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Beading Divas Update 2013/07/22

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Bracelets helped 2nd chance fund - HSSA

Bracelets helped 2nd chance fund – HSSA

Beading Divas to the Rescue is happy to be kicking back during the month of July eating bon-bons and trying to stay cool in Tucson.

However, we thought you might like some news.

Everyone enjoy a good summer read and there’s nothing better than Dogtripping by author David Rosenfelt. In this mostly hilarious true story he and his wife moved from California to Maine with 25 rescued dogs. Be sure to check it out.

Bead Drive 2013

Got beads?

Thanks to everyone who continues to send us beads or drop off beads at Silver Sea Jewelry. We so appreciate all the community has done to help continue our mission of raising money for animal charities.

And while we are not selling bracelets during July, one of the Beading Divas – Michelle, has two Etsy sites (not associated with bracelet sales) for dog accessories and Chella Bella for yoga bags, eye glass cases, sleep masks, scarves & more. Check them out!

In other local news, there was horrible overcrowding at the county pound – Pima Animal Care Center. Too many dogs found as strays or returned and not enough foster homes or adoption. That means more euthanasia especially to older dogs and dogs who end up in sick bay. So if you considering adopting a dog — now is the time to do it. Adopt don’t shop! Check out some fabulous dogs at PACC.

Save more cats & dogs - foster a pet

Save more cats & dogs – foster a pet

Speaking of — No Kill Pima County is hosting a free community event on Saturday January 27 at Windmill Inn Suites from 6 to 8 pm. You can meet 20 rescue groups and learn about what their foster care needs are. More foster homes saves more lives. Think about it.

Here’s a happy FOREVER HOME story about Duchess.

And if you’re still reading, check out my newest favorite video by Tucson’s own Amber Norgaard…it will make your heart soar as well as the wonderful work by the Tucson Wildlife Center.

Tucson Pit Bull Ambassa-Dogs and Bracelets Fundraiser 2012/08/12

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Booker is an Ambass-a-Dog

Meet Booker – Ambass-a-Dog

Pit n’ Proud Ambass-a-Dogs are a labor of love, and a product of a wonderful partnership between a dedicated owner and their dog. Pit n’ Proud Ambass-a-Dogs have their AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate and a higher level of training assuring that, wherever they go, these well-trained dogs make a positive impression.

You will find Ambass-a-Dogs at all Pit n’ Proud events. These special dogs change hearts and minds one person at a time through solid training, a sound temperament, and that big old pit bull smile.

Read about some of their Ambass-a-Dogs here.

Love that smile

A happy Pit Bull visits the Animal Fair

Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to be raising money for Pit n’ Proud during the month of August. The Pit n’ Proud crowd is doing a wonderful job promoting the bracelets which helps to boost fundraiser efforts. Let’s keep the ball rolling…

Bracelets may be purchased locally in Tucson:

-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 (accepts cash/checks for bracelets)
-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon – accepts cash/checks for bracelets)
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898 – (accepts cash/checks for bracelets)

At the above locations, make checks payable to Pit n’ Proud. One of a kind gorgeous bracelets cost only $20. Treat yourself to a back-to-school bracelet.

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H) via Etsy.

Tucson Cold Wet Noses – another happy ending & fundraiser 2012/05/28

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Ubu & Tiger sunbathe

Ubu & Tiger sunbathe

From Sandi, a Cold Wet Noses volunteer:

“Ubu is such a character. He was probably one of Cold Wet Noses most well-known dogs. I fostered him for over a year and a half and he went to Petsmart tons of times, a baseball game, a TROT rummage sale event, the Octoberfest, the dog park, and I’m sure many other events that I can’t think of right now.

Everywhere we took his lovely mug, people recognized him. But he was a barely affectionate, funny looking, older, not very adoptable dog. Everyone wanted to pet him but not take him home.

Of course, there’s a saint around every corner and now he lives on several acres with other funny looking and/or older dogs, (including another ancient one, Tiger, also from Cold Wet Noses) and horses and mules, with his wonderful new mom Linda and her family in Sierra Vista.

His new adopter said that within a few weeks Ubu was shoving the others out of his way so he could hog the loving for himself. Just shows that they really know the difference between their foster home and their furrever home!”

Wow! Can you imagine fostering a dog for 1.5 years and being so dedicated taking him everywhere for exposure?

That is what Tucson Cold Wet Noses does. They go the extra mile or three to get each and every dog adopted.

There are only a few more days to buy beautiful bracelets to benefit Cold Wet Noses. Or if bling is not your thing, you can make a direct donation to them here.

Locally, you can buy $20 bracelets at:

-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
-Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 630 N. 4th Avenue, 623-7341 (May only)
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898

Coiled bracelets are one-of-a-kind made with donated beads; one size fits most. Bracelets come with a paw charm.

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H). All bracelets sales sold online will be matched by an anonymous Cold Wet Noses adopter during May only. So, one bracelet for $20 translates into $40 to CWN. It’s a generous offer and an encouragement to shop online.

