Janet and her beloved rescue dog Audrey (adopted from the Dedham shelter in 2004) are thrilled to report that they will be making their first public appearance! Please join them at Elissa’s Creative Warehouse, 220 Reservoir St., Needham Heights, Saturday, June 1, as they celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day! Janet will be selling AUDREY AND GRIFF SCARVES to benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston, as well as selling the yarn (with the pattern included) so that you can make your own! Creative Warehouse will be holding their Spring Cleaning Sale, with excellent deals on sale yarns and the entire store is 20% off, so it’s a great time to stock up and support a worthy cause! Look for them outside in the tent.
Dogs in Thought is a photo book by renowned photographer, Mitch Weiss, the proceeds of which will be donated in full to the Animal Rescue League of Boston and the MSPCA.
Visit www.dogsinthought.com to learn more about the project, reserve a portrait sitting, or pre-order a copy of the book. Portrait sittings are taking place through April 30th, so book one for your dog today! This fine art series aims to convey their collective vitality while bringing light to the individual features and characteristics that make each pup special.
Reese Lally & Jennifer Keefe with Jerry, the resident corn snake at the Dedham shelter.
Just before Christmas, 2012, 10 year-old Reese Lally, had asked her mom how she could help dogs. They approached their neighbor Jennifer Keefe, the proud mom of a shelter dog and asked for some advice on the best way to raise funds for an animal shelter. After some brainstorming, it was decided that since Reese likes to bake and make crafts, she could make chocolate covered pretzels and paw print pins that could be sold to friends and family. With a little help from her mom and Jennifer, Reese was able to raise $106.85 which she recently donated to the Dedham shelter of the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Below is the photo of a few of the fabulous pins that Reese made and her donation. Thank you, Reese, for helping animals in need! Keep up the great work!
Cheer On Our Boston Marathon Team: Look For The Red T-shirts!
Marathon Monday is just around the corner and we want to remind you to cheer on our dedicated runners! They will be wearing red shirts like the one Breck, our gorgeous model and League alum, is sporting. Our logo is on the front and the back of the t-shirt, so you can’t miss it. So far our team has raised over $35,000! If you’re in the crowd, show your support for their hard work! Our four runners and their numbers are listed below:
The League has teamed up with a neighborhood organization called Washington Gateway Main Street to bring you beautiful animal art in the lobby as part of WGMS’s Moving Gallery, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We will be displaying the artwork of South End Artist Paula Ogier, who also happens to be a mom to ARLB alum Tippi (formerly known as Chrissie), in our Boston lobby from now until June 3, 2013. All of the artwork is for sale and Paula has very generously agreed to donate 50% of her net profits to the League!
Paula & Tippi
Paula Ogier is a Boston-based digital painter. Paula’s colorful, stylized approach to pet portraits is intended to creatively reflect an animal’s spirit. Color plays a predominant role in her art and is important to her as a means of expression.
Of course, we couldn’t work with Paula without asking about Tippi! Paula said that “she’s doing really well. She’s filled out a lot since we adopted her in January – she was quite thin then. She’s made herself at home and is so tuned into the routines of the house. She and our 9 year old Siamese kitty Sammy like charging around the house after each other in the mornings. And at night, she’s been slowly but steadily inching her way into our bed. She’s such a sweet girl!”
We are so thrilled to be featuring the work of an artist who adopted from us and who’s artwork portrays animals in such a joyful light! Be sure to stop by our Boston shelter lobby to view some of this incredible artwork!
“The goal of displaying artwork in our lobby is to show people that shelters are not sad places. They’re places of hope, joy and second chances, and Paula Ogier’s artwork emphasizes this basic idea. The art in the lobby allows people to feel an instant connection with animals even before setting foot in our adoption center.” -Elizabeth Dobrska, Marketing & Creative Coordinator
A big “thank you” to a few people from Sprint who spent the day at our Boston Adoption Center helping us with some spring cleaning yesterday! They scrubbed shelter walls and floors and cleaned outdoor kennels – all with smiles on their faces. We appreciate your help, come back soon!
Thank you to everyone who attended Friday’s Boston Marathon Fundraiser at the Granary Tavern in Boston. The event was a huge success and over 200 people stopped by to show their support. Our Boston Marathon team has collectively raised over $30,000 and runners are still collecting donations. Remember that the money that the team raises goes towards helping shelter animals.
To support this year’s four runners and view their progress, please visit their fundraising page. You can donate online to the entire team or a specific runner.
Does all of this snow have you feeling a little stir crazy? If so, then come out and join the League’s Boston Marathon team on Friday, March 1 from 6:30-8:30p.m. at the Granary Tavern for an evening filled with great people, fabulous raffle prizes, and a silent auction! Items include, one week on Martha’s Vineyard, one night stay at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, a golf outing for four at Sterling Golf Club, Red Sox tickets, a personally autographed hockey puck from Andrew Ference, a gift basket from Polka Dog Bakery, a gift basket from Harpoon Brewery, a case of wine from Atlantic distribution, as well as gift cards to restaurants and many other excellent items. The best part of the night – the proceeds of the event will help the League’s marathon team raise money for the Animal Rescue League of Boston.