September 20, 2022


“We thought we would have to put our beloved Jett down because we couldn’t afford the surgery to unblock him so he could urinate again. He was in so much pain and he looked just terrible. All I could do was cry. Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, and all of you that donate to it, are a prayer answered. You will never truly know how much you have done for our family. Bless you. We are FOREVER grateful!”
– Jett's Mom


September 5, 2022


“The help from the donors of Ellies Rainy Day Fund is a sigh of relief. It gives us one less thing to stress and worry about, so we can focus on rebuilding a place to call home for our family. I can't tell you what this exactly means to us because we can't even express the feeling after going through so many tragic events, but I can say that we are thankful for a program like this, for those who need it, because Gram probably wouldn’t have pulled through without you. Especially on behalf of my daughter, but from the rest of us as well, we want to thank you for preventing us suffering even more tragedy and loss.”
– Gram's Mom


August 24, 2022

Buster Brown

“Buster Brown is all I’ve got. It’s just him and me going through every day. Being a senior citizen on a fixed income, after all the monthly bills there isn’t much left. Still, I wanted the best for my boy. It’s amazing to me that people donate to help others they don’t even know. I’m sure thankful that you do. Thank you for keeping the love alive between Buster Brown and me.”
– Buster Brown's Dad


August 18, 2022

Are You Ready for a Fire?

Do you have a plan for ALL of your family in the event of a fire? Have you or a loved one ever gone through a structure fire? Do you worry about what would happen if one broke out in your home? 


August 15, 2022

Gabby C.

“When my vet told me Ellie's Rainy Day Fund was going to pay for Gabby's surgery, I started crying so hard I couldn’t stop. It felt like winning the lottery! Your donors are nothing short of a blessing. To all of you Ellie supporters, THANK YOU for giving us both this second chance. I truly don’t know what I would do without her.”
– Gabby's Mom


July 6, 2022

Frankie B.

“Thanks to many empathetic, generous donors to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, we’ll never have to face that heartache. I can’t find adequate words. If it weren’t for you, our beautiful baby boy would be gone. Our whole family is forever grateful. Thank you for saving Frankie and making our family whole again.”
– Frankie's Family


June 20, 2022

What’s For Dinner? Choosing Your Fur Kid’s Food

Have you ever wondered what goes into your dog or cat’s food? What about the freshness of it? Do you buy their food based on a cute animal on the front of the bag or the recommendation of your vet? There’s so much to consider when deciding on food for your fur kids. It can feel a bit overwhelming! Here are some ideas that will hopefully move you toward selecting the food that best fits both your pet’s and your needs.


June 20, 2022

Is That Dog In The Hot Car Going To Die?

You park at the grocery store to run in for some milk. You happen to look in the car next to you and you see a dog inside. It’s 80 degrees outside. The windows may or may not be cracked. The car may or may not be in the shade. The dog may or may not look in distress. What do you do?


May 25, 2022

What’s For Dinner? Choosing Your Fur Kid’s Food

Have you ever wondered what goes into your dog or cat’s food? What about the freshness of it? Do you buy their food based on a cute animal on the front of the bag or the recommendation of your vet? There’s so much to consider when deciding on food for your fur kids. It can feel a bit overwhelming! Here are some ideas that will hopefully move you toward selecting the food that best fits both your pet’s and your needs.


May 25, 2022


“A cold sadness overcame us and our hearts we thought couldn't possibly break anymore were then shattered. Just then our wonderful angel of a vet came in and let us know about Ellie's Rainy Day Fund. I am so thankful. Otherwise we would have lost a family member that we have had for only 6 months but yet has transcended our lives forever.”
– Whinnie's Family

April 30, 2022


“Leela is everything to my son. I wasn’t sure how he’d make it without her. But the hospitalization and treatments were going to be thousands of dollars we just didn’t have. She wouldn’t be home right now glued to my son if it wasn’t for you kind, generous people. She wouldn’t still be on this earth. Thank you for saving Leela. Thank you for saving my son.”
– Leela's Grandma


April 27, 2022

Sadie D.

