Let’s Help P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA #BtC4A

We are proud to be joining  For the Love of a Dog, Heart Like a Dog, Pet Faves, and CindyLu’s Muse in this quarter’s Blog the Change for Animals!

“From CindyLu’s Muse: The rules are simple: write about a cause, group, or person you think others should know about, link up on the 15th, then read and share what others have written while they share yours, too. There are no restrictions as to what type of subject you choose, as long as it has to do with the well-being and welfare of our fellow creatures.”

 When you learn about the woman/cause that I am featuring today, you will instantly see why I was compelled to share them with you. I would like to thank my Mother, who without a smart phone, computer or internet, works tirelessly WRITING HANDWRITTEN letters seeking donations for a number of causes that she is passionate about (handwritten letters are rare in the world we live in today, making her efforts quite successful!). The program I am featuring today is one of the causes that my Mother holds dear. She has communicated with the woman I am featuring, (via letters!), and when I heard about this sensational program that is in DIRE need of support, I wanted to help as well. I knew it would be a wonderful cause to feature for:

Click to visit their website!

Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to:

Photo Courtesy of http://pharmdog.org/

Click on the photo to visit their website! Photo Courtesy of http://pharmdog.org/

Farming in and of itself is a 24-7 job.  Never-ending chores/work that must be completed to have a farm function effectively, is hard enough when one is able-bodied and healthy, but what about farmers with disabilities? How are they able to manage their farms without help? Enter P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA. In order for dogs (especially herding/working dogs) to be happy, they need a JOB. Farmers with disabilities need help. It is a “win-win” for both.  After perusing their website I also learned that a number of their dogs have been saved from rescues. These dogs in turn, give back to farmers who are in dire need of help. 

ABOUT P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA

from their website:

P.H.A.R.M Dog USA,  Pets Helping Agriculture in Rural Missouri, is the brain child of Jackie Allenbrand.  The organization’s  goal is to make life easier for farmers and farm family members with disabilities.  Those eligible for services may have any type of disability — physical, cognitive, or illness-related.  Our services are not limited to Missouri. We do place dogs in other states.


Dogs that provide Service Skills, primarily labs or lab mixes, can be trained to do a variety of helpful tasks such as retrieving or picking up dropped tools, opening a latch gate system, carrying buckets, as well as standing and bracing if a farmer has stability issues, or going for help.  Jackie determines the needs of prospective clients, makes farm assessments, and facilitates placement of the dogs. She and another trainer handle the training for the dogs and their new owners.


Herding Dogs
, primarily border collies, help farmers manage their livestock. These dogs are currently donated by a friend and supporter in Plattsburg, Missouri, who helps train both the dogs and farmers.  We also have a trainer in Packwood, Iowa.

Meet Duke, our most recent placement, with his new owner
Troy, who lives in Nebraska. Duke’s duties will include helping Troy sort and load cattle at the 1200 head heifer development operation where Troy works in Kansas. Duke, formerly homeless, was donated by a kind family that he followed home while they were out for a walk. He was trained by Don McKay from Iowa.
At their first meeting Duke and Troy made a great connection and we’re sure they will both benefit from this arrangement.

I was so blown away by this program and when I heard about their need, I knew that if anyone could help them, it would be the blogging community!!!

PHARM Dog Needs

  • Dog Food

  • Vet Meds

  • Vet Care

  • Collars, Leashes, Bowls

  • Kennels

  • Dog Houses

  • More Trainers

  • Training Center

  • Money to meet program needs—–
  • As a not-for-profit organization,
  • they are eligible for
    company matched donations
  • if your employer offers them.

If you’re interested in donating,

contact Jackie Allenbrand

“PHARM Dog USA” Account
Great Western Bank
224 West Wood
Albany, MO 64402

P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA is a

501c3 Organization

Hoping for lots

of help for this

incredible program

Bloggers Unite For Dog Rescue: Pilots N Paws

Hi everyone!

It’s Dakota!

Today I am honored to be participating in:


which is a special, online global event created by Be The Change For Animals in their hope to stress the importance of dog rescue.

