Giving Tuesday 2019,
I’m sure you’ve all heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard about Giving Tuesday?
#GivingTuesday was created as a global day of giving back to kick off the charitable season. This year's Giving Tuesday is on December 3rd and we’d love for you to get involved with us!
Leading up to Giving Tuesday we will be highlighting stories about dogs that we’ve rescued this year, and where they are now. We hope you'll enjoy these success stories as much as we do! Check back here for the full stories and pictures, as well as follow us on Facebook!
We love receiving likes and shares for all of our posts but as you know, it is those Benjamin Franklin’s that make the real difference when in comes to helping dogs in the world of rescue. As an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization all of the funds we raise go directly to rescuing and re-homing homeless and abandoned Labs and providing them with loving foster homes, rehabilitation and veterinary care.
So we promise we won’t eat money like Riley, but spend it on those who need it most…the doggos.
If every one of our facebook followers donated just $5 we could raise $56,795! Just think of how many dogs we could rescue if you skip your Starbucks fix for just one day! We hope you’ll consider donating this #GivingTuesday to help support our mission. We rescue because we care but we’re able to do it because of the charitable contributions we receive from followers and supporters like you! So thank you!
Ps. All donations to LRGR are tax-deductible.
Do you remember Wendell?
Wendell is a 9 year old black Lab who was found as a stray. His former family abandoned him and he wandered the streets for two weeks before he was picked up by animal control. After six weeks, his former family came for him but the shelter thought a new family would take better care of him. Wendell spent three months in another rescue while he was treated for heartworm disease and then he made his way to LRGR.
Wendell during his time in foster care:
Once in LRGR’s care, Wendell visited the vet and we found out he had slightly elevated kidney levels and he was put on a special diet. The vet said catching these signs early would help to reduce any further kidney problems and help them work better. He is expected to have many more good years to enjoy with his forever family! The vet was next to a daycare center and when Wendell finished his appointment, about 30 children playing outside all came over to say hello. Wendell greeted everyone with a wagging tail and a smile and he absolutely loved all the attention! He never stopped smiling! While in foster care Wendell became a certified spoiled house dog. He enjoyed cooling off in the baby pool and sleeping on the couch, you could vacuum, sweep, and mop and he wouldn’t move out of your way. He was a good companion to have outside on those buggy days, he liked to chase the flies away. One day, Wendell’s foster family took him to Isley Brewing Company for the release of their Rescue Red Ale and that was the beginning of his happily ever after! During the event a nice lady visited Wendell and he stayed by her side the entire time. He knew it was meant to be
Wendell's Happily Ever After!
So of course sweet Wendell was adopted! Not only did Wendell get a great new home, but also got a great new job! His mom works at Morningside Assisted Living located in the West End and he gets to go to work with her. He greets people in the front office while they admire him and he strolls around the building to say hello to all of the people who live there. He soaks up all of the attention and they love to pet him. They even tell him about the dogs they had in their lives, which brings back happy memories and feelings of nostalgia for them. After work, he relaxes by rolling in the newly mowed grass in his yard, sleeps with his sea turtle toy, and stays very close to his mom all the time.
Stay tuned as we share another rescue story with you next week. And mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday on December 3rd!