Project Santa Paws

Thank you to everyone who donated. Although the campaign did not receive the full amount to cover all the food costs for both meals/day it was enough to add the second meal of dry dog food and still feed them 2 meals/day through a majority of the winter. 

Will you be their Santa Paws and help the amazing pups at Pawsitive Rescue eat 2 meals a day during the cold winter months?

My name is Sarah Jones (Christiansen) and I am an animal loving Virginian currently volunteering at Pawsitive Rescue , an NGO shelter in Yerevan, Armenia, until I return back home to the US in the spring of 2019. I arrived in Armenia earlier this year and saw the heartbreaking situation regarding stray animals and the serious lack of shelters/support. I knew I had to do something and since I cannot take them in myself, I am helping those that do by volunteering at Pawsitive Rescue. In addition to helping at the shelter though, I still have an ache in my heart and the need/desire to do more for these wonderfully loving dogs.

So...TAH-DAH! I created a holiday season GoFundMe campaign to help raise money and assist the shelter in their dream (and the dog's dreams too) to be able to provide 2 meals a day, instead of just one, to all 127 dogs during the cold winter months. I am also reaching out to pet related companies and services, such as the Loudoun Pet Sitting Company  to help me reach as many pet lovers as and any back home and spread the word as far as it can go that these pups need your help!

$5 feeds one dog for 5 days,
$15 feeds one dog for 2 weeks, and an awesome 
$30 feeds one dog for 1 whole month!

So, let's make a deal! You donate to help provide the 2 meals/day during the winter months and I will be here, at the shelter, on Poo Patrol to pick it up!

Also, Donations make GREAT holiday gifts. Do it in someone's name, in a pet's name, for that animal loving coworker/boss/friend....or do it for yourself, because you deserve a little something too ;)

AND please help the pups by sharing info about the Project Santa Paws GoFundMe. By sharing, you also help spread the word that YES these pups are available for adoption IN THE US and could help lead them to their new forever home!

Pawsitive Rescue Armenia is a registered Non-Governmental Organization based in Yerevan, Armenia that provides shelter, medical assistance and care for abandoned or homeless dogs/cats. It currently fosters 127 rescued dogs in its volunteer-run shelter.

The NGO was created in 2014 to rescue animals from the streets of Armenia, provide medical assistance, sterilize every dog to reduce overpopulation of stray dogs and find them shelter through pet adoption. Pawsitive Rescue has helped many dogs find a loving home in North America and has sterilized over 400 dogs to try and reduce the stray dog issue. It has literally saved the lives of hundreds of dogs from across Armenia by providing medial care and homes for injusted and abandoned dogs.

They are a non-profit organization who is run exclusively by volunteers. All of its funding and operation costs are through donations and charity.

Good question. I live in Purcellville, Virginia with my husband, daughter, dog (Gritz) and cat (Sir Kingsley). I had a petsitting/dog walking business that I ran and operated there until my husbands' work needed him to move to Armenia for a project for 1 year. So, I sold the business, we rented the farm, my dad is watching our dog, the cat stayed with the farm, and here we are. 

Thank you VERY MUCH for your time and donation.

Sarah Jones

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