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January 2010 Newsletter #2

January 2010 Newsletter #2

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North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue
Rescued from Doubt, Placed with Love
January 2010
Helping “Pawz” Program –
Offered by the North CarolinaRottweiler Rescue
We ALL know times are “RUFF” right now. We have seen MORE Furry
Companions given up this year due to the economic issues of our time.The North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue is partnering with various sponsors totry and help keep Owners from having to give up their loyal furbabies!Let us HELP YOU! And in turn YOU can help US!We are asking from FOSTER Parents:1. Foster one of our dogs in need that matches your family dynamics.2. We will provide the foster doggie with food, ALL medical treatment,including spay/neuter and Heartworm care.3. A crate for your foster doggie.4. We can offer Training Support from TWO Certified Trainers5. We request a volunteer presence at functions to help Show Case our
Rotties as well as our “Notties” Usually 2 hours per month (if located in the
area of the event)6. Be a member our our yahoo group in order to keep abreast of what eventsare available to show case your foster dogWe are able to offer the following:1. Provide food for YOUR dog.2. Provide Annual DHLPP and Monthly Heart Worm Preventative for YOURdog.3. A Group of Caring Individuals
a GREAT Support Group4. We provide a discount for boarding for personal doggies for those timesyou have to leave and go out of town and not able to take the Furbaby.All foster dogs have been evaluated and temperament tested.As long as you continue to foster a NCRR dog you will receive the abovebenefits for your dog.Please contact ncrottierescue@gmail.comif you are interested in applying forthe Helping Pawz Program.***offer is valid for (1) dog in your family. we cannot provide benefits formultiple dogsPlease email ncrottierescue@gmail.com if you would like to save the life oneof these dogs. They don't have much time to find help.Thank you
Thad was the first dog adopted in 2010! This is amazing considering thatwhen we first got him he was referr 
ed to as the “walking dead dog”
NCRRreceived a phone call from one of the local shelters asking if we would helpwith a young male Rottweiler dog that was in pretty bad shape. He wascovered in demodex mange, skin infection from the mange, upper respiratory infection, eye problems and hip problems. NCRR jumped intoaction and was able to help with the grace of god providing him with aRottie Angel to help with his medical bills. All his Angel asked was he benamed Thaddeus after her grandfather and of course we said yes and weall love the name. One of the shelter workers took him to the vet for us tobe evaluated and start his treatment for demodex mange. The vet relayedhe has a 50/50 chance and wasn't put together very well. Did we want tohave him put to sleep? Well, we decided to give him that 50% and continuehelping him. He was transported to his foster home on the evening of Friday, March 27, 2009. He had gushing snot coming out of his nose andeyes. He could not stand up and was a sight for sore eyes with a bleedinghole in the side of his head. He was the picture of a walking dead dog.
North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue is the only non-profit Rottweiler Rescue Organization based out of Raleigh, NC that has beenrescuing Rottweiler dogs since 1998. NCRR is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless Rottweilersand placing them in qualified homes. Note: We often have other 
breeds available so, even if you’re no
t interested in a Rottie, please check out our   Adopt Me  page on our website: ncrottierescue.org.
In 2009 NCRR found forever homes for 65 of our dogs and wecurrently have 56 in foster homes.
We are currently recruiting for Miracle Makers to make aNCRR foster dog's dreams come true (foster homes andvolunteers). NCRR -- like most rescue groups -- dependsentirely on its volunteers to carry out the mission of theRescue. As short as we are on funding, we're even shorter onhelp. One thing we'll never be short on, though, is dogs whoneed our help.
Our Volunteers are the shooting stars that make RottieDreams Come True!The ways you can help our mission are endless. See the list of ways you can help below. If you do not see something thatworks for you, please contact NCRR to discuss other optionsthat will work for you.
92 ways to help rescue organizations... withoutadopting or fostering a dog
Can you...1.
Transport a dog2.
Donate a dog bed or towels or other *bedding* typeitems... (Gently used dog equipment is alwayswelcome)3.