“I’m fiercely independent. I’ve always paid my own way. But I cried when I was told that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund was going to help us. Those scammers stole my money, and if it wasn’t for your donors, they would’ve stolen my family too. Bless you for keeping that from happening.”
– Sadie's Mom


April 13, 2022


“We are beyond grateful and super excited to get our sweet Charbaby back—happy, healthy—alive! You have saved my kids from so much suffering. I can’t put into words the relief, joy and gratitude I have for you fund and all the kind people who support it.”
– Meeko's Mom


April 13, 2022

Charlie H.

“We are beyond grateful and super excited to get our sweet Charbaby back—happy, healthy—alive! You have saved my kids from so much suffering. I can’t put into words the relief, joy and gratitude I have for your fund and all the kind people who support it.”
– Charlie's Mom


March 28, 2022


“It means everything to me that the donors of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund came to the rescue. I know we haven’t had the kitten long but he was already a part of the family. I have a special bond with him and if it wasn’t for you, I would’ve lost my baby.”
– Scar's Mom


March 22, 2022

Should Your Pets File Taxes?

As the tax deadline looms, don’t forget about write-offs that could literally go to the dogs! Whether your adorable pup is on patrol or your cat exploits her gorgeous looks, you may want to read this. Although pets cannot be reported as dependents to the IRS, there are a number of deduction possibilities.


March 20, 2022


“I’m a single dad, living on a policeman’s salary. But a member of my family needed help! I had to get her out of pain and give her back the ability to move well again! She provided for me for the last 8 years. She did her service. The donors of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund have honored her legacy of the thousands of citizens she’s protected. Thank you for giving her back her life and for keeping my family whole.”
– Zeta's Dad


March 9, 2022


“What did it mean to us that you made this surgery possible? The world! You saved our world. There aren't words strong enough to say what this means to my family. I was going to try to mortgage my home to save her. But it wouldn’t happen fast enough. I am crying just typing this up. I truly feel like it's a miracle. I am so beyond thankful to every single donor to your organization.”
– Indy's Mom


March 8, 2022

Lupin (Mowie)

“I was never a cat person but this sweet boy has become my third child. During the two months I was in bed because I was so weak from COVID and then having a heart attack, Mowie is what got me through. With no paycheck for those two months, when he needed surgery, I was sure it was over. I just laid in bed and cried because I felt like I was killing him. I felt I had nowhere to turn and I’d be forced to just let him die. But then you amazing people swooped in and saved us. I can never tell you what it means that you saved my best friend, my other child”
– Lupin's Mom


February 21, 2022

Lil Bit

“We desperately wanted to try to save her but living on a widow’s social security benefits, and already paying to care for my Mom, didn’t leave me any options. That is, until the folks who support Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund stepped in. Now our baby will have the surgery that will keep us all together for as long as possible. Thank you for giving Lil Bit a chance and for keeping Mom and me together with the pup we adore.”
– Lil Bit's Mom


February 21, 2022


“To have received help from great people we don’t even know, through Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, was a New Year’s miracle! 2022 started out as the worst year ever but thanks to you, now it’s the best! Brutus is getting back to his sweet, loving, high-energy self and we are all so thankful to still be together.”
– Brutus's Mom


February 7, 2022


“You saved her life.  When the vet came back, we we’re ready to tell him we’d have to put her down.  It wasn’t fair.  She was so young.  My kids think of her as a sibling. There were so many memories still to make with her.  And now thanks to your supporters, we’ll get to make them.  There are no words to express the depth of our gratitude, or what your kindness truly means to us and our girls.”
– Darla's Mom


February 7, 2022


“Monty couldn’t have had the surgery for his perforated bowel without you kind people who give to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. I don’t even want to think what would’ve happened without you. I have no words to describe how much it means to me. Thanks to you Monty will live a healthy and love-filled remainder of his prime years. And we will enjoy each other’s companionship and love for as long as possible. Thank you for giving me back my boy. Thank you for giving me back my life.”
– Monty's Dad


