Click to Shop and DONATE

Click to Shop and DONATE

Are you doing a lot of online shopping these days? Did you know you can help raise donations for rescue with every click, without spending an extra dime? It’s easy, automatic, and means more to us than ever during these difficult times where fundraising is falling short. Here are a couple ways you can shop and support rescue at the same time:

 

 

Amazon Smile

Start with the Save-a-Bull link when you shop on Amazon and .5% of every purchase will be donated to rescue. It’s easy, automatic and costs you nothing to make an impact!
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3011035

 

iGive.com

iGive is similar to Ebates or Rakuten, where you earn rewards for shopping – but the rewards are issued as a donation to your favorite rescue! Since 1997, iGive has grown to 350,000+ members supporting 50,000+ causes and raised over $9 million!

  •  iGive members generate donations by shopping online at any of 2,400+ Stores including Target and Kohls and Chewy, to name a few!
  • There are no added costs, obligations, nor any hidden fees.
  • You don’t need to enter any codes, notify the store, or iGive. It’s all automatic!

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED
Set up an account, start shopping, and each store donates a percentage of your purchase to rescue. Sign up and make a purchase before April 30 and Save-a-Bull Rescue will get an extra $10 donation. Each store is 100% transparent about how much they donate, and many offer special larger donations from time to time. Bookmark your favorite stores to shop again and again and download the mobile app to shop on the go.

 

 

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WoofTrax

While shopping online is good for keeping you INSIDE, you may be walking your dog to get some exercise OUTSIDE. When you do, don’t forget to use the Wooftrax app to track your walk and automatically generate a donation for rescue! Learn more about the Take Your Walk for a Dog app.
https://saveabullmn.org/walk-for-a-dog/

Update on Gracie

Update on Gracie

Adopted: February

Dog’s former name: Toast

What are the best things about your dog?
Umm… Look at her! Amazing cuddler, greets us with the wiggle butt, she wants to cuddle with her big brother. And she also snores a bit, but don’t we all?

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
So there’s napping and cuddling… leaping from couch to couch, eating very messy-like, and cuddling. I don’t think I can stress enough how much she wants to be by or on us; cuddling is her thing.

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
Not yet, but she’s pretty cool, so stay tuned!

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
She’s a mix, but all my people have only asked if she’s gentle, which she is.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Hercules, Beefy, Schwartzadoggie. Those are from her other mother. I named her Gracie.

FAST FIVE with Gracie

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Piggy
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? On.
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Rides are cool, as long as I can be close to my human.
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? Don’t know yet.
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? Sun!

Submitted by Jennifer

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Family Pet Resources

Family Pet Resources

We are glad to have you as part of the Save-a-Bull family! We’re here to support you, and your dog, in times of need and every day. Here are some resources if you need help with vet care, housing, training and more:

VETERINARY CARE

Animal Humane Society
Financial assistance, domestic violence resources, foster homes for active and retired soldiers/veterans, low-cost veterinary care, senior citizens
https://www.animalhumanesociety.org/health/financial-or-domestic-assistance

Care Credit
No-interest payment plans
https://www.carecredit.com/vetmed

Frankie’s Friends
Grants to partially cover emergency or specialty pet care
https://www.frankiesfriends.org/

Magic Bullet Fund
Assist with treatment costs for dogs/cats with cancer
https://themagicbulletfund.org/

Minnesota Spay & Neuter Assistance Program
Low cost spay and neuter
https://mnsnap.org/

Mission Animal Hospital
Veterinary services at reduced cost to low income families or on government assistance programs. Financing options available.
https://www.missionah.org/

Red Rover Relief
Urgent care grants, domestic violence grants
https://redrover.org/relief/

The Mosby Foundation
Assistance with sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs
https://www.themosbyfoundation.org/

The Onyx & Breezy Foundation
Medical care grants
http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/

