Monday, December 28, 2015

Goals for 2016




1.  Adopt/Foster

Looking to add a dog to your family? Then please consider adopting! We work with rescues in Texas, along with local individuals and organizations, to help all dogs find their forever home. If you're not able to permanently add a new member to your family, how about fostering? Since Paddy's Paws is a foster-based organization, we are always looking for families who can foster dogs for varying periods of times whether it be for one day to a couple of months. Believe us when we say your life will forever be changed by one of these grateful rescue dogs.

2.  Volunteer

There are numerous ways to volunteer your time and/or talents with Paddy's Paws.  We are in need of volunteers to do home visits with potential adopters. Home visit volunteers will contact the applicants via email in order to set up the home visit. They also will make two reference calls. The home visit provides great insight into the life an animal will have with this applicant. Home visits can be set up based on what is conveient for your schedule and you can do as many or as few as you would like. We are in need of home visit volunteers in all areas of Wisconsin.

Another way to volunteer is to host a fundraiser or a collection drive to help us gather donations or resources for the rescue dogs.  You could also volunteer your time helping at one of our fundraiser events. If you have an idea for a fundraiser, we would love to hear it.

3.  Donate

Paddy's Paws is always looking for ways to raise much needed funds to cover our vet costs and transport fees. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization so donations can be tax-deductible. We are currently accepting monetary donations via checks or cash. We hope to soon have a way for people to donate online too. Those interested in donating can email Kari at paddyspawsdonations@gmail.com

We also accept donations like food, toys, bedding, leashes, collars, crates, or cleaning supplies. We also are in need of monthly preventatives for flea/tick or heartworm for the dogs in foster care. Or perhaps you are a crafty person and can make homemade toys, bedding, or even "Adopt Me" vests and bandannas.

4. Educate

Please share with your families and friends the importance of adopting a dog versus buying from a pet shop or breeder. There are millions of homeless animals who are in need of a good home, so there is no need to go to other sources for a pet. Educate others about the importance of spaying/neutering your pets so that there are no accidental litters, thus adding to the overpopulation problem. Teach a child what it means to be kind and respectful to animals. Show children what it means to be a responsible pet owner. Share our pet profiles of adoptive dogs with your family and friends and help spread the word about the importance of adopting a rescue dog.

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