Here we are on Giving Tuesday

It’s been a tough year for everyone. And many people have taken solace in their fur kids and some have welcomed new four-leggeds into their lives. Our pets that have helped us maintain our sanity and navigate this tough time.

With that in mind, let’s not forget how tough a year it’s been for rescues and charities! Very few opportunities for fundraising have drastically cut not-for-profit agencies funding across the board.

Below are links to a handful of local animal related charities, that I’ve worked with or know people who have, in the event that you are looking for a way to give back and honour your four-legged companions. But today I’m going to  highlight Angel’s Rest.

Angel’s Rest Rescue and Sanctuary

This truly is a remarkable sanctuary created by Christine Van Moorsel and her husband in Niagara-on-the-Lake. They welcome into their homes small breed dogs to live out their golden years in a loving home environment. There are some that come with behavioural baggage, some have lost their human companions, and some have special needs. Many of the dogs that Christine takes in cannot be re-homed, but she makes room in her heart and home for each and every one of them.

My visit last Sunday

I made arrangements with Christine last week for Kim Kester (from Best Friends Pet Resort) and I to drop off the donations that we had collected of soft food, pee pads and much needed dollars to help offset their costs, which with so many seniors, you can imagine is great. I was able to donate $320 from my Deck the Dog Holiday Sessions so a big thank you to everyone booked with me!

We met so many gorgeous little souls, including Dragonfly, the tiniest little puglet you could ever meet. He was found in the remnants of a puppy mill, full of worms, malnourished and the size of a guinea pig. He’s developmentally challenged, but all he wants is to give you as many kisses as he possibly can and to get ALL of your attention [melt].

Pixie could sure use a forever home!

Pixie is a new addition to Christine’s santuary, she’s a 4 year old Chihuahua with a congenital eye disease. the surgery is $4-5,000 to fix her eyes, so unless someone would spend that – or would be willing to take her on as a blind girl – she’ll be staying forever at Angel’s Rest. Not a hardship for sure, but I sure hope someone with a big heart would be interested in adopting her in spite of her condition. She is absolultely GORGEOUS and so full of love.

There are so many oldies at Angel’s Rest with no teeth, but they all have one thing in common. Their tails still work… and so do their lickers 🙂

If you’re interested in donating you can do so through Canada Helps or contact Christine at 905.262-6585 if you have canned soft food, pee pads or soft treats you’d l ike to donate.

Pixie the chihuahua

Looking for an animal related charity to help out?

Below are a few more animal charities that I’ve either contributed to or worked with!

Stay tuned for my big announcement in January for my next fundraising effort! It’s gonna be a doozy!!!

Beamsville 4Paw Rescue

JRTRO (Jack Russell Terrier Rescue Ontario)

Niagara Dog Rescue

Pets Alive Niagara

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

Thanks for sticking with me through this long post!!