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Havanese Rescue, Inc.

NewsLetter Oct 07


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Havanese Rescue, Inc. Newsletter Changing Lives...One Havanese At A Time
October 2007

Words From The President

The leaves are beginning to fall and the wondrous colors of autumn are everywhere. I would guess that most of us are finally enjoying the cooler temperatures; my Havies seem to be revitalized by them.

Soon it will be Halloween and the Hav-O-Lanterns may want to be part of the fun and festivities, but please remember to keep them safe. Candy tastes yummy and can be irresistible, but chocolate can be toxic to dogs and foil wrappers indigestible. If your pet feels comfortable wearing a costume that can be fun, but please make certain that his vision isn't obstructed (something especially important in our long-haired breed). Since the front door will be opened more often than usual, take care that your dog doesn't dart out when the opportunity presents itself. On Halloween night make sure that your dog's ID tag is on in case the unthinkable happens. With its scary sounds and presence of strangers, Halloween can be stressful for some dogs. Sometimes putting your Havie in another room with the door closed, surrounded by familiar sounds and smells can be comforting.

When the ghosts and goblins are gone for another year, take a moment to relax and enjoy the outdoor beauty and wonderful smells that abound. Soon you will need to grab your rake and begin the clean-up of leaves. And, we know about the indoor clean-up - removing all the leaves that our Havanese carry in with them on their coats. However, being able to steal some kisses and hugs during the process makes it worth the effort!

Happy Fall, everyone! What a glorious time of year!

Stacy DeJoseph

In this issue
  • Adoption Corner
  • Letters Home: Emma
  • Auction Time Again!
  • October is Rescue Month!
  • Changing Lives: Michelle Burke
  • Have you seen the Havanese faces in Havanese Rescue Inc?

  • Letters Home: Emma
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    I arrived on a jet plane that was delayed 11 hours, very scary way to arrive and meet my new family. I greeted them hissing and snarling, and never really warmed up to them. Their vet advised them to "put me down" because I was so vicious at such a young age and would only get worse. The family wanted to give me a chance and kept me locked up a lot in a room, so I wouldn't be over stimulated(?).That didn't work.They contacted a local Animal Shelter for help, who in turn, called Mommy Karen.

    She came over right away, with yummy treats and sat right down on the kitchen floor to visit. I hissed at her, too, in that house, and she stayed for two hours and saw that I didn't let anyone touch me! Guess I wasn't ferocious enough for Mommy Karen, because she took me home to her house.

    She had her own trainers, RubyBleu and Dimey, a lot bigger than my 3.7 lbs, but VERY gentle Havanese, with some manners. Mommy Karen's house was wide open to me, her family made me feel like I could be part of someone's family.

    I let them know how happy I was to visit with them that first day, jumping around them, doing the Havanese Ballet, taking treats, and playing with their doggies. I slept next to Mom's bed and if she said "Up" to me, it meant she was going to pick me up. It was ok! And the only way I'd get off the big deck to go potty.

    I was just supposed to stay until my behavior was better, but once I started cuddling on the couch with Mommy Karen, snuggling up and under Jesse's chin, and Dad brought home a ramp so I could fly down off the deck, I knew I was a keeper!!! Christa had to fly home from college to give her approval, and Dimey and Ruby have grown VERY attached to me.

    PS If you have any unwanted computer charging cords, send them asap, I've already chewed thru 3 here!


    Auction Time Again!

    It's that time again! The 7th annual online auction will run Saturday 11/3 through Saturday 11/10, with proceeds to benefit Havanese Rescue Inc. The fall auction has raised nearly $39,000.00 to support Havanese health and Havanese rescue efforts.

    The majority of items at the auction are new. However, gently used items are welcomed. To make your donation go twice as far, you might consider one of the following: Order something from Havanese Rescue Inc's store at Cafe Press and HRI will benefit twice, once from your purchase at Cafe Press and again with the money your item raises at the auction: http://www.cafe press.com/hrinc . Or if you are not in a position to donate or bid on items this year, we can still use your help in spreading the word to family and friends and other lists you may be on.

    For more detailed information on how to donate an item to the auction, to get ideas of items to donate, or how to place a bid on the fabulous items donated please visit http://auction2007.homestead.com/index.html.

