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PurposeFULL Paws Annual Community YARD SALE & Vendor Fundraiser

June 19-20 – 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Do you have things you want to get rid of???- Donate them to us for our annual yard sale- your house gets clean and you are able to help a worthy cause at the same time!!!  We really need your gently used items to sell to raise funds for our wonderful Service Dogs in Training.  Things that are just sitting in closets, the garage, the shed or right in the middle of you living room that you don’t need could help pay for training equipment, Vet bills, food and many other things that we need at PurposeFULL Paws.

Many of us are blessed with good health, good jobs, nice homes etc.- please reach into your overflow of resources for the sake of those individuals with disabilities that need Service/Assistance Dogs.  Donate the things that you do not need and others can use!  We have arrangements for early drop off if you need to give us items between now and June 19th. Just call Erin at 304-270-6984 or email us at PurposeFullpaws@gmail.com to set up a time for us to meet you at our training facility in Martinsburg.

JOIN US ON JUNE 19-20th – we will have food, prizes, things to buy and PUPPIES!!!!  Come see our newest additions to the PurposeFULL Paws family – Grace & Oden- they would love to meet you.

Please consider joining our PurposeFULL Paws family by donating through your business or personally- we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are tax deductible! If you would like to donate please go to www.PurposeFULLpaws.org and click on the donate “bone” below the smiling Labrador Retriever 🙂

You can also mail donations to PurposeFULL Paws, P.O. Box 442, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer with PurposeFULL Paws- please email us at PurposeFULLpaws@gmail.com or go to our website at www.PurposeFULLpaws.org click on the Volunteer tab and fill out the application. We would love to have you as a part of the PurposeFULL Paws Family!!

We have new puppies at PurposeFULL Paws- welcome little Oden and Grace!!  We are having so much fun playing, learning and, of course, cuddling with our newest additions to the PurposeFULL Paws family!  We welcome you to join us – watching them grow and learn how to be an Assistance Dog for a special individual with disabilities.  To our dogs learning “work” to provide a service is FUN!  They love to learn things because they get yummy treats,  petting, praise and lots of LOVE!

puppiespuppiesDid you know that you can sponsor a specific puppy or dog in our program??  Just check out the Our Dogs page of our website- go to  www.PurposeFullpaws.org – click Services– then click Our Dogs– each one has a place to click “sponsor me” that will take you to our donation page.  This can make giving to PurposeFULL Paws much more “personal” for our donors.***

Please consider joining our PurposeFULL Paws family by donating through your business or personally- we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are tax deductible!   If you would like to donate please go to www.PurposeFULLpaws.org and click on the donate “bone” below the smiling Labrador Retriever 🙂  You can also mail donations to PurposeFULL Paws, P.O. Box 442, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.

***If for any reason a specific puppy/dog is not able to be placed as a Service/Assistance Dog, all donations made on their behalf will not be refunded but will go into our general fund and be used toward other necessities at PurposeFULL Paws.

 

Please take a moment to check out our Tastefully Simple Fundraiser online– here is the link:

https://www.tastefullysimple.com/party/5915782/8ae18221-0bb4-46a8-86d9-c0b6c2e32e19

Today-5/31/2015 is the last day to order for your-  proceeds to go to PurposeFULL Paws

Thank you so much to Jennifer Csordas for her generosity!

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Thanks for supporting PurposeFull Paws at our Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night!!  We had such a wonderful time meeting and greeting with our Service Dogs in training!  They got lots of love and hugs from the kids and everyone got plenty of chicken to eat!  We appreciate everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to have dinner with us and support our wonderful dogs!!

Coming  up…..

Fri & Sat June 19-20–  PurposeFULL Paws Annual Community YARD SALE!!!  Do you have things you want to get rid of???- Donate them to us for our annual yard sale- your house gets clean and you are able to help a worthy cause at the same time!!!  We have arrangements for early drop off if you need to give us items between now and June 19th. Just call Erin at 304-270-6984 or email us at PurposeFullpaws@gmail.com to set up a time for us to meet you at our training facility in Martinsburg.

