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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

LUNA'S LOVE STORY

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

SCARLET'S LOVE STORY

October 26, 2020

Surviving COVID, the ELECTIONS & BEYOND

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!

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October 12, 2020

Mowgli

“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

MOWGLI'S LOVE STORY

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.

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September 17, 2020

Groot

“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

GROOT'S LOVE STORY

September 10, 2020

Zara

“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

ZARA'S LOVE STORY

September 7, 2020

Link

“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

LINK'S LOVE STORY

September 7, 2020

Buddy

“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

BUDDY'S LOVE STORY

August 30, 2020

Hemi

“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

HEMI'S LOVE STORY

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!

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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

SOPHIE S.'S LOVE STORY

August 1, 2020

Bella

“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

BELLA'S LOVE STORY

July 23, 2020

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?

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July 23, 2020

Brody

“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

BRODY'S LOVE STORY

July 9, 2020

Eddie

“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

EDDIE'S LOVE STORY

July 9, 2020

Zoey

“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

ZOEY'S LOVE STORY

June 24, 2020

Lola

“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

LOLA'S LOVE STORY

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.

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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.

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May 19, 2020

Teioh

“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

TEIOH'S LOVE STORY

May 8, 2020

Buffy

“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

BUFFY'S LOVE STORY

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.

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March 22, 2020

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? 

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February 28, 2020

Baron

“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

Baron'S LOVE STORY

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! 

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February 21, 2020

Parker

“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

PARKER'S LOVE STORY

February 17, 2020

Ninja

“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

NINJA'S LOVE STORY

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!

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November 24, 2019

Smiley

“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

SMILEY'S LOVE STORY

November 15, 2019

Dash

“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

DASH'S LOVE STORY

October 24, 2019

Cosmo

“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

COSMO'S LOVE STORY

October 21, 2019

Sarah, Jean & Kris

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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?

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October 15, 2019

Fall 2019 Yappy Hour

OCTOBER 2019

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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?

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September 21, 2019

PetFest

SEPTEMBER 2019

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September 18, 2019

The Borealis Press

BorealisPress.net

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

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

CHARLIE'S LOVE STORY

August 27, 2019

Fancy Mae

“I can’t thank you enough for helping me and my baby girl. My recovery is challenging but lying with Fancy Mae leaning against me makes it so much easier. My husband and I have helped others in their times of need. It’s very unexpected to be on the other side and for our family to need or receive all this help. I will be forever grateful. Thank you from Fancy Mae and from our whole family.”
– Fancy Mae's Mom

FANCY MAE'S LOVE STORY

August 27, 2019

Trey

“I am so incredibly grateful for Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. I felt so helpless…knowing she needed treatment, but I couldn’t pay. It was such a horrible feeling. It felt like there was nothing I could do to stop this from possibly killing her. I just don’t know how to thank you enough. Animals are our hearts. Thank you for saving mine.”
– Trey's Dad

TREY'S LOVE STORY

August 27, 2019

Camilla Ferguson

Camilla Ferguson

We offer our gratitude to two amazing individuals. The first we don’t even know. But we want to say a huge thank you to the anonymous donor who gave ERDF $15,000 through the Charity Navigator website. Your generosity has resulted in keeping eight families together by saving their pets’ lives! FULL STORY

August 22, 2019

Could Your Pet Be Suffering from Arthritis?

Have you noticed that your pet has been more careful getting up and down, limping, or just moving more slowly? It could be a result of a number of ailments, but one in particular could be a form of osteoarthritis.

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August 22, 2019

Layla H.

“I just can’t imagine what we would do without Layla’s unconditional love. We feel so blessed to have Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund help us. You are angels from God. We would’ve been lost without you!”
– Layla’s Mom, Granny, and Brother

LAYLA'S LOVE STORY

July 24, 2019

The Staff at Bigger Road Veterinary Center

The Staff at Bigger Road Veterinary Center

Please join us in sharing some love for the staff at Bigger Road Veterinary Center, most of whom have chosen to designate Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund to receive the benefits of their purchases on Amazon Smile. 

