Just in case you were wondering I am a huge supporter of Animal Rescue Organizations. I will never purchase a dog from a pet store or breeder. There are just too many available dogs at rescues that need loving homes. Owning a dog is not easy and rescuing can be even more challenging. Sometimes you bring home a Rufus and sometimes you bring home a Bailey! You just never know, but if you work with them and stay patient (I should remind myself of that one before I am in the backyard arguing with Rufus!) it does get easier!
Just like all things in life rescues need money to operate in order to save four legged lives. Friends of mine are linked up with a Greyhound Rescue. They have 4 greyhounds…I don’t know how they do it. We are bursting at the seams with 3! Each year they collect shoes that are repurposed for people in countries that don’t have shoes. For each pair of shoes donated to the Rescue they receive a donation for the Greyhound Rescue. New shoes for those in need & money for the animals. A Win-Win!
If you live in the Pittsburgh Region and have shoes or flip flops you no longer use they can be donated at several locations. My sister just shipped a box from Orlando! Clean out your closets and Support The Four Legged! (Donation Deadline April 30th)
Oakmont, PA Donation Sites:
Goatfeather’s Boutique- 618 Allegheny River Blvd
Fox’s Pizza Den – 314 Allegheny River Blvd.
Hair by Jeanne – 331 Pennsylvania Avenue
Oakmont Presbyterian Church – 415 Pennsylvania Ave.
Oakmont Carnegie Library – 700 Allegheny River Blvd.
North Hills, PA Donation Sites:
Belacoop Animal Hospital – West Hardies Rd.,
Gibsonia Village Center for Holistic Therapy – 1407 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw
Northwest Bank – Main Street, Sharpsburg AND McKnight Road, McCandless
Mars Agway – 101 Grand Avenue,
Mars Sherry’s Salon – 2903 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw
Glenshaw Feed & Garden – Butler Plank Rd., Glenshaw
South Hills, PA Donation Sites:
Healthy Pet Products – 3043 Washington Rd., McMurray
Other Pittsburgh Locations:
Military Connections 312 Auburn Street Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Valley Veterinary Associates – 853 Falcon Park Road, Lower Burrell
Lumpy’s Deli and Pie Shop – 980 PA-130, Trafford