PAWS is having a busy June!!
Lots of good news and we want to share it with all of our friends!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 20th Anniversary of Petchitecture on June 11 at Fort Mason Center's Herbst Pavilion. We were so happy to welcome old friends and new, along with their dapper pooches, for a wonderful celebration of the human-animal bond!
Thanks to Nuena Photography and Pet Poses Photography, we have some amazing photos of the event. You can view each photographer's albums here and here. We'd also love to see our guests' photos - tag us on Facebook @Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS)!
In addition to being a fun, fabulous evening, Petchitecture 2015 was a successful fundraiser! We've counted up all the money we raised through sponsorships, ticket and table sales, auctions, and donations and... the event raised almost $140,000!! Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way (and any amount!). All proceeds from the event will directly fund PAWS's programs for clients and their companion animals.
If you missed the event or forgot to donate before or during the event - it's not too late! We're still accepting tax-deductible donations on our event page. Donate here through the end of June and we'll count it in the Petchitecture 2015 tally! We'd love to hit that $140,000 mark!
As a little extra incentive, everyone that donates through the page AND/OR comments on our Petchitecture 2015 Facebook Album before midnight on June 30th will be entered to win one of two certificates for a Tub & Scrub at the Mudpuppy's SF Castro Location ($60 value).*
60+ PAWS Volunteers will be serving up cocktails at the SF Pride Celebration THIS SUNDAY. The PAWS Pride Beverage Booth is an annual tradition and a great fundraiser for PAWS. In addition to getting a percentage of proceeds from beverage sales, PAWS gets to keep 100% of the tips our volunteers earn at the booth. So if you're enjoying the festivities this weekend, come show our volunteers some love and drop a little something for PAWS in their tip jars!
The PAWS Pride Beverage Booth is located on Larkin Street @ Fulton St., across from the Main Library. If you have a Pride map, the booth number/location is A07A. Look for us in our blue PAWS t-shirts! There may still be an opportunity for you to get in on the fun - contact Joanne, our volunteer manager asap if you're interested!
Earlier this spring, PAWS was able to arrange for our client Felice and her beloved senior dog Rico to be included in photographer Jane Klonsky's "Project Unconditional." Project Unconditional is a collection of photos and stories focusing on the powerful relationships between people and their older dogs. Jane has been traveling the country documenting these relationships and Felice and Rico were able to meet her while she was in San Francisco!
In Jane's words, "Felice says that her husband used to tell her dog Rico (now 16 years old), "Watch out for mama," when he'd leave the house. Her husband passed away last year, and now Rico protects her with his life."
We were thrilled when we recently received the photos from the shoot and Felice is incredibly pleased to have the photos of her and her little man. Though not part of our core programming, we love opportunities like these to help our clients celebrate and honor their love for their companion animals!
If you have an opportunity like this that you'd like to recommend, let us know!
As always, thank you for your continued support, which helps PAWS keep pairs like Felice and Rico together!
*No purchase or donation necessary to be entered in the drawing