PET CHARITY NEWS
CAMP BOW WOW INCREASED TOTAL NUMBER
OF DOG MEDICAL GRANTS IN 2017
The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to awarding grants of up to $2,500 to cover the cost of unplanned, necessary
medical care for dogs in need, granted more than $150,000 to provide
89 dogs with necessary medical attention.
The organization is the 501(c)( 3) entity of Camp Bow Wow, a doggy day care and boarding franchise. The foundation focuses efforts
on dogs who are placed in shelters/rescues, as well as on families
facing hardships. Through its contributions, the nonprofit provides a
lifeline to ease financial burdens to keep dogs happy and healthy in
their current homes or helps ensure they will find a forever family,
said officials for the organization.
“In 2017, we saw the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation gain un-
precedented traction as it received support from our franchise own-
ers’ camps throughout the country as well as through clients and
community members,” said Erin Askeland, training and communi-
cation manager for Westminster, Colo.-based Camp Bow Wow and
the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation. “Local initiatives and events
hosted at camps, in addition to dedicated patrons such as 10-year-
old Hannah Okel of Waukesha, Wis., who asked for donations to the
foundation in lieu of birthday gifts, prove we’ve built a strong net-
work of those who are passionate about fundraising and supporting
the foundation’s cause.”
In 2018, the foundation will continue to engage its franchisees,
clients and community members through fundraising programs.
Through such fundraisers, Camp Bow Wow plans to sustain its
strong momentum and help provide additional aid for dogs, aiming
to support more than 100 dogs throughout the year, officials added.
Okel asked for donations to the Bow Wow
Buddies Foundation in
lieu of birthday gifts.
FLUFF & TUFF NAMES 2017 CHARITY TOY DONATION RECIPIENTS
Fluff & Tuff, a maker of high-quality, plush dog toys, has named the
recipients of its 2017 Holiday Charity Toy donation.
Given the tremendous impact the 2017 hurricanes had on the animal
population in Texas, Florida and beyond, The Fluff & Tuff Charitable
Foundation donated its annual Holiday Charity Toy profits to three
organizations heavily impacted by these events: Houston Pets Alive!,
The Florida Keys SPCAA and Code 3 Associates.
“We focused our 2017 donations on organizations that not only were
instrumental in providing disaster relief during last year’s hurricanes,
Houston Pets Alive! is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs, resources and
education to the Houston area shelter and rescue community. After Hurricane Harvey, it opened a
temporary shelter to help absorb as many of the displaced animals as possible and has since continued
as a permanent shelter.
Florida Keys SPCAA is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of abandoned, unwanted and mistreated companion animals in the Florida Keys region. The organization operates the southernmost shelter in the U.S., and it was severely impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Code 3 Associates is a nonprofit organization providing professional animal disaster response to
communities, as well as providing professional training to individuals and agencies involved in ani-mal-related emergency response.
The Fluff & Tuff Charitable Foundation’s mission is to make a big difference for small organizations
that are committed to helping animals in need. It offers funding to numerous small-scale, nonprofit
animal shelters, organizations, rescues and clubs across the country.
PARTNERS WITH GREY
MUZZLE TO PROVIDE
HOSPICE CARE FOR
BuddyRest in Wichita,
Kan., made a $2,500
to support The Grey
Make the Days Count
campaign, which is
raising money to support hospice programs
for senior dogs that have only months, weeks or days to live.
Since it was founded 10 years ago, The Grey Muzzle Organization has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 108 nonprofit
organizations in 32 states. These grants provide senior dogs with
medical and dental care, adoption, foster and hospice programs,
and assistance to prevent them from being surrendered to shelters,
among other lifesaving programs.
“It’s easy for us to partner with such a tremendous organization with a cause close to our hearts,” said Trevor Crotts, president
of BuddyRest. “We are happy to provide amazing support for senior
dogs with our orthopedic beds, in addition to supporting high impact organizations like Grey Muzzle.”