February 7, 2022


“I don’t know how to thank you for keeping that from happening. I’ve always believed that animal people are good people—caring people. The donors of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund have certainly proved me right. We’re still awaiting the test results that will guide the treatment for our sweet girl, but thanks to you we have a chance to make her whole again. Thank you for keeping her as a part of our family.”
– Badglee's Mom


January 19, 2022

Pet-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

New year, new m…err, fur kid! You know how it goes this time of year, everyone’s starting their new year's resolutions. Common ones include trying to get back on track with your health, trying new things, saving money, etc. But what about your four-legged family members? Have you ever thought about setting some resolutions for them? How about with them? There’s no time like the present to start  How many of these can you embrace? 


December 31, 2021

Libby C.

“Thanks to the donors of ERDF, Libby is home with us this Christmas, albeit, in some post-surgery pain, but in a few short weeks, she will finally be able to walk, run and play! Thanks to you, the remaining years we will have with Libby, she will finally be pain free and will have quality of life! Thank you, and Merry Christmas to all the fur babies out there!”
– Libby's Mom


December 11, 2021

Roscoe E.

“We couldn’t have afforded to keep Roscoe in the ICU for days while he recovered from this emergency. I honestly believe that the donors of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund saved Roscoe’s life and we will forever be grateful. We can’t thank you enough for your help through all of this, you have brought us so much relief, and a lot of happy tears. Thank you!”
– Roscoe's Family


December 3, 2021

Willow S.

“I cried when I found out you were going to help us. Now our baby is back to her normal, funny self. We still get to experience the best part of our day. Thanks to your donors our family is intact. I can’t thank you enough for saving our family and for all you do to help so many fur babies.”
– Willow's Mom


December 1, 2021

Luna R.

“Since the generous folks who support Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund gave us the gift of her full treatment, our sweet girl is back home being the love bug she, and we, enjoy. Her sight has returned and (so far at least) the seizures haven’t! Thank you for giving Luna a chance to live her best life for as long as she is able. Thank you for keeping our family whole!”
– Luna's Mom


November 23, 2021

Fairmont High School

Hero Highlight, Tony Ranieri

Solar is Freedom


A huge shout out goes to the AMAZINGLY GENEROUS students at Fairmont High School who raised $10,000 for Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund during Spirit Chain, an annual competition against Centerville High to raise funds for local nonprofits. This year Fairmont kicked butt—and pet loving families in our communities reaped the benefits through the students’ incredible fundraising success! FULL STORY

November 12, 2021


“I just say, thank you for keeping me on the job: making my kids feel loved, protecting the newest little one, making Mom and Dad’s lives lighter, and making sure there is joy in the house no matter how hard my family’s challenges get.”
– Boomer


October 19, 2021


“You have no idea how thankful we all are. I cried until I couldn’t open my eyes. For this to have been a real option and to receive this help is truly something I can never say thank you for enough. All we want is a healthy puppy that can live the happiest life possible in our family. Thank you so much for allowing Sandor an opportunity to heal and continue making us so happy!”
– Sandor's Mom


October 19, 2021


“Barney could’ve died and I could’ve remained homeless trying to get him the surgery to save him—if it weren’t for you! I’ve called all my friends and told them the folks who give to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund are the answer to my prayers.”
– Barney's Mom


October 18, 2021

Benefits of Senior Pets and How to Care for Them

Here at Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund we love pets of all shapes and sizes but this month we want to give some special attention to a very important group of pets—senior pets.


October 18, 2021


“I am overwhelmed with the generosity of the donors of Ellie's Rainy Day Fund. You are such a blessing. I am overjoyed with knowing he will never suffer again. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!—for giving our guy back a normal life and for protecting our newly formed family.”
– Bryan's Mom


October 18, 2021


“We’re blessed to have Twin Maples Vets and the supporters of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund as part of our extended family. Your making the surgery happen was the best news I’ve ever received in my life. Words can’t begin to express what this means to our family, especially to my daughter.”
– Pumpkin's Mom


October 1, 2021


“Luke is no longer in pain. He will likely be able to move normally and resume his kitten antics once he heals. That’s all thanks to generous people we don’t even know who use Ellie’s Fund as a way to help other families who love pets like they do. I’ve lived with pets since I was 5 years old. I can’t imagine life without them. Now, they are our kids. Through this troubling time in my life, by helping my fur baby, you are keeping me from being lonely. You are giving me a big dose of hope. Thank you. You are a Godsend.”
– Luke's Mom


September 22, 2021

Are You and Your Pet Ready for Their Surgery?