Please consider joining our PurposeFULL Paws family by donating through your business or personally- we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are tax deductible!   If you would like to donate please go to www.PurposeFULLpaws.org and click on the donate “bone” below the smiling Labrador Retriever 🙂

You can also mail donations to PurposeFULL Paws, P.O. Box 442, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer with PurposeFULL Paws- please email us at PurposeFULLpaws@gmail.com or go to our website at www.PurposeFULLpaws.org click on the Volunteer tab and fill out the application.  We would love to have you as a part of the PurposeFULL Paws Family!

 

PurposeFULL Paws Honors our Military Heroes!

On this 2015 Memorial Day, we honor the memory of those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect the gift of freedom we enjoy in our beautiful nation!.  Words cannot express our gratitude to those who gave their lives and all those who currently serve or have served in each branch of the U.S. Military.  We thank you and your families from the bottom of our hearts and may God bless each one of you in our great United States of America- Land of the Free and Home of the Brave!

Caleb4-2015 (2)croppedOn this day, we have chosen to share a story from a Veteran who is special to our hearts, Caleb, and his PurposeFULL Paws Service Dog, Claire.  Claire came to us as a Rescue dog but she actually ended up “rescuing Caleb” from the ongoing physical and emotional scars of war.  Please take a minute and read about how Claire has changed the life of Caleb, a Marine Combat Vet and Purple Heart Recipient:

I don’t know where to start….Claire was made for me.  Her sense of humor makes me laugh every day.  She isn’t even trained to “fight depression”, yet she is depression’s worst nightmare!  When I go into crowded public areas, she helps me remain calm by just being there.  When my alarm sounds at 9:30 in the morning, she drowns me in loving, slobbery wet kisses to get me up.  When she knows it is time to eat, she will sit by my medicine cabinet while she stares laser beams through my eyes, reminding me to take my medicine.  When I’m driving down the road, I no longer have panic attacks because I’m distracted by her sticking her head out the window and watching her drool roll down my windows- but I don’t mind, I just laugh.  When her head isn’t out the window, she is following light “glares” with her eyes and once in a while I will hear her nose punch my (car) headboard as she lunges for it.  She brightens every minute of my day and I am only sad when I have to crate her.  Claire was made to combat PTSD & depression.

All of us at PurposeFULL Paws feel blessed for having met Caleb and providing him with a wonderful (and VERY FUNNY) Service Dog named Claire.  We feel the same way he does, Claire came to PurposeFULL Paws JUST FOR HIM!  Caleb, thank you for your service to our country- have a blessed Memorial Day!

Please consider joining our PurposeFULL Paws family to help provide one of our wonderful Service/Assistance Dogs to a deserving wounded US Veterans like Caleb!!  We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are tax deductible!   If you would like to donate please go to www.PurposeFULLpaws.org and click on the donate “bone” below the smiling Labrador Retriever 🙂  You can also mail donations to PurposeFULL Paws, P.O. Box 442, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.  We appreciate any amount you are able to give!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

SAVE THE DATES for PurposeFULL Paws fundraising events!   Here is what is coming up for our spring/summer fundraising events so far:

chick-fil-a fundraiserThursday May 28 – 5-8 pm  Chick-Fil-A fundraiser -come join us for dinner at Chick-Fil-A and support PurposeFULL Paws!!  All you need to do when you order your food is let them know that you are there to support PurposeFULL Paws and a percentage of the total purchased will come to us.  We will have a table set up at the door so you can meet our Team and some of our Service Dogs in Training- please come by and talk- we would love to hear from you!

Fri & Sat June 19-20–  PurposeFULL Paws Annual Community YARD SALE!!!  Do you have things you want to get rid of???- Donate them to us for our annual yard sale- your house gets clean and you are able to help a worthy cause at the same time!!!  We have arrangements for early drop off if you need to give us items between now and June 19th. Just call Erin at 304-270-6984 or email us at PurposeFullpaws@gmail.com to set up a time for us to meet you at our training facility in Martinsburg.

PLEASE SIGN UP!!!…. we are now listed on Amazon Smile as a 501c3 Charity- so you can give to PurposeFULL Paws while you shop on Amazon!!!!  All you need to do is choose us as your charity of choice and a percentage of everything that you buy on Amazon will be given to PurposeFULL Paws- how easy is that!?  You can shop for the things that you need while supporting a very worthy cause!