Tucson Cold Wet Noses goes the extra mile to save a dog 2012/05/20

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Lucky Laila was saved

From Sandi – Cold Wet Noses volunteer

“Layla was a sweet golden mix on the rescue line for kennel cough, of course. She also had obviously had puppies recently and looked very uncomfortable. She got sicker and sicker and wasn’t responding to any meds and on a Saturday I was so sure she wasn’t going to make it that I begged the vet (with CWN approval) to try to do something. I can’t remember the sequence of events exactly but they ended up doing an emergency spay because she had pyometra, an infected uterus which happens sometimes after giving birth.

Turns out she also had pneumonia along with the kennel cough and Valley fever. She was one of our $800 dogs that we thought only had kennel cough. So Layla had a very rough time of it but came through. She still comes to visit for vacations with her roomie Honey. She’s one of the sweetest dogs ever and her new family loves her to pieces!”

This is an example of what Cold Wet Noses does — they save dogs!

May is Cold Wet Noses month where all bracelet sales benefit this very worthy charity.

We courage you to buy a bracelets ($20) to benefit their cause or simply make a donation to them.

Locally, you can buy bracelets at:

-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
-Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 630 N. 4th Avenue, 623-7341
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898

Coiled bracelets are one-of-a-kind made with donated beads; one size fits most. Bracelets come with a paw charm.

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H). All bracelets sales sold online will be matched by an anonymous Cold Wet Noses adopter. So, one bracelet for $20 translates into $40 to CWN. It’s a generous offer and an encouragement to shop online.

Tucson Cold Wet Noses – another happy ending – May special fundraiser 2012/05/12

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Otis and Sampson are rescues

Otis and Sampson are rescues

A story from Sandi, foster volunteer for Tucson Cold Wet Noses

“I was at PACC picking up a dog for someone when I saw a gorgeous terrified dog being taken to the back. I had never seen one so frightened. PACC personnel were literally having to drag him back and his tail was completely between his legs. I asked what his future held and was told that he would be temperament tested.

I was worried for him so the next day I asked Signe (Tucson Cold Wet Noses president) to check on him for me. It took her a while to find him and when she did he was already labeled as a fear biter possibility and scheduled to be euthanized.

She asked them to test him again and had to sign a special waiver but brought him home for me.

He is one of the most unique looking dogs I’ve every seen – golden eyes that don’t seem to blink. He looks very intimidating but that dog has never once in his life even lifted his lip at a person; he just has to stare them down! He ended up with a horrible case of dog flu or maybe distemper. I don’t remember if it ever got diagnosed but he came very close to dying and took a lot of nursing and TLC.
This was after just one day at PACC.

This is one more lesson in why dogs should be kept up to date on vaccinations-he probably would have been fine if his owner had made sure he was up to date before they walked in and surrendered him. He was adopted by someone that didn’t work out and we took him back and then a friend of mine agreed to foster Otis until he was adopted again, but of course, Chris fell in love with Otis and kept him.

Now Otis and his buddy Sampson are inseparable.” (Otis is on the left in the photo above.)

A happy ending. The Beading Divas to the Rescue LOVE happy endings!

In our Tucson community, Cold Wet Noses does amazing things to help the animals. We courage you to buy a bracelets ($20) to benefit their cause or simply make a donation to them.

Locally, you can buy bracelets at:

-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
-Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 630 N. 4th Avenue, 623-7341
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898

Coiled bracelets are one-of-a-kind made with donated beads; one size fits most. Bracelets come with a paw charm.

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H). All bracelets sales sold online will be matched by an anonymous Cold Wet Noses adopter. So, one bracelet for $20 translates into $40 to CWN. It’s a generous offer and an encouragement to shop online.

May 8 – Adopt a Black Dog Day – Tucson 2012/05/08

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Looking for love and loyalty

Jennie: Looking for love and loyalty

If black is beautiful and we all fondly remember those little black dresses that made us feel so chic, why are black dogs so hard to place?

The general public is not aware of how doomed black dogs are when they are brought to a pound, particularly black labs or lab mixes.

Here’s a challenge. Think outside the box. Beading Divas Lizzie Mead & Karyn Zoldan are trying to rehome 3 black dogs ages 8, 8, and 10. Due to no fault of their own, these dogs need another chance to live out their lives in good homes.

They are FREE to the right adopters pending a home visit. Shots are up to date and medical records available. Take your discrimination of black dogs and older dogs elsewhere.

Please share this blog post with friends and family and coworkers. Older black dogs need love too and have so much loyalty to share. You can read about Jennie, Gracie, and Charlie here.

Tucson Cold Wet Noses saves a dog in the 11th hour 2012/05/07

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Looking for my furever home

Looking for my furever home

A message from Signe Razzi, president Tucson Cold Wet Noses:

I went to PACC one morning to take the dogs in sick bay out for a breath of fresh air as we try to do three times a week. Sick Bay was full and they needed to make room for more dogs that had come down with an upper respiratory infection which is very common in shelters.

Some dogs were sitting in the Euthanasia Bay kennels till they could shuffle some things around and see what they could do. This meant that perhaps a few of the dogs in sick bay might go back on the adoption line if their antibiotics had done the job or that some might get put down for behavior (some dogs
do not do well in confinement, get too frustrated and then don’t get along well with other dogs). This would open up some space for new dogs.

