Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Update on Fundraising for my Next Service Dog

I continue to contact friends and family to raise money for my next service dog. I am happy to report some have already come through! Both for my travel to team training and Summit Assistance Dogs

For Donating to my Fund to attend team training in September, I wish to thank:
  • My cousin April for her $100 Donation
  • My longtime friend Wayne Terry for his donation of a Large Dog Crate ($100 value)
  • Shelley Maynard,Owner of Pewter Rabbit Antiques for her $25 Donation
I have saved $61 towards my Team Training costs in September! That brings my total so far to $286!
Several people have also pledged to contribute to my Fund to attend Team Training:
  • My Aunt and Uncle, Steven and Marie McDonald
  • My Uncle Dale McDonald
  • My Uncle Scott McDonald
  • My Uncle Danny McDonald
  • My Grandmother Mary Ellen Spring

Even though Summit Assistance Dogs does not charge for the dog itself, each recipient must be able to attend a team training with their new dog in Anacortes, WA for anywhere between 10-21 days.
I am working to save money myself, but I work for a non-profit and I have to take at least two weeks from work to get my dog.
Expenses to get Service dog:
-1 large dog crate $100 Done
-Service dog gear (harness, leashes, collars,dog beds, dog toys, treats) $350 (need $225)
-Placement vet visit $65 (need $4)
-Gas to get to and from Anacortes $250
-Hotel Fees $1,400
-Groceries for two weeks $150

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