To sign up for Amazon Smile you can click this direct link  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0897936 and then follow the log in instructions.  This link is specific to PurposeFULL Paws. When you use it to access Amazon, they will donate a percentage of your purchase price directly to PurposeFULL Paws.  Every little bit helps- so please join us in raising funds to help those who are disabled receive a wonderful Assistance Dog!

STAY TUNED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

PurposeFULL Paws Amazon “Wish List”– this will make it easier to shop for things that help offset the expenses of raising and training our Service Dogs.  The more necessary items we have donated, the more funds we have to focus on getting our dogs ready to go home with their partners.  We will post our Wish List on Amazon later this month and send out a link when it is complete.

Beginning Memorial Day weekend- watch for new PUPPY PICS!  We will be picking up 2 new puppies to add to the PurposeFULL Paws Family- check back to the website for the adorable photos!!!

Please consider joining our PurposeFULL Paws family by donating through your business or personally- we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are tax deductible!   If you would like to donate please go to www.PurposeFULLpaws.org and click on the donate “bone” below the smiling Labrador Retriever 🙂  You can also mail donations to PurposeFULL Paws, P.O. Box 442, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer with PurposeFULL Paws- please email us at PurposeFULLpaws@gmail.com or go to our website at www.PurposeFULLpaws.org click on the Volunteer tab and fill out the application.  We would love to have you as a part of the PurposeFULL Paws Family!!

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fundraisingWe thank St Josephs Church for fundraising for PurposeFULL Paws!

Mrs.Bateman’s Confirmation class at Saint Josephs Church in Martinsburg chose PurposeFULL Paws as their special charity and raised over $1000 for our wonderful dogs!  We feel so honored that this group chose us- so we took one of our Service Dogs In Training out to visit the class and to thank them in person.  What a wonderful group- they had great questions about how we train the dogs and what they do for those with disabilities-we really enjoyed our visit!

We plan to put this special donation to good use –we have 2 little warm, fuzzy PUPPIES coming on Memorial Day weekend that will need lots of care!  No matter how many puppies we get- it is still exciting when they first arrive!  We are so grateful for groups like this class at St. Josephs that give to allow us raise and train PurposeFULL Paws Assistance Dogs to help those with disabilities.

Please consider joining our PurposeFULL Paws family by donating through your business or personally- we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are tax deductible! If you would like to donate please go to www.PurposeFULLpaws.org and click on the donate “bone” below the smiling Labrador Retriever 🙂

You can also mail donations to PurposeFULL Paws, P.O. Box 442, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer with PurposeFULL Paws- please email us at PurposeFULLpaws@gmail.com or go to our website at www.PurposeFULLpaws.org click on the Volunteer tab and fill out the application. We would love to have you as a part of the PurposeFULL Paws Family!!

assistance dogsOur Assistance Dogs have something to “SMILE” about…. we are now listed on Amazon Smile as a 501c3 Charity- so you can give to PurposeFULL Paws while you shop on Amazon!!!!  All you need to do is choose us as your charity of choice and a percentage of everything that you buy on Amazon will be given to PurposeFULL Paws- how easy is that!?  You can shop for the things that you need while supporting a very worthy cause!

To sign up for Amazon Smile you can click this direct link  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0897936 and then follow the log in instructions.  This link is specific to PurposeFULL Paws. When you use it to access Amazon, they will donate a percentage of your purchase price directly to PurposeFULL Paws.  Every little bit helps- so please join us in raising funds to help those who are disabled receive a wonderful Assistance Dog!

STAY TUNED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

1. PurposeFULL Paws Amazon “Wish List”– this will make it easier to shop for things that help offset the expenses of raising and training our Service Dogs.  The more necessary items we have donated, the more funds we have to focus on getting our dogs ready to go home with their partners.  We will post our Wish List on Amazon later this month and send out a link when it is complete.

2.  Our upcoming May fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A in Martinsburg– come join us for a wonderful meal at Chick-Fil-A and support PurposeFULL Paws- a percentage of all food purchased will come to us.  We will post the date and time on our Event calendar so you know when to go and how to make sure your meal supports our cause!

3. Our upcoming June fundraiser the Annual PurposeFULL Paws YARD SALE!!!  Do you have things you want to get rid of???- Donate them to us for our annual yard sale- your house gets clean and you are able to help a worthy cause at the same time!!!  Once we have the date and time we will post on our website events calendar and our Facebook page.  We have arrangements for early drop off times if you need them- so please email us at PurposeFullpaws@gmail.com if you have things you would like to donate prior to June.

Please consider joining our PurposeFULL Paws family by donating through your business or personally- we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are tax deductible!   If you would like to donate please go to www.PurposeFULLpaws.org and click on the donate “bone” below the smiling Labrador Retriever 🙂  You can also mail donations to PurposeFULL Paws, P.O. Box 442, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer with PurposeFULL Paws- please email us at PurposeFULLpaws@gmail.com or go to our website at www.PurposeFULLpaws.org click on the Volunteer tab and fill out the application.  We would love to have you as a part of the PurposeFULL Paws Family!!

PurposeFULL Paws Assistance Dog Building update is coming in with the beautiful spring weather!  We are so excited to be getting our building ready for more puppies to train as Service/Assistance Dogs!  The roof is going up so they can enjoy the outdoors between training sessions-whether we have rain or shine.  Everyone at PurposeFULL Paws is looking forward to the warm spring weather and to spending time with new irresistible puppies!  We even have a new sign that reminds our dogs to Wag More and Bark Less- a good motto to have for both dogs and people!  We are so thankful for all of the hard work that has gone into getting the building ready- watch for posts later this month when the roof will be complete!assistance dog

Please consider joining our PurposeFULL Paws family by donating through your business or personally- we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are tax deductible!   If you would like to donate please go to www.PurposeFULLpaws.org and click on the donate “bone” below the smiling Labrador Retriever 🙂  You can also mail donations to PurposeFULL Paws, P.O. Box 442, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.

If you are interested in getting involved with PurposeFULL Paws- please email us at PurposeFULLpaws@gmail.com or go to our website at www.PurposeFULLpaws.org click on the Volunteer tab and fill out the application.  We would love to have you as a part of the PurposeFULL Paws Family!!

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Our wonderful PurposeFULL Paws Service Dogs spent some time at the Martinsburg Home Show this year- and we had a great time!  We spent time talking with both the business owners and the customers shopping for home services.  We enjoyed taking the time to tell people about PurposeFULL Paws- how we help those with disabilities and about our Service Dogs in training.  Our dogs got to spend some time meeting and greeting- they loved the attention! We appreciate all of the interest and donations that were given to us at the Home Show- thank you all for coming out and giving us a chance to tell you more about all that we do at PurposeFULL Paws!

Please consider joining our PurposeFULL Paws family by donating through your business or personally- we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are tax deductible!   If you would like to donate please go to www.PurposeFULLpaws.org and click on the donate “bone” below the smiling Labrador Retriever 🙂  You can also mail donations to PurposeFULL Paws, P.O. Box 442, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.

If you are interested in getting involved with PurposeFULL Paws- please email us at PurposeFULLpaws@gmail.com or go to our website at www.PurposeFULLpaws.org click on the Volunteer tab and fill out the application.  We would love to have you as a part of the PurposeFULL Paws Family!!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!  We have arrived at our final post from PurposeFULL Paws and The 12 Dogs of Christmas.   We are so glad that you joined us and took some time to learn more about our wonderful Service Dogs, the people that we serve and how your giving offers more independence to an individual with a disability. dogs of christmas If you or anyone you know could benefit from the services of one of these dogs please visit our website at www.PurposeFULLpaws.org and click on the  tab that says Apply.  You can also email any questions to PurposeFULLpaws@gmail.com. dogs of christmas

Please consider joining our PurposeFULL Paws family by donating through your business or personally- we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are tax deductible!   If you would like to donate please go to www.PurposeFULLpaws.org and click on the donate “bone” below the smiling Labrador Retriever 🙂  You can also mail donations to PurposeFULL Paws, P.O. Box 442, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.  We realize that there are many nonprofit organizations where individuals and businesses can donate and we greatly appreciate any financial assistance that is given to PurposeFULL Paws!!

dogs of christmasdogs of christmas If you are interested in getting involved with PurposeFULL Paws- please email us at PurposeFULLpaws@gmail.com or go to our website at www.PurposeFULLpaws.org click on the Volunteer tab and fill out the application.  We would love to have you as a part of the PurposeFULL Paws Family!! Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about PurposeFULL Paws!!  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! dogs of christmas

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