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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

March 20, 2018
Diabetes Can Be a Silent Killer

Diabetes Can Be a Silent Killer

Is Your Pet Headed for Developing Diabetes?

Diabetes in dogs and cats  is treatable, but if left undetected it can cause blindness, organ damage, and eventually death. Is you pet prone to diabetes? Do you know the signs to watch for?  How about what to do if you suspect a problem? Are there preventative steps to take?

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March 11, 2018

Diamond

“Without Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, we would have had to let Diamond go. I just can't find the words to express how thankful, grateful and truly blessed we are. Without your help not only would we have lost our little girl, but our family would have been missing a very important member becoming incomplete. Not only have you saved me, you have saved OUR FAMILY.”
– Diamond's Family

DIAMOND'S LOVE STORY

March 11, 2018

Sophie G.

“Thank goodness for Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. I don’t have the words to express how grateful I am. I’m beside myself every time I think of what you did for me and Sophie. Next Fall, when Sophie puts on her Ohio State garb & helps me cheer them to victory, I’ll have you & Dr. Goss to thank.”
– Sophie's Mom

SOPHIE'S LOVE STORY

February 23, 2018

Work Up To Brushing

Do you live with a senior?

Have you ever had the experience when someone asks you the age of your fur baby, of saying “oh, about four”—only to stop to count, and realize with some trepidation that they’re really eight? As with older family members, our aging pets need special care and considerations. Their needs change too. 

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February 17, 2018

Molly D.

“Thank you Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. If you hadn’t been here to provide the funds for such extensive treatment, Molly wouldn’t be here today. Because of you we have our girl and our lives are so much fuller!”
– Molly's Mom

MOLLY'S LOVE STORY

January 17, 2018

Holiday Ornaments Painting 2017

DECEMBER 2017

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October 18, 2017

Caring for Senior Pets

Do you live with a senior?

Have you ever had the experience when someone asks you the age of your fur baby, of saying “oh, about four”—only to stop to count, and realize with some trepidation that they’re really eight? As with older family members, our aging pets need special care and considerations. Their needs change too. 

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October 17, 2017

Kahlua

“I’m so glad we could work together. Kahlua and Hairball mean everything to each other. Homeless people are just like everyone else. Their animals are really family for them. Without the help of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund he would have lost her.”
– Kat, SPCA Volunteer

KAHLUA'S LOVE STORY

September 25, 2017

Paws on the Patio at El Meson

SEPTEMBER 2017

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September 19, 2017

Binx

“With the help of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, the financial support was there to get our sweet boy through his emergency and back home with us where he belongs! You saved his life. We’ll be thankful to you for the rest of our lives.”
– Binx’s Mom & Dad

BINX'S LOVE STORY

September 18, 2017

Disaster Prep. & Your Pets

Are you prepared to keep your pets safe?

Although we are unlikely to experience a devastating hurricane here in Ohio, the recent string of horrific hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean remind us that disaster preparedness is important.  Have you made a plan in case of a chemical spill?  How about if your home catches on fire?  It’s important to be ready, and plans must include our four legged family members!

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August 23, 2017

Ellie S.

“My heart was breaking when I thought we were going to have to put her down. I didn’t know how I was going to tell my girls. You saved the day by paying for Ellie’s hospitalization and then her surgery when hospitalization wasn’t enough. Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund was such a blessing to us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
– Ellie's Family

ELLIE'S LOVE STORY

August 9, 2017

Are Your Houseplants Pet-Safe?

Dogs and cats eat LOTS of things they shouldn’t! We're approaching fall, and outdoor gardening season is about over. Do you garden indoors to keep your spirits up during the winter? If so, it’s important to know which popular houseplants are safe for your fur kids, and which ones spell trouble. Some of the “no-no”s may surprise you.

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July 25, 2017

Romeo

“Thank you so much for all your help and mostly for what you do. If not for you, we would be dealing with a huge loss instead of lots of joy. Thank you, Ellie's Rainy Day Fund. We are forever grateful.”
– Romeo's Family

ROMEO'S LOVE STORY

July 23, 2017

What Do Your Pet’s Kisses Mean?

Cat and dog kisses are the best!  But, are they doing it because they love us?

Happily, yes! But there are other reasons too. 

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June 24, 2017

Mabel C.

“Mabel wouldn’t be with us today if it weren’t for Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. Mom wouldn’t have understood where her buddy had gone, and it would’ve been such an emotional void for us both without her. Thank you for helping our family to remain whole.”
– Mabel's Family

MABEL'S LOVE STORY

June 24, 2017

Pets Can Help People with Alzheimer’s

Those of us who have pets in our families know there is nothing quite like the unconditional love they provide.

Fur family members often create a special connection with people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Experience and research both suggest that pets can be extremely helpful for those affected by these disorders.

