Friday, September 30, 2011
WoofStock- Saturday October 1 9:30 to 3:30
Sedgwick County Park
6501 W 21st Street
The Bookworm, 11-1pm
8702 Pacific Street
Omaha, NE 68114-5290
5050 Factory Shops Blvd # 885
Castle Rock , CO 80108
Our Foster Dogs are excited to meet you!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
We need your help! The time commitment would be 1 hour every 1-2 weeks! Simple!
1. Volunteer Only App- After going thru training, you will call new Volunteers, welcome them and talk to them about BDHPI. Simple as pie!
2. Foster App- After going thru training, you will call the applicant to discuss with them the BDHPI foster program. You will evaluate the family and see if they are a good match for BDHPI!
If interested, PLEASE email firstname.lastname@example.org. As long as you have a computer and phone, you can do this job!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Along with $80 worth of donations in a few days of the Tastefully Simple fundraiser, we receieved a very generous and unexpected $200 donation at the Nebraska Dog N Jog event this week! Put that together with other donations from the weekend events, NE Volunteers have raised over $500 for sweet Beatrix!
WAY TO GO!!!!!!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Beatrix had a bumpy start to life but is in a great foster family now. She recently had her back leg amputated; it hasn't slowed her down one little bit. Beatrix is now in need of eye surgery or she will go blind.
Big Dogs Huge Paws has partnered with a Representative of Tastefully Simple to raise money for Beatrix's eye surgery. This is a great fundraiser for all involved...Beatrix gets her needed surgery and you get the delicious food of Tastefully Simple. This blogger highly, highly, highlly suggests the Beer Bread and the different Soups (Potato, yum!) for easy winter dinners!
If you would like to order Tastefully Simple and support this cause, please go to http://www.tastefullysimple.com/.
1. Do all of your shopping first and then proceed to the checkout. Select "Find Host/Event". Search by :
First Name: Big
Last Name: Dogs.
Select "Big Dogs" as your party host.
Please make sure to select Big Dogs as your party host so Big Dogs Huge Paws gets credit for your purchase.
In Loving Memory of Eleanor Orr, the wonderful desinger for the Chippendogs~ Your love of dogs will continue and you will be greatly missed…
Big Dogs Huge Paws Proudly Presents:
Whiskey River and the Jello Shots with the Gentle Giants Band “UNLEASHED”
The Chippendogs All-Stud Revue!
Can you take the heat?
Design/Style: Whiskey River and the Jello Shots with the Gentle Giant Band “UNLEASHED” design or Chippendogs design- full color on back, with the BDHP logo on the front; printed on a white short sleeve t-shirt or grey hoodie sweatshirt.
Colors, sizes and pricing:
WHITE T-shirts: Adult sizes S - XL: $20/each, size 2XL - 5XL: $22/each,
GREY Hoodie Sweatshirt: Adult sizes S-XL, $30/each, sizes 2XL - 5XL: $32/each
How to order your Whiskey River and the Jello Shots with the Gentle Giants Band “UNLEASHED” or Chippendogs All-Stud Revue T-shirt(s):
1) Decide how many of which design(s), size(s) and whether you want T-shirts or Hoodies (or both).
2) Pick up or delivery? Will you arrange to pick up your shirt(s) in Aurora, CO or will you need them shipped to you?
Shipping options (*Shipping is based on total quantity ordered to be sent to one shipping address):
Shipping for 1-2 T-shirt(s) = $5.
Shipping for 2-5 T-shirts or 1-2 Hoodies= $8.
Shipping for 6 or more T-shirts or 3 or more Hoodies = $15
T-Shirts and Hoodies will ship separately~ Please pay for shipping separately.
Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
3) Determine your total. T-shirt (or Hoodie) x quantity + shipping (please remember T-shirts and Hoodies ship separately and need shipping to be paid for 1 or both shipments), and then donate online through http://bigdogshugepaws.com/donate. **
** NOTE: There is a space on the page following where you enter the total amount and then payment info that says, "To complete your payment, review the details below and click Donate.” Below that, there’s a place where you can “Add special instructions to the seller." PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR ORDER INFO IN THIS SPACE! Please note the design, size and quantity of t-shirts (or hoodies) you're ordering, as well as, "pick up in Aurora, CO (no shipping)" or "ship to my address~ include YOUR address."
4) IMPORTANT!! To ensure your donation will be applied towards your order, please forward your payment receipt email to email@example.com so that we can get the orders to you as soon as possible! ** NOTE: If you don’t get a detailed payment receipt, please email your generic payment confirmation with your order info included (see above).
*** To Whiskey River and the Jello Shots with the Gentle Giants Band: YOU MAKE OUR WORLD GO ROUND***
Become a fan of Whiskey River and the Jello Shots with the Gentle Giants Band on facebook to learn about the band, their music, their goals and why - and how - they support rescue. All proceeds from the Whiskey River and the Jello Shots with the Gentle Giants Band “UNLEASHED” and The Chippendogs All-Stud Revue t-shirts and hoodies will be donated to Big Dogs Huge Paws, Inc.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
That money is a life saver for us and we are so thankful for their efforts!
YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
Thanks to the Pauleys for hosting!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Word on the street is that BDHPI Alum Quinn and his brother are searching the website for a new friend as we speak!!!
Here is Kaelli, formerly known as KC, celebrating her birthday!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
For this sweet face of Neshobe, on his way home after 20 days of being lost in the woods, you all truely stepped up and impressed the heck out of the Officers at BDHPI.
People came from all over. Some of you know Neshobe, some of you did not. Some hiked for hours, some for days, some for weeks now. Some spent the night, some rose at dusk to drive the hour from Denver to get there, some saw bears, some saw mountain lions and one even fought off a pack of aggressive Mastiffs (ironic, huh?)
Weight has been lost, shoes have been worn down, tears have been shed, prayers have been sent up & sleep has been lost.
But because of this sweet old face, you all did it! And, I am willing to bet you would all do it again.
We cannot thank you enough for all that you have done, no effort was too small.
We are so proud to be working with you all!
Lindsay, Bree, Lisa & Kristie
Sunday, September 11, 2011
As Marissa opened the door, Shobe spooked and ran off.
We are beyond thrilled that he followed his Mom and now it is just playing the patience game (not that we haven't been already!)
We are asking all searching for Shobe to stop. We are hopeful he will feel more comfortable without the commotion of strangers.
We are so incredibly thankful for all of the people who came to help! I heard of a couple who drove down from Cheyenne, WY to help! AMAZING!
With each coming day he shows more and more interest in being "found". Let's pray he will safe and sound by Monday!
Friday, September 9, 2011
Neshobe has been seen twice today! First by a woman driving to work. She said he would pop into the middle of the road, approach her car, but run away when she would exit the car! We are encouraged that he is showing interest.
The last sight was within the last hour (It is 7pm MST now!). Marissa, foster mom extraordinaire, is now in hot pursuit! I just spoke with Trenny who is going to finish feeding her children and than head back up with her hounds.
We are all amazed that this senior boy has escaped the bears and mountain lions that he is sharing his space with! He is one tough boy!
Let's home the morning brings good news!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Join BDHPI for this summer bash!! There will be over 50 booths offering HUGE savings on major brands of pet supplies!
Live music, adoptions, Free ask a vet, nail trims and more!!!
Where: 12482 Ken Caryl Ave, Littleton , CO (In Safeway Center)
Please contact Jenn if you are interested in volunteering and bringing your foster out!! firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-241-4433
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
From Sandy, Jason and Larry, Sadie's Foster Family
We had the great misfortune to lose our sweet friend and foster companion, Sadie the St. Bernard, quite suddenly to bloat last week. Sadie came to us in June from a shelter in South Dakota, where she was picked up as a stray (which completely boggles our minds...how could someone not be missing this sweet girl?) She was an elegant supermodel of a dog, a tall, tricolor flat-coated St. Bernard beauty with the sweetest, happy-go-lucky disposition I think we've ever met. She loved to engage in active conversations with me (Sandy), and was my constant companion since I'm at home a lot. She loved to prance around, and she and her foster brother Diesel were madly in love with each other, and shared lots of squirrel chasing in our back yard. Our son Larry was also very close with her...he loved to play with her and take her for walks. Needless to say, her loss has brought us all great sadness.
When we took her out in public, everyone (and I mean everyone) gravitated toward her...she was remarkably beautiful, and so friendly and approachable! Even at the Deer Creek Animal Hospital, they remarked on how lovable she was. Sadie came to us with a pretty bad case of entropion in both eyes, and crazy amounts of eye mucus. Dr. Cox and I worked together on bilateral entropion surgery, and then with eye drops to get this issue under control, and she was doing so much better! Gives new meaning to the term "doggone it"! Such an incredible tragedy that this girl left us at such a young, vital age, but we feel so lucky that we got to be her forever family for her last few months. We loved her deeply, and feel comforted knowing that she felt loved in her last days and last hours.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Please email me @ email@example.com or call 303-241-4433 to let me know if you can help out...I will be passing along this info to Marissa. We will keep you updated and thank you to ALL of those who are helping in the search efforts.
Time is of the essence at this point, he is a pain medicated dog and desperately needs our help!
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Neshobe has not been found but he is still alive and in the area. There we no signs of Neshobe during the daytime hours yesterday – THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT!!! Here is a picture of Lucky, one of Trenny's search and rescue dogs taking a break!
Last NIGHT the search dog team indicated hard on the ORANGE area on the attached revised map again. They were circling in that area and saw TONS of Neshobe prints additionally they heard him alert barking for several minutes. They passed the PURPLE Dot on the map - a few minutes later they doubled-back and there was a FRESH Neshobe poop! This is the same location where we found his urine the night before, so it seems he is eliminating in the same spot…we’ve placed his dog bed there in hopes that the familiar scent will draw him in and keep him in this location. It seems like Neshobe is following the night search team and watching them, but he is not showing himself. He is very elusive. So when you are out there please keep your eyes peeled at all times, Neshobe may be watching you JThe search dog team last night heard him but could not see him. In fear of scaring him off further, while he was trying to come up and bed down, they decided to leave the location to allow him to settle in for the night.
