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Beaded Bracelets Fundraiser Benefit Handi-Dogs Tucson 2014/10/15

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Handi-Dogs

Kyra – diabetic alert dog to the rescue

How a trained service dog helps her human when his blood sugar is getting low.

the following was written by Handi-Dogs

TO SOME A DOG IS JUST AN ANIMAL. TO OTHERS A DOG IS A BEST FRIEND & A GREAT CAREGIVER.

Kyra is a beautiful black Labrador that Brandon and his family adopted from Tucson Cold Wet Noses. Brandon has Type 1 Diabetes and decided that a dog trained to alert him to low blood glucose levels could be that perfect complement to the other tools he uses to monitor his condition. They trained at Handi-Dogs and today are a certified service dog team.

At Brandon and Kyra’s service dog graduation, Brandon shared a story. He was driving one day, feeling just fine. Kyra started working hard to get his attention. At first he wasn’t sure what was happening – then he realized Kyra was trying to alert him – she just couldn’t do it the way she was trained as they were in the car. Brandon pulled over, checked his blood sugar, and discovered it was very low. Because of Kyra, he was able to take appropriate measures before something tragic might have happened.

Brandon writes, “Handi-Dogs has helped me gain a companion that I have today. It also has helped me view animals in a different way like their behavior and ways they think.

Kyra is very intelligent and calm. She has been with me through half of my high school life and is now embarking on my journey through college. I love her with all my heart.

She has become my greatest companion always making sure I am okay, protecting me, alerting me, and always being there when I need her.”

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Forging on during the month of October, Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to be fundraising for Handi-Dogs.

Beading Divas bracelets are one-of-kind, hand-crafted with donated beads. One size fits most and all bracelets come with a paw charm. Bracelets cost $20 and the charity receives the entire amount.

benefits Handi-Dogs

Buy me!

The following local venues sell bracelets: (pay cash or write a check to Handi-Dogs)
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

For the best selection, bracelets can be purchased online (add $5.50 S&H).

Bracelets will also be available at Dogtoberfest, a Handi-Dog fundraiser on October 26. Click here for the details.


Some Handi-Dogs program statistics for the last year:

· 37 person/dog teams participated in the service dog training program

· 8 teams were certified (it takes 12 – 18 months to complete training)

· 18 teams were re-certified

· Currently there are 61 Handi-Dogs certified service dog teams active

· Additionally, Handi-Dogs helped 62 older adults train their companion dogs, and 44 people train their therapy dogs in the last year.

· Handi-Dogs completed 32 presentations to educate community members about the different roles, laws and certification requirements relating to service, emotional-support, and therapy dogs. Plus had 19 informational tables/booths at community events.

To forgo a bracelet but make a donation directly to Handi-Dogs, click here.

October Beading Divas Fundraiser – Handi-Dogs 2014/10/01

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An amazing Handi-Dogs team

An amazing Handi-Dogs team

the following was written by Handi-Dogs

TO SOME A DOG IS JUST AN ANIMAL. TO OTHERS A DOG IS A BEST FRIEND & A GREAT CAREGIVER.

Luna is a five year old Labrador Retriever, who found her home with Marty when she was adopted from Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue.

Marty has a congenital spinal condition that hinders her ability to rise from sitting positions and to bend over to pick objects up off the floor. During acute attacks, she needs assistance to walk.

A few years ago, Marty decided to train Luna to be her service dog. Although she had trained many dogs before, Marty knew she needed additional help in training Luna to do assistance tasks and sought that guidance from Handi-Dogs. They were certified a year later.

Today, Luna braces to be a support for Marty when she stands from a seated position. Luna is so bonded with Marty that when she sees Marty about to get up, she will walk over to stand in front of her even before she’s asked. When Marty says ‘fetch’ and indicates an item on the floor/ground, Luna will pick it up and bring it to her. On days when Marty needs help walking, Luna wears a stiff harness and walks next to her, allowing Marty to lean on the harness for support.

Marty recently commented, “Luna has changed my life. I live alone and feel more secure with her there. When I have a chronic episode and can’t walk, she supports me. She’ll pick things up from the floor for me that I drop. She’s been a life-changing influence for me!”

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Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to be fundraising for Handi-Dogs for the month of October 2014.

Beading Divas fundraiser

Buy me to benefit Handi-Dogs

Bracelets are one -of – kind made with donated beads. One size fits most and all bracelets come with a paw charm, signifying the work we do here to help 501 c3 animal charities. Bracelets cost $20 and the charity receives the entire amount.

The following local venues have bracelets:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

Or bracelets can be purchased online (add $5.50 S&H).

Bracelets will also be available at Dogtoberfest, a Handi-Dog community event and fundraiser on October 26. Click here for the details.

