PawPrints Enews – You Can Give True Love to Loki


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PAW PRINTS February 4th, 2012

open your heart 4 loki

Six-month-old Loki is just one of our Valentine spokes-pups.  She has the heart of a champion in a little broken body.  Loki came to us a stray with extensive damage to her pelvis. 

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Loki needs your open heart

Loki requires extra special TLC, so she has gone home with a foster family and will remain in foster care until she is hardy enough to withstand surgery.  We will follow her progress as she recuperates.  Read more of Loki’s story now. 

Loki reminds us that “Caring Cupids” are needed for all of our rescues at Valentine’s and throughout the year.  You help mend their bodies and their hearts.  This e-issue contains a “veritable variety” of ways to help.  Loki also requests that you send “tweet-hearts” out for her, and share her story on Facebook!

Send a valentine, save a life

Giving the gift of love & life is the best Valentine of all for the special animal advocates in your life.  And, it’s a gift they’ll never forget!  Donate now in honor of that special someone, and the recipient of your February gift will receive:

- A personalized Valentine featuring 4 of our rescues
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It’s a gift of love from 1 Friend to another that will truly make a very real difference. 

Please note:  We cannot guarantee that Valentine requests made on or after February 11 will arrive by February 14.

2 gifts that show true love

Looking for the perfect gift for your Valentine?  Want a Valentine gift that does more to show you care?  Consider one of these offers & see all February offers for your Valentine and help our Valentines at the same time.

1.  Fine Dining:  Bangkok 96 gift card


 - $25 gift certificate (100% of purchase benefits the Friends)
- Only 100 available
- Purchase 1 or more at the shelter or online now!
- Thank you, Chef Genevieve Vang!

2. Pet Lover Portraits:  Doriguzzi


- $50 fee ($20 will benefit the Friends)
- Photos of you or you and your pet(s) will be taken and placed online for unlimited downloadings and use
- Timeframe:  Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 26
- Thank you, Claudia & Rich Duzzi!

cookies for your cupid!

Volunteer Cheryl Brozovic combined her passion for animals and baking and came up with a “sweet idea” to benefit the Friends:  a Valentine cookie sale.  These yummy concoctions are being snatched up, so buy today!

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What:  signature, handcrafted peanut butter and chocolate heart cookies
Where to buy:
- Merchant’s Fine Wine, Dearborn
- Pet Supplies Plus, Dearborn
- Southland J. C. Penny (mall entrance), February 11th and 12th

take your sweetie to casino night

Stumped about what to get your sweetie?  Can’t quite afford a tropical getaway?  Then bask in the virtual sun & sand at our Hawaiian-themed Cool Cat Casino Night!  Maybe you’ll be the winning Kahuna at Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, Let ‘Em Ride or Bingo.


When:  Saturday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.–Midnight
Where:  Knights of Columbus, 23663 Park Street, Dearborn
Cost:  $30 in advance or $35 at the door, which includes
- Bountiful “luau” donated by Del Taco
- Open Bar
- Live entertainment

Can’t attend?  make sure you buy a $5 chance to win a $2,000 WalMart gift card.
- Only 2,000 chances will be sold
- Tickets available for sale at the shelter, or on event night
- Drawing at Cool Cat, but need not be present to win
We say “mahalo” to the generosity of the Taylor & Walmart stores, and Dave Hamilton of The Envelope Printery.




Flowers for Valentine’s?  How about a Buttercup?  5-year-old Buttercup is a lovely striped tabby with white mittens, tummy, and legs.  No “thorns,” because she’s front declawed.


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Sammy Davis is a 20-month-old border collie, who has been with us since mid 2011.  Sammy Davis will have a safe place to call home until he finds a forever Valentine.  And, all because of YOUR Valentine.  Please donate now.


For You & Your Dog

Valentine Pooch Paw-ty

Saturday, February 11
Friends Training Center, Dearborn
2621 S. Telegraph
What:  A Valentine-themed interactive play date for you and your pup, featuring games & activities.
Time:  Choose from three 1-hour paw-ty times: 
11-noon (large breeds); 
12:30-1:30 (small breeds); 2:00-3:00 (all breeds)
Cost:  $10 per dog
To register:  Contact our instructor, Linda, to sign up or be added to our e-mail notification list for future play dates.



Great Escape Spa
Saturday, February 18,
5:30 p.m.
The Great Escape Spa
22266 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn
What:  Owner Kim Merry is opening her spa for an evening of wine-tasting & noshing, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Friends.
Cost:  $15/per person or $25/for 2 people + please bring a bottle of wine featuring a “dog label”
To register:  Call 313.792.1750; stop by the spa in person to be added to the guest list; or, pay at the door

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A Snip & Save Event
Sunday, February 19,
12 p.m.-5 p.m.
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3744 Monroe St., Dearborn
What:  Pamper yourself and help spread the word to spay/neuter at this “snip & save” event.  Plus, 100% of proceeds from a cut, color, or manicure benefit our homeless animals.
Cost:  For cut-a-thon specials, see event page
To make an appointment:  Call 313.561.6455, or walk-ins welcome

Adoption Events
Saturday, February 11, 12-3
Petco, Allen Park
23155 Outer Drive

Saturday, February 18, 12-3
Pet Supplies Plus, Dearborn
2621 S. Telegraph

Saturday, February 25, 12-3
PetSmart, Dearborn
5650 Mercury Drive


Attention, volunteers! 

Our dogs and cats need you more than ever!

If you’ve got an hour or two to spare this weekend or any time, please come to the shelter and spend some time with the animals.  Their success in getting adopted relies greatly on their behavior, and that’s where you come in.  Teach a dog to walk nicely on a leash, brush a cat, or introduce visitors to pets.

In addition, assisting with laundry, dishes and other maintenance tasks frees up staff to work with animals; which helps to find them a home.  Thank you so much, and remember, I’m asking for help on behalf of the animals who can’t ask you themselves.

Tracy Balazy, Volunteer Coordinator, 313.943.2697, #355 or volunteers@dearbornanimals.org.




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