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June 8, 2017

SISCA Lift Your Leg

JUNE 2017

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May 30, 2017

Cassie

“Animal lovers are an amazing, warm and a caring group of people with hearts full of love and compassion! Thank you Ellie's Rainy Day Fund for all your help and caring!  Thank you for making my family whole once again!”
– Cassie's Mom

CASSIE'S LOVE STORY

May 30, 2017

Ellie’s Hero Award

How often do you get to go out to a bar, drink handcrafted beer and hang out with your pooch? That's what ERDF supporters did on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at PINTS 4 PAWS. They drank brews, chatted with other dog lovers, had a doggie playgroup, sampled homemade spent grain dog biscuits (the dogs, that is), entered raffles, and just generally had a great time.

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May 29, 2017

Underwater Treadmill Benefits

Dogs (and, yes, even cats) can benefit from working on a treadmill.

Pet water therapy has become the standard of supportive care in a wide variety of circumstances.  Has your dog just had hip or knee surgery?  Are they getting older and having some trouble with their gait?  Is your cat terribly overweight?

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May 24, 2017

ERDF 2nd Anniversary Celebration

April 21, 2017

Starbucks

“When the vet told us that Ellie's Rainy Day Fund had agreed to help Starbucks, we wept. We'd exhausted basically everything we had, and we were both so scared we were going to have to let him go because of the cost. I don't know how to sufficiently express the gratitude we have. I'm still in a state of stunned disbelief.”
– Starbucks' Family

STARBUCKS' LOVE STORY

April 18, 2017

Thunder Phobia

April showers may bring May flowers, but for some of our four-legged family members, storms also bring fear and anxiety.

Dogs and cats—and even humans—become afraid during storms with the deafening sounds and light displays. If you have a dog or cat who hides as a storm approaches, trembles, seeks constant attention, drools, or otherwise becomes distraught, it is important to first recognize that this is not out of the ordinary. Yet for some animals, storms can be debilitating.

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March 21, 2017
Pets & Autism

Pets & Autism

Those of us who have four-legged family members know what an integral role they have in our lives. But recent research reported on by Autism Speaks notes that pets may especially benefit children who live with autism.

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March 21, 2017
Roller's Love Story

Roller

“The Fund, and those who contribute to it, are all superheros. They swoop in and catch you when you’re falling. And just like that, you regain focus in your whole life and all that you have to be grateful for. They don’t just save a pet, they saved your family member, they saved your faith in humanity.”
– Roller's Family

ROLLER'S LOVE STORY

February 23, 2017

Annie

“We are so extremely thankful to Dr. Giatis and to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund for making it possible for our beautiful girl to still be alive, blessing us every day.”
– Annie's Mom & Dad

ANNIE'S LOVE STORY

February 19, 2017

Is My Fur Baby in Pain?

While the humans in our lives have various means of telling us they’re in pain, it’s often harder to detect pain in our four-legged family members. Unfortunately they can’t just use words to tell us. But perhaps even more importantly, their survival instincts compel them to hide their pain. Most animals in pain alter their behavior in some way, though the signs may be quite subtle. Just like in us, the causes of pain can be quite diverse.

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February 11, 2017

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

With the holiday season upon us, many of us will be traveling with our four-legged family members. And just like we all have special needs and considerations when we travel, the same is true for the dogs and cats in our lives. To make the travel as stress-free as possible, keep in mind these tips...

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February 10, 2017
Caring for Your Senior Pet

Caring for Your Senior Pet

Is there anything more irresistible than a dog with a grey muzzle or a cat who has matured enough to know the value of a warm lap?

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February 10, 2017

Your Pet Could Save Your Life!

Saving hearts seems to be a shared activity between pets and their people. Annie’s story is a great example of how Dr. Giatis & ERDF teamed up to save her life.

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February 9, 2017
Keeping Your Fur Family On Their Paws

Keeping Your Fur Family On Their Paws!

Did you know that dogs and cats can suffer from the same knee injuries that we incur? There are two essential stabilizing ligaments that cross over one another inside the knee joint.

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February 3, 2017

Painting Holiday Ornaments

DECEMBER 2016

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January 30, 2017

Human Animal Bond Conference

OCTOBER 2016

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January 16, 2017

Mongo

“Thank you so much for your help. You are truly an angel and the program is a blessing for any fur babies in our community who need help.”
– Mongo's Dad

MONGO'S LOVE STORY

January 16, 2017

Pints for Paws

OCTOBER 2016

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January 16, 2017

Doggie Dash ‘N Splash

AUGUST 2016

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January 14, 2017

Pet Heartbeat Abnormalities

Heartbeat abnormalities can have serious consequences for our pets! To protect our loved ones we need to pay attention.

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January 11, 2017

The Vet Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Does your cat go under the bed when she sees the crate? Does your dog leave scratch marks as you pull him across the parking lot to go to the vet?

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November 4, 2016

Pints 4 Paws at Crooked Handle Brewing Company

How often do you get to go out to a bar, drink handcrafted beer and hang out with your pooch? That's what ERDF supporters did on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at PINTS 4 PAWS. They drank brews, chatted with other dog lovers, had a doggie playgroup, sampled homemade spent grain dog biscuits (the dogs, that is), entered raffles, and just generally had a great time.

