Monday, November 09, 2009

power of the pack

hi every bloggie!

On Oct 27th, I received a heart wrenching email from my rescue PAWS New England. (that's me as a young pup just rescued)

Dear PAWS Supporters,

We hope this email finds you well and enjoying the fall season. We at PAWS have had a most difficult and trying few months and all of us are concerned about our current financial health and the future of our organization. Please watch our video message to learn more details:

To engage in rescue work, one must maintain an optimistic attitude—we are hopeful that better times are around the corner. We believe in our work and have always been awed by the generosity of you. Please help us survive this recession; there are so many dogs who rely on us as their sole lifeline.

In order to meet our operational budget requirements through the end of the year, we need to raise $15,000. We know that we can accomplish this daunting task by asking a lot of people for small amounts of money and getting very creative with our fundraising. Please help us reach our goal. You can follow our progress by watching the fundraising thermometer that we will be updating daily on our petfinder

Thank you, as always, for your support!

The pups and volunteers at PAWS

Well I being very grateful for their services and acting as a proper alumni, donated AND placed the video on my bloggie and twitter. I was so amazed at the power of the dog blog pack. I got the following email on Nov 8th.. a little over a week.

Hey Debi & Norwood!

Just wanted to say thank you for putting our appeal up on Norwood's blog! You are not going to believe it, but 296 people were referred to the video from your website!

We are doing great with fundraising... $12,395 as of this morning and I think Joanne, Traci, and I have exhaled for the first time in a long time. We could not have done it without your help.

Many, many thanks and hugs to our little angel!

(mom thinks I do look like an angel in this photo)

All I did was post it! I hope it generated funds.. can't tell truly. But the number of times viewed from my bloggie speaks volumes. Thank you dog blogging pack! And a special thanks to Penny & Velcro who donated and also retweeted and facebooked (is that a verb) a post passing on the appeal for funds!
Thank You! and as Asta would say "smoochie kisses"


  1. Woo are a Pawesome Angel!

    Mom and I know how rough it is fur all the groups right now...our emails from The Last Resort Reskhue make Mom get even leakier than she is sometimes -


  2. Great work, Norwood! Khyra's right, it's rough everywhere for rescue organizations right now. Well done helping yours out.

  3. we've always known that you're an angel. Great work and love the picture of you as a pupster!

  4. Good job, Norwood. Of course you being famous and all you are an awesome spokesdog for the PAWS people.

    I love your little puppy picture.


  5. Excellent work, Norwood. Lots of really great rescues are struggling right now and the power of the internet is amazing at helping them out.

  6. I'm surprised you're surprised. You are a high profile dog and hugely influential! scary, huh?

  7. You two should be very proud of yourselves! Great job getting the word out!
    your pal,

  8. Norwood you are soooo very much special. I am very proud to know you. Loved your puppy picture. I wish it would rain hearts on you every day of your life. Good Job Buddy.
    Maybe when your followers read your Thanksgiving Adoption story... they will send some plastic or green paper to your cause.

  9. That is brillant news Norwood!

    Well done to you and your Mom and to everyone who took up the cause!

    take care

  10. I now that you are a angel ;)
    You are very special for us Norwood

    Hugs K. =^.^=

  11. I'm loving your autumn like bandanas

  12. You do, indeed, look like an angel - what a story - I got goosebumps - you are totally pawesome, Norwood, and so is your Ma and all the blogging pack!
    Hugs xo

  13. I salute you Norwood! What a great thing you did. You make me proud and Mom got that chicken skin stuff goin' on too when she read it.

    I love your baby pic-you were a little darling then and just are a bigger one now.

    One small step for dog, one giant step for dog-kind!
    You ROCK DUDE!
    Chester ;0=)

  14. Pee. Ess.
    Mom just wanted me to tell you that if ever you find yourself kicked out of your kennel because of your alter ego, Mr. Bizerko, she would love to have you come live with me.

    Everybody knows 2 Mr. Bizerko heads are better than one.
    (Have your people call my people)
    Chester ;0=)

  15. You are definitely an angel, Norwood! We hope your rescue gets oodles of moneys! We are having an Aire Care Fair on Sunday and so far, 60 dogs are signed up to come. Woohoo! All the $ goes to the Airedale Rescue Group.

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  16. Oh Norwood that is so wonderful. The power of the paws comes through again..
    Marley is called a dogo and we aren't sure what she is crossed with. Dogo's can get up to 120 lbs. So you see she is going to be a big baby. Even me the Blueman only weighs about 45 lbs..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  17. Great job, Norwood!
    We love your puppy picture! What a cutie you were!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  18. Hi, Norwood!
    You and your Mom are the best!
    Kisses and hugs

  19. Wow! Go you! That is incredible! I might have to send you an email for my Kashaisreallypoor organization. Good ol Norwood reels them in!
    Kasha and Africa

  20. What great support!! I think you definitely deserve a big paws up for that one


  21. Norwood, you rock! That is PAWSOME!!!

  22. Awesome, Norwood - look at how much good your post did. It is tough for so many today, and that includes the rescues. We try to do our best to help where we can.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  23. we will do just about anything for animals!!! I'm so glad we could help! Norwood is an amazing dog!! Every dog deserves a chance!!

    Woof Velcro and Mom Penny

  24. Oh Norwood, this post really touches my heart deeply. Thank you for posting this and getting the word out there. There are so many in need.

    Big big hugs and belly rubs to you handsome!!


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