Letter to all mastiff lovers...................
I know I said I would not bother or pester anyone until June for “rescue assistance”. Well I lied. Not intentionally, but I am again asking if anyone wants to get involved with the silent auction at the Mastiff Club of America National Specialty. (For information on the Specialty check out the website http://www.mcoanationalspecialty.com/). All the money goes to Rescue Foundation, Inc. which provides support to “hands on” rescue groups http://www.mcoarescue.com
I am asking people to:
· save their money from bottle returns,
· just write a check,
· ask a friend, client, customer who owns a dog business to donate a gift certificate (remember it has to be something people can order from anywhere in the country),
· coordinate a bunch of friends to collect funds in honor or in memory of a breeder, rescue advocate or someone else of importance to them
· Write a second check
· Buy something which can be auctioned off
· Donate items such as quilts and other items they have won from past Specialties
· If they are an artist make something to auction off
· Visit one of the following vendors to buy and item or purchase a gift certificate (As I find more vendors popular with the Mastiff crowd, I will add them to the list) BTW these vendors have all donated so much to rescue please don’t ask them for more freebies- other vendors however are fair game
o http://www.polishpotterypassion.com/ Many different pieces of polish pottery with Mastiffs worked into the pattern!
o http://www.thebeastboutique.com/ Tons of collars to choose from and all collars can be made in Mastiff size
o http://dannyquest.com/shop/ These Mastiff statues are often popular
o http://www.mastiffcanada.org/index.php/ways-means This is a double win!- buy something to support our Canadian friends with their Mastiff rescue and then donate it to MCOA to help US Mastiffs. What could be better.
o http://www.jaggersdoggydeli.com/ Check out these dog treats- the Mastiff heads are so great. A gift certificate would be very cool on the auction table
o http://www.southernstatesmastiffrescue.org/support-ssmr/ssmr-store If you want to support our friends in the South try their on-line store
o https://www.createspace.com/3982614 This book is so popular with Mastiff folks and the author has generously donated all proceeds to RFI
o http://www.sunstonedesigns.com/ Wow- is this jewelry impressive. A gift certificate from here would sell very well
· Give me the names of other Mastiff fanciers who might want to help
· Write an additional check
We really need your help as some areas of the Country are swamped with Mastiffs in need.
Okay now that I have asked your for financial help, anyone want to be on an RFI Committee to help with the auction issues? If you are going to the Specialty that is great but it is not necessary. We can do almost everything by e-mail.
P.S. I know there are a few of you who have a house full of rescued companions and/or fosters so you truly don’t have a dollar to donate. I understand but wanted to include you as you often the people who come up with some very good ideas on how to get donations.
Feb, 13, 2014