    Please add the auction to your favorites http://auction2007.homestead.com/Items1.html and check back daily as auction items are frequently being added!!!


    October is Rescue Month!
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    The Havanese Club of America supports rescue month by encouraging our strong and compassionate community to work together for Havanese in need. The Havanese Club of America Placement & Rescue Services Group (HCA PRS) is currently being restructured. In the interim, Havanese Rescue Inc (HRI) is assisting with ongoing rescue activities. Please support rescue by visiting www.havaneserescue.com don't forget the upcoming auction: http://auction2007.homestead.com/Items1.html


    Changing Lives: Michelle Burke
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    If you have ever gone to our website, read this newsletter in its archived format, admired an HRI ad in one of the Havanese magazines or applied to adopt or volunteer, you have sampled just some of the talents Michelle Burke shares with HRI.

    Michelle designed the logo for HRI, the Havanese Rescue Quilt project and the rescue banner announcing October as rescue month for the HCA. She has also designed many of our ads for various newsletters and catalogs and has created our HRI tee shirts at our CafePress store.

    Though she finds her passion in graphic arts, Michelle spends countless hours working on the programming that allows our online forms to work. She has designed and improved our website and is there to answer our questions for those of us who rely on her computer skills.

    In addition to all of the above, each of the Havanese rescue quilts has at least one block made by Michelle. She has also fostered dogs and shares the updates she still gets from the adoptive families. Truly Michelle's commitment to the Havanese breed and rescue have benefited more dogs than can easily be counted. Thank you, Michelle, for all you have given.


    Have you seen the Havanese faces in Havanese Rescue Inc?

    Watch our video at youtube, http://youtube.com/watch?v=EVzLpDd0ncc


    Adoption Corner

    Curl Covered Charm - Desi

    Charming, engaging and just delightful. That's Desi from head to toe.

    Desi came into HRI at 8 months of age. Full of energy and mischief, he's developed fans with everyone he's met. That includes quite a few people, too, as Desi's had numerous visits with everyone from medical staff at veterinary clinics to the veterinary medical hospital of Wisconsin. Within minutes, everyone in the waiting room and behind the reception desk has given this boy an ear scratch and smiled at his antics.

    Though he's healthy, Desi has a congenital deformity of his left foot. Because of the degree of the deformity, he hasn't used his left leg very much which caused it to atrophy. HRI is working with specialists to strengthen the rest of Desi's body so he can move more easily. We're also learning about options to support Desi in using his left leg more.

    Desi LOVES playing with toys, especially "noisy" ones like pipsqueakers and talking toys. He loves his foster sisters, the Wyland girls, and chases and plays with them inside the house and out. (See the youtube videos to see him in action!) He thinks ear scratches are so delightful he has to fall down in pleasure. His coat is soft and petting him could probably be patented as a stress reliever. He wags, dances and entertains daily. Anybody who adopts Desi should be ready to surrender their heart.

    The right adoptive family for Desi will have ready access to the appropriate veterinary support. A search at this website http://www.holisticvetlist.com/ will tell you the location of holistic veterinary care in your state. Chiropractics has been most effective for Desi.

    Before Desi goes home, he will have more work to determine the best plan for physical therapy. He's come a long way in just a few months in foster care. You can see his progress by visiting the Desi videos on youtube.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=wuzqW3L4vOo
    and http://youtube.com/watch?=egmJs5QUz_E and http://youtube.com/watch?v=g15lqGGYGa4 and http://youtube.com/watch? v=1Caw_c8EBH4

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    Adoption News


    Dulce who was featured in June's newsletter has found her forever home!!!


    FREE MONEY for HRI!



    Well, not quite, but there's a way YOU can help HRI raise money without spending even a penny! Here's how it works!

    Go to goodsearch.com

    Look at the second box on the page that follows the words: "I'm supporting" and type in Havanese Rescue- HRI. Then click the button that says "Verify."

    That's it! Each search generates a penny for HRI. If 100 people do two searches a day, that's $2.00 a day for HRI or $60 a month and it costs you nothing.