Seems he is traveling up and down Pactolous Lake Rd moving back and forth from the United Power Building (when you first turn off of highway 72 onto South Beaver). He is traveling on the road and in the space between the road and the river. This river is blocked with some fencing and barb wire in places – there is a private fly fishing club there (huge building going up) The river is patrolled 24x7 by guards and they know about Neshobe and are looking for him too.
AGAIN - It is also highly likely he is traveling up and down Pactolus Lake Road– if you like you can simply drive/walk up and down slowly looking for him OR just park and watch - we have to see him at some point. We also need someone to stand near the stop sign (when you first turn off of highway 72) to talk with people and hand out flyers. There will be tons of visitors in that area today and tomorrow and want to make sure they know about Neshobe.
In an effort to not scare Neshobe further, it is imperative that anyone searching for Neshobe have calm energy.
THANK YOU TRENNY AND MADDIE AND THE REST OF THE SEARCH DOG TEAM – you are SO APPRECIATED!
Please call me if you need anything
Saturday, September 3, 2011
We did not find Neshobe today, but we found very fresh pee and fresh tracks and heard him bark...Marissa was positive. We also think we know where he has been sleeping, although he did not go there tonight. Marissa and I are still up here and are going to search at sunrise with Ava and Asher. We covered lots of territory, however we did not hear any barking. His foot prints are scattered throughout the area.
WE NEED LOTS OF HELP SATURDAY! Please come up and help. He is within a mile of us.
You can check in at Kristine's and then come find us down on Pactolus Rd. and south beaver creek Rd junction. Team – we truly need your help to bring Neshobe home. We need as many volunteers as possible searching around the clock through the holiday weekend, time is of the essence. We are planning to have a fairly large search party scheduled for Saturday night into Sunday morning – please join us! If you can help ANY TIME this weekend, even if it is for an hour or so please let me know.
We believe he is sunning himself and snoozing during much of the daytime hours, so the best time to see or hear him is in the evening and/or early morning between (5am – 7am). However we still need eyes and ears out during the day as well (he was heard barking mid-day earlier in the week).
He is still alive and still here. Please come help bring him home. You and your dogs safety is key. · Please bring food, water, flashlights/headlamps, layers of clothing, a leash (in case you find our mystery man) and some hot dogs or cheese. ·
Please leave a note on your car or at the house and/or call/text/email Marissa or Kristine if you come in/out of the area.· Remember there is only AT&T cell service up there and spotty Verizon coverage. Two way radios, whistles and car horns are great tools as well
Please contact either of us if you are able to help join the search party today or the rest of the weekend until he is found and returned safely back home!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!
We are continuing to remain hopeful and optimistic – he is still out there! Please help us get this sweet old man home. Again THANK YOU ALL for all your work, prayers and positive thoughts – please keep them coming!
Friday, September 2, 2011
Neshobe the Senior Great Dane has been missing since August 25th! Ccan you help by joining our search party?
Signs have been posted. Police have been notified as well as all the neighbors. We put out an amber missing pet alert to about 500 locals. He is posted as missing on Petfinder, Pet Harbor and a couple other sites. There are campers up there and they know he is missing and are looking for him.
Team – we truly need your help to bring Neshobe home. We need as many volunteers as possible searching around the clock through the holiday weekend, time is of the essence. We are planning to have a fairly large search party scheduled for Saturday night into Sunday morning – please join us! If you can help ANY TIME this weekend, even if it is for an hour or so please let me know. We believe he is sunning himself and snoozing during much of the daytime hours, so the best time to see or hear him is in the evening and/or early morning between (5am – 7am). However we still need eyes and ears out during the day as well (he was heard barking mid-day earlier in the week).
About the area he is in:
Home Address: 124 Blue Flag Lane, Blackhawk, CO (closer to Pinecliffe than Blackhawk)
Directions are fairly easy. Map attached.
Get to Coal Creek Canyon (72) and go up past Wonder Vu and down again -
You go through Pinecliffe over RR tracks. At about the 15 mile mark (from when you turn onto 72 from 93) you will turn LEFT onto S Beaver Creek Rd.
Go over the RR tracks again and take the SECOND LEFT onto Emory (sign kind of hidden) just past a group of mailboxed.
Go straight up Emory and at the top turn left onto Blue Flag to get to Kristines house (second house on left)
OR keep going straight for about 1/4 of a mile and turn left at the big dirt pile drive in about 1/4 mile (this is the area where Neshobe was last seen).
If you have AT&T your cell will work up there but if not, it won't. It is a rather remote area with homes every 1-2 miles. 4 wheel drive recommended. There are some creeks up there and puddles of rain water. Neshobe seems to frequent the roads during the day and hunker down at night.
You and your dogs safety is key. · Please bring food, water, flashlights/headlamps, layers of clothing, a leash (in case you find our mystery man) and some hot dogs or cheese. · Please leave a note on your car or at the house and/or call/text/email Marissa or Kristine if you come in/out of the area.· Remember there is only AT&T cell service up there and spotty Verizon coverage. Two way radios, whistles and car horns are great tools as well.