365DAA 2012 Day 7: Lucky Mutts

We met the awesome people at Lucky Mutts a few months ago at a dog event here in Austin. We love their emphasis on education and advocacy, and they have one of the best taglines I’ve heard: Good Used Dogs for Lucky People. It says it all and the fortunate mutts who find their forever homes are indeed lucky, thanks to these kind-hearted folks.

Day 7: Lucky Mutts

About Lucky Mutts

Lucky Mutts is a non profit organization with the foremost goal of being a premier canine advocacy group in the Austin and surrounding areas. The group realizes that rescuing single dogs will never make an impact on the plight of the species as a whole. To reduce the number of abandoned and unwanted animals, Lucky Mutts strives to educate the public about responsible dog ownership.

This goal is approached by several avenues: Public education through specialized programs geared toward different demographics; Active participation in legislation concerning our canine companions; Producing prime examples of how responsible dog ownership creates well adjusted animals that are an asset to the community; Partnering with organizations to provide service, therapy, search and rescue, and police dog; Adopting out dogs that are excellent examples of our program to the general public.

Where You Can Find Them

If you’re interested in helping us make this project a success, please email us at 365[AT]iloverescueanimals.org with the name of your organization, rescue, event, etc., information about it including mission statement, physical location and where it can be found online and we will send you an email with the address you can send the shirt to. You can also send along any personal stories you’d like to share about the group. We can’t do this with out you so contact us today!

365DAA 2012 Day 6: St. Louis Senior Dog Project

Most people look for puppies when they want to adopt, but I think getting an older dog is a fantastic choice. The St. Louis Senior Dog Project is an awesome organizations that works with the older pups and makes sure that these dogs find wonderful and well-deserved forever homes.

Day 6: The St. Louis Senior Dog Project

About the St. Louis Senior Dog Project

From volunteer Elisa Leyva:
The St. Louis Senior Dog Project is an all volunteer organization that rescues dogs of all ages but focuses on the rescue and adoption of dogs older than five years old. I joined this organization a little over a year ago and what attracted me to them was their dedication to older dogs and how important it is to give those dogs a second chance. The St. Louis Senior Dog Project does not have a shelter so all of the dogs searching for homes are in foster homes so we are always happy to have more foster families join the group! One of the great things about this organization is that even though it is a small non-profit the impact is still profound specially on the lives of the rescued dogs, just a few months back our leader Ellen E. rescued the oldest dog from a puppymill auction she called him Freedom, he is 12 years old and a happy member of a new family now. That day Freedom didn’t stand a chance against all the other younger dogs but it is because of the dedication of groups like St. Louis Senior Dog Project that he now finally has a chance at a real life. I am happy to be a volunteer of this organization and I hope that more and more people consider adopting an adult or senior dog.

Where You Can Find Them

If you’re interested in helping us make this project a success, please email us at 365[AT]iloverescueanimals.org with the name of your organization, rescue, event, etc., information about it including mission statement, physical location and where it can be found online and we will send you an email with the address you can send the shirt to. You can also send along any personal stories you’d like to share about the group. We can’t do this with out you so contact us today!

365DAA 2012 Day 5: The Pedigree Foundation

We have had the pleasure of working with today’s group for the past three years and we love them, from the cause right down to the people. Remember the “Write a Post, Save a Dog” blog? Yeah. They’re awesome. They have a passion for animal welfare and do all they can for rescues and shelters who need a little help. And, let’s just admit it, they have THE best dog commercials on TV. “Do not pity a shelter dog, adopt one.”

Put your paws together for The Pedigree Foundation!

Day 5: The Pedigree Foundation

About The Pedigree Foundation

Through no fault of their own, more than four million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations every year, and nearly half of them never find a place to call home. Our mission is to help those dogs by providing grants to 501(c)(3) shelters and rescue groups—and by encouraging dog adoption.

The Foundation has its roots in The PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive, a campaign initiated in 2005 by PEDIGREE® Brand. This annual adoption drive—active in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland—has helped raise awareness of, and funds for, dogs in need. The PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive was also featured in an episode of the hit TV series The Celebrity Apprentice®. In 2007, PEDIGREE® Brand created The PEDIGREE Foundation to further help the cause.

Where You Can Find Them

If you’re interested in helping us make this project a success, please email us at 365[AT]iloverescueanimals.org with the name of your organization, rescue, event, etc., information about it including mission statement, physical location and where it can be found online and we will send you an email with the address you can send the shirt to. You can also send along any personal stories you’d like to share about the group. We can’t do this with out you so contact us today!

365DAA 2012 Day 4: Save This Pup!

Today is dedicated to Save This Pup, an amazing group and a really great idea that could help lots of shelter dogs all over the world. Laura Posey, the founder of STP, is a remarkable woman with a lot of passion for what she does. From the very first day we met her, she has been a wonderful friend and we look forward to doing a lot more with this group in the future. We love Save This Pup!

Day 4: Save This Pup

About Save This Pup

Many shelter dogs are lucky to find loving homes. But what happens to the pets left behind—those equally deserving companions who for some reason just haven’t found a home? Because it costs less to euthanize pets than it does to care for them, under-funded shelters are often forced to make hard decisions affecting good pets. Now you can.

For a small monthly fee you can sponsor a pup—feed them, keep a roof over their head, make sure they get the care they need until they find that special loving home. When you sponsor a dog you’ll get a best friend for life! You can also stay in touch with your new pal online — get regular news updates, photos and more.

The SaveThisPup Foundation is unique in that it supports the animal adoption organizations and the homeless pets at a direct, local level. All contributions collected through the site will be distributed directly to the animal shelters or rescue organizations and are tax deductible as the law allows. It is also unique in that you get regular feedback and updates on exactly what your money is doing to help a special dog find a forever home.

Where You Can Find Them

If you’re interested in helping us make this project a success, please email us at 365[AT]iloverescueanimals.org with the name of your organization, rescue, event, etc., information about it including mission statement, physical location and where it can be found online and we will send you an email with the address you can send the shirt to. You can also send along any personal stories you’d like to share about the group. We can’t do this with out you so contact us today!

365DAA 2012 Day 3: Indy Pit Crew

If you have been following this blog for any length of time you already know what big Pit bull advocates we are (we are currently fostering two of them!). Indy Pit Crew not only tries to help pit bulls get adopted, they also strive to educate the public about this so-called “bully” breed. Let’s hear it for Indy Pit Crew, our first rescue of the year!

Day 3: Indy Pit Crew

About Indy Pit Crew

Through education and community outreach, Indy Pit Crew combats dog fighting, strives to eliminate pit bull over-population, encourages responsible ownership, while inspiring a better understanding and appreciation for the American Pit Bull Terrier and all Pit Bull type dogs.

Established in the Fall of 2005, Indy Pit Crew has been working tirelessly to raise public awareness about the plight of the pit bull. Donations help offset the cost of spay/neuter surgeries, fund dog fighting education and promote responsible ownership.

Where You Can Find Them

If you’re interested in helping us make this project a success, please email us at 365[AT]iloverescueanimals.org with the name of your organization, rescue, event, etc., information about it including mission statement, physical location and where it can be found online and we will send you an email with the address you can send the shirt to. You can also send along any personal stories you’d like to share about the group. We can’t do this with out you so contact us today!