We are at it again! In an effort to provide more comfortable beds for dogs in LA Shelters, we are doing another bed drive! This year, we are focusing our efforts around Mother’s Day!
To see all the latest news and to learn how you can help, visit our NEW Have A Heart, Donate A Bed site.
Thanks for all your help and we can’t wait for another great year!
Bouquets for Beds!
This Valentine’s Day, a bouquet of flowers for a loved one can also help a dog in need!
If you donate $65 for a comfy, durable bed, we’ll give you a bouquet of beautiful tropical flowers for free! In addition, you will receive an adorable Valentine’s Day card to give your loved one.
We have 2 flower pick-up locations: Santa Monica or Culver City on February 13th and 14th.
This week, the Have a heart, donate a bed project was featured in an article on ILoveDogs.com.
It was a great article written by Kara Ogushi; with lots of information about our project as well as a quote from Sarah! Here’s Kara’s intro to the article:
“Anyone who has ever adopted a dog from a shelter knows how tough it is to see all those sad, furry faces shivering in a cell, but two sisters are working together to bring a little bit of warmth and love to their lives.”
We are thrilled to be featured on a site that has so many dog lovers! Take time to read the story, leave a comment and retweet it- we really want to show Kara our appreciation!
On Saturday, four members of the team gathered to put together our first batch of beds! 10 beds were constructed and delivered to some grateful pups.
Check out some pictures below and thanks for all your help!
Bed construction and delivery crew!
This picture is of Leona – she was incredibly skinny and loved the food, attention and soft warm bed we gave her!
We also put the beds in some cages full of puppies – and they immediately fell asleep on it!
If you’ve never heard of Mishka the talking husky, then its about time! Mishka gained internet fame from a YouTube video was posted by her owners. Mishka’s video has over 31 million views.
Here’s a message from Mishka to all the people who have helped us donate beds:
All I want for Christmas: A WARM BED FOR EACH DOG AT THE SOUTH LOS ANGELES SHELTER.
Imagine sleeping on cold, hard concrete. It’s what hundreds of dogs at the South LA Animal Shelter endure 24/7 while waiting for someone to adopt them. Every day, about a dozen of them will never get adopted, and will unfortunately spend their last night on earth on cement. While it’s not always possible for everyone to take home a dog for Christmas, we CAN make their stay at the shelter more bearable this year. How great would it be if every dog at the South LA shelter had a comfy, warm bed to sleep on at night?!
This particular shelter has approximately 140 cages, with multiple dogs in each. We want to outfit each cage with a durable, water-resistant bed. Unfortunately, most store-bought beds won’t work. The dogs will ruin them and they will be thrown out; making it difficult for new dogs to have a bed.
But, there’s this company that makes beds specifically designed for shelters, and they’re offering them at a discount. Kuranda will offer one of these durable, reusable beds for $52- giving us a $10 discount.
The beds aren’t cheap, but they are built to last with a warranty included. Can you help? Maybe this season you could consider:
- Have a friend or loved one who loves animals? Giving a truly thoughtful gift by donating a bed in their honor
- Instead of spoiling your precious pup this year with another pile of chew toys and yummy snacks- donate a bed in Fido or Fluffy’s name
- Ask for a donation as your own gift this year
You will get a card thanking you or your loved one in return.