Spoil your Pup and Help Paws & Tails!

puppyeyes-promoGood news! We have just been accepted as BarkBox’s newest BarkGood partner! Support us AND get 10% off when you use our special code: PAWSANDTAILS.

Help us raise some serious bones – we get a $15 donation with every order! Get started at BarkBox.com: BarkBox.com/pawsandtails. For the month of June ONLY, Bark Box is increasing donations to $25 for every Bark Box subscription purchased through our link or with our coupon code!

Want to get something sweet for your pup but don’t want to subscribe? Spoil your dog on BarkShop.com, an online shop for dog treats, toys and accessories. For every purchase you make with our code, Bark & Co will donate 10% of your purchase price back to us! No limits and no expiration date! Head to http://ruv.me/BarkShop4Good and enter our code at checkout: PAWSANDTAILS

Fundraising Friday: Host a Dinner Pawty!

Happy Fundraising Friday! If you’re looking for fun, easy ways you can help us out without making a huge time commitment, this is the place for you!

This week’s Fundraising Friday idea is a dinner party.

dessert party table

A simple dessert party table

Most of us like to have dinner with friends. Why not turn your next night out into a mini fundraiser? It’s fun for everybody involved and it can be really easy.

Step 1: Decide what type of dinner you want to have. Do you love cooking and party planning? Then maybe you’d like to host a set down dinner party. Do you prefer casual parties or just not have a lot of time? Maybe a tapas party or pizza party is more your style. Do you hate cooking? You can host a dessert party instead (nobody has ever said no to dessert and if you aren’t a baker, we won’t tell if you pick a few things up at your favourite bakery instead).

Step 2: Decide how you will collect donations. For a sit down dinner you could change per plate. For something more casual or a dessert party it’s probably better to just let your guests know why you’re throwing the party and ask them to bring a small donation of either money or some of the items from our wish list.

Step 3: Pick a date, time and location then invite your friends. Don’t forget to tell them about paws and tails and give details about your fundraiser.

Step 4: Plan your menu. You can also plan music, decorations (to match our logo, of course!) or activities if you’d like.

Step 5: Cook or bake (or buy) your food then enjoy the party.

Step 6: After your party is over and you’ve collected some donations, contact Natalie at pawsandtailsfundraising at gmail dot com to arrange to drop off or mail in your donation.

If you’d like to host a party for Paws & Tails but aren’t sure how to get started, want some ideas or need help with the details, please contact Natalie at pawsandtailsfundraising at gmail dot com.

Blogger Wanted!

Paws & Tails Adoptions is looking for a volunteer to help create content for our site.

Position Description
Working with Promotions and Fundraising, the Board of Directors and various volunteers, the Blogger will support the organization’s outreach efforts by creating meaningful and engaging content for the organization’s blog. Knowledge of or previous experience with animal rescue agencies and non-profit promotion is an asset, but training will be provided. Previous experience blogging, creating promotional content or writing professionally is essential.

Specific Responsibilities
• Create original content for blog
• Engage online community via comment section on blog posts
• Schedule posts in advance to ensure consistent delivery of new content
• Assist in the planning and execution of the organization’s blogging and online promotion strategy
• Attend events as needed
• Other duties as assigned

Interested volunteers should send their cover letter, resume and writing samples to pawsandtailsfundraising@gmail.com with “Blogger” in the subject line.

Fundraising Friday: Walk with ResQWalk

Paws and Tails has some very exciting news! We’ve partnered with “ResQWalk” to bring you a new way of helping the animal charities you love (and by that, we mean Paws and Tails!)

If you take walks around the neighborhood or even to walk your pets, ResQWalk might will probably be for you. ResQWalk is an app that, when you turn it on, it monitors how far you walk. After that, your walking can lead to donations to Paws and Tails! Donations for Paws and Tails means more exciting things for the pets we have and things we could have! Simply download the ResQWalk app and choose Paws & Tails Adoptions to be one of your rescues. Turn it on when you walk and you’re set!

I, personally, walk home from school every day. I’ll definitely be using this app to support Paws and Tails and I hope you’ll join me in supporting a good cause. Think of all the animals that benefit as well as you because walking for yourself or for a pet can aid in better health (plus, it makes you feel good!)

You can download the ResQWalk app for iPhone right now by going to www.resqwalk.com or checking the App Store. And good news for Android users: an app for your device will be available sometime this month. We’ll make an announcement on our social media pages when it’s available.