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I have been looking for someone that sews, looking for dog scarfs, hankerchiefs, just a idea.

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Doggy wash! Either you approach a local groomer or, even better, a mobile groomer if you have one in your area and let them groom dogs per donation.
With a little effort you can make your own grooming station and do it yourself of course!


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Many Rescue Groups are listed on eBay

Many Rescue Groups are listed on eBay. I sell items there from time to time that I can no longer use and find that listings donated to GR rescue not only sell very well but for a bit more $$. I sometimes list a few items with one or two 100% going to rescue and in the listings note see my other items. Not only does it get the word out, raises money for Love a Golden Rescue here in MO, it helps me sell my other items. Unfortunately a % goes to overhead but it helps to get the word out.

Find a dog crazy photographer in your area. Set up a plan to photograph dogs and kids at local community events. They will need a few helpers and at least a laptop. People pay well for good photos of their kids and dogs. Make arrangement to donate the profit to your local Humane Shelter or Rescue Group of your choosing. If you have a Three Dog Bakery in your area, or something similar they often sponsor these events.

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What a great thread!
My new company, Ark Angels, develops projects to raise money (ALL proceeds from these projects is donated to various animal rescues).
The first project that is almost completed is a music CD. An excellent band out of England (they have an excellent following in the UK) has donated all their talent and time to create a CD, all proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to rescues. I asked that they cover some of my favorite songs (ie, WIsh You Were Here, Harvest Moon, Hallelujah, Wild World, etc. etc.), and they have done a phenomenal job!!! All the artwork and graphics were donated as well, and I expect to sell at least a few thousand (at $20.00 per cd, many animals should benefit . I have a very basic website up, need to work on that in the next week or so before the cd is for sale. Anyway, if you want a small glimpse of it, it's called
The next two projects we'll be working on........a fashion show that will be using only dogs that are in shelters or rescues, and will be up for adoption at the show. THe clothes will be donated by local designers, the models will be donating their time, and again, all dogs to walk to the runway will be from shelters and rescues
After that, we'll be working on a calendar for next year that will feature animals from various shelters and rescues as well.
ANyway, these are just a few ideas to throw out there. You would be surprised how many people are willing to donate their time and talents to help the animals in need
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Our local supermarkets have a large container where people can donate tins or bags of dog food.

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Our rescue just had an event called Show Some HeART. A bunch of local artist painted or took pictures of goldens and donated them. Also local business donated items like baked items for a basket, rounds of golf etc and then there was a silent auction. It was held in a club downtown with a $10 dollar cover charge. Two resturants donated food. I spent too much money as usual but picked up some cute stuff. People could send in their favorite picture of their golden and if picked a local artist would paint the picture there before the event started.
July 30 – Show Some HeART » GREAT Rescue
The club designed a drink and half the proceeds of the drink went to the rescue.

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What about a raffle of donated items?
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Ever hear of crowd funding? Sites like allow you to set up an appeal, and once your supporters start posting the campaign on social media and other outlets, it can go viral and really bring in a lot of cash in a short time.

Many of our supporters (GRCGLARescue in southern CA) love t-shirts. We found, which is an outlet of They give you the tools to design a custom t-shirt, write up an appeal and set your price. They have professional artists and editors who check your work and suggest improvements. When you're ready to launch, you get a custom link to a web page that features only your t-shirt campaign, which you can broadcast by email, post on your web site and on the social media pages of your organization and its volunteers and followers. Folks can buy your shirts directly from, and at the end of the campaign, the whole lot is printed and mailed at once, typically about two weeks after the campaign ends. They mail all the shirts directly to the buyers, so there's almost nothing you have to do but promote the campaign. Your profit can be mailed to your organization or donated through your web site. We have a campaign running currently with a very, VERY simple design; it started last Friday and we've already sold 120 shirts with a profit approaching $1500. Take a look at what we've done:
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I wish you and all the other hard working dog rescue organisations well.
You always seem to be giving of yourselves, and asking very little back.
Don't be afraid to go public in asking for assistance, you deserve every penny you get.
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Our rescue [not a GR rescue, but still a rescue] sells calendars donated by an artist, sells coupon books, have auctions on various items, and I'm also doing custom pencil dog portraits of which all proceeds go to the rescue.
They also have a small 'shop' where they sells t-shirts, sweaters, leashes, jewelry, etc.
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