5/15/50 Fridays: Journey Edition

Once again it’s time for our 5-15-50 Friday in support of Project Empty Kennels!

We are so overwhelmed and grateful for all of the support that everyone has given this life-saving program! We can’t say thank you enough! Our very generous sponsor has raised the match amount to $1,000! We have raised an astounding $920 so far, which is almost to our $1,000 goal! That’s a lot of help for those that need it most – like our girl Journey.

This beautiful little lady was dumped in a parking lot by her family in the middle of winter. Journey spent three long, cold weeks on the run, looking for her family that abandoned her, before allowing herself to be caught and brought to the shelter.

Finally warm and with a full belly, Journey tried to settle into shelter life the best she could. Things were looking up for her, but she had such a hard time believing that humans wouldn’t suddenly take away the necessary comforts of good food and a warm bed. The shelter, although full of love, was not the place for her to be. We knew Journey needed some special help so that she could learn to trust that people would not ever deny her food and shelter, and we knew that Project Empty Kennels was the answer to her needs.

In other shelters, Journey would never have been given a second chance. She hasn’t been in the program long, but we’re beginning to see a more relaxed, trusting, happy girl that we’ve always dreamed of seeing at the shelter. Journey has a road of healing ahead of her, but we’ll be with her every step of the way.

Journey is two years old, is good with older kids but needs to be be the only pet. She needs a calm, loving home that will make sure that she never gets thrown out like yesterday’s trash ever again.

Help Regional continue to give dogs like Journey a chance to thrive in a home. Your support gives dogs like Journey a second chance at a life worth living, and we won’t stop believin’ that all dogs like her deserve a second chance.

As always, we thank you for your continued support of this life saving program!

To see more about Project Empty Kennels, go to https://www.regionalanimalshelter.org/support/training-and-rehabilitation/. To support our 5-15-50 campaign, please make a donation at https://www.regionalanimalshelter.org/5-15-50/

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s 7th Annual Woofstock a tremendous success!

We are pleased to report that we got to spend the day with 250 of our closest friends and puppies!!  We hope that everyone had a blast! Did you get a face full of kisses at the Smoochy Booth? Get to check out the agility course? Did you have a blast dancing to some great tunes? Did you get lucky and win an awesome raffle or five?

The raffle section was filled to overflowing with 104 totally awesome raffles – thank you to our generous business and community members who made it possible! Thank you to our generous sponsors who helped us to make Woofstock a great success! Thank you to C&R Restaurant for providing a delicious lunch! Thank you to Sheaman and the Mayfield Rover for providing fabulous music! And a big thank you to Concordia Club for their hospitality!!

We are so blessed to have such a supportive and generous community. We are overwhelmed with gratitude to everyone who came out to support the small shelter with the big heart. Together, we raised $10,000 for the care of our dogs!  We are so very humbled by this entire experience – thank you for helping us help the dogs in our care. Some amazing things are in the works thanks to the support of community members like you!

We love you all! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU and we hope to see you at next year’s Woofstock!

What a way to turn 6! Thank you!

This past weekend was jam-packed as we celebrated Regional Animal Shelter’s 6th Birthday! We are so thankful and blessed.

What a fabulous birthday weekend!

On Saturday, we had 45 people join us for our double header Paint ‘n Sip sessions at Bottles and Brushes at Core Fit in Mayfield. Thank you to everyone who attended – we hope you enjoyed painting and sipping with us. Thank you to Kristin for opening your doors and welcoming us to your unique & fun space. Thank you to Kath for instructing and leading this paint session. We think everyone’s masterpieces turned out amazing!  

On Sunday, we made the journey to Helderberg Mountain Brewing Company in East Berne to celebrate in Mike and Chris’ beautiful taproom. Thank you to everyone who attended, made a donation, purchased raffle tickets, or drank some very good beer, wine & cider.

Between both events we were able to raise over $1,650 and a pile of very generous donations that will go directly to the care of the animals!

We can’t say enough how extremely grateful we are to everyone who supports our “small shelter with the big heart!” We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of our awesome volunteers and the community as a whole. Thank you all for being part of our Regional family. #TeamDog

Join us for our Birthday Weekend Extraveganza!!!

What are you doing May 20th and 21st? Want to spend it with the Regional crew? Because it’s time for birthday shenanigans!

It’s going to be a weekend long celebration (really, we’re celebrating all year, but this weekend is going to be SPECTACTULAR!!!)

As everyone knows, the 20th we’re being visited by the world-renowned trainer Kevin Behan! You can register here to join us for a 2 part seminar (and included lunch). We hope that you are as excited as we are to learn about we can better get in touch with our dogs.

And on the 21st….we’re celebrating our birthday!! The Annex turns 5 this year and like any five year old, we want to celebrate with EVERYONE!! This little shelter had very humble beginnings and has changed a lot over the past 5 years, and we could not have accomplished what we have without all of you!! So please, join us at 2 pm on the 21st at the Shelter! There will be good cheer, cupcakes, and doggy kisses!!!

happy birthday!

Join us if you can! We would love to celebrate with you!

World Renowned Dog trainer and author, Kevin Behan, comes to Fulton County !!!

Kevin and Zeke

Regional Animal Shelter of Gloversville, New York proudly announces the one day only appearance of internationally recognized dog trainer, author and founder of Natural Dog Training, Kevin Behan! Kevin will present the secret to what is missing in the training of today’s modern dog! Learn how your dog sees the world and what this means to their training. You will gain a deep understanding of the theory and how to apply it to all types of training situations!

Join us Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at Harvey’s Home, Garden and Pet Center, 250 North Comrie Ave, Johnstownm New York for an amazing seminar!

Ticket price is $50.00 per person which includes buffet lunch. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here. Doors open at 9:30am. Part 1 of the program begins at 10:00am with lunch break from 12:30-2:30pm. Part 2 of the program is from 2:30-5 pm with live, hands on demonstrations with dogs, including shelter resident Pilot and NDT alumnus Zeke. All proceeds to benefit Regional Animal Shelter’s Project Empty Kennels! Door prizes drawn with paid admission!

 Kevin Behan has been training dogs for 50 years and is recognized as the nation’s foremost expert on the rehabilitation of aggressive and problem dogs. It’s in his blood: His father founded and trained dogs in the K-9 Corps in WWII and was the first American to train dogs for hospitals, police units, and retail stores. Kevin trained his first dog when he was 10 and started his own kennel in 1981. Using unique techniques, he has trained hundreds of police, protection, and border-control dogs, as well as thousands of America’s pets. He has written Natural Dog Training and Your Dog is Your Mirror.

 For more information please call Renee Earl at 518-848-7061 or email at renee@regionalanimalshelter.org

Purchase your ticket today!

Be My Pawesome Valentine!!! <3<3<3

gDo you have a Valentine? We know eight really awesome dogs who are looking for one!!! Buy a dog a Valentine and show them what love is!dfg

Valentines are a $5 minimum donation, each $5 donated gets you entered into our drawing for a basket of Regional Love! Buy one, buy many! Valentines can be personalized and will be posted at the shelter, and you’ll get sent a picture via email (although we think you should just come visit!).

But don’t wait! Last day to get Valentines are the 15th, and this is online only!! Drawing is the 16th!! Click here to buy a valentine!

All money raised goes towards the care of the dogs! And all donations are tax deductible!!

As always, we thank you for supporting and loving our dogs!!!