Let's help Dobies and Little Paws Rescue raise $10,000 through July.
As a dog rescue, Dobies and Little Paws is very familiar with the influx of lost dogs that happens on July 5th each year. Every June we do our best, along with countless rescues and organizations, to promote safe and secure containment for animals on the 4th of July, but still the problem persists.
More dogs go missing on Independence Day than any other day of the year. According to Pet Amber Alert, between July 4th through 6th the number of lost dogs increases an average of 50%. That is double the number of lost dogs than any other day of the year, and unfortunately the return rate is a low 14%.
As a nonprofit, Dobies and Little Paws exists and operates on donations and generosity alone. So when their local firework booth offered them the chance to run the booth this year and potentially bring in anywhere up to $20,000 in revenue from fireworks sales, they were torn. While a great opportunity to raise money for the rescue, by doing something that ultimately causes danger to the very dogs they are trying to save, they decided against participating.
They turned down the opportunity and we have decided to turn to YOU to help them raise that same revenue safely and ethically. With a huge goal of $10,000 over the next two months. We are quite confident in the generosity of Doberman lovers worldwide. Help us raise funds for Dobies and Little Paws Rescue! Just $1 helps.
3 Easy ways to donate:
- You can donate directly through their website right here. Just click the big yellow DONATE button.
- You can send to them through Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can send your donation through Venmo: @dobierescue
Here are tips for keeping your furry friends safe this Fourth of July:
- Above all else, make sure your dogs are safely ID’d. This means wearing a properly fitting collar with up an up to date phone number, even if your dogs are kept inside. It’s not a bad idea to check your dogs microchip and update any contact info that may be outdated as well.
- Make sure your dogs have a safe indoor place to rest during the evening hours. Many people think because their dogs are always int he backyard, that the backyard is a safe refuge but it is not. Any dog can become a skilled escape artist once the fireworks start flying. Inside is the safest place.
- Exercise and stimulate your dogs early in the day on the Fourth of July so they are as tired as possible for the evening hours. Mental and physical stimulation are a good idea, an exhausted sleeping dog is a safe dog.
- If possible, avoid walking your dogs or taking them out from dusk to just after fireworks. They may still be anxious even after the fireworks have ended and a normally calm dog may slip out of their collar.
- Giving your dog some sort of distraction during the fireworks is one way to keep them occupied. A high value treat or a favorite toy to try to keep their mind off of the sound.
- Turn on some inside noise such as music or the TV to help disguise the outside noise.
Keep those pups safe and secure this 4th of July and let’s help lower that lost-dog statistic.