fundraising idea for animal rescue

Fundraising idea for animal rescue

Help well-deserving animals find forever homes with this fundraising idea for animal rescue.

As a non-profit or volunteer group, you depend on the selfless efforts of others to get the word out. Wouldn’t it be useful if you could place your organization in the path of large numbers of pet lovers even while you sleep?

You can do just that by choosing to open an online store to sell pet treats and/or pet crafts to benefit your rescue group. Members of your organization are bound to be talented crafters and bakers. Give them a venue to show off their creativity.

Fundraising idea for animal rescue
Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue bakes dog treats as a fundraiser.

The good thing is there are many pet lovers and pet owners who are looking for handcrafted items and original pet gifts that they cannot find in a big retail outlet. They also would love to give their money to a worthwhile organization.

Go over to, the online marketplace specifically created for pet lovers to buy original pet products, and set up an online store for your rescue group. You will receive internet marketing support so that your store will be found on the web. It will not help you nor the animals if no one knows you exist.


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Sell crafts online for pets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE has an extremely time-limited opportunity
for you to grab your own share of the more than $55,000,000,000.00 (that’s billion dollars!) pet industry.

We have uncovered a virtually untapped niche of customers demanding pet products.


Thousands of people from across the world visit everyday. They are begging for quality pet treats, cakes and crafts. This is a huge problem for us. We are the industry leader in creating and manufacturing award-winning pet bakery supplies, but we don’t make finished product. We have no choice but to turn away all this business.


The way we saw it we only had three options:

1) Continue to turn down this growing revenue stream (insane!)
2 ) Start our own pet bakery division (but we have no interest in competing with our on customers)
3) Send these customers (and their CASH) to YOU!!


We know that by helping you make more sales and speed down the road to financial independence, your growing business will require more industry-leading supplies from us and we both benefit.

A win-win!

  • ·         Work on your own schedule from wherever you choose
  • ·         Enjoy an extremely high profit margin
  • ·         Gain prestige and recognition
  • ·         Benefit from free support from pet industry experts
  • ·         Have fun everyday!


Our expert web design team created the first online marketplace exclusively for buying and selling original pet crafts. Store owners can choose to sell or auction their original creations. Our award-winning marketing team is directing all the customers who want finished products to shop at this new venue. Now we need products that they can buy.

We are offering you this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get in on the ground floor and take advantage of this incredible offer to sell to an expanded customer base and watch your profits soar!


There’s NO RISK to you because for a limited time only – until January 31, 2014 – it’s absolutely FREE!

·         NO listing fees

·         NO commission fees

·         NO sales fees

·         NO hosting fees

·         NO advertising fees

·         NO web development fees

·         FREE social media promotion


One of the biggest mistakes small businesses make is to spend a lot of money to develop, host, maintain, and promote an online store without any expertise in online marketing. Millions of new websites fail every year because they simply cannot be found through a web search. It’s like spending money on an expensive neon sign that you hang inside a dark closet. Customers cannot give you money if they cannot find you. 


This announcement is being released to multiple venues at the same time. We expect a large volume of new accounts to be created immediately. In fact as you read this, we have already begun to receive an overwhelming response.

Hurry over to and click the “register” button on the top right of the page and follow the simple step-by-step sign-up instructions (or click the link at the top of the page to watch step-by-step video instruction.)  You will be asked to provide a valid credit card. HOWEVER – YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED AT ALL! Once this offer expires, you can maintain your store for free, and you can choose which services to purchase for future listings. You will never be charged for any services you do not specifically request.

Click the “Terms and Conditions” tab at the bottom of the page to see our incredibly low fee structure to be implemented when this offer expires. All original listings created during the introductory offer period will never be charged, even after the introductory period ends.

But remember, the following services are ALWAYS FREE:

·         Affiliation and backing from industry-leading

·         Targeted traffic funneled from multiple industry-specific websites

·         Expert marketing services for the online marketplace

·         Social media integration and promotion

·         Technical support – includes online storefront hosting, website maintenance and upgrades

YOU COULD WIN $100.00!

Be one of the first to take advantage of this opportunity by creating your store and listing items before January 31, 2014, and you could walk away with a $100.00 shopping spree on (Drawing will be held February 1, 2014.) The winner’s store will be featured on the high-traffic website with a banner ad linking to their new store throughout the entire month of February 2014.


But waitthat’s not all. The first store that receives 100 Facebook likes on a single one of its items will receive one month’s free banner advertising on the homepage of the marketplace – a $500.00 value.


And if that wasn’t enough, the first store to make 10 individual sales will receive a custom marketing blitz that includes:

·         National press release highlight

·         International blog post

·         Featured exhibitor status on Pinterest

·         Prominent mention across social media

This package is valued at $1,500.00, but again, FREE to the winner.


Remember, this offer is only valid until January 31, 2014.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to send your profits soaring in this new year.

Go to to register and set up your online store right now!

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Dog Bakery Spotlight: 12 Paws Barkery

This dog bakery makes some of the most beautiful and creative dog birthday cakes you will find!

12 Paws Barkery

Owner: Robyn Guyan

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

A birthday cake for a dog? Of course! Dog lovers don’t think twice about getting one to celebrate their four-legged family member’s special day. They will even host a complete dog birthday party with invited dog guests and party decorations!

Robyn did just that about three years ago. She hosted a dog birthday party and offered homemade dog cookies to her four-legged guests. They were a hit with both dogs and humans! She began selling at local farmers’ markets and craft shows with much success.

Needing a business name, she went to the source of inspiration for her new business: her three loving dogs. She named her dog bakery business “12 Paws Barkery” in their honor. The twelve paws include four each from yellow lab Vegas, black lab Aspen, and beagle/boxer mix Tucker.

The cake color schemes and decorating techniques are unique. Take a look at this gorgeous dog birthday cake:

dog birthday cake
Double decker dog birthday cake
      • Choose peanut butter or chicken and bacon for the dog cake flavor.
      • Pick either a round or bone shaped cake.
      • Create the message.
      • Tell Robyn and…
dog birthday cake
Dog birthday cake for LSU fan

She decorates the dog cakes with Fido’s Frosting in her original, creative style. A fondant dog tops off the cakes for a finishing touch. Fido’s Frosting does not melt in heat so ask her to ship your cake to wherever you are.

See more of Robyn’s cake creations here: Pinterest Board Dog Birthday Cakes Fidos Frosting. Follow the board and see her latest creations pinned as soon as we see them!

If you want other dog treats, try the dog cannolis, the blueberry pupcakes with a honey and cream cheese frosting, or choose from twelve dog cookie flavors including Peanut Butter Cookies, Cheesy Bacon Nibblers, Liver Snackers, and Sweet Potato Gobbleups.

Baking for dogs is Robyn’s passion. We wish her continued success.

Give your dog a special birthday treat – visit Robyn now at 12 Paws Barkery.

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Good news for pet treats bakers

What’s in Santa’s bag? Pet treats! 

Christmas gifts for pets? You bet. The trend is on the rise. Pet treats are top choices!

More and more pet owners count their pets as part of the family and deserving of their own spot under the Christmas tree for presents. Santa poses for photos while dogs sit obediently on his lap, showing him they are nice and not naughty.  Pet stores abound with stocking stuffers for the four-legged shoppers.

An American Pet Products Association poll last year revealed that 53% of dogs and 38% of cats received holiday gifts. This year, dogs, cats, birds, horses and small animals are likely to receive a holiday gift.

Grooming products, designer clothes, and holiday treats for all species, plus special pet-related gifts for the pet lover have been popular gift choices.

The Salem News this month interviewed one pet store owner who said that pet treats sell the best. The owner was quoted as saying that dog cookies in her store were selling for 75 cents each, and treat packages ranged from $5 to $10.

Overall, dog owners spent an average of $11, cat owners $8, and horse owners $33.

If you have a pet bakery business, do your research and see what’s out there. Then, make nicer ones!  Establish a relationship with a small, local pet store and ask if you can sell nicely packaged, healthy “fresh-baked” pet treats for the holidays. Ask if you can set up your table just outside the store (weather permitting) – it’s a definite eye-catching attraction that will draw customers over.

Talk up the store, bring in customers and you will be invited back.

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Dog Business Spotlight – Kol’s Notes Blog

Has a nutritional issue with your own pets forced you to research and come up with creative solutions? Write about it! You could help others. Read how an award-winning blog got started and enjoy some dog treat recipes too!

Kol’s Notes Blog

Writer: Jodi Chick

Jodi shares her story…

My interest in pet food and treats started after the great food recall of 2007.

We had adopted Felix less than a month earlier and almost every brand of pet food in my house was on the recall list. I was horrified. I had just adopted this furry little ball of happiness and I could have killed him. I feel really lucky that I had a second chance to get it right. I swore that I could and would do better.

I took a correspondence course on traditional canine nutrition and read everything I could find on pet food and what goes into it. We discovered that Felix had some pretty terrible food intolerance and allergies and finding a food and treats that worked for him was a huge task. I branched out into a more natural & holistic nutritional approach and it proved to be exactly what Felix needed.

I started Kol’s Notes (ironically not named after Felix) to share my notes on what worked and didn’t work for us. While Felix was at the heart of my inspiration, my puggle, Kol, took centre stage on the blog. He’s a natural ham and made for the camera. He was the dog willing to pose with treats and as a HUGE food hound, he makes a great spokesdog for what we do.

As it turns out, writing about treats day in and day out is a lot of fun, but also a lot of work and you start running out of ideas pretty woofing fast! This year we decided to talk about all the dog-friendly aspects of our life and branched out into sharing some of our Doggystyle DIY projects and crafts, green, pet friendly living tips, sharing our training challenges (and unconventional solutions) and some ideas on how to have a pet friendly home that doesn’t look like it’s gone to the dogs, along with our treats and recipes. It’s amazing because it’s opened up a whole new group of friends and followers.

I love my readers and really think of them more as long distance friends than anything else. It means the world to me that they invite us into their lives and come to read what I have to say. I never really imagined that anyone other than my friends and family would read my blog, so the fact that it’s turned into such a big thing for us still amazes me almost every day. I’m so grateful.

I was moved to tears when we won the BlogPaws Best Bark Blog Award earlier this year and so touched when our fans nominated us for the Petties Award for Best Dog Blog. It’s incredibly humbling.

I think the great thing about Kol’s pals is that they are so widely varied. I don’t think there’s a single “type” I could pigeon-hole them into, but what they all seem to have in common is that they’re smart, savvy and want the best for their dogs, whether that be making treats at home or finding store-bought treats they can be confident in. After all, isn’t that what we all want? To take care of our furry family members as well as they take care of us?

Jodi shares some tasty dog treat recipes:

Special thanks to Jodi for sharing her amazing story and recipes!

If you would like to write a blog but need help or a push, just let us know! We’ll help you get started.

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Dog Treat Packaging Hints For Longer Shelf Life

Q:  What is the shelf life for dog treats without preservatives? How long will they last?

A:  Today, customers prefer natural dog treats made without artificial preservatives. There are natural preservatives available.

sugar free mold inhibitor
Sugar free mold inhibitor

Some hints for longer lasting pet treats:

  • Try to use a recipe without fat or moisture for longer lasting pet treats. Fat spoils. Moisture increases risk of molding.
  • Consider consulting with a packaging company to find out which packaging options are the best to keep your baked goods fresh. There are cheap packages and there are functional packages. Try to find a package that will be air tight and block out light from hitting the item inside.
  • Test the package yourself to see how it works. Does it hold up to changes in temperature? Does it protect the items from being ruined by moisture?
  • Leave a packaged item out on your counter and see how long it actually stays “fresh”.

Happy Baking!

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Dog Business Spotlight – Pet Nanny Erica

Make your dog business memorable! Offer homemade dog treats in addition to your pet services!

Pet Nanny Erica

Owner: Erica Harvey

Location: Edwards, Colorado

Erica’s dog business got an unexpected start. An adventurous spirit, she moved from North Carolina to Colorado in 2010 and started taking her doctor’s dog out for walks. People saw her, liked how she handled the dog, and asked her to walk their dogs. She was now in business. One client gave her twelve referrals!

Black pug

Her beloved black pug Miles, passed, and she found that the company of her clients’ petsBlack pug helped to heal her heart. She says, “I chose the name Pet Nanny Erica because not only am I a dog walker, but I am a “dog nanny” too. I spend many days and nights with my clients’ pets and have a large emotional investment in their well-being. They make me want to be a better human being. As pet owners, we are the voice for our animals!”

To further her focus of looking out for the animals, she now offers healthy homemade dog treats. “I have just finished bagging up my holiday doggie treats!” She uses K9Cakery’s cookie cutters and decorates with both Fido’s Frosting and Fido’s Royal Icing.

Christmas dog cookies
Christmas dog cookies

Giving out homemade dog treats to potential clients along with her business cards is a marketing strategy Erica employs. Not only is it a nice touch, but she knows it helps make her memorable.

Her peanut butter and pumpkin bone dog cookies are very popular. She puts a business card in with the dog treats and packages them in “doggie bags” with dog-themed ribbons.

All “for the love of dogs”, as Erica puts it. If you are in the Vail Valley, look for her walking her Pug Posse consisting of Beyonce, Oscar and Buster. Or the sisters, Hailey and Maddie, or malamute Yukon, GSP Caddis, and list goes on and on!


Be sure to look her up at PetNannyErica on Facebook and see the wonderful photo album dedicated to Miles.

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