Donate MONEY Donate a Kong? A Nylabone? AHercules?4.
Donate a crate Donate a x-pen or baby gate5.
Donate a food dish or a stainless bucket for a crate6.
Donate a leash Donate a collar7.
Donate some treats or a bag of food8.
Donate a Halti or promise collar or a gentle leader9.
Walk a dog10.
Groom a dog Donate some grooming supplies(shampoos, combs, brushes, etc.)11.
Donate a lawnmower12.
Make a few phone calls13.
Mail out applications to people who've requestedthem14.
Provide local vet clinics with contact information foreducational materials on responsible pet ownership15.
Drive a dog to and from vet appointments16.
Donate long distance calling cards17.
Donate a scanner or digital camera18.
Donate a photocopier19.
Attend public education days and try to educatepeople on responsible pet ownership20.
Donate a gift certificate to a pet store21.
Donate a raffle item if your club is holding afundraiser22.
Donate flea stuff (Advantage, etc.)23.
Donate Heartworm pills24.
Donate a animal first aid kit25.
Provide a shoulder to cry on when the rescue personis overwhelmed26.
Pay the boarding fees to board a dog for a week?Two weeks?27.
Be a Santa-paws foster to give the foster a break fora few hours or days28.
Clip coupons for dog food or treats29.
Bake some homemade doggie biscuits30.
Make book purchases through Amazon via a web sitethat contributes commissions earned to a rescuegroup31.
Host rescue photos with an information link on yourwebsite32.
Donate time to take good photos of foster dogs foradoption flyers, etc.33.
Conduct a home visit or accompany a rescue personon the home visit34.
Go with rescue person to the vet to help if there ismore than one dog Have a yard sale and donate themoney to rescue35.
Volunteer to do rescue in your area36.
Take advantage of a promotion on the web or storeoffering a free ID tag and instead of getting it foryour own dog, have the tag inscribed with yourrescue's name and phone # to contact37.
Talk to all your friends about adopting and fosteringrescued dogs38.
Donate vet services or can you help by donating aspay or neuter each year or some vaccinations39.
Interview vets to encourage them to offer discountsto rescues40.
Write a column for your local newspaper or clubnewsletter on dogs on dogs currently looking forhomes or ways to help rescue41.
Take photos of dogs available for adoption for use bythe rescue groups42.
Maintain web sites listing/showing dogs available43.
Help organize and run fundraising events44.
Help maintain the paperwork files associated witheach dog or enter the information into a database45.
Tattoo a rescued dog46.
Microchip a rescued dog47.
Loan your carpet steam cleaner to someone who hasfostered a dog that was sick or marked in the house48.
Donate a bottle of bleach or other cleaning products49.
Donate or loan a portable dog run to someone whodoesn't have a quarantine area for quarantining adog that has an unknown vaccination history and hasbeen in a shelter50.
Drive the fosters' children to an activity so that thefoster can take the dog to obedience class51.
Use your video camera to film a rescue dog in action52.
Pay the cost of taking a dog to obedience class Bethe one to take the dog to its obedience class53.
Go to the foster home once a week with yourchildren and dogs to help socialize the dog54.
Help the foster and rescue organizations clean up theyard (yes, we also have to scoop what thosefoster/rescued dogs poop)55.
Offer to test the foster dog with cats56.
Pay for the dog to be groomed or take the dog to a*Do It Yourself* Grooming Place57.
Bring the foster take out so the foster doesn't haveto cook dinner58.
Pay a house-cleaning service to do the springcleaning for someone who fosters/rescues dogs allthe time59.
Lend your artistic talents to your club's newsletter,fundraising ideas, T-shirt designs60.
Donate printer paper, envelopes and stamps to yourclub61.
Go with a rescue person to the vet if a foster dogneeds to be euthanized62.
Go to local shelters and meet with shelter staff abouthow to identify your breed or provide photos andbreed information showing the different types of thatbreed may come in and the different colorcombinations63.
Go to local businesses and solicit donations for aclub's fundraising event64.
Offer to try and help owners be better pet owners byholding a grooming seminar65.
Help pet owners be better pet owners by beingavailable to answer training questions66.
Loan or donate a crate if a dog needs to travel by air67.
Put together an *Owner's Manual* for those whoadopt rescued dogs of your breed68.
Provide post-adoption follow up or support69.
Donate a coupon for a free car wash or gas or insidecleaning of a vehicle

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