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Cassie's Clips Sponsors Holiday Raffle for TDR -- Tuesday November 23rd, 2021
Cassie's Classy Clips of Biloxi is holding a holiday raffle to support Tired Dog Rescue.
Owner/groomer Cassie Thurlow already does so much to help TDR's dogs. You have seen her work most recently on our Facebook page in before-and-after photos of Breezy and Petey. She never charges TDR for her services.
Drawings will be at the end of November and December. Seven winners will be selected each month. Cassie is giving away three baths, three nail trims and one full grooming session each month.
There is a minimum donation of $5 to be in the running for the full groom. Gifts under $5 will put your name in the pot for the other services.
Donations of cash and via PayPal are accepted. Drop by Cassie's at 11301 Shorecrest Rd., Biloxi. You can also contact her via Facebook "Cassies Classy Clips llc Pet Grooming," or by phone at (228) 243-5960.
Coast Artist Donates all Proceeds to TDR -- Tuesday November 23rd, 2021
Artist Julien Byrne of Pass Christian is a board member and longtime supporter of Tired Dog Rescue. In the past, you may have purchased a ticket for the chance to win one of his amazing lamps offered through a TDR raffle. He also makes pendants, vases and many other items.
Rescue is a big deal to Byrne and his spouse. There are five dogs, all rescues, in the household, and two of them are TDR adoptees. Recently Byrne decided to donate every penny he receives from his artwork to Tired Dog Rescue! Yes, you read that right! That's why we can't encourage you enough to visit julienbyrne.com, look over the gorgeous pieces there and start your Christmas shopping now. Then, spread the word to your family and friends about this tremendous opportunity to acquire a one-of-a-kind piece of art and help save and re-home at-risk dogs. You can also see Byrne's work on the Rabbit Trace Glass Studio Facebook page.
TDR attending Equality Fest Oct. 23 -- Tuesday October 12th, 2021
Foster parents, supporters and adoptable dogs will be on hand Oct. 23 at the Gulf Coast Equality Fest on Harrah's Great Lawn. We'll also be selling some sweet TDR merchandise for those early Christmas shoppers. TDR will be there from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Come and meet your new best friend!
Adoption event Oct. 10 in Ocean Springs -- Wednesday September 22nd, 2021
Tired Dog Rescue is hosting a pet adoption event at Cypress Taphouse Oct. 10 in conjunction with the Real Men Wear Pink emphasis. Foster parents will be on hand with dogs available for adoption. Volunteers also will be selling TDR merchandise. Set-up begins at 10:30 a.m. and the Taphouse opens at 11. The adoption event concludes at 3 p.m. Cypress Taphouse is located at 6616 Rose Farm Road.
Join Tired Dog Facebook Club -- Tuesday June 22nd, 2021
A Facebook club is a private group with a modest membership fee of less than $5 a month that serves as a donation. It is an easy way to make Tired Dog Rescue a permanent beneficiary of your generosity, and you will have access to information and some other goodies before the general public. We know times are tough, but we are hoping that the low fee attracts at least 250 members in the first year. We operate on a shoestring budget and don't have the overhead of an office, so virtually all donations go to the work of the rescue. Imagine how many more dogs we could help with an additional $1,250 this year. We hope you will consider joining the club, and encouraging others to do the same. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/210082664017136/)
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.
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.