If you don’t wear jewelry, you can still contribute to Handi-Dogs. Here are some ideas:

HANDI-DOGS W I S H L I S T

· Monetary donations

· 10 x 10 canopy tent in good condition

· Rubber backed mats (like those used in kitchens and bathrooms)

· Gift certificates to Amazon, Petco, PetSmart or Pet Club

· Invitations to speak to community groups interested in our work

Tucson Cold Wet Noses bracelet fundraising recipient thru Sept. 2014 2014/09/16

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Sadie 2 says Adopt Me!

Looking for love in all the right places.

Beading Divas to the Rescue continues their fundraising for Tucson Cold Wet Noses. From the beginning of the year to the end of August, they adopted out 77 dogs with a focus on older dogs, senior dogs, and dogs with special needs!

About 95% of their dogs come from PACC and the other 5% come from Pinal, MCACC, Santa Cruz, and others.

You can always help them out with a monetary donation or buy grain free, Kirkland brand dog food from Costco.

Fundraising bracelets

Buy me online!

This month you can buy bracelets at The Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon (2855 E. Grant Road) as well as:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

All bracelets cost $20 (no tax). You can pay by check made payable to TCWN or cash. You can also buy them online for the best selection(add $5.50 S&H).

Tucson Cold Wet Noses – September Beading Divas Bracelets 2014/09/01

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Adopt Cassie

Cassie is full of joy

For the month of September, Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be fundraising for Tucson Cold Wet Noses. So far this year this all breed dog rescue has adopted out 77 dogs!

Let’s meet one special fur child named Cassie.

What’s not to love about Cassie?

This 7 year old charmer is a devoted dog. She is wonderful with children older than 10 y.o. and adults. Cassie loves car rides, slow and easy walks and is great on a leash. She is housebroken and crate trained. She has not shown any interest in cats at the boarding facility.

Though Cassie is non reactive to other dogs outside of the home she should be an only dog in the home as she doesn’t like dogs invading her boundaries.

For the person who only wants or can afford one dog — please consider Cassie. With so much love, Cassie, at 70 lbs, has a huge heart and is looking for someone like you to share it with.

To meet this great gal, please call 520-235-6309 today. Please share with others who might be looking for an only dog who is loyal to the core. We know someone special is waiting for Cassie.

So far this year TCWN has adopted out 77 dogs! That is a huge accomplishment. Please consider buying a bracelet or three or making a donation to them directly. Right now their focus is rescuing senior dogs or special needs dogs.

Beading Divas bracelet

Beading Divas bracelet

You can buy one-of-kind beaded bracelets at these Tucson locations:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–The Coyote Wore Sideburns (Hair Salon), 2855 E. Grant Road, 623-7341

All bracelets cost $20 (no tax). You can pay by check made payable to TCWN or cash. You can also buy them online (add $5.50 S&H).

Wishlist for Mostly Cockers and Poms 2014/08/15

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Tina says: Adopt me

Tina says: Adopt me

August is sailing along and here’s a bit more about the group Beading Divas to the Rescue is fundraising for…Mostly Cockers and Poms.

Tina is a 1 year old spayed female terrier mix. She is roughly 11 lbs, great with other pets, great with children of all ages, house trained, crate trained, great on leash and in the car. She is quiet and very well behaved. She loves to play in the grass. She is current on her vaccinations and micro-chipped. She came from Pima Animal Care Center. Her adoption fee is $150.

You can buy bracelets in Tucson at:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

If you don’t want a bracelet, consider making a donation directly or helping out with an item or two from their Wishlist:

Earthborn Holistic Dog Food – (Great Plains Recipe) – All sizes

Playplen type enclosures for events – preferably with individual panels that can be broken down & expandable

Brushes, combs, shampoo (oatmeal or other skin friendly), ear wipes

Quality crunchy treats

Collars (x-small, small, med) & leashes

Harnesses (x-small, small)

Bowls

Sturdy toys and balls

You can contact Mostly Cockers and Poms to find out the best way to get them these items.

Mostly Cockers and Poms, Beading Divas Bracelets Fundraiser 2014/08/01

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Buy bracelets / help cockers like me Taj

For the month of August, Beading Divas to the Rescue is thrilled to be fundraising for Mostly Cockers and Poms.

Mostly Cockers & Poms is a small, in home 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue incorporated in the State of AZ. They have been a top rated non-profit on the Great Non-Profits site since early 2013 and are partners with many area shelters and several high kills shelters in southern California as well.

Taj is a 7 year old spayed female cocker spaniel. She is roughly 22 lbs, good with most other pets, ignores kitties, house trained, crate trained, great on leash and in the car. Taj i lovable but happy to be independent if you want her to be; she is very well behaved and not a barker.

Taj is diabetic and requires twice a day insulin shots but she is easy to give them to and her disease is very well controlled. Her human mom died earlier this year and she has been living with her vet waiting for a new forever home.

She has had a dental done, had cataract surgery on one eye, is current on shots and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $150.

