2019 Membership Dues Are Now Due!
Thanks For Another Great Year!
As 2018 winds down it has been an epic year of abandoned huskies, not only California shelters but across the globe. Sadly, this trend will continue.
Looking back over 2018, there were many adoption success stories, and sadly many of our alums crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We had a very successful Wine & Cheese event in March and we raised over $10,000, it was also a lot of fun and we were grateful for the much needed funds. In September we had our annual Ice Cream social which raised over $5,000 and that was a hoot with many dogs and humans in tow enjoying the day.
On the adoption front , so far in 2018, we have adopted out 135 dogs, and we still have a few days left!
NorSled Celebrated It’s 20th Anniversary In 2018
NorSled has come a long way since its inception in 1998. This year as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are thankful for all the support from volunteers, members, donors and folks who have adopted from us over the years. Together we have rescued well over 3,000 dogs and found great homes and new lives for them. Without YOU we could not have reached this milestone! We cannot say THANK YOU enough!
In 2019, we will strive to save as many as possible from the shelters, but we will need your continued support to help us succeed. With your help we hope to save dogs for the next 20 years, although empty shelters from the lack of abandoned and dogs would be just wonderful. We can dream!
The importance of foster homes cannot be overly emphasized. For the dogs to have a home environment makes them much more adoptable. The dogs learn how to behave in a home and get socialization and basic training all of which is so important in getting them into forever homes. Of course, It also helps reduce our overhead kenneling cost which is very high on a monthly basis as we often have up to twenty dogs kenneled at a time. It’s either that or leaving them in shelters to die. So, if you can help by fostering a dog in 2019, we would be thrilled. So, would the dogs!
As the clock ticks away the remaining hours of 2018, it’s not too late to make that one last tax deductible donation! Your support will make a real, lasting impact in the lives of those dogs who are still in need.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your past support. We wish you all a very happy and healthy 2019.
Advent Calendar Count Down to December 25th!
Join NorSled as we count down to Christmas! Each day we will celebrate a different dog and their journeys, all made possible through donations and our wonderful volunteers, foster families and adopters.
To View A New dogs Storey & Donate!
We have several dogs kenneled that would do so much better in foster homes. This would also help them get adopted faster. We have a few that need to be an only dog, they in particular need help developing better social skills. Please consider becoming a foster parent to one of our lovely dogs.
2018 SPONSORS FOR THE CHAMPAGNE, WINE, CHEESE & CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER
Homewood Winery K9 Club Castro Valley Bonaventura Winery
Concannon Winery Ace Hardware Lisa Meyer Jane Cordingley
Cliff Family Winery Beach Blanket Babylon Mike & Patty Mowery
California Shakespeare Theater El Charro’s Restaurant Neil Marquis
Encore Gym Six Flags Ruth Bancroft Gardens Gloria Ferrer Winery
Niles Canyon Railway Lindsay Wildlife Museum Nicki Bernachi Wood Family Winery Ace Hardware Walnut Creek El Charro Resturant
Marin Shakespeare Company East Bay Nature Jamie Vaughn Rhonda Boos
Saintsbury Winery Disneyland Brenda Given Renaissance Hotel & Spa
Splash Car Wash Marty & Angelique Miller Sonoma Raceway Oakland Zoo
Thank you for your very generous contributions and in helping make this a successful event.
Maddies Adoption Days
Maddies Pet Adoption Days 2015
Thanks to Maddie’s Fund for all their support and very generous grants from 2013 – 2015. We saved more animals because of your generosity