Three years ago, we created Step Up for the Pups when all of our regular events were cancelled due to the pandemic. Even though COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, we’ve decided to hold this successful event again, to raise funds for the medical care of the dogs in our foster programs!
Step Up for the Pups will take place on Sunday June 25th. You can participate by walking on the day by yourself or with others, with or without dogs, or pledge your support for one of our participants. This year you can also create teams!
Sponsoring participants through our Canada Helps page is easy, and the site will immediately issue a tax receipt.
Want to really Step Up for the Pups? It’s easy to set up a fundraising page on the Canada Helps site by clicking on “Join a Team”, “Create a Team” or “Join as an Individual” and following the instructions. Then it’s simply a matter of sharing far and wide to help raise funds between now and June 25th!
For more information about Step Up for the Pups and how you can help, please visit the Speaking of Dogs website!
Meet Some of the Pups Our Rescue Has Helped!
By participating in our Step Up for the Pups walk, you’ll be enabling us to treat dogs like Alek, a shepherd mix who came to us heartworm positive, and Lucky, a young poodle, who had a genetic spinal disorder called AA luxation and needed delicate surgery on his neck and spine. Ginger Snap, a lovely Shepherd/Hound mix, had a heart defect and needed PDA surgery to close the leaking blood vessel so she could live a long, happy life with a loving family.
Sparrow, Snoop, Stanley, and Violet are just a few of the many dogs we, along with our partner rescues, took from Northern Manitoba last year.
We continue to help Mennonite puppy mill survivors and were a part of a large-scale backyard breeder closure last year; dogs like Lucy, Nora, Lana, Pippa, Alvin, Alfie, and Paddy (and many more) are all living their best life now that they are no longer being used to line the pockets of puppy mill and backyard breeders!
Last year, Speaking of Dogs Rescue took 15 of the 29 dogs in a hoarding case in the Brantford area; most of the dogs were seniors and had a plethora of ongoing medical challenges including heartworm, severe dental disease, arthritis, skin allergies and internal parasite infestations.
We approved 65 dental surgeries last year for our senior friends who came to us with rotting and abscessed teeth.
Over the last 18 months, we have seen more owner surrenders than ever before, and shelter requests come to us almost daily. In March alone, we took on a number of serious medical cases, including emergency surgery for a puppy mill dog with a broken jaw (due to severe dental disease), another puppy mill dog who needs PDA heart surgery and one of our Manitoba puppies who came down with parvovirus in early April!
So, you can understand why medical care consumes almost all the donations we receive!
In the first three months of 2023 alone, we found homes for almost 40 dogs! – but sadly more dogs need us each and every day.
Please help us be there for these dear dogs by walking in or sponsoring our Step up for the Pups – our coffers need replenishing. Visit our Canada Helps page and Step Up for the Pups!