    Searching through goodsearch.com does not sign you up for any spam or put you on a mailing list. It's just another search engine, this one sponsored by yahoo.

    Thanks to everyone who uses this option and raises money for our Havanese!

     

     

     




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    Changing lives...one Havanese at a a time.

     

    News, Current Events and Items of Special Interest

    A Grand Success!

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of Havanese Rescue, Inc, I want to personally thank each and every one of you who helped in any way make our 2014 HRI Fall Auction the most successful ever. The auction raised $19,520.00!

    A special thank you to Laura Cascino, our auctioneer extraordinaire, who tackles this monumental task cheerfully year after year.

    This year, on HRI's 10th anniversary, the beautiful Forever Home quilt honors the nearly 900 rescue Havanese HRI has helped to find their forever home. The most generous bid of $5,000 not only speaks to the artistry of the quilt, but also to our donor's dedication to rescue. Thank you.

    We thank all our donors and vendors for providing such a fun variety of wonderful items for bidding. Whether you quilted, donated, solicited, held a winning bid, shared auction publicity with your social media and friends or cheered from the sidelines, you all supported the 2014 HRI Annual Auction, and we are so grateful.

    The beneficiaries of your generosity are the rescue pups we are helping today and those we will be able assist in the future. A tail wagging thank you from them.

    Jane Hohne, HRI BOD President

    2013 Financial Report

    Total 2013 Income - $141,888.13

    • $54,550.93 - HavToHavIt Store
    • $22,325.00 - Adoption Donations
    • $30,996.42 - General Donations
    • $15,663.00 - Auction
    • $  6,161.00 - Calendar
    • $ 7,426.00  - Reception
    • $ 4,641.80  - Quilt Project
    • $    123.98 - Interest

    Total 2013 Expenses - $135,585.67

    • $87,258.79 - Foster Dog Expenses (Vet, grooming, Transportation, Supplies)
    • $ 41,285.01  - Store Purchases & Cost of
    • $  7,041.87 - Operating Expenses

    Easy and fun ways to support our dogs!

    Amazon
    When using Amazon please go through smile.amazon.com so your purchases will garner painless donations for HRI. This is free money to support the many pups that need us.

    Goodshop
    For other on-line shopping, you can use Goodshop as many stores are listed there and again free money for HRI when you use that site to shop at many of your favorite stores.

    Goodsearch
    When searching the web, the use of Goodsearch also provides donations.

    ResQwalk
    Another easy and fun way to gather donations for HRI is via ResQwalk. For those walkers out there, all you have to do is download the free app to your smartphone and follow directions to indicate HRI as your charity. As you enjoy the benefits of walking HRI's pups will enjoy receiving a donation!

    To earn donations from ResQwalk, use the following links for iTunes and Android:
    Android app
    iPhone app

    ResQthreads
    More fun shopping! Whenever this link is clicked, your rescue will be automatically chosen as the donation beneficiary during checkout on ResQthreads.com.

    Barkbox
    Use this Barkbox link to earn a $5 discount on any BarkBox subscription. (The URL will automagically apply the code to anyone coming in through that link.)   

    Each time this code (BBX1SQ4Q) is used on BarkBox.com, a $15 donation is generated for your organization! Even on one month subscriptions that are $29 – 50% is donated to HRI!

    Thank you for all you do for our pups.
    Happy shopping, searching and walking!

    Calming Canine Music

    ThroughADogsEarThunderThe creators of the Through A Dog’s Ear series have collaborated with Victoria Stilwell, star of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog, and developed the new Canine Noise Phobia Series


    Does your dog suffer from a fear of thunderstorms? Does his anxiety level increase when the storm clouds roll in? Thunderstorm phobia is a very common condition among dogs all over the world. The terror that results can be an incredibly distressing, debilitating problem not only for dogs, but also for their owners who feel powerless to help. This groundbreaking desensitization tool will teach your dog to associate positive feelings with thunderstorms rather than feeling fearful, and will help to gradually reduce your dog’s fear when exposed to these sounds. When used properly and implemented in conjunction with the behavioral modification protocols included in the CD liner notes, you have an excellent chance of rehabilitating your thunder-phobic dog and preventing thunder-phobia from ever developing in younger dogs.