Beth Anticoli from Bigger Road says “I use Amazon Smile for Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, because it is an easy, convenient way for a percentage of my purchase amount to go back to a charity that is close to my heart. Every penny makes a difference in the lives of pets that need it the most.” FULL STORY

July 18, 2019

You Mean Their Stomach Can Kill Them?

Have you ever heard of bloat? Medically known as Gastric Dilation and Volvulus syndrome (GDV), it is a life-threatening condition that primarily affects large, deep-chested dogs and some cats. Though the causes aren’t often known, the signs & symptoms are. Knowing them could save your pet’s life!

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July 12, 2019

Dragons Baseball

JULY 2019

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July 8, 2019

Woody S.

“Without the supporters of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, Woody would have lost his leg…and then when the other one went, his life. You are all such a huge blessing. How can I express what this means to our family? We are forever grateful for your keeping our family together and we intend to do whatever we can to help you help the next family as well.”
– Woody's Mom

LILY'S LOVE STORY

June 22, 2019

Yappy Hour Summer 2019

JUNE 2019

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June 19, 2019

Alan & Tammy Collins

Alan & Tammy Collins

This month we’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Alan & Tammy Collins for their faithful financial support. They were one of our first monthly donors, making it possible for us to KNOW we can count on having the funds available to help save the lives of companion animals like Lily. FULL STORY

June 17, 2019

Pet First Aid

Have you ever wondered what to do when dealing with a pet emergency? All sorts of activities can lead to your furry pal getting an injury, and sometimes there are basic emergency care procedures you can do for them to ease their pain or save their life in an emergency situation.

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May 29, 2019

Kerry Corthell

Kerry Corthell

A BIG shout out to ERDF volunteer Kerry Corthell who says:

“I don’t have a lot of money to give to non-profits, so I like to make my dollars count. I love supporting Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund because I know how important my dog is to me and cannot imagine having to say no to critical vet procedures because I could not afford the fees. So, buying Dragons tickets in support of the fund and giving them to foster parents and their kids gives me a bigger bang for my bucks. I have great respect for anyone who fosters – what a hard job! Just knowing I am doing two good things in one action makes me feel like I am doing my little part to make this world a tiny bit better. Hey, anyone else care to join me in buying a block of tickets?” FULL STORY

May 29, 2019

Lily J.

“Thanks to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, Lily has had the opportunity to recover like a champ. She’s back to being the hit of the neighborhood and the center of our family. We wouldn’t have her without you. We can’t ever express the depth of our gratitude. We experienced the worst of humanity and the best of humanity all in one day.”
– Lily's Mom

LILY'S LOVE STORY

May 22, 2019

What are these lumps & bumps on my pet?

Article courtesy of Vetstreet.com.

We’ve all been there… your pet seems fine, and then all of a sudden, a new lumpy, bumpy mass pops up on his body, seemingly overnight. Should you be worried?

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May 8, 2019

Nikko

“Without Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, we would have lost our protector, our playmate and our best friend.”
– Nikko's Mom

NIKKO'S LOVE STORY

April 29, 2019

Purrsephone

“My daughter and I couldn’t imagine our family without Kitty! She’s such an anchor of calm and source of unconditional love. So when the vet told us that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund would pay for her surgery, we couldn’t believe that our baby would be saved—that our family would still be together! Everyone involved with Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund is a blessing! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
– Purrsephone's Mom

PURRSEPHONE'S LOVE STORY

April 11, 2019

Lucy P.

“There is no way we would still have our baby without the support of everyone at Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. Losing Lucy would have been such a weight on my daughter’s heart and such a terrible way to start our new married life. Thank you for making it possible to feel the joy of our girl as part of our family again.”
– Lucy's Family

LUCY'S LOVE STORY

March 27, 2019

Dine to Donate at Skyline Chili

Travis & Michael Wheeler

This month we give a shout out to Travis & Michael Wheeler who celebrated their wedding by donating to ERDF in lieu of giving favors at their reception.