Your vet says your fur kid needs surgery! Does that make you nervous? That’s OK, you’re not alone.


August 19, 2021


“We had no idea how we were going to afford to help Roscoe, and weren't sure if we had to make a choice to put him down. That was an unbearable choice for us, until Dr McKinsey mentioned there might be a way to have his foreign object surgery without needing to put him down. It felt like a parachute being thrown to us. To the donors of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund we say, thank you for your kindness. You have literally kept our family together and we will never forget your generosity.”
– Roscoe's Mom


August 13, 2021


“We’re so thankful that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund is giving us the best chance to get Jax through his surgery complications. We are financially strained already from the huge vet bills we’ve paid to get this far. I would do anything I could to keep Jax in my life. He’s truly my best friend. It means so much to our family that there are other people who want to help us keep him in our lives.”
– Jax's Mom


July 26, 2021


“It’s amazing to us that so many people care about us and other dog families and give money to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund to keep sad things from happening. Marlin has made such an impact on our lives, and now so have you. I honestly wouldn’t know what to do without him. Thank you for keeping us from having to find out.”
– Marvin's Mom


July 26, 2021

Roy LeMaster & Bill Yowler

Roy LeMaster & Bill Yowler

Solar is Freedom

My husband Bill and I live an environmentally-friendly life. We recycle, have two compost bins and have two rain barrels to use considerably less water so going solar was just the next step for us. Solar is Freedom, the solar company we got our solar panels from, is not only the number one solar company in Ohio,  but also a corporate sponsor of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund.   FULL STORY

July 22, 2021

In Search of the Perfect Pet Photo

What’s better on a rainy afternoon than perusing your social media and stumbling on a few adorable pet photos? If only some of them were YOUR posts featuring YOUR fur family. Whether you’re using a DSLR camera or a smartphone, taking pics of one pet or several, these suggestions will up your pet photography game! Which ones have you never thought of?


July 11, 2021


“All the people who give to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund were there to save our boy again. I burst into tears then and I still get teary now thinking about what you did. Petey’s out of the hospital now and he’s back home snuggling. He’s even beginning to look for his ball. THANK YOU for saving my baby! We know down the road his eyes will still need fixing but right now we’re just focused on the fact that our family is still whole!”
– Petey's Mom


June 26, 2021

Bing Bing

“Are you one of the people who donates to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund?  If you are, I’m forever in your debt for saving my boy’s life!”
– Bing Bings's Mom


June 10, 2021

Reasons Why I Should Get a Puppy

13 year old Whitney had longed for a puppy to join her family for a long time.  So this past Spring, she did something about it. She spent her Spring Break researching scientific evidence to back her claim that having a pet is beneficial to kids’ development and really to the health of everyone in the family.


May 24, 2021

What’s in a Name?

How did you choose the name for your fur kid? Last year I adopted a dog from a rescue. They'd given him a temporary name and I knew I didn't want to keep that name, but choosing a replacement turned out to be more of a challenge than I had anticipated.


May 12, 2021


“Pebbles is our baby. She’s such a huge part of us. I can’t imagine life without her! I don’t know what our daughter would do if she lost her only friend! Thanks to your supporters we won’t have to go through the heartbreak of not being able to afford properly diagnosing and treating her. Pebbles is strong. Given this opportunity, she’ll do everything she can to stay with us. Thank you for rescuing us from being haunted by “what-ifs”. Thank you for giving Pebbles, and our family, a chance.”
– Pebbles's Mom


April 22, 2021

Want To Say Goodbye To Fleas and Ticks?

