Friday, October 17, 2014

This Weekend!

I volunteer for an awesome local animal rescue called Ruff House Rescue . I go when I can to walk dogs, and bring newspaper and plastic bags, and clean up puppy poop, and we have fostered one dog (so far). With a full time job and a fairly new baby and two dogs of my own, this is as much as I can help on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.

But, sometimes you have to think outside the box!
I have certain (hoarding) talents that lend themselves to yard sales - I'm pushy, I'm a collector who has to get rid of things, and I can do this with a baby in tow. So, with many donations, and a new location - I am helping to host a yard sale where ALL profits go directly to the rescue, who will use them for food and boarding, toys and vet bills and other awesome things for the dogs and cats in their care!
I also made a few totes to sell:
They are simply blank canvas totes with heat and bond appliques in silhouettes of puppies and cats! I thought they were really cute, and had bought the stuff to make them a while ago! I hope we make a lot of dough for a great cause!
Here's Sophie with our foster pup, Reuben, who has already gone to his awesome forever home!
And this guy will be at the sale, too! Henry will give you a smile and a giggle and maybe a snore if he is taking a nap!
If you live on Long Island or close to it, we'd love to see you for a great cause! Or go to their website ( and check out the awesome animals they have ready for adoption and lists of their adoption events! You could volunteer as a dog walker, which will help YOU get exercise while giving the dogs some MUCH NEEDED attention and exercise! Why are you paying for a gym when you could help out a puppy instead? They need help, and I know you are just the person to do it! If you don't live close to hear, find a shelter in your neighborhood! One morning or evening a week could make such a difference in the lives of animals - sure - but it will get you right in the feels, too!

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