The Pet Fund
Assistance with veterinary care costs
https://www.thepetfund.com/

COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Red Rover Relief – COVID-19 Emergency resources
Veterinary care grants, emergency boarding grants, pet food, emergency plans for pets
https://redrover.org/news/coronavirus/

TRAINING/BEHAVIOR

Wag & Train
Training and behavioral needs
https://wagandtrain.com/

Animal Humane Society
Pet behavior resources
https://www.animalhumanesociety.org/behavior/pet-behavior-resources

Twin Cities Obedience Training Club
Puppy, obedience and agility classes and more
http://www.tcotc.com/

MORE RESOURCES

Handicapped Pets Foundation
Donate mobility equipment to pets in need
https://www.hpets.org/

People & Pets Together
Offers free pet food in times of need
http://www.peopleandpetstogether.org/people-and-pets-together-food-shelf/

Pets for Patriots
Connects veterans with homeless pets
https://www.petsforpatriots.org/

My Pit Bull Is Family
Pit bull friendly rental listings and resources for North Minneapolis families
https://www.mypitbullisfamily.org/

Spring Cleaning to Help Rescue

Spring Cleaning to Help Rescue

As we’ve had to say goodbye to event after event, and the fundraising that goes along with them, we’re very much looking forward to the end of this corona virus madness. We’ll hold the annual Save-a-Bull Garage Sale later this summer and we need to KILL IT to make up for the money lost to this down time.

If you’re stuck at home #socialdistancing, now is a perfect time to tackle that dreaded task of cleaning out your closet, spare room, basement, junk drawer, attic, or garage…then set aside items you want to part with and plan to donate them to our efforts!

What can we use?
Anything you would be comfortable giving to a friend or family member to use, or that you would use yourself:

• Usable linens – towels, sheets, blankets, comforters, tablecloths, placemats, fabric
• Clothes in GOOD shape (limit two bags)
• Small working appliances
• Furniture
• Costume jewelry
• Household items without cracks, chips or stains
• Sports equipment in working order
• Pictures/artwork
• Bicycles
• Toys that are intact
• Books – in good condition (limit one box)
• DVDs, CDs, video games
• Tools
• Electronic items that work
• Plants
• Glasses and dishware
• Collectables
• Home decor
• Kids and baby items
• Beer and sports memorabilia
• Seasonal items
• Garden tools
• Designer clothes, shoes and handbags
• Like new/unopened items (no food)

It goes without saying, everything must be CLEAN.

Things we can’t use:
• Used makeup (yuck)
• VHS tapes
• Used undergarments or swim suits
• Used toiletries (again, yuck!)
• Broken appliances
• Old TVs and clunky computer monitors
• Mattresses
• Cribs
• Helmets/safety gear
• Dirty items

Sort through your stuff and start a box for donation! Once the personal space bubble has been lifted, and life returns to normal, we’ll start collecting donations. You can even sign up here to get an email when we’ve identified drop off sites, or to arrange for us to come and pick up your loot!

It’s likely that we’ll have all kinds of time to clean, organize and declutter, so we can’t wait to see what treasures you unearth to help rescue raise the much needed money to support our dogs!

 

 

 

Update on Hera

Update on Hera

Adopted: March, 2019

Dog’s former name: Hera

What are the best things about your dog?
Very loyal, smart, loving and a lot of GOOFY GIRL. She always makes us laugh. We love her more than words can express!

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Playing with other dogs, chasing the water hose, playing tug of war with her balls, going for walks, exploring the different places, playing fetch, hugs, kisses, cuddling, and going to Menards and Fleet Farm to walk around and meet new humans and get more toys :). She also loved her two Six Week Puppy and Obedience Classes; she caught on fast.

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
Swimming in the lake, hiking on trails and very good at commands.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
AAAWWEE how cute!!

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Stubby chubby and Chunky monkey (Lol!)

FAST FIVE with Hera

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Picky
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Sleep on
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Car rides
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? Splash all day!! She loves loves loves water!!
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? A day in the sun but she loves the snow too.

Submitted by Cindy and Hazen N.

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