All Press Releases for November 16, 2005

Thankful Paws to the Rescue

Animal rescuers rave about "DonationWare!" Successful fundraising tool benefits non-profit groups

    /24-7PressRelease/ - November 16, 2005 - Thankful Paws, a Maryland-based company, specializes in making DonationWare apparel for animals, adults, and children. Owners, Jody Cohen and Terry Lanphear, have just one wish in mind for the recipients of their new products that are specifically designed to help non-profit groups increase their donations, "May your pockets always be full!" Their wish is coming true for the animal rescue groups that have put the DonationWare to work for their organizations........

"We all had a wonderful time today at the Oriole Park event. Thanks to the Donation Dog coats we brought in $556.17 in donations! It was incredible how fast the pockets on the coats filled up."
-Christina K.

"Our efforts were greatly enhanced by using your Donation Team vests. We were thrilled to have a donation team uniform to wear out into the crowds while passing out flyers, and raised over $500 for the dogs!" -Kathy S.

"Those Donation Dog coats make such a hit! We put one on my guy Zeke and couldn't believe the $20 bills people put in the pockets." -Cathy G.

The uniquely styled apparel is handmade from sturdy cotton-poly fabric, then screen printed with the name of the organization, if desired. The body of the apparel is bright red with a "safety yellow" detachable section that features two clear plastic donation pockets, sending the message loud and clear, "WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS!"

Recently, in an effort to benefit our nation's largest population of animals in distress, Thankful Paws donated a trio of Donation Dog coats to shelters in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Custom graphics, "Katrina's K-9 Survivors", were added to the coats in hopes of giving an extra boost to the much needed donations. A New Orleans area resident remarked recently in an interview about Thankful Paws efforts to help Katrina's canine survivors, "With thousands of homeless animals needing the basics of life and with so many in dire need of medical care, literally every dollar helps."

Thankful Paws owners, Jody Cohen and Terry Lanphear, are also deeply committed to helping hearing and vision impaired dogs with their Deaf and Blind Dog Collar Covers/Bandanas. Cohen's Great Dane, Aspen, is deaf as well as vision impaired. She feels that, "Should a deaf and blind dog find themselves on the run, the collar cover alerts the public that "calling" the dog to them, or "motioning" to them, may not work. It is also a wonderful educational tool which allows owners of dogs who are deaf or blind to discuss canine deafness and blindness with the public. Deaf and blind dogs can learn commands via hand and touch signals and many people are amazed to learn that deaf and blind dogs can adapt well to their environment."

Thankful Paws manufactures Donation Dog coats, "Adopt Me Please" coats, Donation and Adoption Team Vests, Deaf Dog and Blind Dog Apparel (Collar Covers and Bandanas), "Adopt Me Please" bandanas, and recently added a line of luxuriously styled made-to-measure double fleece winter coats for dogs.

As volunteers for the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Cohen and Lanphear donate a percentage of each purchase of Thankful Paws DonationWare to the organization for the care of the Danes that come into rescue.

For more detailed information about Thankful Paws successful fundraising tools please visit their website at:

Thankful Paws is a company dedicated to helping non-profit fundraisers generate more donations for their cause. For further information please contact us at (410)239-8436

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Thankful Paws
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