Your Dog the Love of Your Life? Help Us Make Other Dogs as Lucky
During our Have a Heart for Chained Dogs
us February 7-14th for Have a Heart for
Chained Dogs Week.
OUR GOAL in our 5th Season is to SEND OUT 8000 VALENTINES TO CHAINED
or PENNED DOGS.
are striving to raise awareness for chained and penned dogs in a
positive way...by delivering Valentines, a brochure and a treat
coupon to dogs living outside all over the U.S. and into other
countries where we have representation, such as Canada and Australia.
where you come in:
Make Valentines. Teachers, Students, Scout
Leaders, Group Leaders, Individuals please make Valentines! To
see what others have done, see the link above. The valentines can
say anything along the lines of 'Bring us into the home and family.'
Send them to us by February 7th at P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684.
Mail Coupons for Free or Reduced Cost Treats or Dogfood.
Last year we did not have enough treat coupons to fill all
the Valentines. Can you help us out this year by mailing any and
all treat or dogfood coupons you have to us at P.O. Box 23, Tipton,
Send addresses for Chained or Penned Dogs. This
is so needed! To make our goal, we need to mail at least
8000 Valentines. Send address via mail, call 877.636.1408
to report addresses, or e-mail them to email@example.com.
You remain anonymous!
Sponsor Valentines. The cost of this campaign
is quite high, due to material and mailing fees, but it is well-worth
it! You may either sponsor Valentines for addresses you
provide, or sponsor Valentines for others who provide us with addresses.
2006 we delivered over 5200 Valentines to chained or penned dogs!
is...A Day without Chains
of the Profits from Sales of this Art Piece entitled
"Love Is...A Day Without Chains" goes to Dogs Deserve
S. Grimes, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, states, “We were
ecstatic last year to see an incredible response to our plea. We
received a total of 5,971 Valentines from 119 different groups and
individuals, along with some tremendously touching letters, such
as this one from Jessica Smith of Illinois, who
wrote: 'I work with chemically dependent males age 12-18,
and I thought making Valentines for Dogs Deserve Better would be
a wonderful way for them to tie service work into their treatment.'"
letter came from Brenda Trojanoski, Connecticut:
“We are a 4-H group that loves dogs. Each Valentine
was hand made by us, and pleads with the dog’s owners to bring
their dogs in. We know you will pass along these Valentines to the
dogs who need them most.”
continues,"The students and groups gain a sense of accomplishment
from creating for the dogs, and our hope is that more and more dog
caretakers are educated as a result of the children’s efforts.”
are needed at the Dogs Deserve Better headquarters in Tipton, PA
by February 7th. The group is also seeking coupons for
free or low-cost dog treats to include with their packets. To participate
by creating Valentines or mailing coupons, send them to P.O. Box
23, Tipton, PA 16684. Interested parties may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 814.941.7447 for further details.
Deserve Better invites volunteers and groups nationwide to deliver
Valentines to local chained dogs. The group is greatly in need of
addresses for chained/penned dogs, and sponsors for the program.
you sponsor a Valentine for a Chained or Penned Dog during this
time, we will do one of two things: Mail a valentine, brochure and
treat coupon out to a chained or penned dog of your choice, please
provide the address in the message area; or, mail and/or hand deliver
to another dog who needs a Valentine and treats.
valentines will be sent anonymously, unless you specifically ask
for your first or full name to be included. And any information
that is sent out with the valentine will include only the name of
the Dogs Deserve Better organization. Therefore, any information
you give us is strictly confidential, unless you direct otherwise.
Deserve Better to Hold Two Valentine Stuffing Parties
all State College, Bellwood, Altoona, Pennsylvania volunteers:
try to make one of these two Valentine stuffing parties! We hope
to be totally swamped and overwhelmed with Valentines this year,
and need as much help as we can get. Please forward to all your
dog-loving friends. We try to make this a very fun party, and you're
working for a great event: you could possibly save a life with each
Valentine you stuff!
Deserve Better needs volunteers to stuff and ready for mailing as
many as 8,000 Valentines for dogs this year! Two stuffing parties,
one in State College and one in Bellwood, will be held to enable
more people to participate.
When: Thursday, February 8
Where: State College High School, North building, in the library
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Terri Bunge at
email@example.com or 814-880-1748
When: Saturday, February 10
Where: Bellwood Public Library
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
(Come anytime and stay as long as you'd like)
Refreshments and pizza will be served.
For more information, contact Dogs Deserve Better at
814-941-7447 e-mail Tammy@dogsdeservebetter.org
always, you are more than welcome to sponsor by phone at
1.877.636.1408 or mail, just send a check or money order
and ordering informationwhat, how many, etc. to P.O.
Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684, and we'll follow your request!
Be sure to provide contact information in case we have questions.
help fund the project! It's a large undertaking, and we need your
help today. Any donations you make will be tax deductible.
you'd like to donate via regular USPS mail, you may print
out this form in .pdf
format, and send to P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684