Seeking auction items for Paws for the Holidays Festival on November 11th at Pierce House in Lincoln
Phinney’s annual Paws for the Holidays Festival is fast approaching! This signature event—a favorite of volunteers and clients alike—is your one -stop destination for holiday fun, featuring delicious food, gift baskets, pet toys and clothes, artisanal crafts…and, of course, the silent auction
We’re currently seeking items for the silent auction, and we’d love your help. We’re in need of both big-ticket and small-ticket items. Here are some examples of past auction items that have been great hits:
You can also donate your own services, such as photography sessions, tech support sessions, music and tennis lessons, pet grooming, vet services, etc.
What do you do once you have the auction item? Let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so grateful for your help!
Now 3 ½ years old and a plump 27 pounds, Roxie continues to call the shots.
“I live in a dog house,” Brendan says. “She rules it, not me.”
Roxie’s big personality has overtaken more than just Brendan’s apartment, however. She’s stolen his heart as well. Brendan suffers from chronic health conditions and reports that whenever he is sad or scared, Roxie is always there for him, cuddling him, nuzzling him, and sleeping in his bed.
And he’s not the only one Roxie’s touched.
“She’s the talk of the building,” Brendan says. “She loves other people and other dogs, and she stops at other people’s doors all the time. She’s friends with all of my neighbors.”
All of this has led Brendan to the philosophy that he doesn’t own Roxie, but that he is merely “borrowing” her.
Though Roxie is healthy, Brendan needs financial help with getting her food and regular check-ups and vaccinations, and for Phinney’s help with such matters, Brendan is so grateful: “Phinney’s has been so good and wonderful and patient with me,” he says.
Would you like to become the godparent of Roxie, the loveable ex-con dog? She’s likely to steal your heart too.
Who likes treats? We do! What about you and your furry friends? We all like to have a treat once in a while, so why not whip up a healthy homemade treat for your 4-legged friend today? Whether you have a dog or a cat, we’ve got some recipes for you. And if you’re not a whiz in the kitchen we’ve got some one ingredient treats too!
We couldn’t write a story about dog treats without including some peanut butter based recipes. For those warmer days, how about a Peanut Butter Pup-sicle? With only 3 ingredients, you don’t even need to go to the store for this one. Grab some silicone molds to make some fun shapes or simply use a baking sheet. If your pup isn’t into chilled treats, try a Peanut Butter Crunchie for a cookie-style treat instead. Just watch out because human family members might think the treats are for them!
If there’s a peanut allergy in the house, or if your dog doesn’t like peanut butter, try Sweet Potato Jerky instead. If you’ve got some sweet potatoes and a couple of hours then you can make this one.
Not into cooking? You can still provide healthy snacks for your dog. Many dogs love baby carrots, bananas, or apples.
Okay, there’s no catsup or ketchup here. How about some Kitty Croutons instead. With tuna and catnip in them, your cat is sure to love them. For a tuna-free treat, try making Chewy Cat Treats instead. This tender recipe uses baby food to achieve a softer consistency which some cats prefer. If your cat likes to eat grass, she might enjoy “Better than Grass” Salad for Cats, with sweet potatoes, spinach and more in it.
No kitchen skills? Buy a cat grass plant and let your cat enjoy the freshest treat around.
Once you’ve prepared one of these tasty treats for your pup or kitty, feel free to experiment with the ingredients he or she likes best. Be sure to check the list of foods to avoid before swapping in new ingredients; check with your vet to make sure the treats will fit into your pet’s special diet if need be.
Although it can take a little longer than opening a package of milk bones, nothing beats a homemade treat for your pet, especially since you know exactly what’s going into them: healthy ingredients and a whole lot of love!
Fortunately for Susan, Phinney’s has her (and Ace’s!) back—and they have for more than 25 years.
“25 years?!“ you say? That’s right. Susan is Phinney’s longest-running client.
A quarter of a century ago, Susan heard of an animal welfare organization with a funny name from her vet. Susan had been having trouble affording the care for her pets, and she reached out to Phinney’s in hopes that they would be able to assist her. What began as a simple financial assist blossomed into a partnership where Phinney’s had the great pleasure of helping Susan care for several beloved pets. Over the years, we have provided her not just with financial assistance, but also pet care (including litter box cleaning and nail trims), and client care, where we give advice and provide emotional support.
“I could not have had my pets if it weren’t were for Phinney’s … it’s just been wonderful because I’m on a fixed income and having Phinney’s has really changed my life. I am really, really grateful.”
Now, Susan relies on Phinney’s to help with the regal-looking, but high-maintenance, Ace. “He’s very hardy and healthy, and as long as he’s on his medications, he’s just fine,” says Susan. “But the fact that he’s high-needs has made Phinney’s a life-saver for me.”
Phinney’s is thrilled to have been able to impact Susan and Ace’s lives in such a positive way. And Phinney’s can continue to do so—with your help. Ace is in need of a Pet Godparent and would love your support. If you’d like to adopt Ace as your godcat, let us know!