All pets are fully treated for any illnesses, spayed/neutered, current on shots and micro-chipped prior to going to their new homes. By living in our homes and getting to know the pets, they are able to make the best possible new home match, and, work on any training/behavioral issues prior to adoption if needed.

August 9 and August 23
Mostly Cockers and Poms will be at the Pet Club, located at 3996 W Ina Rd, Ste 130, Marana, AZ 85741 on August 9 and 23 from noon to 3 pm. They will have adoptable dogs AND bracelets. Tell them Beading Divas to the Rescue sent you.

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You can find these beautiful one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets with a paw charm at the following local Tucson venues:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

Or you can buy them online (add $5.50 S&H) on Etsy/Lizzie Stardust

Beading Divas on Vacation July 2014 2014/07/05

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During the month of July, Beading Divas to the Rescue goes dark, takes a vacation, regroups. No bracelets are for sale.

See you August 1.

Beading Divas Bracelet Fundraiser – Chi Luv Bug Tucson 2014/06/16

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Make Herbie happy

Make Herbie happy

The bracelet fundraiser continues through the month ending June 30 so if you have been in slow motion about buying a bracelet or checking out Chi Luv Bug Small Dog Rescue, you still have time.

If you don’t want to buy a bracelet, you can help Chi Luv Bug in other ways by making a monetary donation or by buying food to feed 30+ small dogs.

Chi Luv Bug prefers Merrick Pet Food Whole Earth (grain free) which is available on Amazon or also available at PETCO, PETSMART, and PET CLUB.

Food can be dropped off at PETCO on Wrightstown/Pantano every Saturday from noon to 4 pm. If you would like to make a donation to CHILUVBUG@GMAIL.COM via Paypal. Funds cover spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and any other specialty procedures such as dental, or special surgeries.

Chi Luv Bug Rescue – June Beading Divas Fundraiser 2014/06/01

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Adopt Me!

Adopt Me!

For the month of June, Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to be fundraising for Chi Luv Bug Small Dog Rescue. CLB were the winners of our drawing at A Cause for Applause. Congratulations!

Meet Cooper who was a stray from PACC. He was on the biter list because he tends to be frightened by fast movement. After having him a week or two, it was discovered that he is deaf, so he reacts poorly to being startled.

Through hand signals, Chi Luv Bug works with him at meet and greets, so his future adopter will have some sort of foundation to work on. Besides being easily startled, he loves pets and cuddling and will be your great companion. His future adopters will need to learn to give him visual commands.

Cooper needs a home without children under the age of 14. He is neutered, up to date on shots and has a microchip.

You can meet Cooper and other dogs every Saturday at PETCO (Wrightstown/Pantano) from noon to 4 pm.

Buy me - help small dogs

One-of-kind bracelets help animals

Buy some bracelets to help fund-raise for Chi Luv Bug. Bracelets are all handcrafted made with donated beads + one paw charm. One size fits most. All are $20 and the entire amount goes to the group of the month.

You can find bracelets at these Tucson locations:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 (closed Sunday)
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–-Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

Or you can buy them online (add $5.50 S&H).

More about No Kill Pima County, May Bracelet Fundraiser 2014/05/13

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Why No Kill Pima County?

Why No Kill Pima County?

No Kill Pima County is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that began in 2012 as a grassroots community group of committed individuals.

Their mission is dedicated to saving homeless pets and feral cats in Pima County through the rigorous implementation of the national No Kill equation, a national model that has been implemented by more than 200 communities across the nation.

With thousands of helpless animals needlessly destroyed at Pima County’s animal shelter each year, they aim to inspire change in the community through education, awareness and resources regarding non-lethal options so that these animals can have a new start to a better life.

Over the past two years, No Kill Pima County has held bimonthly public meetings to inform and educate and has most recently worked with the shelter to set up a “Help Desk” for people coming to the shelter with animals to be the first line of assistance and to help counsel and offer alternate solutions as many of those animals will never again know the comfort of a home and the love of a family once they are left there.

I'm worth saving

I’m worth saving

Foster homes save lives. One of their most ingenious ideas was to set up and implement a foster care directory called SaFER Lifeline where people can sign up and peruse various foster opportunities and rescues can post their foster care needs and requirements. Better than Match.com!

The important work of No Kill Pima County has also resulted in a collaborative effort to trap, neuter and return feral cats as well as implement a spay and neuter certificate program.

No Kill Pima County established an Facebook presence with a following of 3,500+.

Drink wine for No Kill - May 25

Drink wine for No Kill – May 25

Do you drink wine? No Kill Pima County and Cata Vinos Wine Shoppe is hosting a wine tasting fundraiser on Sunday May 25 from 4 to 6 pm at 3023 N. Alvernon Way. Sample six wines and nibbles, take a chance on fun raffle prizes for people and pets. Buy Beading Divas bracelets! Have fun with other animal lovers. The cost is $20 for wine drinkers ($10/tax deductible) or $10 for non-drinkers. See you there!

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