Hero Highlights

We agree! If you're reading this, you're helping to make a difference. Whether you donate; volunteer at events; come to fundraisers; read our newsletter; follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter; or in some other way help spread the word... YOU are keeping families together by saving their pets' lives! Celebrate with us some highlights of the heroes and events that keep pets and people together.
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.

As Monica said,

Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund is a legacy of love!

We’d love to celebrate a special event with you too! Let us show you how.

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

The Dayton Kennel Club was incorporated in 1938 and holds two all-breed shows and a puppy match annually. We give to several charities each year and were pleased to select Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund because it is a local group assisting Miami Valley families to provide medical care for their canine pets.

Sandy Combs, Charity Committee Chairman

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

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 

We support Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund because of the help we received from you in giving our Lucy a second chance at health and a good life when we otherwise could not afford it. We believe in your mission, and we want to pay your cause forward for others who find themselves in a financial burden, preventing them from being able to provide the care their beloved pet needs and deserves. We hope others will see the same value and importance of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund that we have experienced and support their cause.


Thank you, Darlene! We don’t know what we’d do without you!

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!

Meghan invited people to make a donation to ERDF in lieu of payment to her. You can set up a private session with her (for pets &/or people). By being at the event, she added a wonderful opportunity to have another forever memory of people’s pets. 

I loved capturing the personality of each pet at the Summer Art Paw-ty! Each dog was so cute!!! This is such a great charity because I personally know how expensive vet bills can be and will do anything to keep my dogs healthy!


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…

I just adopted my little furbaby off the street in our neighborhood and know how expensive vet bills can be, so when doing the caricatures last Saturday I wanted all donations and tips to go directly to the cause! Our animals are family, and nobody should have to be without their family over a vet bill. Not to mention, I got to meet a bunch of super photogenic pups!

Amazing! And, the great news is that you can register for private painting & drawing lessons (kids & adults). If you can draw a stick figure, she can teach you to paint or draw.

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…

Our mission at Decoy is to help grassroots efforts that support our community directly and ERDF does exactly that. Having been in a few emergency situations for my own pets, I understand the heartache of having to make hard decisions based on monetary funds. What ERDF does for families and pets is invaluable and we’re glad we can help.


June 22, 2018



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.”

Nevaeh, you accomplished that, and to that family (and to us) you are a hero!


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.

We want to give a huge shout out to Amber Pfeifer for nominating Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund! Because of her nomination and the generosity of her colleagues, ERDF now has $4500 to put toward keeping families together by saving their pets’ lives.

Thank you, Amber!

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!

May 22, 2018

Beavercreek Youth Council