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Miss Maggie May’s Rescue Bracelet Fundraiser, Tucson 2015/01/01

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Miss Maggie May's Rescue

Luna says: Adopt me!

This month Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be raising funds for:

Miss Maggie May’s Rescue is committed to finding safe and caring homes for unwanted dogs. MMMR is a Tucson-based all volunteer rescue group providing medical care, spay/neuter and vaccinations for dogs that have found themselves deemed not adoptable in our local shelter such as moms to be, families, puppies, sick or injured dogs.

Luna is a two year old Papillon mix. In May her owner took her and her one week old puppies to Pima county shelter. MMMR was able to get her and her pups out before they got sick.

Luna did a good job raising her pups in foster care and all pups found homes. Luna was a very scared little girl with trust issues when she came to MMMR. Luna is still looking for someone special, who will take the time she needs to trust, and the extra time she needs to trust men. Once you gain her trust she is a lap dog and loves to be petted.
Luna is current on vaccinations, micro-chipped, spayed and licensed in Pima County.

So let’s consider helping out Miss Maggie May’s Rescue. You can buy bracelets or make a donation directly.

beading divas to the rescue

Adopt me!

The following local venues sell 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 YOU CAN BUY BRACELETS ONLINE – more will be added during the first full week of January.

Tucson Beading Divas to the Rescue 2014 in Review 2014/12/31

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Beading Divas to the Rescue

one-of-a-kind

2014 was a very good year.

This year we INC’d ourselves in Arizona. We are a non-for-profit corporation. We are not a 501c3.

In April we crossed over the $100,000 threshold in bracelet fundraising.

Tucson Beading Divas

5th anniversary celebration

In May, the Arizona Daily Star wrote a great article about our accomplishments and promoted our Applause for a Cause event at La Cocina in downtown Tucson as did The Morning Blend.

More than 100 people enjoyed the festivities that night. We had live music and giveaways. Hermitage Cat Shelter won the evening’s net proceeds provided by La Cocina and ChiLuvBug Small Dog Rescue won the honor to be the following month’s Beading Divas recipient.

A good time was had by all. The original 7 Beading Divas all wearing tiaras are: Angy Shearer, Michelle Caillet, Loren Dawn, Cynthia David, Lizzie Mead, Glenda Taylor, and Karyn Zoldan. Please follow us on Facebook.

In 2014, we fund-raised for:

–2 cat charities
–1 wildlife charity
–1 farm sanctuary
–1 organization advocating no kill
–1 service dog organization
–4 dog rescues
–1 greyhound rescue
–1 month vacay

For a complete list of fundraising recipients, click here.

What’s happening in 2015?

Bead Drive 2015

Got beads?

Bead Drive 2015 – Stay tuned!

Tucson Greyhounds Fundraising: Chili My Soul 2014/12/26

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I’m ready for my forever home.

Chili is a happy, outgoing 2 year old who had 7 fractures in his rear leg (a racing related injury). Dr. Goodman thought they would have to amputate, but instead was able to put “Humpty Dumpty” back together again.

He has had many bumps on the road to recovery, but has come out on the upside. He also developed MSRA at one point. Chili had multiple surgeries to get him to this point.

His bill has been very expensive…more than $6,000.

Is one dog worth $6,000?

Hell yes!

This happy boy Chili behaves just like any 2 year old greyhound now and walks perfectly on his rebuilt leg. Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption believes that every greyhound should be in a forever home and that is why Beading Divas to the Rescue chose this charity for the month of December.

Just like the dog or dogs lying on your couch or your lap — Chili deserves his forever home.

During the month of December, all bracelet fundraising benefits broken leg greyhounds.

If you don’t want to buy a bracelet or three, consider making a direct donation.

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Adopt me!

The following local venues sell 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
–Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 2855 E. Grant Road, 623-7341
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

Or buy bracelets online.

Beading Divas Bracelets Help Tucson Injured Greyhounds 2014/12/01

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adopt a Tucson greyhound

Downey required shoulder surgery

For the month of December, Beading Divas to the Rescue is jazzed to be raising funds for Jackie’s Fund for injured greyhounds under Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption.

Bracelet sales will specifically help pay for broken legs and other extraordinary veterinary costs as dogs transition from track to forever homes.

Jackie’s Fund Recipient
Downey had a dislocated shoulder and the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson popped it back into place. Wanda, proprietor of the Lazy Grey Ranch, took him to recover when the shoulder popped out again. So Downey had major shoulder surgery to hold the shoulder in place until scar tissue can build up and the shoulder can stay in place on its own.

Downey is a very tall and lanky boy. He is a true love who listens well, gets along with everyone and enjoys being in a home. He goes for his first post surgery check up next week. (Paws crossed)

The seven founding Beading Divas have deep roots to the greyhound rescue community with retired race dogs in their past, their present, their couch, and their future. Like most everyone under the SA Greys umbrella, we believe that retired racers deserve to live out their lives as beloved pets and want to provide these dogs with that opportunity.

