Thursday, December 24, 2009

CHRISTMAS EVE

BUMPASS HOUNDS CHRISTMAS 2007
Jubal - J.E.B. - Abby - Max - Gordon
Homer J. - Shelby Belle - Jackson

A CHRISTMAS EVE LETTER
FROM MS. CAROL AT
ALMOST HEAVEN GOLDEN RETRIEVER
RESCUE & SANCTUARY

Happy Holidays Everyone:

We won the state contest - which will bring us a very much needed $1,000. The economy has crippled so many of us personally, and that in turn has affected the charitable organizations, like Almost Heaven, that people support. Like so many Animal Related Charitable Organizations, Almost Heaven has been feeling the "financial pinch" for some time, and though this bonus will not cure all the financial woes, it helps - - - - - - -

But equally important to the cash winnings, was the overwhelming support we received from our volunteers, adoptors, and friends. We cannot express how good it feels to know that so many people care about the Homeless, Senior, and Special Needs dogs here and took the time out of their busy day to vote for us - you all deserve a prize.

THANK YOU - EVERYONE! And, we hope you all have the happiest of holidays.

Carol & Skip
Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue

ahgrr@frontiernet.net
carefreesv@frontiernet.net
http://www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org/


PLEASE HELP!
WE NEED MORE SANTAS

Homer J. here with a Christmas wish that other dogs less fortunate than us can have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I was a shelter dog and mom and dad adopted me out of AHGRR so I know all about the loneliness that shelter and pound dogs endure this time of year. Christmas is a difficult time for shelter dogs. Everyone is involved with the hub-bub of family togetherness and shopping and all; there's no time to think about those out-of-sight, out-of-mind homeless dogs that are over populating the shelters around the country. Isn't Christmas supposed to be a time for giving unto others? Isn't it is better to give than to receive? Well here's your chance to play Santa to a homeless dog, a pup who has seen better days and really doesn't realize why he isn't laying on the carpet in front of the roaring fire with his faithful master or mistress. Teach your kids or grandkids about Christmas by giving them sponsorship of a homeless dog. Many of these dogs once had happy homes but fate placed them in a pound or shelter. You can give the gift of love to a homeless dog at Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary just by providing sponsorship for any dog or a dog of your choice. It's as simple as buying off of eBay. Please visit the AHGRR website at Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary . Almost Heaven is always being called upon to help Golden and Golden Mixes that include many Seniors and Special Needs dogs. They seem to always be swamped with requests, and have been able to accommodate all requests for help for the purebreds, and 99% of the requests for help for our Golden Mix Orphans. In order to assist more, an AHGRR alternative is to board some these of dogs (some are already in boarding) until an adoption or foster home is available. Boarding is costly and funding may limit the number of dogs that they can help. These are dogs whose owners are sick, have passed away, have had life changing events happen, or some have simply been dumped and left to die through no fault of their own. If you would like to help save a life ... and can afford to assist with boarding expenses ... AHGRR (and the furkids) would be most appreciative of your help! The cost to board ONE dog for a week is $ 35.00 - $70.00, depending on the facility available to us. Presently, AHGRR estimates that each new dog we commit to taking in may need to board for at least 2 weeks. AHGRR will gratefully accept any financial assistance offered. If you live in the D.C. VA, MD, PA, WV area and you think you are cut out to be a "foster parent", please contact AHGRR - they'd love to work with you. Most importantly, anyone can provide sponsorship and you can donate through PayPal using the website "donation" button or mail your sponsorship donation to:

Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue
P.O. Drawer D
Delray, WV 26714.


I hope that you feel guilty enough, or charitable enough, to make a Christmas sponsorship donation.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS DOING TOO LITTLE UNLESS YOU DO NOTHING AT ALL
Here are just a few of the Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary dogs that are looking for a furever home and sponsorship. Can you please help at least one of them?