Spring has sprung and with it, flea and tick season has too. As much as we love our pets, sometimes they bring in unwelcome critters from outside that we’d rather live without.


April 13, 2021


“I’m still speechless that there are people who donate to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund to help people like me. I feel like they understood my utter despair at not being able to give her a chance. Thank you for rescuing me from my desperation and giving my Millie back to me.”
– Millie's Mom


March 23, 2021

Tony Ranieri

Hero Highlight, Tony Ranieri

Solar is Freedom

What do you do in the midst of a pandemic when you hear that a kitty is going to be put to sleep because the family who adores her can’t afford her emergency surgery?

If you’re Tony Ranieri you ask “how much is needed?” and make the donation that saves her life! Tony thought about how often that happens and imagined what it would be like if it was his furry family member. And he said, “my corporation wants to help! Every month we want to help keep a family together by saving their pet’s life.” FULL STORY

March 22, 2021

Kevin Lively

Kevin Lively

In 2018, Kevin Lively’s family came home to find their beloved Beauceron, Cheick, disoriented and unresponsive. They were shocked to discover he had a rare calcium deficiency disorder that would have killed him, if not for the generosity of ERDF donors who made it possible for him to remain in the ICU until he was stabilized. FULL STORY

March 17, 2021

What Have You Been Waiting All Winter to Do With Your Fur Kids?

You’ve spent most of the last several months inside, staying warm, and oftentimes not around many other people. Now that Spring is just around the corner maybe you’re starting to think about all the fun activities you want to do with your fur buddies the second the weather breaks. Should you go camping? Shopping? Swimming? Work out? Go to the beach? Take a hike? Have a picnic? Go on a road trip?


February 1, 2021

4 x 4 x 48 Challenge

If you’ve ever lived with a dog or cat or any pet, you know that blissful feeling of getting home after a stressful day at the office and being greeted by your floof purring loudly or wagging their tail so enthusiastically that their entire body is just along for the ride. Is there really anything better than coming home to your fur kid who’s been waiting for your return all day, and wants to show you nothing but love? I don’t think so!


January 27, 2021


“Thanks to all of you who support Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund my sweet boy is better than ever.  My whole family looks forward to many more years of cuddles and love.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
– Gus's Family


January 27, 2021


“Kevin and I struggled while thinking we could not afford to keep Cheick comfortable and full of life; but thanks to some great veterinarians and the donors of Ellie's Rainy Day Fund, we are able to continue making memories and enjoying the love Cheick brings to our home. I can’t tell you how comforting it was to know his medical care was covered. Thank you, thank you, thank you Ellie's Rainy Day Fund!”
– The Lively Family


January 24, 2021

What Will They Do When You’re Gone?

Have you ever thought about what would happen to your furry family members if you suddenly passed? Would they be cared for by a friend or family member or end up in a shelter? In our present circumstances, it’s something more folks have started to consider.


January 22, 2021


“I can’t tell you how thankful I am for your help.  My paying part and your kind donors paying part has reminded me that I’m not alone.  It means so much to know there are people who value fur babies the way I do and who want to help keep those important relationships intact.  My kitties are my other children.  THANK YOU for keeping my family whole.”
– Ralph's Mom & Sister


January 8, 2021


“When I found out that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund was going to help us, it took my breath away. The thought that people that I don’t even know care enough to keep my family together just blows me away. If I could, I would shake each and every one of your hands.”
– Chunk's Dad


January 2, 2021

Pepper & T’Challa

“If you donate to ERDF, we want you to know you truly changed our lives. I thought I would have to watch Pepper die on our kitchen floor. Instead, I was reminded that even in hard times, there are people out there with hearts of gold. We are forever grateful. God Bless you all!”
– Pepper & T’Challa's Mom


January 2, 2021


“When the physical therapist said Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund was going to help, I started bawling like a baby. It’s been such a tough year. It’s good to know there are still caring people in the world. People who give a little because they want to be involved. It takes everyone to help this world be a better place.”
– Milo's Dad


December 30, 2020


“I cried hard for 10 minutes when I found out Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund was going to help. I felt such gratitude and such relief. I want to thank each and every person who has ever donated. You gave my child a second chance. You kept my family together!”
– Nova's Mom


November 22, 2020

Luna E.