I was told that there was a dog named Shy Boy who was having a hard time on the adoption line so would probably do worse in sick bay. That was the end of that conversation for the moment. I didn’t realize that meant he was going to get put down.

I started taking the sick dogs out to the yards with a couple of other volunteers which takes us about
3 hours as there are usually 32 to 35 dogs in there. About halfway through I decided to go check out Shy Boy so I walked back towards the Euthanasia area and the door was closed. I asked a staff member if I could see Shy Boy and she went in and came out and said he was unavailable. I asked her what she meant by that and she told me to go find the animal advocate so off I went in search of him.

It is a large facility but fortunately I found him within 5 minutes.

He went in, came out and told me I could see him but he had already been sedated and was out so I wouldn’t be able to interact with him.

I saw Shy Boy passed out on the floor and looked at him for a minute and said “I’ll take him”. So he came home with me about an hour later and a bit on the groggy side, probably didn’t know what hit him.

He escaped death by 5 minutes and had I waited till I was done with Sick Bay he would have been dead so Shy Boy has a Fairy Dogmother that was watching over him and now he is healthy, neutered and waiting for his furever home.

He is a bit of a rascal but he is a sweet dog who will make someone a good pet and he is still on the shy side.

Coiled bracelets are one-of-a-kind made with donated beads; they come with a paw charm.
You can buy bracelets locally at:
-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
-Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 630 N. 4th Avenue, 623-7341
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898

You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H). All bracelets sales sold online will be matched by an anonymous Cold Wet Noses adopter. So, one bracelet for $20 translates into $40 to CWN. It’s a generous offer and an encouragement to shop online.

Buy a bracelet to support PACC Train to Adopt (TTA) program – June 2011 2011/06/16

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Buy a bracelet for PACC Partners

Buy a bracelet to support PACC Partners Train to Adopt (TTA) program.

Train to Adopt dog training program allows dogs that may have aggression problems because of stressful kennel living to gain new behaviors and become more adoptable. A good smart dog is an adoptable dog.

The Train to Adopt program is part of PACC Partners which is the non-profit arm of Pima Animal Care Center.

For the month of June, Beading Divas are selling bracelets to benefit the Train to Adopt program.

Bracelets cost $20 and all proceeds benefit the dogs. Coiled bracelets are one of a kind made with gorgeous donated beads. One size fits most and are easy on and on.

You can buy bracelets at Silver Sea Jewelry, 330 N. 4th Ave., 624-9954 or Dirty Dawgs dog wash at 2510 N. Campbell Ave., 770-6045.  You can also buy them online; please add $4 shipping & handling.

If you’re going to Monsoon Muttness on June 17 from 5 to 10 p.m. at PACC, you can also buy bracelets there.

Bracelets make great gifts for yourself or your friends & family members. Not only are all the bracelets beautiful but they have meaning behind them as they help the animals.

Click here to learn more about PACC’s Train to Adopt program.

Tucson: Animal Emergency Care Fund fundraiser – bracelets 2010/12/20

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Bracelets help animals

Buy bracelets to benefit Animal Emergency Care Fund here in Tucson.  The AECF helps people who need help paying veterinarian bills. Senior citizens on limited incomes often need assistance paying veterinarian bills. AECF pays it forward or will negotiate lower vet bills for you.

The bracelet benefit for Animal Emergency Care Fund continues through December.

Buy bracelets online. (add $3 shipping)

Buy bracelets at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave., 520-624-9954.  Look for the turquoise awning and the mermaid in the window.

Bracelets cost $20. One-of-a-kind creativity for your wrist…a win-win.

Help us out. Each bracelet is made with donated beads. We need beads. Bead drive contest ends Dec. 31.

Tucson Dogs: Greyhounds & Friends Fall Festival 2010 2010/11/07

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Remembering Buddy, greyhound assistance dog

Tucson Greyhounds & Friends Fall Festival 2010

Arizona Greyhound Rescue invites greyhounds and their adopters as well as all breeds of dogs and their companions to a memorable event on Saturday – November 13 at Brandi Fenton Park.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Buy accessories for you and your dogs.

Listen to live music.

Enter the biscuit bakeoff. You just might win the $40 Trader Joe’s gift card and make your dog proud.

Savor the live dessert auction with delectables by one of Tucson’s best female pastry chef.

Learn to dance with your dog.

Meet 7 dog rescues and 1 horse rescue. Get interactive with dogs available for adoption. Maybe there will be a canine love connection?

Mingle. Make new friends and remember old.

Eat: Kettle korn, hot dogs, and smoothies for sale.

Win lots of prizes — three different raffles with awesome prizes.

Silent auction.

The cost is $5/per family and all proceeds go to Arizona Greyhound Rescue which rescues retired racing greyhounds from the South Tucson dog track.

Bring your friends — 2-legged and 4 legged. Leave the cats at home.

Have fun!

(photo – Diana Hansen – Buddy will be honored and remembered at the GFFF.)

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