LIZZIE


8 - 10 year old Lizzie was abandoned on a country road. She's a great girl who will undergo dental treatment soon. She doesn't have a lot of teeth left, but she does just fine at meal time - - - - - - This girl will chase kitties. She's an older girl who just wants to find that forever home she so truly deserves. Lizzie is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.




BUDDY


Buddy is about as cute as a Golden Retriever can get. He was heartworm positive when he came to us, but has been successfully treated and is now ready for his forever home. Buddy is probably 8 - 9 years old, and would prefer to be the only pet as he doesn't like to "share". He is an active fellow that would enjoy long walks, hiking, and playing fetch. Buddy is up-to-date with routine shots and spayed/neutered.




TOBY &
BUBBA

Bubba and Toby have lived together their entire lives and are very bonded. We have decided that they need to be adopted as a pair. Please consider giving these two wonderful old boys a second chance. 9 - 10 year old Toby's owner had some bad luck and could no longer care for him and his brother, Bubba - so they are looking for a new forever home to live out their "retirement" years. Toby is very spry for an older dog, and loves to go outside and play and go for walks. He is housebroken and gets along with other pets. This wonderful old boy would be a terrific addition to any home and family. Bubba does have some arthritis, but seems to be handling the meds for it very well. Once he gets going, he is a ball fetching machine and LOVES to go for walks. He is housebroken and gets along with other pets. This grand old gent just needs a soft bed, a tennis ball, and love! Both Bubba and Toby are up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.






TOBY TOO


3 1/2 year old Toby is such a good boy. Toby is housebroken, does well on leash, and is a very nice looking boy. Toby is a special dog looking for a special home. We would prefer that he be an "only furkid" and that he have a conventional fenced yard. Toby, Too is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.




DJ

13 year old DJ would love to find a home where he could just wander around on one floor - - - he's a bit arthritic and too many stairs (one or two might be OK) are just too much for him any more. DJ gets along with other dogs and would fit into most only home situation. DJ is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.




JUSTICE

8 - 10 year old Justice is simply a sweetheart of a dog. He's a good looking, sweet dispositioned boy that is lively and always looking for fun, fun, fun. Unfortunately, that fun may lie on the other side of a fence, so he will need a 6' fence, invisible fence, or someone willing to take the time to leash walk him (and he is soooooo worth the effort). Justice is up-to-date with routine shots.

3 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khongrats SOOOOOOO furry much fur the winning$!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The OP Pack said...

Wishes to you and the family for a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Bob said...

Merry Christmas & a Healthy and Happy New Year.
Love your Blog, Keep on, Keeping On.....


Hamish & Sophie

FOR CHANCE, GORDON, HOMER, RADAR, SPENCER, CHANDLER, MAXDOG, LUKE & BLUE, AND SO MANY OTHERS.

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STEP UP TO ADOPT A PET

If you can, please consider opening your home to a homeless animal, preferably a dog or cat or other domesticated animal; livestock does better on farms and wild animals do better in zoos and parks. Your local Humane Society or SPCA or Animal Shelter has a wide selection of could be, should be, pets looking for new homes. If you can't adopt, perhaps you can at least become a sponsor. We'll show you how to help out Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary (AHGRRS) on our blog page, but you can help out any organization of your choice, but please help; contribute or volunteer.
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PLEASE HELP SPONSOR A SENIOR OR SPECIAL NEEDS GOLDEN

CAN'T ADOPT; BECOME AN ANGEL.
So many Senior and Special Needs Goldens do not find "forever homes". Many of these dogs have above average medical needs and costs, are maintained on "special" diets, or have other extraordinary needs. Your donations can be targeted towards a particular Senior or Special needs Golden Retriever. As a sponsor, you will receive updates about your "special" Golden, and will be mentioned in our quarterly newsletter as the dog's sponsor. We also accept Paypal donations. Please keep in mind that we are a non-profit organization and that your donation is fully tax-deductible. Please just write the Golden's name in the memo line of your check or Paypal submission when sponsoring a Golden Retriever.

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