Pet Helpers Paw Talk: Harry, Dixie’s fund, feeding our animals

Harry the dog
Harry is up for adoption

by Catherine Forester

Our Pet of the Week is Harry!  He is a 10 year old terrier mix who came to Pet Helpers when his owner unexpectedly passed away.

He is a funny little guy and his foster mom absolutely loves him.  Harry has a few health problems but you would never know it.  He out-walks his foster sister…and is way better behaved than she is as well!!

Harry loves cheese, big piles of soft pillows and getting butt scratches.  If his foster mom is not available for those, he knows that he can go outside and the patio table is just tall enough for him to crawl under and reach that “spot”.

Harry knows basic commands, is great on a leash, is house trained and gets along with kids, dogs and even cats.  Please open your heart to this amazing senior dog.  He will keep you laughing and make you oh so happy. Call Pet Helpers today or visit our website to see all of our adoptable pets. Can’t adopt? Consider donating to Dixie’s Fund to helper senior dogs like Harry.

Harry the dog
Support Dixie’s Fund at the Oyster Roast

If you’re looking for something fun to do on St. Patrick’s Day, and support Dixie’s Fund for dogs like Gregory, please join us at the Pet Helpers Oyster Roast at the Bus Shed located downtown at the Visitors Center.  Join us for a night of drinks, oysters and prizes as you celebrate the lives we save every day to the Shakin’ Martini’s Band!

We promise a night of shenanigans with a puppy kissing booth, silent auction items from local businesses, and a spin on the Wheel of Furrtune!  Your thirty dollar ticket provides you with unlimited oysters, hot dogs, chili, two drink tickets and a good time!   A portion of food truck sales will be going directly to our animals! Come enjoy a fantastic night while raising funds for Dixie’s Fund.

The fun starts at 6:30 pm on Friday, March 17th.  Buy your tickets NOW or come by Pet Helpers to purchase your ticket in person and visit some of our amazing animals waiting for a home.

Gregory the dog
We fought for Gregory’s life

Gregory is alive today because of the donations received through Dixie’s Fund and the immediate care, given by our medical team, through our Spay/Neuter Clinic.

As you might remember, Gregory came to us with one of the worst cases of heartworm our veterinarians have ever seen. His body was fighting a very hard battle with a small chance of survival.  We fought for his life, with your support, and he wouldn’t be here today without expert medical care and your donations.

Dixie’s Fund, our emergency medical fund, provides immediate medical care for dogs like Gregory.  He is still healing, in a wonderful foster home, and receiving hundreds of dollars of medical care a month to continue to help him thrive.  Your donations allow us to care for animals just like Gregory who just need us to give them a fighting chance to survive. Save a Life, Donate to Dixie’s Fund Today!

Twisted Cypress crew and donations.
Twisted Cypress crew and donations.
Thank you for all your food donations

Pet Helpers would like to send out a HUGE thank you to all who joined us at Cypress Brewing and Coffee Haus Friday night. The massive number of dry dog and cat food donations is very much appreciated!

Want an easy way to help your local community? Start your own food drive to help us support our animals and the animals that benefit from our Community Pet Food Bank.

For more information on how to set up a food drive contact Kendall, Community Outreach and Volunteer Manager at or visit our website for more ideas to support the animals at Pet Helpers. Please bring your donated dry dog and cat food to 1447 Folly Road or make a donation at

Catherine Forester is the Pet Helpers Correspondent for the Bugle. She is the Marketing and Graphics Manager at Pet Helpers.

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