Why are we having this auction? Why do we need YOU to help?
Did you know?
Every dog rescued must be vetted. Many of them must have spay or neuter surgery. Vaccinations must be updated. They must receive heartworm and flea medications. Many, especially the seniors, need dentals and blood work. The seniors are often long-term fosters, which means that ERU will be responsible for their care during that time, however long it may be. Some rescues will be found to have special needs, which will incur additional vetting expense. The funds raised by this auction will enable ERU to save more lives.
How can you help?
We are now calling for donations! The cut-off for submitting your donations is Sunday, August 31, at 11:00 PM.
1. A picture of the item you wish to donate
2. A brief description of the item
3. Starting bid - just the dollar amount, such as $10
4. Shipping - see below for an explanation on shipping options
5. Any additional information or details about the item that you would like to provide (such as dimensions, size, fabric content, washing instructions, if new or gently used, etc.). This is optional.
When sending your donation emails, if you could please COPY the below album format and fill in just the "x's with your information. This format can then be copy and pasted, and it will really save time uploading the items into the auction album. Leave the "item" line blank. Add any optional additional information about the item beneath the "donated by" line.
Starting bid: $xx
Jump bid: $2
Donated by: xxxxxxx
Shipping: there are three shipping options, and each is determined by whether you want the winner to pay for the shipping or whether you want to donate the shipping (two options).
If you want the winner to pay for the shipping, include a flat dollar shipping amount. The winner will pay their winning bid plus the shipping amount, and you will be reimbursed, via PayPal, for the shipping amount indicated, about a week after the close of the auction.
If you wish to donate the shipping, there are two options.
In the first option, you just note "Free Shipping". Items with free shipping on them will often get much higher bids, because the winners know they do not also have pay for shipping.
In the second option, you will include a flat dollar shipping amount, which the winner will pay (same as above). However, prior to being reimbursed for the shipping via PayPal, you can offer to donate the collected shipping to ERU.
Helping Paws will again be running this auction for ERU. They are all-volunteer and 100% of the auction proceeds go to ERU.
To join the auction action, go to Helping Paws, Inc.'s Facebook page - or you can go to www.helpingpawsonline.com to access their Facebook page. Don't forget to "like" them!
On Helping Paw's Facebook page, under "Events", you will see the ERU auction listed: September 3 - September 7. ClickJOIN.
Tell your friends and family and share!
An unofficial "preview" album will be made available around the middle of August. On Tuesday, September 2, the link to the "official" Helping Paws bidding auction album will be posted on their Facebook page, as well as we will announce and post the link.
Helping Paws has over 7200 loyal auction fans, many who participate in every weekly auction. So keep in mind, as you are collecting your donations, that all-breed items, cat items and even non-animal items will be popular.....in addition to ESKIE items!! If you don't know what to donate, here is the link to the 2013 auction album, so you can get some ides:
Don’t just Take your Dog for a Walk, Take your Walk for a Dog!
Walking your Dog just got a whole lot Better! Now you can Raise Money for ERU every time time you walk your dog!
Taking your dog for a walk is now not only good for you and your dog, it raises money to support all ERU foster dogs. The Take your Walk for a Dog program is a revolutionary Dog-powered fundraising tool for animal shelters and rescues that uses a free mobile App to promote healthy pets and healthy humans while raising money to support local shelters. ERU is partnering with WoofTrax, Inc., to introduce and promote the App in this area. “You walk your dog anyway,” says Mike Katz, Director of Community Relations for WoofTrax. “Now, for every mile you walk, we donate to to your local animal shelter.”
You can click on the link above to access the App or go to the App Store and search for "Walk for a Dog". When setting up your account, click on Settings (or Set Up) and then Update. Click on any shelter name listed to change the shelter you are walking for. You will find Eskie Rescuers United under Littleton, Colorado. Thanks for your support!
Can I crash on your couch for a while?
A foster parent for Eskie Rescuers United provides a temporary home for our rescued American Eskimo dogs. The shelters are overflowing and we are desperately searching for foster homes so we can continue saving these eskies in need. Please consider helping these wonderful dogs. Click here to learn more about fostering. Thank you!
BISSELL's Partners for Pets
Eskie Rescuers United is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization. What's more, every purchase goes towards an entry for us to win a $5,000 quarterly giveaway!
· Shop pet products on www.bissell.com
· Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
· Then select our organization!
Learn more at www.bissell.com/partnersforpets.
Helping PAWS, a non-profit organization, is a group of dedicated animal lovers who set up and maintain online auctions with 100% of the proceeds going to various rescue groups and animals in need.
With the tremendous efforts of ERU's volunteers and supporters, ERU's auction through Helping Paws brought in over $7,000 to help with our eskie's medical expenses. To follow Helping Paws on Facebook please click here.
The 6th Annual Celebration of Eskies Party on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 was a great success. Seventy eskies were in attendance! Thanks to all who joined us in celebrating our awesome eskies and eskie families. Click here to see pictures and a fun video of Fritz from Mutts Gone Nuts.