“Luna is our best friend and does everything with us. I can’t imagine a life without her. Thanks to the animal lovers who support Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, I won’t have to. You’ve kept our family together and we will be forever grateful!”
– Luna's Mom


November 9, 2020

Scarlet D.

“I lost my Mom last Mother’s Day. She adored Scarlet! Now when Scarlet cuddles me or stays by my side, it feels like it’s a part of my Mom still with me. We’re just so grateful that you’re giving Scarlet back some quality of life. Thank you for saving my daughter’s and our other dog’s best friend. Thank you to everyone that donates for keeping our family whole.”
– Scarlet's Mom


October 26, 2020


If you’ve ever lived with a dog or cat or any pet, you know that blissful feeling of getting home after a stressful day at the office and being greeted by your floof purring loudly or wagging their tail so enthusiastically that their entire body is just along for the ride. Is there really anything better than coming home to your fur kid who’s been waiting for your return all day, and wants to show you nothing but love? I don’t think so!


October 12, 2020


“Thank you will never be enough for the deed this foundation bestowed upon us, and what they continue to do for the community. Everyday Mowgli is still meowing and swiping at my feet, I have the donors of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund to thank. They saved his life.”
– Mowgli's Dad


September 22, 2020

Early Cancer Detection in Dogs and Cats: Early Signs and What to Do If You See Them

It’s early on a Thursday morning and you’re drinking your coffee, reading the news, about to wake the kids, and suddenly you hear the phone ring. It’s the call you’ve been dreading, it’s the vet. They’re calling to tell you that they’ve gotten your pet’s test results back and have diagnosed Fluffy with cancer. Your heart sinks.


September 17, 2020


“If it wasn’t for every one of you that supports Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, he wouldn’t be here to keep being our cuddle bug and protector. We will be forever thankful and are humbled by your gift to our family.”
– Groot's Mom


September 10, 2020


“Thankfully, our vet partners with Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. They saved my girl, my first baby! My husband, son & the rest of our pack couldn’t be more thankful for the work that ERDF & those that donate to it, do for families just like us. The relief you provided for us has felt like a dream! Everyone of you who gives to this fund is a huge blessing to us!”
– Zara's Mom


September 7, 2020


“We were able to keep our sweet boy—in the midst of my being furloughed and my son’s hours being cut due to COVID-- because people give money to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund to help keep families like ours together. I can’t begin to express what that has meant to me. I just lost my Dad in March, and my Father-In-Law late last year. Family means everything to me. Thank you so much for preventing tragedy and giving us more years of love.”
– Link's Mom


September 7, 2020


“We were all so terrified we were going to lose him. We’re so thrilled to have him home. We can’t thank you enough. I can’t believe other people care about us enough to help us get Buddy’s treatment. Thanks to you and your supporters, our family is whole, and our hearts are full!”
– Buddy's Dad, Sister & Grandsister


August 30, 2020


“When Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund made his surgery possible, I was beyond grateful. I would’ve lost him. I couldn’t have done it by myself. And now with being furloughed not only am I thankful from a financial standpoint but also because rather than facing this with a grieving heart, I’m getting through it with snuggles from my baby boy.”
– Hemi's Mom


August 20, 2020

Diabetes in Dogs & Cats

Although we probably don’t think about it too often, our pets can get diabetes just like us. In fact, it’s very common in cats and dogs and is even on the rise in both species. However, just because your beloved furbaby has diabetes, they can still lead a happy and long life!


August 20, 2020

Sophie S.

