November 20, 2008

Old Dog Haven

I recently made some doggy cushions to be donated to Old Dog Haven. I personally believe that especially in a tough economy we should all do what we can to support whatever charity is near and dear to our hearts. My dogs are very fortunate - they will never be thrown away. They will never be left behind because we are moving an can't afford to take them. They will never know hunger. Unfortunately - not all dogs are as lucky as most of the Dogs on Thursday bunch. I would ask my bloggy friends to step out of their comfort zone and do something kind for an unknown dog. Donate something from Old Dog Haven's Wish List; make washable fleece dog cushions - you can either send these to me or donate them to your local rescue. Donate to the ASPCA - a link can be found on Nicole's blog. In the past I have made squares for the comfort quilts for several different blogs, two don't exist anymore. I knit for Virgina Tech after their horrible tragedy. I knit for Luke. I have knit chemo caps for complete strangers. Now, I'm asking you to do the same - to donate to dogs by making a washable fleece cushion to help make the lives of the dogs in final refuge a little bit better. I promise it will make you feel better.


  1. Sounds like a challenge to me! I've got the fleece for several dogs pads and coats.

    You're so nice to make all that stuff for people. You know my heart is with the voiceless and powerless. I've made many dog sweaters over the years. This, in addition to a full-time job, single parenting and volunteering between 40 and 50 hours per month for the last five years at the local shelter. Heck, if I can do it, anyone can!

    You know I've resisted blogging, even though you've often told me about the power and compassion of your blogger-friends. I might have to change my mind if your group can make a difference like this!

    Anonymous D.

  2. I'll take the challenge. I'll set aside my afghan today and start a doggy blanket. The pooches at the shelter will appreciate it.

  3. I'm so glad you posted this picture of Beau and your beautiful creations. I know those doggies will love these!

  4. Thanks Sue! I'm sure your local dogs will enjoy a little extra cushion! g

  5. Sue:

    You rock! I can't tell you how much these gifts are appreciated, not only by the caretakers, but also the dogs! I've heard many a sigh when stressed, abandoned dogs lay down on a soft bed. The extra comfort helps them de-stress a bit and present themselves more successfully to potential adopters. Plus, they look more "homey" to the adopters and have a better shot at a new home.

    Even a bag o'treats helps! Do I hear chew toys for the anxious?


  6. and don't forget, you did a quilt for the Kim's too!

    Great post, G! The local food bank is at an all-time low because they are being used much more frequently now..the dog shelter is in dire need, too.

    Hard times for a lot of us right now, so it is DEFINITELY the time to GIVE!! Thanks for the reminder G!

  7. There's a no-sew fleece pattern, right? Once I find it, I'm in...


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