During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been all too easy for some charities to get left behind and forgotten.
Like Finding Them Homes-James Bay Pawsitive Rescue, an organization that rescues abandoned and unwanted dogs in northern communities, and finds them new homes in the south, including Barrie and area.
Thee Place for Paws doggie daycare and spa in Innisfil hasn’t forgotten.
Over the past few months, Thee Place for Paws has held several fundraisers, helping to make up funding lost when yard sales, garage sales and golf tournaments had to be cancelled due to COVID.
Back in October, the doggie retreat and spa sold cotton face masks by Melo’s Masks, with 50 percent of the $1,144 in sales donated to Paws of the North Rescue.
Thee Place for Paws collected ‘empties’ to raise funds for Precious Paws Rescue, and held Fall pet photo sessions that raised $1,175 for Finding Them Homes.
During November, Thee Place For Paws also donated gift certificates to various online auctions, supporting rescue operations, and has partnered with new company Wilderness Raw: for every bag of Wilderness Raw treats purchased at Thee Place, the company will donate a second treat bag plus 10 percent of sales to Finding Them Homes.
And coming up in December, Thee Place for Paws is planning a pair of photoshoot fundraisers.
On Dec. 5, Christmas Pet Portraits with Santa will be offered between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with Krista Howe Photography and Emily Gill, photographer, providing digital prints for $25. All proceeds will go to Precious Paws Rescue.
Note: Santa will only pose with pets, but families can pose together for photos in a Winter Wonderland. All time slots must be prebooked and prepaid via e-transfer. Snow date for the outdoor event is Dec. 6.
Then on Saturday, Dec. 12, there will be a Winter Wonderland Photo Shoot with CWC Photography of Innisfil, when families and their canine companions are invited to book a time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to come in for a 15-minute professional photo session, against 3 winter backgrounds.
For only $25, each family will receive 5 wonderful digital prints – and the proceeds will go to support Paws of the North Rescue (ethical Canadian dog rescue supporting Northern Ontario First Nations communities), and 4Champ Animal Rescue in Sudbury.
The Dec. 12 photo fundraiser will also take place outdoors at Thee Place for Paws, 2849 Innisfil Beach Road in Innisfil; snow date is Dec. 13.
For more information or to book a time, click here.