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November 2, 2016

Nanook: A Superhero for Suffering Children

What could be more difficult for a child who has suffered sexual or physical abuse than to have to talk about it?

That's just what most of the kids who come to Michael's House Child Advocacy Center in Fairborn, Ohio are asked to do.

Enter our superhero, Nanook, a yellow lab trained by Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) in Delaware, Ohio. 

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November 1, 2016

Don’t Animals Just Play by Themselves?

Ever wonder about what “dog agility” is all about?  Simply put, dog agility is a competitive sport in which dog handlers compete in their ability to handle a dog through an obstacle course in a fixed amount of time. Dog agility is a wonderful way for dogs and their humans to bond.

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November 1, 2016

Charlie

“I cannot thank ERDF enough for your generosity and kindness. There are so many animals and people in need in our world today and I am humbled that you chose to help me and my sweet Charlie.”
– Charlie's Mom

CHARLIE'S LOVE STORY

November 1, 2016

Wendy

“My little family is whole again. I could not have had this happen without Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. These pups are my family – they are my heart. You have made me whole again."
– Wendy's Mom

WENDY'S LOVE STORY

October 29, 2016

Mabel

“Mabel brought our family together as a team to love and care for her. We feel blessed to know that there are good people in this world like MVAH & ERDF to help us help Mabel."
– Mabel's Family

MABEL'S LOVE STORY

October 26, 2016

Sport

“We are so grateful that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund gave Sport a better quality of life right to the end. We miss him terribly, but it helps to know that we did everything we could for him."
– Sports Mom

SPORT'S LOVE STORY

October 3, 2016

Test Donation Form

August 27, 2016

Chico

"It was a true blessing when, as I sat on the floor in the vet’s office holding Chico, I got the news that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund would pay the majority of Chico’s vet bills/prescriptions. Now he could have the surgery that might save his life."
– Chico's Mom

CHICO'S LOVE STORY

August 19, 2016

August 2016 Newsletter

“I cannot thank you enough for your support in helping us to have Buster back with our family. I am a true believer in Karma. I always give and help in whatever ways I can. Now I’ve been helped in a time of need and there are no words that adequately express my appreciation."
– Buster's Mom

BUSTER'S LOVE STORY

August 10, 2016

Buster

“I cannot thank you enough for your support in helping us to have Buster back with our family. I am a true believer in Karma. I always give and help in whatever ways I can. Now I’ve been helped in a time of need and there are no words that adequately express my appreciation."
– Buster's Mom

BUSTER'S LOVE STORY

August 10, 2016

Cooper

Thank you to everyone at Ellie's Rainy Day Fund for saving our boy! You gave Cooper another chance at life and for that we are eternally grateful!
– Cooper's Family

COOPER'S LOVE STORY

August 8, 2016

Ellie’s Photos

JUNE 2016

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August 7, 2016

Marley

"Thank you to everyone at Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund for helping Marley… and me!"
– Cassie & Marley

MARLEY'S LOVE STORY

July 22, 2016

Summer Garden Pawty

JULY 2016

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July 7, 2016

Summer Garden Pawty 2016

Sunday, July 17 from 1-5 pm at Pet People in Centerville

Celebrate summer & come  to our Garden Pawty!

It’s shaping up to be a great summer! We’re excited to announce our own SUMMER GARDEN PAWTY!!

Bring your four-legged family to create a one-of-a-kind art piece that transforms your pet’s prints into a paw-pourri of blooms!

For only $15, you & your pet can create a lasting treasure while helping sick animals right here in our community get the treatment they need to stay with their people! FULL STORY

June 20, 2016

Lucy

"Lucy has given us a special twelve years. We’re so thankful that you’ve helped that to continue for us, and will be there to help other families as well."
– LUCY'S FAMILY

LUCY'S LOVE STORY

June 20, 2016

SISCA Lift Your Leg

JUNE 2016

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June 13, 2016

Rowdy

"We can’t thank you enough. Your program is so unique;  we’ve never heard of anything like this before.  Without you we would’ve lost our boy."
– Rowdy's Family

ROWDY'S LOVE STORY

June 13, 2016

Summer Cookouts & High-Fat Foods

Even though our pets occasionally experience vomiting and diarrhea, it’s important to remember that if it goes on, it could be gastroenteritis.

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June 6, 2016

Bailey

"We appreciate your generosity in helping our boy, Bailey, to stay mobile and to lessen his pain." 
– Bailey's Family

BAILEY'S LOVE STORY

November 20, 2015

Cuddles to Keep You Warm

NOVEMBER 2015

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October 29, 2015

Virtual Halloween Party

OCTOBER 2015

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May 8, 2015

Bigger Roads Pet Fair

March 3, 2015

Cocoa

"Thank you, Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, for helping our girl to get the tests she needed to guide her treatment." 
– Cocoa's Mom

COCOA'S LOVE STORY