From Be The Change For Animals:

“Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because not enough people are adopting dogs through local rescue groups and shelters.  Instead, many people purchase from pet stores not knowing that most come from puppy mills – read more at: http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/puppy-mills/puppy-scams-cons.aspx:  Additionally, many people underestimate the time and dedication it takes to become a responsible pet owner, and surrender their dogs, or worse.”

HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

  • Adopting a companion: http://theshelterpetproject.org/
  • Donating to a local dog rescue organization
  • Fostering a dog
  • Volunteering at a local shelter or rescue organization
  • Sharing this post across all forms of social media and encourage others to paticipate!

As I mentioned in my blog post on July 15th, when my Mom and Dad began their search for a Sheltie to live with them, they chose to purchase me through a RESPONSIBLE BREEDER,  because they could not find a Sheltie Rescue near their home. At that time they did not know about the amazing organization called:

Had she and Dad known about them, I might not have ever come to live with my Mom and Dad! At that time obviously it wasn’t meant for them to know about Pilots N Paws but Mom was in complete awe when she met a gentleman named Darren a few months ago at a special ” Pet Connect” meeting that was held by Michigan Humane.

Darren had shown a video and had told everyone in attendance about Pilots N Paws.

Mom was completely in awe of the fabulous work that they do!

Here is some info about them:

“Pilots N Paws is a 501c3 charitable organization of general aviation pilots working together with rescue volunteers and shelters. Together they save the lives of innocent animals by moving them from overcrowded areas, escaping euthanasia, to areas where adoptive homes can be found.”

We don’t have the original video that Darren shared with us (because Mom forgot about  having to help me with  this blog post today, and didn’t have time to contact him! BOL!!) but we found one on YouTube that we wanted to share with you:

Guess what? If you are a pilot, they need you!

Find out how you can help

www.pilotsnpaws.org 

You may also “like” them on Facebook

We thank Pilots N Paws for the amazing work that they do, and we raise our paws to them!!!

We also  raise our paws in THANKS to  Be The Change For Animals,  for their commitment  and their passion in helping to bring awareness to the public of the often dire circumstances that exist in the lives of many animals and their dedication to “Making a difference” and “Being the Change for Animals.”

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Bloggers Unite For Dog Rescue!! Promote Dog Adoption On July 23!

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Hi everyone! It’s Dakota, and this is my first time participating in Blog the Change for animals. Normally, my brother Cody from Cat Chat participates, but this time he passed it on to me. Why? Because I am here to tell you about a special event coming up on July 23rd.

Many of you are probably shaking your head wondering why a pure breed dog would be promoting Dog Rescue.  I’ll tell you why. If my parents had a Sheltie rescue near their home, that is where they would have gotten me. Not that they regret having me, NEVER! It’s just that when they wanted to get a Sheltie, my Mom wasn’t blogging, she didn’t know that there are pet transport services such as Pilots N Paws that could have flown a Sheltie to HER!!

All my parents knew then, was that the Sheltie rescues that they searched online for were much too far for them to visit. They do not regret purchasing me from a RESPONSIBLE breeder at all. Mom and Dad love the breeder where I came from and still keep in touch with her. It is just their first choice would have been to help a dog in need.

Why?

One important reason is from http://btc4animals.com

“Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because not enough people are adopting dogs through local rescue groups and shelters.  Instead, many people purchase from pet stores not knowing that most come from puppy mills – read more at: http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/puppy-mills/puppy-scams-cons.aspx:  Additionally, many people underestimate the time and dedication it takes to become a responsible pet owner, and surrender their dogs, or worse.”

So, on July 23rd we are going to be joining other dog bloggers in helping to spread the word about Dog Rescue. 

How can YOU help?

  • You can blog  about a Dog Rescue related topic on July 23rd, 2012
  • Adopting a companion: http://theshelterpetproject.org/
  • Donating to a local dog rescue organization
  • Fostering a dog
  • Volunteering at a local shelter or rescue organization
  • Sharing this post across all forms of social media and encourage others to participate!

Be sure to join us and all of our dog blogging buddies on July 23rd and help us to spread the word about the importance of

DOG RESCUE!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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