The placards adorning each table celebrating their big day read, “Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund celebrates the love Michael & Travis have for each other ! for their departed fur baby, Mona the Superdog. Their donation in lieu of table favors makes them and all of you in attendance heroes by keeping families together as you save their pets’ lives.” FULL STORY

March 27, 2019

Hayley Botkin

Hayley Botkin 

We want to thank Hayley Botkin for doing a Facebook fundraiser for Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund in memory of her beloved miniature dachshund, Phoebe. She was a hound dog through and through, chasing every yard intruder out with fury. But her sweet, soulful eyes and snuggly demeanor won over everyone she encountered. She brought her family endless laughter and joy, and was especially close to her litter mate brother, Zeke, who is still wondering where his lifelong playmate and security blanket went.

Phoebe recently died after a 7-month battle with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA), a devastating autoimmune disease in which the body attacks and destroys its own red blood cells. It is an extremely complicated, merciless and costly disease to treat, often requiring hospitalization, extensive lab work, blood transfusions and costly medications.

“Even though it was a tremendous hardship and the outcome was not what we so hoped for, I am very grateful that we were able to make the choice to give her the best chance possible to beat this disease. Many families faced with critical diagnoses like IMHA have to make the alternate choice to immediately euthanize their beloved pet as initial treatment costs are high.  Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund strives to prevent families from being forced into that decision. We feel compelled to help other families to stay together through saving their pets’ lives as an ongoing way to honor and remember Phoebe.”

For more information on IMHA, visit:

Canine Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Management Challenges
Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs (IMHA) Facebook Group

Photo caption (if needed): Moira and her beloved canine sister, Phoebe, after undergoing spleen removal surgery, which is sometimes a treatment option for IMHA.

March 15, 2019

Hyperthyroidism vs Hypothyroidism: Cats vs Dogs

Just like people, cats and dogs also have thyroid glands located in their necks that secrete hormones that regulate their metabolisms; if the hormone is low, then the metabolism will be low, if the hormone is high, the metabolism is also high.

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February 27, 2019

Paul Moyer

Paul Moyer

What a wonderful way to celebrate turning 50! To KNOW that you have helped a family to get the emergency treatment needed to keep their beloved dog in their family. We want to offer our sincere thanks to Paul Moyer who asked that in lieu of gifts, his family and friends make donations to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. FULL STORY

February 20, 2019

Meeshee

“When I found out you could help, I was in tears. You are such a blessing to me and other families who need emergency help with their dogs and cats. There is absolutely no way I could’ve still had my girl without you. MeeShee and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
– MeeShee's Mom

MEESHEE'S LOVE STORY

February 18, 2019

Keep Them Smiling!

If you’re like most people, you’re not excited about going to the dentist. You probably figure your pet won’t be either. Maybe you think you don’t need to worry about their teeth unless they start drooling or cocking their head when eating. Sadly, by then your fur baby is almost certainly in pain… maybe worse.

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January 27, 2019

Travis & Michael Wheeler

Travis & Michael Wheeler

This month we give a shout out to Travis & Michael Wheeler who celebrated their wedding by donating to ERDF in lieu of giving favors at their reception.

The placards adorning each table celebrating their big day read, “Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund celebrates the love Michael & Travis have for each other ! for their departed fur baby, Mona the Superdog. Their donation in lieu of table favors makes them and all of you in attendance heroes by keeping families together as you save their pets’ lives.” FULL STORY

January 23, 2019

Is Pet Insurance Right for You?

For many of us, the new year brings decisions about health care. Which plan?  Maybe even which insurance provider? Pet insurance also brings the added question of do I buy it at all. For many of us when we add a new furry family member, there come these considerations.