“I’ve often told my family that when I bury Sophie, they’re going to have to bury me with her. I just can’t imagine living without her. Because of ERDF I don’t have to. Sophie was able to get the immediate care she needed and I know we will be able to share many more years of joy and cuddling. Thank you to every one of you that donates to help make that possible.”
– Sophie's Mom


August 1, 2020


“I did not know what to do, but I continued to pray and to save any little bit of extra money I could.  Then our vet contacted Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, the answer to my prayers.  Currently we are in the middle of testing to see what can be done for our girl.   No matter how this all turns out, I could not be more grateful for the BLESSING of just simply having the hope that’s being provided by all of you who support Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund.”
– Bella's Mom


July 23, 2020


“Brody has his whole life ahead of him! The specialist said he could fix him up so that he could move as well as before. But it looked like finances were going to stand in the way of that happening. I cried with joy when I found out that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund was going to help to make my boy whole again. He means everything to us and we just want to tell you we’ll be forever grateful that you saved him from a life of immobility and pain.”
– Brody's Mom


July 9, 2020


“Eddie is my company, my comfort, and my friend. He is the only family I have left. The best days are “super snuggle Saturdays” when I hold him against my chest while relaxing on the couch and we nap or watch TV.  Without Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, Eddie’s quality of life would’ve been compromised and I might have had to face the isolation of my permanent disability without him.”
– Eddie's Mom


July 9, 2020


“When the ER vet told us that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund would help, a huge weight was lifted off our shoulders. Our sweet angel wasn’t going to wonder what happened yet again. We get to be there for her just the way we desperately wanted to. My husband is back to sitting on the couch so he doesn’t disturb Zoey who’s all curled up in his recliner. I’m back to having my lap completely covered and my face thoroughly “washed”. My sons are back to having 45 pounds of wagging flesh to romp with. Thanks to you our family is still whole.”
– Lindsey, Zoey's Mom


June 24, 2020


“My girl is back thanks to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund.  She is back to being the social butterfly that goes to greet everyone.  (You know, she would lick a burglar to death if one broke in J).  She is back to howling with the tornado sirens and asking me to scratch her floppy ears. If you’re a supporter of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, thank you for returning Lola’s quality of life and for keeping us able to be the playful, cuddly dog family that every day brings us all joy.”
– Lola's Dad


June 22, 2020

Road Trip Vacations More Often Include Furry Family Members

Let’s face it, the world as we know it has changed since the onset of COVID-19. One thing that hasn’t changed is a human’s need for stress relief in the form of a vacation.


May 22, 2020

Where Did You Go? Helping Our Fur Kids Adjust to Another Big Schedule Change.

What if you were living the life of your dreams?  You used to be lonely but NOW your favorite people are always around and they’re paying lots of attention to you! OR, what if your nice quiet home has been invaded and you feel like you never get your quiet time alone?  Either way, in our fur kids’ lives things are about to drastically change.


May 19, 2020


“We were at an end in being able to get care for my baby and then you came out of nowhere, giving us back our kitty’s life.  When they brought him to me after four days of being apart, he gingerly crawled up on my shoulder and tucked his head under my chin.  When he does that now at home, with his baby clothes on to protect his incision, and that silly cone around his neck, I still cry realizing how grateful I am to have all my family together as we weather all the changes in our lives. ”
– Teioh's Mom


May 8, 2020


“I’ll go to heaven forever being thankful to the people that give you money so that folks like me don’t end up being alone.”
– Buffy's Mom


April 24, 2020

Pets Can Nurse Us Through Illness

Pets are known to have a sort of sixth sense for humans and illness. How many stories have you heard about a friend of a friend’s pet alerting them that something might be off with their health? When they finally decide to see a doctor, they have an actual medical ailment.


February 28, 2020


“We were terrified when Baron was struggling to breathe. We rushed to get him help but we also knew we are facing huge medical bills for my husband and we were worried we couldn’t afford to save our baby. I was scared that if he lost Baron, my husband would lose his will to keep fighting his cancer. You can’t imagine what it was like to find out Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund was going to pay Baron’s bills. It felt like an angel came down from heaven. We can never thank you enough for keeping our family whole.”
– Baron's Mom


February 25, 2020

How Do I Love Thee? Here Are 10 Good Ways!

Sometimes the way our pets give and receive love can be different than with humans. You might think that the best way to your pup’s or kitty’s heart is through their stomach (and you’re not necessarily wrong), but a little too much love in that way is going to have them packing on the pounds quickly! 


