Looking for the perfect last minute gift for the Keeshond lover in your life?
If you know somebody that has ever had a Keeshond, then you have likely heard all about how wonderful of a dog they had. Keeshond lovers are passionate about their breed and know how sensitive, loyal, loving, intelligent, sweet, (and I could go on and on with more adjectives to describe the Kees) of a dog they are. To know the Keeshond, is to love the Keeshond. Which is why the following gift idea could mean more than any other gift you could give this holiday season!
Currently, there is a large-scale effort to rescue numerous Keeshonden from a large-volume puppy mill that is closing down in New York. (Read more about What is a Puppy Mill?) Puppy mill life is deplorable, especially for the “Velcro Dog”, aka our Keeshond. The bills for such a rescue effort are enormous. In order for all of the 100+ puppy mill Kees to enjoy a new life, there will be transportation costs, spay/neuter costs, other various veterinary bills and miscellaneous expenses. Every dollar donated helps to make this massive Kees rescue successful. Please consider making a donation of any dollar amount in the name of the Keeshond lover in your life to Bay Area Rescue Keeshonden (aka “BARK,” a non-profit 501c organization… so your donations would be tax-deductible), whom is collecting and organizing all donations for this project. (Remember to check with your employer to see if they will match your donation!) Donation information is in this video (which is a nice tribute to the rescue efforts underway) and again at the bottom of this post.
TO GIVE THIS AS A GIFT TO SOMEONE…
After you make a donation to BARK for this NY puppy mill rescue effort, e-mail me either a snapshot of your PayPal receipt (leaving out any personal data) or of your check (conceal your account information) and I will e-mail you this Certificate of Appreciation for your donation for you to print out to give as a gift for the Kees lover in your life.
Please provide the gift recipient’s name, your name to be placed on the certificate and if you prefer, a clear picture of your special Kees to replace the picture of Clancy on it. Also, please indicate if you would like the donation amount on the certificate or have it just read “a donation”. (See form at the bottom of this post.)
The puppy mill closure is a huge victory for not only the current 100+ Keeshonden who have known no love, no exercise, no grooming, no human socialization or any idea how fun it is to be the “Smiling Dutchman”, but also for what would have been more generations of the same misery for many of their offspring. This massive Kees rescue underway is to save, care for, and place these puppy mill Keeshonden in homes, even if they are just temporary homes for now. After some rehabilitation, they will get to know what it’s like to be a true Keeshond and that helps heal the Keeshond lover’s heartbreak of the sad situation that they, and their ancestors, used to be in.
To help this cause:
Donate via PayPal: the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or use the PayPal button on the home page for this huge rescue effort: www.keeshondrescue.org. Please indicate that your donation is for the NY Puppymill Dogs!
BARK is a 501c3 charity. Donations are tax-deductible. Their EIN number is 41-2049201. Send checks to:
BARK – (NY Puppymill Rescue)
PO Box 375
Los Altos, CA 94023
Other ways to help:
AUCTION to raise money for the NY Puppymill Kees details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nykeesrescue/permalink/630432440332005/
Needed supplies through AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/5YJLSJ1EWEW5/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_gln
Help transport, foster or adopt! For more information, visit: http://www.keesrescue.com/#!get-involved/cihc
SPREAD THE WORD! DO NOT GIVE PUPPY MILLS A REASON TO EXIST. NEVER PURCHASE A PUPPY FROM A PET STORE!
On behalf of all Keeshond lovers and these poor Keeshonden needing rescue… Clancy and I THANK YOU! and wish you the Happiest of Holidays!