Follow SA Greys on Facebook.

Christmas and Chanukah are on the horizon. These one-of-a-kind bracelets make great gifts for your stylish friends and family. And really, is there such a thing as too much bling?

Adopt a Tucson greyhound

Bracelets helping hounds

Bracelets are made with an assortment of donated beads. One size fits most and all bracelets come with a paw charm which signifies our mission to help 501 c3 animal charities. Bracelets cost $20 and the charity receives the entire amount.

Online Matching
When you buy bracelets online (add S&H), the first 50 bracelets ($1,000) will be matched by Karyn Zoldan, A Tucson Tail, on or before Dec. 26.

The following local venues sell 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
–Coyote Wore Sideburns Hair Salon, 2855 E. Grant Road, 623-7341
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

Bracelets will also be for sale at:
Oro Valley Festival of Arts – Dec. 6 and 7 (look for Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption banner
Fourth Avenue Street Fair – Dec. 12-14 (look for booth across from Silver Sea, 330 N. 4th Avenue)

If bling is not your thing, please consider making a donation directly to Jackie’s Fund or sponsor one of the 3 or 4 extraordinary needs hounds recuperating at the Lazy Grey Ranch. To sponsor a hound, contact president@sagreyhoundadoption.org

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Tucson Beading Divas Bracelets – November Fundraiser 2014/11/15

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Top-Before; Bottom-After

Top-Before; Bottom-After

For November, Beading Divas to the Rescue continues to fund-raise for Pima Paws for Life.

Holly is a young Aussie mix pulled out of PACC. She had severe hair loss and an upper respiratory infection. With medication, a good diet, and bathing, Holly is now a healthy girl with a beautiful coat, who loves everyone she meets. She is looking for her forever home.

Wishlist – In Kind Donations Appreciated!

Ongoing need for these items:

Low dust, NON-clumping cat litter
Chicken Soup for the Soul Kitten formula
Chicken Soup for the Soul Adult Cat formula
Canned cat/kitten food (Classic Pate)
Cat toys/small cat scratchers
Bath Mats (for kitty condos)
Laundry detergent
Fabric softener
Dryer sheets
Original Dawn dish soap
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Kirkland GROUND canned dog food (Costco)
Kirkland Nature’s Domain Grain Free (yellow bag) Dry food (Costco)
FRESH PET dog food (refrigerator section – cheapest at Target or WalMart)
Baby Food (Beef, Chicken, Turkey or Sweet Potato w/ NO SEASONINGS)
BRAUN lens covers for ear thermometer
Large Ziploc storage/freezer bags
Tall kitchen trash bags
39 Gallon heavy duty trash bags
Towels
Washcloth/rags
Fleece blankets
Dog/cat beds
Chew-proof dog toys of all sizes, such as Kongs and Nylabones
Training treats (NO CHINA made treats please)
Purina Busy Bone Dog Treats (Medium to Large)
Gift Cards: Home Depot, Petsmart/Pet Club, Target/Walmart, Staples/OfficeMax (any unwanted gift cards you have that you would like to donate, we will happily accept and make good use of.)

Donations accepted at the shelter:
2509-2 W. Zinnia Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705, daily 7-11 AM and 2-5 PM.

Check out our AMAZON Wishlist for more ideas

You can also buy bracelets online via Etsy – check out the selection here.

Bling benefits Tucson cockers

Bling benefits Tucson dogs and cats

Tucson: Pima Paws for Life, Bracelet Fundraiser November 2014/11/01

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A love connection

Zeus found his forever home

For the month of November, Beading Divas to the Rescue is happy to be raising funds for Pima Paws for Life (PPFL).

PPFL helps to relieve our community’s (Tucson) open admission shelter, Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) by removing some of the sick dogs, nursing them back to health, and then adopting out these animals. This means more shelter dogs have a better chance to find homes vs. the grim alternative.

Here’s one happy ending story:
PPFL received Zeus from PACC in February. He was extremely underweight and had a large wound on his back that had been stitched closed at PACC. He had a severe upper respiratory infection and needed fluids for dehydration. It took Zeus a long time to recover, but through it all, he was always good-natured. Zeus spent several more months at the PPFL kennel waiting for his forever home, enjoying time spent with volunteers and his squeaky toys.

Then one day Josh and his family met Zeus and decided to foster him. After a week in foster, his family couldn’t wait to make his adoption final! Zeus loves his new mom and girl and also has a 13 year old pittie sister he gets along great with too. His new dad Josh said, “I know Zeus was at PPFL for some time, but it’s because he had to wait for us to find him. Forever Love and Squeaky Toys, Zeus!”

Consider buying gorgeous one-of-a-kind bracelets to raise funds for dogs like Zeus. Bracelets are made with donated beads. One size fits most and all bracelets come with a paw charm which signifies our mission to help 501 c3 animal charities. Bracelets cost $20 and the charity receives the entire amount.

buy me!

Bracelets helping animal rescue

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).

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).

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