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Project Santa Paws

$6,370 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 3 months
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!

A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY!
$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!

ABOUT PAWSITIVE RESCUE
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.

SARAH! WHY THE HECK ARE YOU IN ARMENIA UNTIL SPRING?:
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

Email - projectsantapaws@gmail.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/Project-Santa-Paws-753950218281645 
Instagram - @projectsantapaws
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Happy Valentine's Day from the Pups at Pawsitive Rescue! Please share our cause and if you can spare a little more love, donations are still being accepted through February to continue to feed all the dogs at the shelter 2 meals a day for the remainder of winter (through March).

As you can see from the pictures, today was a warm day (yeah!) and all the dogs received an extra treat for Valentine's day. Even the shyest of pups came out of their shells to have a taste of something special and to be told they are loved and a good dog.

Thank You, XOXO
Sarah Jones
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The holidays are over but winter is still here & Project Santa Paws is still open for donations until the end of March.
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Happy Holidays! Project Santa Paws has raised $6,002 (some donations came in directly via physical check and not through GoFundMe) total so far to feed the hungry pups at Pawsitive Rescue! Thank you to everyone for donating, sharing and caring. The money raised is helping the shelter immensely! They were able to start feeding the dogs 2 meals a day early December before the first snowfall and cold weather, which has now arrived (see images).

I will continue to work to raise the remaining funds needed to continue feeding the dogs through March and come to the shelter rain, snow or shine to volunteer to help wherever needed, but I need everyone's help to still spread the word into the new year and make this happen.

Have a happy, joyful New Year and THANK YOU!
Sarah Jones
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Video of one loving pup, one determined fundraiser, and a view of some of the kennels and the work that is being done. Please share the video in anyway possible.

Thank you,
Sarah Jones
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