Donation Time

Adopting a rescue dog with emotional issues (fear, anxiety, etc) can be more than challenging.  Puppy mill survivors, dogs from hoarding situations, and those that have suffered abuse need a lot of patience and dedication.  Some dogs get adopted, and then are returned because of their behavioral issues, which only adds to their emotional baggage. Last year I learned of an organization that was founded by Cheryl Gfrerer after she fostered a dog that had been burned by a shock collar. Spencer Group offers behavior education and training with certified trainers to rescue groups on a scholarship basis, to improve a dog’s adoptability and chances of finding a forever home.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Cheryl, and visiting with her a couple of times. Her love and compassion for rescues is commendable. We can all make a difference in this world if we choose to.  Cheryl and Spencer Group saw a need and are doing just that. I am thrilled to announce that we are making a donation to Spencer Group! Please show them some love by liking and following them on Facebook –  Also one of their biggest fundraisers is making and selling snuffle mats.  These mats are a great enrichment activity for dogs. If you don’t already have one, get one – your dog will thank you.

Woof-a-Pawlooza 2019

What a day!  We had so much fun at Woof-a-Pawlooza.  It was great to meet all the dogs (and of course, their people, too).  We are completely overwhelmed by the support for EllieBellie Project. We sold enough blankets, bandanas and collars today to make THREE donations!  Our first of the three will be to Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN – thank you GK for putting on this amazing event. We’ll announce the other two donations in the near future.  We’d also like to thank everyone who stopped by the EBP booth today. A special thanks to Atom’s mom and dad for the bag of snacks you brought us, again this year. They helped keep our energy up on a very busy day.  Atom is the handsome dog on the right in this picture. One last thing, we’d love to see more photos of your dogs enjoying their new EBP stuff – please share in the comments section.