It has been a mere 15 days since we started Operation Declare and Remember. Never in our wildest dreams could we imagine the incredible response that we’ve received from our supporters and the community at large. We’ve been thrilled to see the many reasons why people like you support Stiggy’s Dogs. For some it’s the mission of helping our deserving military veterans. For others it’s the idea of rescuing great dogs and giving them a new purpose in life. For others, it’s the fact that we use such a variety of breeds (and mutts) or that we reach out to veterans that are not otherwise reached by the formal methods of veteran support.
In a word, it’s been simply…amazing.
We still have a little over a week to go to meet our goals for this campaign. We hope to raise $1000 (we are little over half way there) and reach 100 new followers (a goal that we quickly surpassed thanks to The Patrick Miracle). We know that we can meet both of these goals and leave a lasting impression on the community with just nine more days to go.
One way that you can do this is by joining us in Frankenmuth, Michigan this Saturday and Sunday at the 2012 Dog Bowl.
The Dog Bowl is an annual event that showcases many of the talents that our canine companions have. There are dock diving competitions, sheep hearding competitions, a costume contest, and even a chance to take a boat cruise down the Cass River. And never forget the amazing food that Frankenmuth has to offer–world famous fried chicken dinners and bratwursts of all different varieties. We’ll have a booth at the event and you’ll be able to do your Operation Declare and Remember photo right there. We’ll also have some really fun freebies that you can take with you if you donate. We hope to see you there…and your furry friends, too!
Until then, I’ll leave you with some of our amazing Operation Declare and Remember photos. You can join these photos by donating $5 or more through our Rally fundraising page between now and May 31, 2012. We’d love to see how creative people can get. Don’t hold back.
It’s raining outside here in Michigan today, but summer is just around the corner. This summer, Stiggy’s Dogs is going out on the road to a few different festivals and events to meet new people and spread the good word about Stiggy’s Dogs and psychiatric service dogs in general. With Memorial Day quickly approaching and the summer festival season upon us, we wanted to find a way to show the dedication of our staff, volunteers and supporters while raising money for our Spring 2012 class.
Introducing….Operation Declare and Remember.
Gunny supports Stiggy's because we saved his life.
Anyone that donates $5 or more from May 5, 2012 until May 31, 2012 will be sent a PDF of our new viral campaign flyer. You’ll be able to tell the world who you are and why you love and support Stiggy’s Dogs. It can be a declaration of your support, your pet’s support or your family’s support. It can also be in honor of your loved ones who served in the military.
Mayor Kirksey supports Stiggy's Dogs in honor of his brother, Bob--Vice Admiral Robert E. Kirksey
This is just in time for Memorial Day, so you can honor someone’s service as wellas the life of a civilian loved one, including our four-legged friends that have gone to the Rainbow Bridge. The goal is to show that Stiggy’s Dogs is more than just military or dogs…it’s about creating a better life for everyone.
All donations must be recieved through our Rally site to qualify. You’ll receive an e-mail within 24 hours of your donation with the PDFs to show your support. Simply print one, write in your message and take your picture with it. We’ll be collecting all of them and using them for a very special collage to be unveiled at a later date. We’ll be using the photos to decorate our booths at the summer festivals around the area. Our first one will be Memorial Day weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan at the 2012 Dog Bowl.
You can share your delcaration via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. Remember to include a link to our Rally page so more people can join. Copy this text: Declare your support for Stiggy’s Dogs here: http://rally.org/stiggysdogs. Help us continue in our mission of Rescuing One to Rescue Another. There’s no time like the present. Join Gunny, Mayor Kirksey and Stiggy’s Dogs in Operation Declare and Remember.