Although spring has barely sprung, it’s time to talk about our 2019 Calendar Fundraiser! Save-a-Bull calendars featuring pit bulls (and some non-pit bulls) have raised thousands of dollars for rescue over the bast several years. And they have supported breed advocacy as the public begins to see and understand these beautiful dogs for the amazing pets they are.
You book a photo session at Tangerine House of Design and have your dog photographed by an award-winning photographer. She won’t charge you a sitting fee, instead will ask for a donation to rescue in the amount of your choosing.
One image from each session will be put online for voting once all sessions are complete. Votes are just $1.00 each and the top vote-getter will win the coveted calendar cover, the next 12 will be featured inside the calendar. Be sure you have all your friends, family, co-workers and online acquaintances vote! Stuffing the ballot box is encouraged as all the money raised will go to Save-a-Bull to help care for the dogs in rescue. The link will appear here when the polls open.
Of course, you’ll probably want to see these amazing pictures of your dog before they go online for voting. And you’ll probably want to order prints as well. Don’t worry, Tangerine has you covered and there’s an option to go for a more inclusive photo session that will still support rescue in the process. Special packages and products will be available for ordering for those who select the Full Pin-Up Pets Session
All sessions will take place during the month of May. But space is limited so book your appointment now!
This handsome hunk is four year old pit mix Bo. He was adopted from Rochester Animal Control by Adrianne and Jacob and is the light of their lives. Bo loves his toys, especially his Kong balls as you can tell from his photos. He also loves playing fetch, even if he doesn’t give the ball back 100% of the time.
Recently, Bo got a new sister when Adrianne and Jacob adopted from Save-a-Bull. Her name is Zelda (fka Bridget). Although Bo was a tad bit hesitant of his new sister at first, they soon grew to love each other and are now the best of buds!
One of our favorite parts about Give to the Max Day is seeing the dedications that come with the donations. We know every supporter values the importance of the spay/neuter clinics, but we love seeing the real driver, the heartfelt reason, they are making a donation today. Donations today were dedicated to:
For Zach and Molly – we miss you!
Frankie & Alice
From Mac and Mary & Bob
From the Cottle Family in memory of Milton.
In honor of Jolene Coleman
In honor of Norma Buddy and Dave — the Gavin Dogs
In honor of Thunder the wonder pup
In loving memory of our best friend Mikey.
In Memory of Baby Tabi
In memory of my father Jerry McDonald
In memory of my sweet angel Nellie
In Memory of Vinnie
Jefferson & Madeline – best granddogs ever
In memory of Kathy Carlson
Nova, Tillie & Duke
Thanks for all you do!
The crew of 5Pawz
To help pups like Linus find the right home
To my Jozee miss you everyday baby
To our first furry child Shug
To our sweet Ernest
Thank you again to everyone who was supported us so far and is yet to make a donation. You are a warm and wonderful part of the Save-a-Bull family and we appreciate your support today and every day!
Outside of our Fix Your Pit Clinics, Save-a-Bull volunteers love to be out in the Twin Cities supporting our community and hosting other events. Every February, we host a Bake Sale at Urban Tails Pet Supply where there are treats for humans and pups alike. In March, we offer winter relief by partnering with Butcher and the Boar for our Cabin Fever Reliever event. But as the weather gets warmer, you will likely find our Save-a-Bull crew on a local patio sipping on local craft beer.
For the past few summers, Save-a-Bull has been partnering with local breweries to combine pints and pitbulls. The Twin Cities area craft brewery scene is a bustling community eager to give back to local non-profits and we are fortunate enough to participate! We spend the summer nights at a different spot every few weeks where we drink beer, give away prizes, and bring out adoptable pups to potentially find their forever homes!
In 2016, we decided to launch the Save-a-Bull Summer Brewery Tour. The 2016 brewery tour consisted of 10 brewery partners who gave a portion of their proceeds of the night back to the rescue. In 2016, we were able to raise over $10,000 for rescue! After seeing the amazing support from the community, we knew we had to continue the fun.
In 2017, we visited 8 brewery partners where we were able to raise over $14,400 for rescue! This number is incredible and we are so thankful for our wonderful brewery partners and our event patrons for joining us for the tour. The proceeds from the brewery tour go directly to our dogs in rescue by providing food, treats, toys, and vetting care for our pitties before they move on to their forever homes.
In 2017, we had the incredible opportunity to partner with NorthGate Brewery to make a special brew, the All American Pit Bull Pale Ale, for our finale event in September!
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to: Sisyphus Brewing, LynLake Brewery, Indeed Brewing Company, Sociable Cider Werks, Lakes & Legends Brewing Company, Boom Island Brewing Company, Tin Whiskers Brewery, and NorthGate Brewing. Their support this past summer made the 2017 brewery tour our most successful one yet!
And we don’t plan on slowing down. We will be out again in the summer of 2018 visiting your favorite Twin Cities brewery spots. Follow along with us as we drink pints, pet pit bulls, and soak up the Minnesota summer sun. Be sure to check our website this spring for all the details of our 2018 tour.
When former adopter Bernadette Heaney-Deuel started planning a birthday party for her kids Henry (9) and Hazel (6), she asked them if they would like to receive gifts at the party or ask friends and family for donations to an organization. Both kids agreed that they wanted to donate gifts to the rescue where their beloved Bosco came from, Save-a-Bull.
They sent out invitations explaining how they wanted gifts to be donated. Party guests showed up with lots of stuff from the wish list and also took the time to make rope toys to add to the pile of items collected!
Henry and Hazel then personally delivered their donation to the rescue at an adoption event, where they got to play with and there thanked by dogs and puppies who really appreciate their thoughtfulness.
If kids like Henry and Hazel are our future, then the world is truly a great place.
On our end, we’re working with rescue partners to bring in some dogs from the affected areas to make room for their local dogs. We could use donations of supplies from our Amazon Wish List.
We’re also joining Tangerine House of Design to gather and ship supplies to animal organizations in Texas who need help. We will be collecting donated food, collars, leashes, bedding, towels, treats and crates and sending them to Texas on Saturday, September 9. We have three drop off locations/dates:
1. Our adoption event at Minnehaha Falls Park tomorrow Saturday, September 2, from noon-2:00pm [DETAILS]
2. Tangerine House of Design during our 2018 Calendar Release party on Wednesday September 6 from 5:00 – 9:00 [DETAILS] Stay for the food, drinks and socializing with the rescue community!
3. And The Beauty Room salon at 4300 Chicago Ave So. Saturday 10am-4:30pm or Tuesday 10am-7:30pm.
You can also drop supplies off at Tangerine House of Design anytime between now and Wednesday. please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
This shipment goes out next weekend. If we have the opportunity to do another one, we’ll post more drop off locations again soon.