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January 4, 2019

Bubba

“You can’t imagine the relief and the gratitude we felt when we were told that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund would help.  We’d never heard of you.  But here you were about to save our boy.  We’ve never had anything like this happen before.  We all cried.  Thank you for keeping our family together!”
– Bubba's Mom

BUBBA'S LOVE STORY

November 10, 2018

Colby

“If it were not for your contributors and your fund, Colby would not have gotten a second chance at life. The work that you do is so valuable to not only the pets, but to the families that love and care for them. We truly believe that pets are part of the family, and the caring people who support Ellie’s Rainy Day fund have gifted us the opportunity to spend many more years with our dog sibling!”
– The Riazzi Family

COLBY'S LOVE STORY

October 31, 2018

Linda Stephens

There are SO many ways to help Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund to keep families together by saving their pets’ lives. Linda Stephens has been involved in almost ALL of them! She has spent hours tying ribbons for our Holiday Paw Painting Ornaments, faithfully liking and sharing our Facebook posts to keep getting the word out, reading and providing feedback on our newsletters, addressing mail to donors, attending and volunteering at events by greeting people as they arrive. And the list goes on. When asked why she’s chosen to gift ERDF with her time and many talents, this is what she said… FULL STORY

October 21, 2018

Are Your Pets Part of Your Family?

For people that have grown up with pets in their homes, you know how truly special our companions can be for us. The bond between us is something unique, and while some people may poke fun at our “obsession” with our pets, for many of us it enriches our lives beyond compare. Pets are cherished members of our families! They provide us with so many great benefits, both within the family and beyond.

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October 18, 2018

Sabastian T.

“I cannot express how thankful we were! You gave Joy some comfort. You took a weight off my shoulders. You gave Sabby the chance to stay with his Mom. I would like to thank every contributor of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund for your time, care, dedication & the resources that make this possible. That is true Love!!”
– Sabastian's Other Mom

SABBY'S LOVE STORY

September 30, 2018

Kris Sees

Kris Sees contacted ERDF three years ago when we were just getting started. She said she loved what we were doing for pets and wanted to help however she could. We officially had our first volunteer! Here are just some of the ways Kris has helped us since then. FULL STORY

September 30, 2018

Monica, Megan, Christine & Margaret

A HUGE thank you and wishes for the happiest of birthdays this September to: Monica SakamotoMegan FurdererChristine Lilly, and Margaret Sorg who created Facebook fundraisers to invite their friends to help them celebrate by supporting their love for companion animals. FULL STORY

September 24, 2018

Deciding on Treatment for Your Pet

Disclaimer: You may find yourself wanting to skip this article. These questions can feel hard. It’s tempting to avoid them. That is, until you can’t. We know you want to take the best care of your furry family & yourself that you can. This article will help you to think these things through.

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September 19, 2018

Paws on the Patio

AUGUST 2018

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August 21, 2018

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.

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August 21, 2018

Doc

“We’re so thankful for Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. Without you we would’ve lost our boy. We, my son and our other dog, Belle all really appreciate your help.”
– Doc's Mom

DOC'S LOVE STORY

August 2, 2018

Dayton Kennel Club

We’d like to give a big shout out to the members of the Dayton Kennel Club, who recently made a $1,000 contribution to help area dogs regain their health. , said

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to Miami Valley’s dogs, and for entrusting us to support that mission! FULL STORY

August 2, 2018

Darlene Miller

Darlene Miller

Who says one person can’t make a difference? Meet Darlene Miller. Ever since their family/her dog Lucy received our assistance in 2016, she’s been sending a small check EVERY month! Boy, has that added up! Plus, her family comes to every event we hold, and she sends out our event announcements to all her friends. When I asked her about it, she said  FULL STORY

July 25, 2018

Summer Art Paw-ty

JULY 2018

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July 20, 2018

Allergies in Pets

For many of us, the struggle with allergies is all too real. Whether our allergies are seasonal or persist year-round, we have to find ways to cope. Our four-legged family members can suffer from allergies too. Allergens can affect the immune systems of our dogs and cats, but their manifestation may be a bit different than in humans.