    Other Versions:

    Through A Dogs Ear - The Driving Edition

    Through A Dogs Ear - Music For The Canine Houshold

    Through A Dogs Ear - Noise Phobia-Fireworks

    Through A Dogs Ear - Music to Calm Your Canine Vol 1

    Through A Dogs Ear - Music to Calm Your Canine Vol 2

    Through A Dogs Ear - Music to Calm Your Canine, Vol 3

     

    Changing lives...one Havanese at a a time.

     

    Featured Educational Article

    How are foster homes selected?

    Many people wonder how we find foster homes for our dogs. We have some folks who have signed up as fosters who have not gotten a dog yet, and maybe this explanation will clarify why you haven’t had a foster yet.

    When we get a request to take a dog in, we consider two things first and foremost, one, where the dog is, and two, what issues (if any) does it have. By issues, we mean things that might affect which foster home is appropriate. If we have a dog that is scared of kids, we don’t want to place the dog in a foster home with kids, or if the dog has a medical issue that might require special care, we want to make sure the foster home is able to treat the problem, and possibly has access to medical resources that are appropriate. Dogs that need work on housebreaking really should go to a foster home where someone is home most of the day, because leaving them alone all day isn’t going to make it easy on the dog to get with the program.

    So, that said, taking into account any issues, we basically go in concentric rings geographically from the dog’s location. The shorter the distance we have to move the dog the better. As we’ve said before, HRI has limited resources... both people and money. So the shorter the distance we have to move a dog, the better the chances we can find transport help, and when we move a dog by plane, it gets very expensive. As a real life example, it took almost two weeks to get two dogs from Atlanta, GA to the Orlando, FL area because we did not have any folks who could help transport. The dogs finally got to their foster homes in Florida courtesy of another rescue group who set up a transport to move their dogs and they let our guys tag along.

    Airline costs vary, but if we have a dog that is small enough to go under the seat, and if the dog is able to tag along with someone who is already taking a flight (so we didn’t have to pay their airfare too), a dog in the cabin is anywhere from $75 to $120. If the dog cannot fit under the seat and needs to be checked, and if someone is flying with the dog, the fees jump to about $150. If we need to ship the dog, which means that we don’t have someone on the plane, the dog becomes a parcel. That means that they literally measure the kennel and weigh it, and then figure in the distance we’re flying the dog, and charge us just like they’re UPS or something. Those fees can easily be around $275 per dog. Now even if money wasn’t an issue, when you’re talking about a dog going in the plane’s hold, we are also hampered by weather because airlines will not ship dogs if the temperature is going to be above 80 or 85 degrees anywhere they are flying. To be clear, HRI will not consider putting a Havanese in the hold of the plane unless we are sure that it would not be detrimental to its health. If we have a dog that is so nervous or shy that we feel it would be traumatized by flying that way, we won’t do it. We’re also not wild about multiple segment flights, because the time on the plane becomes really long, and every time they have to transfer the dog there is a risk it won’t make the next flight. To further complicate things, there are several airlines that won’t allow dogs in the cabin or as baggage. The average cost in 2009 was $617.05 per dog that comes into rescue for the basics, vet visit, updated vaccinations, spay/neuter, teeth cleaning, etc. So if we have to spend another $100 - $300 to move them, you can see that we’ll significantly increase our average cost per dog.

    So back to where we started, we look for appropriate foster homes as close to where the dog is being surrendered because that is the most cost effective thing for HRI and also most practical thing to do logistically. If we cannot find a foster home close by, we start moving out (we all have really good maps of the US now!), again considering the dog’s needs and the transport possibilities.

    So if you haven’t been contacted about getting a dog, it’s most likely because there hasn’t been a dog in your area or one we could get to you easily (and cheaply!) or that seemed like a good fit based on the dog’s needs. Fear not, eventually there will be dogs everywhere in the US. If anyone has any questions about how we do this, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For those of you who keep us posted on whether you’re willing and able to take a foster – please keep doing that! We're always looking at which direct flights are available from a dog’s location, so it helps us to know that you’re still out there and willing to take a dog.

    For those of you only interested in adoption, all of the factors mentioned above also apply to potential adoptions.

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