February 21, 2020


“Parker was suffering. I want to give my animals everything I can, but I have a limited income. It was unbelievable to me when Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund said they would help. I was speechless. I just cried from joy. I had never even heard of this fund and here they are helping me out in time of need. I can’t thank the supporters of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund enough for what they did for my sweet precious Parker. Thank you for giving me back my comfort, my baby. I appreciate it more than words can say.”
– Parker's Mom


February 17, 2020


“I will be forever grateful for the nurses and doctors that helped my kitty survive, but they wouldn’t have been able to do it without the generosity of all the people who support Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. They gave us part of our family back, and made our family’s tragedy much less tragic. I will never forget what they did for us. Many miracles had to happen for Ninja to survive. Thank you everyone!”
– Misty, Sean, Rylan & Jagger


January 22, 2020

Pat Smith

Pat Smith

We’d like to introduce you to Pat Smith, a resident of Cleveland who grew up here in Dayton. She’s a big time cat lover who knows firsthand the power of the bond we build with our furry family members.

Pat recently changed her giving status and became a supporter through our Faithful Friends program. Faithful Friends offers you the opportunity to set up monthly giving as an easy, budget-friendly way to keep families together by saving their pets. FULL STORY

January 21, 2020

When Your Pet Can’t Pee

Have you ever heard of a cat, or less frequently a dog, who can’t pee? It may sound funny, but it's an emergency!


November 24, 2019


“I cannot express how much Eliie’s Rainy Day Fund’s support meant to me and still can't, but knowing she would have a chance made my world seem more bearable. It was touch and go for a few days but with the wonderful care she received thanks to you she and I are together again. And yes, she is once again extremely exuberant! Thank You Ellie’s!!!”
– Smiley's Mom


November 15, 2019


“We love our sweet, tiny Dash. We didn’t hesitate to spend the funds to get him emergency treatment. But we were in a spot when he obstructed again and we had run out of funds. It would’ve been devastating to be forced to stop treatment now. Thank you for helping to save our boy. You have kept our family together.”
– Dash's Family


October 24, 2019


“My Cosmo is everything to me. I’d do anything for him but on my limited income, I couldn’t make money appear. Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund was the answer to my prayers. I am humbled to have been helped to keep our family together. I can’t believe that strangers give money to help people like me in our time of need. If I’d lost Cosmo it would have felt like losing my son all over again. You are such a blessing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
– Cosmo's Mom


October 21, 2019

Sarah, Jean & Kris


It’s been a busy month for folks who enjoyed celebrating their birthdays by raising money to keep families together by saving their pets’ lives! THANK YOU to Sarah, Jean & Kris for doing Facebook Fundraisers on your birthdays. Your hearts are amazing! FULL STORY

October 17, 2019

To Eat Grain or Not to Eat Grain

By now many of you have already heard that the FDA is investigating the link between canine heart disease and grain-free food diets. But do you know why?


October 15, 2019

Fall 2019 Yappy Hour



September 23, 2019

Could Your Pet Benefit from Essential Oils?

Over the last few years the popularity of essential oils and aromatherapy has exploded. People are using them for everything from enhancing sleep to treating cancer. With the increasing popularity of these oils, the use of them with our pets has increased as well. But, is that a good thing?


September 21, 2019




September 18, 2019

The Borealis Press

We’d like to give a shout out to the animal lovers who run

If you’ve never seen their lines of cards, you’re missing out! To me, they strike just the right balance of simple, meaningful, and profound.

I reached out to them to let them know how much they mean to our recipients whose furry family members cross the rainbow bridge. They responded by providing us with a stock of pet sympathy cards! FULL STORY

September 11, 2019

Charlie D.

“There was no way we could have brought Charlie home if it wasn’t for the help of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. Charlie provides so much comfort and joy in our family that we would have never been able to replace. We are so grateful we get to continue to witness and be a part of all his lovable quirks and antics. Thank you, Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, for saving our family. You will forever be one of the biggest blessings that our family has ever received.”
– Charlie's Mom