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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.

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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.

Tucson: Buy fundraising bracelets for Mother’s Day 2012/05/08

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Buy a bracelet for Mother's Day

Buy a bracelet for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13. Do you have a gift for MoM?

Why not get a MoM a gift filled with meaning? For every Beading Divas bracelet sold during the month of May, the entire amount of $20 goes directly to help the dogs of Tucson Cold Wet Noses. This rescue takes dogs from the Pima Animal Care Center (the pound) and rescues them in the 11th hour. You can read about Shy Boy’s amazing story.

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
While on 4th Avenue you can also go out to lunch or dinner or coffee with your MoM.

In the northwest part of town, you can buy bracelets at:
-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.

Cold Wet Noses fundraising bracelet

Cold Wet Noses fundraising bracelet

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. Bracelets will not be mailed in order to arrive by Mother’s Day.

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.

Tucson Jett Greyhound goes to middle school 2012/05/06

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Written by Jett Greyhound

Students learn about greyhounds

Students learn about greyhounds

Jett Greyhound here. I went to school again on Friday. I go to middle school. I have been many times already so when I come on the grounds, the kids run up to me and say, ‘’HI JETT.’’ I was born to be famous and not from racing around some darn track either.

7th graders meet Jett greyhound

7th graders meet Jett greyhound

This time we met with 7th and 8th graders. I don’t do stairs so they had to find a vacant room for us and this time we met in the gym. Karyn talks a bit about animal cruelty/greyhound racing and greyhound adoption and then all the kids ask questions and can have their pictures taken with me.

Checking out Jett greyhound's tattoos

Checking out Jett greyhound’s tattoos

After Karyn finishes talking and they ask her questions, she said, “Pretend you’re 23 years old today. It’s Friday night. Raise your hand if you’re going to the track tonight to bet on the dogs.” Nobody raises their hand. Mission accomplished.

I love those kids and they love me.

Since we were in the gym, these boys wanted to race me. Can you imagine? I left them in the dust each time. Nobody could keep up with me. We ran back and forth, over and over. I was tired but I still ran. It was so much fun.

Jett Greyhound wants kissy kissy

Jett Greyhound wants kissy kissy


After the first class, I was so pooped that I laid down on my bed but I rose to the occasion and ran with the next class. As pooped as I was, I still beat them. They were hooting and hollering and cheering me on.

It was a glorious day and I made so many new friends.

I am so popular – in fact – that I go back again to do the 6th grade in a few weeks and we are maybe invited to another school to meet with first graders.

No matter where you are, remember WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU JETT

Tucson: Buy bracelets for Mothers Day, benefits Cold Wet Noses 2012/05/03

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bracelet benefits Cold Wet Noses

Jewel tone bracelet for Mothers Day

May is Cold Wet Noses month. That means all the beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelets sold will benefit Tucson Cold Wet Noses. You can read about them here.

Bracelets cost $20 and all the money goes directly to CWN. No two bracelets are alike. All bracelets are made with coiled memory wire for easy on and off and come with a paw charm.

If your mother or grandmother is a dog lover especially a rescued dog lover, these bracelets not only will adorn her wrist but also help a non-profit that re-homed 366 dogs last year. Woo hoo!

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

If you live in Tucson and your mother lives in Tulsa or Tacoma — you can order bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H) but you have to act fast in order for the bracelet to get there by Mothers Day. You must order the bracelet no later than May 8 for it to arrive by May 12 as May 13 is Mothers Day.

Disclaimer: While we try our best, we cannot guarantee delivery by May 12.

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

Beading Divas to the Rescue Benefits Cold Wet Noses Tucson for May 2012 2012/05/01

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Adopt MeMe - 6 year old German Shepherd dog

Adopt MeMe - 6 year old German Shepherd dog

Beading Divas to the Rescue is very proud to be raising funds for Tucson COLD WET NOSES for May 2012.

Cold Wet Noses started in 2005 but became an official non profit in 2010. Since their inception they have rehomed approximately 1,650 dogs!

Cold Wet Noses Tucson takes dog from Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) and finds foster and adoptable homes for them, usually at the 11th hour.

In 2011, Cold Wet Noses

–Rehomed 366 dogs in 2011 (a dog a day!)

–$42,000 of veterinarian bills

–Paid $6,100 for dog food, medications and other pet supplies

–CWN also receives dog food donations from PET CLUB and/or buys it from Costco. Currently they have 57 foster homes but the number changes daily

Cold Wet Noses Wish List

–more fold down wire crates – mostly size medium
–another pop up tent for adoption events
–a storage shed
–more volunteers to help walk dogs at PACC

One-of-a-kind bracelets cost $20 and every bracelet comes with a paw charm. Bracelets make great heartfelt gifts for MOTHERS DAY on May 13. The entire $20 goes directly to CWN. You can pay with cash or check made out directly to the charity. Be generous!

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 (for May only)
Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd., 229-9898

You can also buy bracelets online via Etsy (add $5.50 S&H). An anonymous person who adopted her dog through Cold Wet Noses three years ago will be matching Etsy bracelet sales dollar for dollar (less S&H). Wow!