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Monday, January 17, 2011

Support Teeny's Friends!

Last night I was so excited to find out that my good pal Teeny is up for Pepsi Refresh Grant funding. Teeny's Friends is in the $5,000 category. I guess that's what happens when my mom neglects our blog roll!

I have been a friend of Teeny on Twitter for some time and mom and I are really impressed with the work they do getting toy donations for shelter animals.



This is such a great story of people making a difference. Teeny's Friends started their work in the Austin area. They hold toy drives at businesses for donated toys and they also offer a buy one/donate one program on line.

The $5,000 will enable them to get a professional website, computer equipment with business software and professional signage to do a better job to get the word out.

Mom and I think the beauty of Teeny's Friends is that is does three things. First there is lots of research out there that socialized dogs are more likely to be adopted. The toys help the dogs maintain that socialization through play longer until they can find forever homes. But it also means that it makes people think about the poor dogs in the shelters without the love of a family so maybe they will go adopt one. This is a great community project. They also give the toys they get to animal sanctuaries that have dogs with disabilities or deformities or those that will never be able to be adopted but should still have toys to play with. What would we be without our toys?

You can vote every day for every email address you have. There are two weeks left and they need some serious voting to get in the top 10 (I think they are 43rd). CLICK HERE. I think our community is big enough to help Teeny's Friends make a difference.You can also text to vote: Txt 104976 to Pepsi [73774].

Mom and I also want to thank Pepsi for the incredible work they have done by funding wonderful projects in the more than a year they have been doing the Pepsi Refresh Grants! There are many animal charities listed each month so after we get the money for Teeny, we should check monthly for other worthwhile animal charity grant opportunities.

11 comments:

Frankie Furter said...

I know about the Bissell thingy butt this Pepsi deal is NEW. I'm gonna check it out!!! THANKS Yoda.

Mariodacat said...

I went over a voted too. Teeny does good work so we should support their efforts. Thanks pal.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Yep... it's a wonderful thing. I just went over and voted again for Teeny...

Benny and Lily said...

Sounds cool, heading to the voting booth
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

We wish Teeny much good luck! We sent our vote in!

Bunny

Life with 5 dogs said...

Best of Luck to Tenny, what a wonderful thing to do!

Sue said...

Yeah!! You made some very good points about toys for shelter dogs. How boring to spend all day locked up with no family and no toys.

Pepsi Bum said...

Sweet, heading right over!

Woofs,
Pepsi

Kolchak Puggle said...

Our local shelter was lucky to win a 25K grant through the Canadian Pepsi Refresh challenge. We've headed over to vote for Teeny (and to order some stuff from their website) Thanks for sharing!!

Teenys Friends said...

Oh sweet Yoda! Mai mom was catchin up on our blog roll [hoomans... sigh] and we just saw dis post. Ewe are such a sweet anipal and we is lucky to have ewe as a furiend! Thank ewe to everyone for da sweet comments. We truly apawpreciate all your support ~ we cudn't do what we do wiffout y'all! XoXo

Kate said...

I am so inspired with private individual, corporations, and anybody who really gives help to animal shelter or institutions. Indeed there are a lot of animals who need a place to stay and as an ordinary citizen the least thing we can do is to adopt one and give a family that will take care of them and love them. I adopted a rabbit and it is such a great feeling to provide her everything like rabbit hutch, food and care.