Cocktails for Critters 2015: Hello again! It’s me, Duke!

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Hello again! It’s me, Duke!

Remember me? I am your OFFICIAL 2015 Cocktails for Critters Spokesdog and for the last few months I’ve been sharing my story with you. In case you missed it, here is the review:

I was supposed to be a designer dog… but somewhere along the way things went wrong. When I was born my legs didn’t work properly and I couldn’t breathe well. I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t play. Every day I struggled just to get enough air.

And that was my life for my first two years, until Calgary Humane Society saved me. I still remember the day everything changed. I was at home when some officers came to the house. They looked at me and all of the other dogs in the house. They promised they would help us. The day I was rescued I met a lot of nice people! I used my irresistible charm to make friends with all the ladies… nobody could resist my kisses!  (more…)

Stella’s Apology

Stella's Appology

 

 

Hello, Calgary Humane Society Supporters,

Stella here, and I have an update for you.

I have officially divested myself of my coach, Mr. Gary Van Meowski.

I will still be participating in Catwalk 2015, but Mr. Van Meowski is no longer a member of team Stella. This was a difficult decision, and all of us on team Stella wish Mr. Van Meowski the best in his future endeavours.

Over the past few days some evidence has come to light regarding Mr. Van Meowski’s motives for participating in Catwalk 2015 and they are not congruent with the values of team Stella. We also had brought to our attention that Mr. Van Meowski has engaged in some activities that were hurtful to our Dog Jog compatriots. This type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by team Stella.

As the leader of team Stella, I joined the Catwalk 2015 campaign to make a difference for animals in need at Calgary Humane Society. As a former resident of Calgary Humane Society, I know first hand the hope they give to animals who otherwise would not get a second chance. It was because of the wonderful staff and supporters of CHS that I was able to find my new home, and my only wish is that other animals receive the same benefits.

On behalf of everyone from team Stella, I wanted to extend my heartfelt apologies and regrets for Mr. Van Meowski’s behavior. While we were unaware of his plans, he was nonetheless a part of our team at the time of the incident. We will continue to work to make amends with our friends on team Rufus before the big event starts.

We look forward to seeing you all at Catwalk 2015 (better known as Dog Jog 2015) today.

Love,

Stella

If you are interested in donating to help everyday animals like Stella click HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Message From Rufus!

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Hi hi hi everyone!

Rufus here, your OFFICIAL Spokesdog for Dog Jog 2015!

I hope you are all having fun getting ready for the BIG DAY. I know I am! My mom and I have been training all week, going for long walks and enjoying the sunshine. I can’t wait to see all of you at the event!  (more…)

Take your Dog Jog fundraising to the next level with these 5 tips!

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With Dog Jog just over a month away, we’ve got five tips to kick your fundraising into high gear!Tips for Raising Pledges

  1. Tell your story. Write a personal appeal to all of your friends and family telling them why you are participating in this event and raising funds to help out homeless animals. Ask them to join your team or make a donation in support of you that will help animals in need.
  2. Compete! Is there more than one Dog Jog team in your company, school or neighbourhood? Inspire everyone’s competitive spirit by setting up a challenge of some kind, or an incentive for the team with the most members or highest fundraising total.
  3. Use available tools. Use the e-mail and web tools available in your participant centre, or your own preferred communication method, to send weekly updates to your current and potential supporters, to share your goal and keep them up to date on your progress and to share news.
  4. Ask for support from your employer. Ask your employer to match what you raise. In addition, individual gifts made by your supporters may be eligible for matching funds from their employers please remind them to find out about their company’s matching gift policy.
  5. Use social media. Place regular updates about your progress on your Facebook or other social networking pages. Encourage people to support your efforts by making a donation in your honour.

Visit our website HERE to register for Dog Jog 2015.