Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba Inc. Newsletter
Well it's been a very long time since we have sent out a newsletter to all our amazing followers. We will try our best to get these newsletters out more regularly.
Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month?
This article by the Animal Foundation, lists nine reasons to consider adding an adult furry friend to your family when you are ready to adopt.
9 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet
1. What you see is what you get!
When you adopt an older pet, you’ll already be able to tell its full-grown size, grooming requirements, temperament, and more. This kind of information will help you pick the right dog or cat for your family.
2. Train less, enjoy more!
Adult pets are more likely to have received obedience and leash training from a prior owner. That means fewer accidents in the house, less leash pulling when out for walks, and more built-in manners from your family’s new furry friend! You can spend your time and energy welcoming your pet into the home instead of having to completely train a younger animal.
3. Old dogs (and cats) can learn new tricks!
Even if your new, older pet hasn’t received any formal training, adult dogs and cats are calmer and more focused than their puppy and kitten counterparts. That makes them the perfect candidates for learning basic commands or more impressive moves for treats. Former owners may have already taught your new furry friend how to sit, stay, or lay down, too!
4. Age is just a number!
Senior pets provide just as much love, companionship, and excitement as younger ones! No matter the number of years lived, pets still enjoy regular exercise, playtime, and Netflix marathons on the couch with you. Let an adult pet lead a more relaxed, caring life by your side.
5. Older shelter animals aren’t “problematic” pets!
Older dogs and cats lose their homes for a number of reasons, usually having nothing to do with their behavior or personality! Common reasons older pets are surrendered to shelters like ours include moves, career changes, new babies, death of a guardian, allergies, and more. Don’t make the mistake of assuming an older pet is available for adoption because something is “wrong” with them!
6. Years of love and fun are still ahead!
Dogs and cats live for 10-15 years on average, and many live even longer than that. A 5-year-old pet has lots of love and adventures to share with you, and providing a home to an animal in its “golden years” can be just as rewarding and special!
7. Senior pets need homes, too!
Adult pets are often passed over by potential adopters for younger animals. By adopting a shelter senior, you’ll give that dog or cat the second chance at a happy, healthy life they deserve.
8. Many shelters offer senior discounts — for both pets and people!
November is recognized as “Adopt a Senior Pet Month” nationwide, and many animal shelters offer discounted or waived adoption fees for pets above a certain age to celebrate the occasion. They may offer senior pet discounts year-round, too! Call or visit your local shelter to see what promotions might be going on when you’re ready to adopt.
Shelters often offer adoption specials for senior citizens, too — our Seniors 4 Seniors Adoption Program allows adopters 60 years and older to take $50 off the adoption fees of all dogs 3 years and older and cats 1 year and older every day!
9. Pets don’t outgrow cuteness!
All pets are cute, no matter their age! Need we say more?
The John Russell Company Honey Fundraiser
The John Russell Honey Company Fundraiser will run from November 19 - 30.
For flavors/variaties we have:
Mixed Berry Blast!
Pure Creamed Honey
Pure Liquid Honey
Pure Wildflower Honey
Pure Sunflower Honey
Strawberry Rhubarb Honey
375 g Squeeze Bears
25 Lemon Sticks
25 Clover Sticks
25 Maple Sticks
25 Cinnamon Sticks
25 Lavender Sticks
25 Chocolate Sticks
25 Wild flower Sticks
Honey Lotion Bar
Honey Lip Balm
Honey Beard Oil
Queen Bee Soap
Honey Body Wash
All honey is packaged in 12oz / 375g glass jars.
Lotion bars are 3.5 ounces, in brushed aluminum tins.
Honey glycerin soaps are 80g and are individually wrapped.
Come out and enjoy some indoor playtime!
All socialized dogs are welcome. ONLY $5.00/family and Dogs are FREE!!!
Proceeds from this event go towards the Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba.
We are an all-volunteer rescue organization completely funded by donations and donated items. 100% of monies raised go directly to the medical and daily care of the Bostons and Pugs in our care.
Holiday Fun Dog Day Fundraiser
Flying fur getting out of hand? Dog's nails getting too long? Need baking for the holidays? Looking for some cute Christmas photos of Fido? Look no further!!!!
On Sunday, November 26th, from 10 am - 3 pm. You are invited to a Holiday Fun Dog Day at Vada's Club K9, 628 St. Anne's Road, in support of Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba!
The awesome staff at Vada's Club K9 will be performing the De-Shedding for only $15 and "Pawdicures" for only $10.
Santa Photos will be taken by the talented Coralee Penner of Red Photo Co.http://www.redphotoco.com/
Photos are $10/pose.
To reserve your sitting for Santa photos please call Vada's @ (204) 221- 0998 . (We might have some walk in spaces for Santa photos). Please note: you will get a digital file emailed to you, so you can print it yourself or get Christmas cards done. If you do not have email, an alternative will be provided. Appointments for the Photos will start at 10:30 am - 2:45 pm.
Pawdicures and de-shedding are walk-in appointments :).
Please check out Vada's Club K9 at www.vadasclubk9.ca
All proceeds from this event, will be donated to Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba!
Winter Online Fundraising Auction
Our winter online fundraising auction will be start on Monday, December 4th at 8:00 am and run until Thursday, December 7th at 8:00 pm.
We are accepting new and unique items for our online auction. Crafted items are also accepted. See the letter below for more information.
To join in the auction fun, please follow this link to the Auction Group Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/
Foster Care Updates
Update on Scarlett...
Scarlett has found her forever family. We still need to sign the papers to make her adoption official. While recovering from her first TPLO surgery, Scarlett tore the ACL in her other leg, so she will be undergoing her second TPLO surgery this week. Please send positive healing vibes for this sweet girl.
Update on Patrick...
Patrick has completed all his Heartworm treatments and had the lump removed from his head. He has met a wonderful family and will be starting adoption trial with them this weekend. If all goes well he will have a new Min Pin sister named Hazel. Keep your fingers crossed for Patrick that his adoption trial goes well. :)
Meet Gizmo and Gabby...
Meet Herman and Lily...
Welcome to the rescue!!! Meet Lily Sparrow(left) and Herman Jack(right). Names were Halloween themed and inspired by Herman and Lily Munster and Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.
They were surrendered by a family from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. They are Pug x and approximately 7 weeks old.
Thank you to Tracy M. and her group for asking us to help out. We are honoured to give these two sweethearts a new start at life. These two babies will not be ready for adoption for about another 4-5 weeks. We will post when we are ready to accept adoption applications.
Donations of puppy food (canned or kibble) (grain-free and premium quality), disposable puppy training pads and of course monetary donations to help pay for their heath checks, vaccines and future spay and neuter.
WANTED: New Foster Homes
Foster Homes are the back bone to any rescue. We are always looking for foster homes and temporary foster homes for when dogs come into our care. The more available foster homes we have, the more dogs we can rescue. If you are interested in fostering for our rescue, please complete this Foster Care Application Form and email it back to us.
Well that’s all the news we have for you now. Check out our Facebook page and our website for adoptable dogs, updates on the dogs needing surgeries and for new fundraisers.
See you all soon,
Jessica, Rena, Lorraine & Trina
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba
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P.O. Box 51063, RPO Tyndall Park
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