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OK, now that you've adopted, and have fallen hopelessly in love, you want to know what else you can do to help us help the greyhounds. Here are just a few suggestions. If you have other ideas, please call our main number, 215-862-0605, or email us. Thanks for caring!
Fostering- This invaluable service allows us to take in many more dogs by housing them with families until permanent homes can be found. We offer training sessions, unlimited support, and the chance for you to experience the pleasure of getting to know many dogs, and the satisfaction of helping them on their way to a new life. Please email us for more information.
Information Booths/Events- By setting up tables at fairs, malls and pet supply stores, or participating in public events, we are able to interest many new people in Greyhound adoption. This often translates into homes. Please contact the following volunteers for information on events near you:
NEW JERSEY- JoAnn Fotheringham 609-448-1742
PENNSYLVANIA- Vanessa Varian 215-345-6687
LONG ISLAND- Lorraine Farrell 516-922-1852
Transportation- You may not realize what goes on behind the scenes for us to get your dog to you. Our foster homes range from Long Island to Delaware, and everywhere in between. When a dog finds a permanent home, we need to get him or her to a point closer to their final destination. We also need help in transporting dogs in emergencies. If you would like to help, please contact Jackie Wright-Minogue at 908-276-1227 or email.
Annual Homecoming- Once a year all of our Greyhounds, and their adopters, are invited to gather for a Make Peace With Animals family reunion picnic. Putting on an event of this size (500 people typically attend) requires the help of many hands. Please call Danielle Richards at 570-366-1165 to learn how you can assist, and have fun at the same time!
Veterinary Discounts- Do you have a veterinarian who you trust who you think might be interested in working with us for a reduced rate? We are always on the lookout for top notch doctors who understand that we are an all-volunteer group that works hard to give our adoptees the best care possible. Call us first at our main number, 215-862-0605, and we will tell you what we have to offer a vet and how, specifically, they can help us help the dogs.
Fund Raising- Although all of us at Make Peace With Animals volunteer our time, we do have expenses--namely, tens of thousands of dollars in yearly veterinary bills. Do you have a sure-fire idea for helping us raise funds? Some of the things that our volunteers have done to help have been yard sales, Tupperware parties, the design, manufacture and sale of Beeny Hounds, day spa events and more. If you have an idea, and would like to coordinate it, please call our main number, 215-862-0605.
IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO DO THAT ISN'T ON THIS LIST?
DON'T BE SHY!
WE MAY JUST HAVE NOT KNOWN EVERYTHING WE NEEDED!
CALL US AT 215-862-0605 OR E-MAIL US.