It's been awhile since we've highlighted a success story on our main page...let's take a look at an agility superstar, and her little "brother" who is on his way to following in her (super-fast) footsteps!
Thank you so very much for your contributions to MN Sheltie Rescue on Give to the Max day! You are an amazing group of supporters and your contributions allow us to keep helping all of those Shelties in need. We are almost at 500 Shelties rescued and rehomed since 2003!
Total donations on Give to the Max day were $7,645 plus matching funds of $5,050, make for a total of $12,695!
Double your donation to MN Sheltie Rescue on Give to the Max Day - Tuesday, November 16th at giveMN.org!
Minnesota Sheltie Rescue will be participating in Give to the Max Day for a second year. A big thank you to everyone that donated last year. Last year MN Sheltie Rescue was able to raise $5,520 on Give to the Max day. This year we would like to do even better. Give to the Max day has changed since last year. This year we have worked with some board members, key donors and a couple of special dogs – Jack and Zorro to establish pledges to match every donation made on Give to the Max day dollar for dollar, up to a max of $5,050. This means for every dollar donated, MN Sheltie Rescue will receive 2 dollars. If we are able to get donations worth $5,050, MN Sheltie Rescue will receive $10,100 in donations.
Recently adopted MNSR Sheltie, Dixon, invites you and your Sheltie and other breed dogs to join him at Cloud 9 Training in Hopkins, MN on Sunday, 10/31 from 12-3pm. Photographer Brad Palm will take pictures of your dogs, in or out of costume, with you or alone. You will get the shots on disk. The cost is $5, and all proceeds go to MN Sheltie Rescue. If you would like an assigned photo time, contact email@example.com. This could be your holiday photo! How nice to get that out of the way and not have to wait in line somewhere else! www.cloud9training.com (and check out Dixon's blog on the Cloud 9 website)
Halloween is a fun event for kids, but generally not for Shelties. Shelties are a breed with a high flight risk and frequent opening of doors increases the chances for an accidental escape. Even the more social Shelties may react out of the norm at the appearance of people in costumes. The best thing for your Sheltie is to keep him or her in another room with the door closed and a yummy Kong until the trick or treating is done.
Read these Halloween Safety Tips: