On March 3rd, Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue (ADPR) was excited to present the third Mardi Gras Bow-Wow Ball at the Lions Club in Eagle River. This event
included a delicious New Orleans buffet, a live band, a magician, door prizes,
a costume contest, and both a live and silent auction.
ADPR would like to thank the many individuals and businesses that donated to the auction. Thanks to: AK Crafters; Alaska USA Insurance Brokers; Alaska Railroad; Alaska Center for Acupuncture; Alaska TLC Kennels; Alaska Wild Harvest Kahiltna Birchworks; Allen & Peterson’s; Alyeska Resort; Arctic Chiropractic; Arctic Aire; Arkose Brewery; Artworks Gallery; AT&T Sports Center; Autumn Paris Pet Services; A Better Cut; Cherish Klingbeil; City Diner; Fireside Book Store; Forget-Me-Knot Designs; The Gallery; Garden Gate; Git N’ Go Liquor; Grape Tap; H2Oasis Water Park; Jacque & Jim Briskey; Kaladi Brothers Coffee; Kastle’s Kreations; Kim & Sam Cyrus; Mary Jane Poynor; Mosquito Mamma; North Star Animal Hospital; Oil & Vinegar – 5th Ave Mall; Palmer Vet; Pampered Pets Grooming; PetCo; Pizza Man; Raven Moon Studios; Red Robin; Ri Generation Nutrition; Ruff House Doggie Daycare; Rusty’s; Scrub-a-Mutt; Settler’s Bay Golf Course; Shane Lamb Gallery; Spenard Builder’s Supply; State Farm; Strieby’s Guide Service; Summit Tea & Spice; Sunsation; Table 6; Three Bears; Town Square Art Gallery; Valley Cinema; Valley Hotel; Vibrationz; Whalebone Watercolors; Wind River Kennels; and Zushi.
In addition, ADPR wants to give credit to the many wonderful volunteers who helped make this event a huge success. Everyone involved helped to raise almost $11,000 toward the medical needs of Alaskan dogs and puppies. They thank you too. We can't wait for next year. Hope to see you there!
Angie Lewis, Vice President ADPR
Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue would like to thank those who donated via the
2013 Pick, Click, Give. Alaskans pledged $61,850 in support of our mission
to help Alaska's dogs and puppies in need and to support the Alaska canine
community. Without your generosity, Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue could not
The services we provide are vital. Each year, we rescue dogs from all over
the state, place hundreds of dogs in forever homes, provide low cost spay
and neuter clinics to the public, fund medical care to dogs desperately in
need, donate dog food to local food banks to help people who might
otherwise have to give up their dogs, and more. We've been able to fund a
permanent office from which we will be able to plan for even more community
services in the future. Our mission would not be possible without Pick,
Click, Give and the Alaskans who choose to share with us and with Alaska's
dogs in need.
We thank you again for your donations, and hope that you remember ADPR in
the years to come.
It is once again time for Alaskans to file for their Permanent Dividend. As you do so, we would like to remind you about the Pick, Click, Give opportunity that is offered when you file online.
There are many worthy nonprofit organizations that help Alaskans and their pets each and every day. Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue (ADPR) invites you to share a part of your dividend with a nonprofit, all volunteer organization that rescues dogs and puppies throughout the state of Alaska.
ADPR has been around since 2002, saving thousands of dogs. These dogs come to us in a variety of ways. ADPR rescues dogs from the Mat-Su Animal Care and Regulation Shelter, from the Houston Animal Protection and Regulation facility, and we have taken in stray dogs and puppies from the public. Some of these canines have come from various Bush communities - Bethel, Aniak, Kotzebue, and others.
Our dogs are placed in various approved foster homes, rather than a kennel facility. As a result, these dogs are socialized and often trained. All dogs are vaccinated, dewormed, spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, and medical care is provided if needed.
Our “Fur Keeps” program offers help to needy families by providing medical care, behavior modification training, or transportation costs for dogs and puppies. This service is provided to qualifying families to enable them to honor a lifetime commitment to their pets. All too often companion animals are relinquished to crowded shelters because their families gave them up for some reason. Through education, intervention, and action, we provide guidance and resources to help people care for their pets and keep them as members of their family.
In addition, we now offer a program, “Food for Paws”, which is a food bank for those families who have fallen upon hard times and are struggling to feed their pets. ADPR has given hundreds of bags of food, treats, and toys to needy dogs and families.
ADPR hopes that you will support us in our effort to reach our goal of no more homeless dogs or puppies in Alaska. By donating a portion of your Permanent Fund Dividend, you will have made a difference in the lives of many innocent creatures who rely on us to care for them.
Learn more about Pick, Click, Give at:
Alaskans can file online for their PFD at:
Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue (ADPR) sadly bids farewell to one of our own, Kari Lyndsey. Kari passed away recently, leaving a huge hole in the hearts of ADPR volunteers. Kari tirelessly championed for the welfare of dogs and puppies throughout Alaska. Despite enduring many health problems of her own, Kari continued to put dogs first. She served ADPR in many capacities - as a board member, a volunteer, a foster home provider, and a participatant for special events.
Most of all, Kari loved dogs and worked to make their lives better. ADPR and the dogs of Alaska have lost a good friend and advocate. Till me meet again Kari, over the Rainbow Bridge. We will miss you!
ADPR Vice President
Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue (ADPR) is humbled by the generosity shown from the many Alaskans who donated a portion of their dividend checks to our group. This year, YOU made a difference by donating $65, 100 to the homeless dogs and puppies throughout Alaska. This money will allow for many dogs to be rescued and united with their forever homes. Each of these dogs will be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and dewormed. In addition, any medical issues will be addressed. These dogs are rescued from throughout Alaska, including Bush communities such as Kotzebue, Dutch Harbor, and Bethel.