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July 19, 2018

Gabby

“You have no idea how extremely thankful I am for the assistance Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund and Dr. Lockhart at Miami Valley Animal Hospital provided to me and my Gabby. Thanks to you, we are still together. We will be forever grateful.”
– Gabby's Mom

GABBY'S LOVE STORY

July 2, 2018

Meghan Nicole Fridley

Meghan Nicole Fridley is a professional photographer and dog mom to 4 of her own and 18 fosters over the last two years. Meghan shot amazing dog portraits at our 2018 Summer Art Paw-ty. They were free of charge for anyone who was interested. Check them out! FULL STORY

July 2, 2018

Kristin Bailey

Kristin Bailey is an instructor at Decoy Art Center and our caricature artist extraordinaire. Decoy hosted our 2018 Summer Art Paw-ty where Kristin spent all day outside in the heat doing fantastic drawings of our dogs. She donated 100% of her earnings to ERDF! After hearing our gratitude, Kristin responded… FULL STORY

July 2, 2018

Tabitha Guidone

Tabitha Guidone is the owner of Decoy Art Center where we held our Summer Art Paw-ty in 2018. Tabitha planned the entire event! She set up the vendors, brought in extra staff, and even secured publicity on radio and TV. When we told her how wonderful we think she is, she said… FULL STORY

June 25, 2018

Pets Can Get Tetanus Too!

You have probably heard of tetanus, and may remember getting a tetanus shot every 10 years or so, but did you know that dogs and cats can contract tetanus too?

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June 25, 2018

Pappy

“Our dogs are part of our family, and the kindness of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund kept us all together. Pappy is back to his old self; running, fetching, jumping, and ready to protect his little sister, Lucy, who is due in 2 months. We are so appreciative of ERDF and now our focus is working to find ways to help them save more families like ours.”
– Bryan & Lindsay

PAPPY'S LOVE STORY

June 23, 2018

Paws on the Patio

JUNE 2018

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June 22, 2018

Nevaeh

Nevaeh

Who says selling lemonade is a thing of the past?

Nevaeh raised $110 for Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund by selling lemonade on a Sunday afternoon at “This Old Farmer’s Market” in Beavercreek. She said she wanted to do it because “I wanted to help a family be able to keep its dog.” FULL STORY

June 20, 2018

Amber Pfeifer

Amber Pfeifer

You’ve probably heard of “jeans” day at work. Everyone likes the chance to dress comfortably while paying a few bucks for a good cause. At Reynolds & Reynolds they sponsor “Casual for a Cause” by asking their associates to nominate non-profit beneficiaries. FULL STORY

June 9, 2018

Cloud Park Pet Fair

JUNE 2018

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June 3, 2018

SISCA Lift Your Leg

JUNE 2018

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May 22, 2018

Silver Friends and Golden Paws

Silver Friends and Golden Paws

Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund would like to express our appreciation to the “Silver Friends and Golden PawsEndowment Fund through Greene Giving for the $1000 awarded to keep seniors and their pets in need of veterinary care together. This funding helped Toby and his grandma to remain together as a family! FULL STORY

May 22, 2018

Beavercreek Youth Council

May 16, 2018

Benefits of Having a Pet for Seniors

If you have a pet as a family member, you already know the benefits of having it in your life. But did you know that pets can be particularly helpful to us as we age?

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May 16, 2018

Toby L.

“I can’t begin to express how thankful I am that you and Dr. Hanhart at Miami Valley Animal Hospital made it possible for me to keep my Toby.  If anything happened to him it would be like losing my daughter Robin all over again.”
– Toby's Mom

TOBY'S LOVE STORY

April 17, 2018

Introducing a New Pet to the Family

For many of us with multi-pet households, we get caught up in the excitement of bringing another dog or cat into the family. Besides the changes a new pet brings for the humans, the changes can be significant to other pets. To help ease that transition, it is important to think about how to introduce the new dog or cat to other animals in the family.

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April 13, 2018

Bailey S.

“You saved Bailey’s life that day and there’s no way I’ll ever be able to properly thank you enough for what you did. Bailey’s a wonderful companion and now he’s getting a proper chance to continue his great life because of you. Thank you to every person who supports your organization for saving my family.”
– Bailey's Mom

BAILEY'S LOVE STORY

March 20, 2018

Facebook Snugglers

MARCH 2018

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March 20, 2018

Mosha

“I don’t know what I would’ve done without Ellie's Rainy Day Fund. You’re helping me to do what’s best for my baby. Thank you for being our guardian angel.”
– Mosha's Mom

MOSHA'S LOVE STORY