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Accept the Venmo Challenge on #tireddogtuesdays in 2021 -- Tuesday December 29th, 2020
We are encouraging our supporters to make 2021 the year of #tireddogtuesdays by accepting the Venmo Challenge.
Launched in 2009, Venmo is a unique combination of social network and digital wallet. It is similar to, and owned by, PayPal, however, Venmo is strictly for non-business use. It’s a great way for friends to settle up the dinner tab, share living expenses, and perhaps most importantly, share causes.
Imagine starting your own TDR fundraiser every week by encouraging friends and family to “Venmo” a gift of $2 on #tireddogtuesdays. The social network aspect of Venmo encourages comments, so every gift and every giver is an opportunity to promote our work.
Learn about Venmo at their website: https://venmo.com/send-receive/start/
Read how a “serial tipper”’s influence recently made a huge difference to a restaurant employee in Denver: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/12/03/venmo-challenge-denver-server-shocked-1500-dollar-tip-esters/
And of course, PayPal works just fine for donations to TDR, too. Not able to make a substantial gift? No problem! Set up a modest monthly gift and click “Make this a monthly donation.”
If we can encourage 50 donors to commit to give just $2 each week in 2021, that will mean $5,200 to help stray, abandoned, abused and homeless pets all along the Gulf Coast. What a difference that could make in the lives of dozens of “tired dogs” in need.
TDR wins grant from Virbac, Every Pet Project -- Wednesday December 2nd, 2020
Tired Dog Rescue has been awarded a $2,500 grant from Virbac through its Every Pet Project. The company gives grants to two pet-related charities each month through a random drawing taken from nominations submitted through the contest website. TDR is so thankful for the supporters who took time to nominate our work to receive this support. It comes at an especially critical time for us. Click on the photo on the home page to donate securely through PayPal. Thank you!
Giving Tuesday Dec. 1 -- Saturday November 21st, 2020
While we are so grateful to our community of supporters for helping us survive this long, we are continuing to struggle, and unfortunately are moving backwards, in terms of our expenses versus our donations. We don’t know how much longer we can sustain this trend, but we can’t stop saving the fur kids. Our work is too important, so we need to get through this somehow. The world has stopped, but our work has not.
Giving Tuesday falls on Dec. 1, four days after Black Friday and the day after Cyber Monday. We ask that if at all possible, you try to spend just a tiny bit less on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so that you can give a tiny bit to us on Giving Tuesday. If we can get enough people to give us a tiny bit, we can get through the end of the year and maybe beyond. We would even more be grateful if you could help a little now, in the spirit GivingTuesday. We could really use it. Here is a link to our Giving Tuesday donation page: https://bit.ly/35VVkVj
We also know that a lot of you are struggling too, so if you’re not in the position to donate, you can help by sharing our campaign with others you think might want to help.
Somehow we always find a way to make it through for the benefit of those precious souls. Sometimes it almost seems impossible and we look back and wonder how we got by.
This time feels different. This time there's doubt. This time we need some magic. We need your help.
Craftsman's flag raffle to celebrate Election Day -- Tuesday November 3rd, 2020
Before you complete your ballot Tuesday, cast a vote for TDR and secure your chance to win a gorgeous one-of-a-kind craftsman's-made wooden American flag (37"x19.5") by Jamie Simmons. Only 49 chances are available for this raffle. For details and to enter: https://bit.ly/3jpCusV
TDR dogs featured in Rotary event Oct. 24 in Gulfport -- Saturday October 24th, 2020
What do Halloween, rescued dogs, polio, chicken alfredo and good music have in common?
They are all part of a one-of-a-kind event at Westside Park in Gulfport Oct. 24.
Among the activities is Paws Down on Polio, a Halloween costume contest among TDR and Just Cause rescue dogs available for adoption.
Gulf Coast merchants and organizations are inviting the public to partner with them to support Rotary International’s ongoing effort to eradicate polio around the world. Although polio isn’t the threat it used to be in the U.S., there are 350,000 people in 125 countries worldwide with the disease. Polio has been in Rotary’s crosshairs for more than 30 years as an issue worthy of its members’ time, money and effort.
The Oct. 24 event is from noon to 5 p.m. and includes trail walks with prizes for the first 50 participants, the pet adoption fair followed by the costume contest at 2 p.m., concessions including hot dogs, chicken alfredo and more, and musical performances by Hadley Hill and Derek Douglas. All proceeds support Rotary’s PolioPlus initiative.
Facing U.S. 90, Westside Park is located at 3815-3949 8th St. in Gulfport. It is an alcohol-free venue. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, wear face masks and be prepared to practice social distancing.
The Rotary Club chapters of Gulfport Sunset and Gulfport Orange Grove are organizing the event. For additional details, email Kathie Short at kathieshortrotary@email@example.com.
Tired Dog Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing abused, abandoned and neglected dogs, and those whose owners can no longer care for them. Although we care for dogs big and small from just about anywhere, our efforts are focused on dogs 35 pounds and less from the Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Before dogs are placed for adoption we ensure they are up to date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered, microchipped and are heartworm negative.
Ready to welcome a new pet to your family? Visit tireddogrescue.org or find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TiredDogRescue.
Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign -- Wednesday September 23rd, 2020
“Let me tell you about my dog!” How many conversations have you started that way? Put your Tired Dog Rescue story to work for the organization by entering the Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign from Petco Foundation and Bob’s from Skechers. The deadline to submit your story is noon, CDT, on Sept. 23. Submit photos and video to really bring your adoption story to life. It’s a simple process and the website provides step-by-step instructions. You can also review past winning stories to get inspired. A Holiday Wishes Grant for TDR could mean the difference between life and death for lost or abandoned dogs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. https://www.petcofoundation.org/holiday-wishes/
Memorialize Your Pet -- Sunday September 13th, 2020
This Sunday, Sept. 13, is Pet Memorial Day. It is a perfect time to share the story of your fur baby who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and to support Tired Dog Rescue. To make a gift in memory of your beloved pet, send a donation of any amount over $5 to Tired Dog Rescue, PO Box 10751, Gulfport, MS 39505-0751. If you want a public tribute, write out a brief message with ONLY the information you want posted online on a piece of paper included with your gift. Here’s an example: “My dog, Riley, was the perfect pet. She was a gorgeous Chocolate Lab who loved playing fetch, and when she was tired out, all she wanted was to be near us to get treats and ear rubs. I love her, and I miss her every day. I hope this gift helps other great dogs find loving families. (Kris R. of Gulfport).” Your tribute will be posted on the TDR website in a timely manner.
New Online Store Items -- Saturday September 5th, 2020
Check out new, one-of-a-kind, handmade items for sale on our online store. Everything from earrings and hair bows to Koozies and plush toys are available at shop.tireddogrescue.com. T-shirts, tanks, caps and more are also for sale. Proceeds benefit TDR's work.
Thank you for helping Lake Charles! -- Friday September 4th, 2020
Generous donors helped TDR fill a 20-foot rental truck with necessities for fur babies and their people affected by Hurricane Laura. Donations totaling nearly $2,300 are now en route to residents in Lake Charles. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word and contributed to this effort.