John through BDRA. We took him to Dr. Glickstein who helped him greatly with his eye problems. Evan Silverstein adopted Sweet Potato in March. At a Doctor’s appt. one day she said I think I see his sibling. She then produced a photo and they even had the same eye condition! Well the two brothers finally met! It’s amazing how things work. We cannot be happier!
Sincerely,
John & Teresa Riley
Fosters

BDRA Fund Raiser

Fundraisers- How you can help support Blind Dog Rescue Alliance
BDRA has many ways to help support the cause- here is a short list of some of our upcoming and current fundraisers…..
BDRA fundraising is a very important part of rescuing, fostering, and providing fur ever homes for our puppies and older dogs. Many dogs come to us with medical problems and fundraising provides the money to cover these costs.

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BDRA FANS!!! The 2016 BDRA calendars featuring Diello are in production!
We expect the calendars will arrive the 3rd week of October and ship by October 30th to those who have already ordered their calendars. If you haven’t ordered your calendar yet you can do so at,https://fs8.formsite.com/blinddogrescue/form31/index.html.

 

Here is another great way to support BDRA and get artistic renditions of your favorite pet photo. CBarber-Art creates pet portraits which make wonderful, unique Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzza presents!!! For information on ordering your gift for that someone special, go to www.cbarber-art.com or email me at cbarber_art@yahoo.com. Thanks for supporting BDRA!!! And remember, in honor of CBarber-Art’s sweet Muffin, 10% of all portraits ordered now will go to Blind Dog Rescue Alliance to help other blind dogs find loving homes.This event goes from now until Jan 2016.

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance excited to announce a new fundraiser to help our blind foster dogs!!!

United Pet Nation Fundraisers has joined forces with BDRA to raise money for our dogs in medical needs.
For every all natural pet treat you purchase they are giving 40%, YES, 40% to BDRA for the next 60 days!!
All treats are manufactured and sourced in the US and made to order! Next time you buy your bag of dehydrated chicken, pigs ears or any dehydrated treats….remember to shop here and help our dogs! The link is www.upnfundraisers.com
ALSO, if anyone would like a PDF catalog to order through he mail, Please email fundraising@blinddogrescue.org
Thanks for supporting this and all our fundraisers!!! Together, we are making a difference for the dogs of BDRA!!!

As always thank you for your continuing support.
The Fundraising Team.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Meet our special volunteers

By:Dena Desantis

Rose Abrams

A life-long dog lover, Rose Abrams was “lucky enough to find someone as crazy as I am when it comes to animals” in her husband and soul-mate. How’s that for a perfect match?

Rose got her first dog at only 6 months of age from a loving mother who wanted her to grow up with a fur-ever friend. The Chow puppy grew up with Rose and lived the life of a cherished friend until passing away at 17 years old. Since then, Rose has raised many dogs well into their teen years including Sparky, Brutus, and Amanda. However, it was Scruffie, dog Rose loved until her passing at 21, that led Rose to learn more about blind dogs and ultimately find BDRA. Diagnosed with glaucoma at age 10, Rose investigated every possibility to aid Scruffie until she went blind at 15. Living the last 6 years of her life completely blind, Rose found that she took the change in sight worse than Scruffie. Dedicating herself to providing for whatever Scruffie needed, Rose was very much prepared to jump in with both feet when she stumbled upon BDRA after the dog’s passing.

With a long history of providing a loving home for rescues, Rose and her husband are foster failures to a 14 year old blind Poodle, Gigi. Abandoned in an apartment for 3 days before Saint Francis led Rose to her, Gigi was left without food or water and with all the windows closed during the heat of the summer. Although Rose’s aforementioned adoring husband initially said that he didn’t want another dog, a late night trip to the vet led Rose to bring Gigi home for the night, at which time said husband immediately fell madly in love with this very special 10 year old girl. That was 4 years ago. Gigi is currently one of 4 in their pack.

A self described ‘Shepherd person,’ there’s not a shepherd to be found in Rose’s pack. With three dogs weighing in between 12 – 14 lbs., Rose and her husband eagerly open their home to dogs in need. While manning the BDRA booth at an event, Rose’s husband uncharactistically asked her to walk up a hill with him. There they found a Beagle, Buddy, who melted his heart and joined their family the very next day. With her husband having a penchant for Beagles, he and Rose set off to the local SPCA after a neighbor mentioned there were Beagles for adoption. Although there weren’t any Beagles at the shelter that day, Rose couldn’t turn away from Gidget, a Chihuaua/American Eskimo mix. Rose proudly pointed out, “She’s MY dog.” And then there’s Squirt, a Yorkie who was previously owned by a neighbor who could no longer care for him after having a baby. Although he wasn’t up to date on his shots and hadn’t been neutered, Rose and her husband decided he was a good fit for their family and invested in the necessary care for him. Over the last 6 months, Squirt has settled in as the newest member of the family. He’s loved by his fur siblings and is enjoying being spoiled beyond his wildest dreams.

