Monday, April 30, 2012

Shopping for BDHPI at Charming Charlies!

Have you hard of Charming Charlie's in the Belmar Shopping Center in Lakewood, CO? If not, you are missing out!!! They carry shoes, hats, jewelry, scarves, purses & SO MUCH MORE. They have so much inventory they have seperate tables & areas for colors

On Sunday, June 3rd from 6-8 pm, Charming Charlie will be closing their doors for a private shopping session for supporters of BDHPI!

Charming Charlies in the Belmar Shopping Center.
7240 West Alaska Dr in Lakewood.

Tickets are $10 and you will receive 20% off your total purchase!
You can mail checks to us at our BDHP PO Box address & put 'Charming Charlies' in the memo field. You can also pay using our online system & be sure to place 'Charming Charlies' in the info field, or you can pay $10 cash at the door. At the door you will get a wristband for the event.

See you there!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

RIP Pongo

From Pongo's foster mom, Edie:

Pongo was very depressed when I first brought her home from the Humane Society of Utah, not even glancing at me as I hooked the leash on her and led her to my car. When we got to my house I took her for a tour and as we walked it started to dawn on her that she was staying and she started to perk up. After the tour I took a seat. Pongo sat in front of me and lifted her head and looked into my eyes. I swear she was thanking me for taking her out of the shelter and my heart melted.

A short time later I saw that one of my cats was on a chair and I had Pongo approach her slowly to see how they would react. My cat hissed at her and when Pongo took two steps back I could see astonishment on the cat's face. She immediately felt comfortable with Pongo and would pace in front of her, arching her back in an effort to get Pongo to pet her.

 At the dog park, Pongo would walk to greet each human and get petted. Occasionally she would actually interact with a dog! Pongo was old and arthritic but she would occasionally channel her inner puppy, giving us the play bow and leaping in circles.

I don't know how Pongo wound up at a shelter at the age of 10. She was an awesome dog and I hope I gave her as much joy and comfort as she gave me. I am so blessed to have known her. -Edie

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Volunteers of the Month- March & April

We would like to congratulate the winners of our "Volunteer of the Month" award for March and April, the amazing duo, Marissa Knight and Jascha Morton!!!

For those of you who are not aware, these gals recently took over handling monthly heartworm and flea & tick prevention along with dispersement of medications to our foster dogs dealing with both illness and chronic pain. They have been incredibly organized and very prompt in getting the meds out as needed across our 8 state region, which is no easy task.

In addition to this job, Marissa is the keeper of the key to storage and always readily makes herself available to meet other volunteers as needed to get foster supplies.

Jascha also always has not one, but often 2 fosters in addition to her pack, one of which is our epileptic Great Dane, Bebe, who is a permanant foster due to her special needs.

Marissa & Jascha - we just want you to know that we think you are both amazing and we are so grateful for all you do for BDHPI!!! You will each receive a special gift and we'll coordinate getting that to you offline. Keep up the great work!!!

Thanks for all that you do!

Lindsay, Bree, Kristie & Lisa