If you would like to help Colorado Wyoming Vizsla Rescue Group, Inc. in our efforts to aid vizslas in need there are many ways you can help. You can help transport dogs, foster a dog, donate money, gift cards (Walmart, KMart, PetSmart, Petco, etc.) collars, leashes, dog beds, toys and any other items you can think of that would benefit our beloved Vizslas.
You can also donate in memory of your beloved red dog(s). If you choose to help in that special way we will add you and your special family member’s name to our “In Memoriam” page.
We have also created a “Sponsor a Vizsla” program. This enables you to provide assistance to a special needs dog. Just click here to go to the “Sponsor a Vizsla” page to read about our special needs dogs.
If you wish to send a check (made payable to CWVRG, Inc.) or anything else you might wish to donate just send it to:
114 S Summitview Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Make sure to enter on the check memo line if it is a general donation, if you wish it to be applied to the care of a specific foster dog or if it is in memoriam or tribute to a special member of your family or a special friend.
Remember – as CWVRG, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for profit, your donation is tax deductible. Upon receipt of your gift we will forward a tax deductible receipt.
Thanks for any help you can provide! Your generous donation is much appreciated and will benefit our beloved red dogs!
One easy way to help is to let your fingers do the walking and donate through PayPal! Just click on the button below.
Another way to help CWVRG is to purchase your needed pet-related items through the Petango Store. The Petango store has items such as dog food, supplies, bedding and many other items to choose from. If you purchase items through the Petango Store and specify Colorado Wyoming Vizsla Rescue Group, Inc. a portion of your purchase will be donated to CWVRG! This is an easy way to purchase items that you need anyway and to help CWVRG in the process.
Just click this button to enter The Petango Shop
Yet another option is Helping Udders. Helping Udders has many dog-related items available, including Vizsla collars, and anywhere from 10-50% of the purchase price goes back to CWVRG!!! Just click on the button below and be sure to specify CWVRG when placing your order!
Other ways to help:
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RESCUE EFFORTS
-Provided by Rebecca Dowdell, Utah/Idaho Vizsla Rescue Group
Much can be done to support your local rescue efforts, even if you cannot foster dogs. Here is a list of things to look over and offer to your local group.
Help the local group create a call list of local shelters. You need to get a contact name, ask about their policies on dogs such as how long they hold them, and ask whether they work with rescue groups. You may have organizations that they do not know about. Get your name or the local rescue person’s name on the list. If they do not work with groups just keep calling every week. Send them a letter and a good photo of a Vizsla; full body shot, tail showing etc. so they know what to look for.
Shop thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales for blankets (not electric) that can be used for bedding. Any size blanket, baby to king works and they can be cut down to size and hemmed. Look for collars, leashes and the large or XL crates.
Buy an extra can or bag of food, treats, or a toy every time you buy for your dogs and store up a bag of goodies for rescue.
Offer to help drive a dog to it’s new home. A few hours of driving makes a big difference. If you are going on a vacation to another state contact the rescue groups between states to see if they need a dog transported. A list of coordinators in listed on the Vizsla Club of America home page at http://clubs.akc.org/vizsla/rescue.htm
Take a rescue dog on a socialization outing. Go to the pet store, to the park, to the vet, or to play in your yard for a few hours and give the foster folks a breather.
If you are a breeder donate $10 per puppy to a rescue group and make sure you use a contract that gives the buyer the incentive to contact you if they cannot keep the dog. Or take an amount of the purchase price and ask buyers to write a check to the rescue group of your choice.
When at dog shows, state fairs, craft fairs (even outside your area), look for rescue group booths. Ask if they have a local contact for Vizsla rescue. If they don’t or don’t know if they do, take their information and forward it to Vizsla rescue and find then send Vizsla rescue info to the group.
Pick an amount of money ($1, 5, 10, you get the idea) and send a monthly check to the rescue group of your choice for each dog they rescued that month.
Send a donation to a rescue group for special occasions in your life or that of your dogs, cats, etc. (birthday, wedding anniversary, show/hunt wins).