Rose’s fur kids hold a very special place in her heart. Although Rose and her husband planned to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with human family, they made sure to have a special turkey dinner ready for their fur-children for Thanksgiving. Thankful every day for her pack, Rose is quick to point out that she and her husband “love them very much.”

A doting mom and grandmother to her children and grandchildren, Rose passed her love of animals on to her family. Aside from having human grandchildren, Rose is also a proud and loving grandmother to Stella, a Pit Bull Terrier. Rose notes, “There is no such thing as a bad dog!”

Living in the greater Philadelphia area, Rose works full time as a property manager. Rose is active with BDRA at events, including the monthly meet and greet in Concord, PA. She assists with transports along the I95 corridor, processes applications volunteer applications (including yours truly’s), and supports BDRA fundraisers. Knowing that she’d continue to be a foster failure for BDRA, Rose supports BDRA in many other ways. Thank you for all that you do, Rose! You’re not “just a volunteer,” your passion is what makes BDRA a strong rescue organization and a great family!

BDRA Mark Your Calendars

BDRA’s Upcoming Events!

Pennsylvania

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed
EVENT: Pet Supply Plus
700 Nutt Rd.
Pheonixville, PA
PLACE:
TIME: 10am – 2pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed
EVENT: Concord Pet Foods (formerly Cutter’s Mills)
PLACE: 4275 County Line Road
(County Line & 202)
Chalfont, PA 18914
TIME: 11am – 3pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: 215-997-5052
VOLUNTEERS: Rose
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

TUESDAY DECEMBER 24, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Confirmed
EVENT: Pet Supply Plus
700 Nutt Rd.
Pheonixville, PA
PLACE:
TIME: 10am – 4pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO:
VOLUNTEERS: Gladys
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE:

NEW JERSEY EVENTS

SUNDAY OCTOBER 11, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
EVENT: Canine Carnival
PLACE: Morning Star Presbyterian Church
1 Morning Star Way
Bayville, NJ 08721
TIME: 12noon – 4pm
SET UP: 11am, no earlier church services will be in session – breakdown after 4pm
RAINDATE: No raindate
CONTACT INFO: Karen, 1-732-779-4968, karen99lyn@aol.com
VOLUNTEERS:
NEED VOLUNTEERS
BDRA CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT:
DOGS:
REGISTRATION FEE: $25

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
EVENT: Petoberfest
PLACE: 1623 Whitesville Rd.
Toms River, NJ 08755
TIME: 11am – 3pm
SET UP:
RAINDATE:
CONTACT INFO: Jersey Shore Animal Foundation, Kim@JerseyShoreAnimalFoundation.org
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Rainbow Bridge- Remembering those who have gone before us…..

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Marley– adopted in May of 2013 passed away in the loving arms of her family this month.

Yara– Diagnosed with bone cancer six months ago, laid to rest October 31st, 2015, when the pain was too much.
Eleanor– her mommy wrote:
When I brought Eleanor home four years ago, she made a bed of leaves outside and thought that’s all she would get. She became a spoiled princess with six dog beds to choose from, including one that Jeremy made just for her. Today, we had to say goodbye to Eleanor, and we are heartbroken

Windsor– His mommy wrote:
I lost my Windsor last night. He was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma 2 weeks ago. We decided to go homeopathic and try to keep him comfortable but only got 2 weeks. His 7th birthday is December 5, but we celebrated it last week and I am so glad we did. My Windsor was rehomed to me 5 1/2 years ago at the age of 1 1/2. He was a BIG boy weighing in at 134 pounds. He was very shy and panicked easily, and my Timber became his mentor and I mean whatever Timber did, Windsor would mimic. It really is a good thing to have more than 1 dog, in my case 8 more. Timber has been sick for over 2 years, and never in my life did I think I would lose another dog before him.
I am lost, devastated, heartbroken. He was my “momma’s boy”. He slept either in my bed or at the foot of the bed on the left side on the floor. He drank massive amounts of water that I thought he would float away. He had a huge water bowl in my bathroom, one in his kennel and of course the 2 bowls in the kitchen.
I am finding it very hard to sleep. I don’t know what to do. RIP Windsor, my sweet boy. Mommy loves you and I hope you cross over the Bridge to be whole again.

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