Don’t forget to set the Amazon App on your phone to support the Pomeranian Club of Central Virginia
Don’t forget to set the Amazon App on your phone to support the Pomeranian Club of Central Virginia
The Pomeranian Club of Central Virginia (PCCV) is a small, 501(c)(3), nonprofit based in Richmond that serves Virginia and the surrounding states. Our funding is 100% donation based and primarily provides care for our seniors and special needs rescues. These rescues tend to be with us long term because it is harder to find them fur-ever homes.
We are asking for donations of items that can be used in both an auction in December and raffle in January. Items do not need to be dog specific and can include household goods, jewelry, handmade items, gift cards, or any item that can be shipped or transported. It doesn’t matter how big or small, we combine items into baskets for the raffle. Donations are tax deductible.
All donors will receive recognition and a link to their business (website, Etsy/Ebay/Poshmark store, Marketplace profile, etc.) on our Facebook Page and will be added to our website (PomeranianVirginia.org). Additionally, each of our clubs’ officers (and many of our members) will share your store info on their pages as well. Our reach is over 10,000 friends worldwide with a very large percentage of those being in the dog world as breeders, rescuers, agility, confirmation, and obedience participants, and just dog lovers in general.
Our auction is slated for the first week of December and the raffle is on January 12 in Fredericksburg. We would like items to be received by Thanksgiving or Christmas respectively to allow time for preparation and marketing.
Contacting us at 804.410.4493 or via our Facebook page Messenger/Chat.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Our annual fundraising raffle is only two short months away. The raffle is held during the Celebrate Virginia Cluster in Fredericksburg, VA. This year it falls on January 12.
We had such a good response pre-selling tickets for people unable to attend, that we will be doing that again this year. Last years winners were in Maryland and West Virginia!
This year is going to be very exciting! We have a wonderful group of small business owners donating items for the raffle and it is definitely going to be our biggest and best raffle ever!! Start saving for tickets now (I know I am)!
In the upcoming weeks I will be posting links to our generous benefactors store fronts on Etsy or their website. I implore you to please check out their stores while you are Christmas shopping this year. Take a moment to let them know in the comments during check out that you found them through the Virginia Pom Club so they know how much we all appreciate their donations.
If you have something you would like to donate to the raffle, please contact us via Facebook or through the links on our site. It does not have to be Pomeranian or even dog related! It can be new, vintage, big or small! We will be combining items into baskets.
As always, thank you for your continued support. Your generosity throughout the past years have allowed us to rescue many dogs that had special needs that may not have found homes otherwise.
Before you pass judgement on a rescue that you perceive as “picking and choosing” only to take “cute & quickly adoptable” dogs, please read the following and reconsider your judgments.
Recently there was an abused and neglected Pom that was taken in by a rescue who unfortunately, despite heroic efforts, weren’t able to save his life, but were able to provide him with more love than he’s ever known in his short life. It takes extraordinary people to be able to provide these dogs love and care knowing that you are probably the last person that will have the opportunity to befriend these precious Poms. While it is fulfilling, it is also emotionally taxing and no one should feel guilty for not being able to open up their home and hearts to severely ill animals that demand around the clock or hospice care.
That being said, some of the comments hit a little too close to home for me. They were not made with the intention of being negative, but they hurt just the same.
The comments made were worded differently, but all carried the same message. The sentiment was that rescues that “pick and choose” the dogs they receive by avoiding sick dogs or only taking in “cute, quickly adopted” dogs were terrible and run by horrible people. It was borderline offensive to me, but basically just hurt my feelings. Not just on my behalf, but on behalf of the other fosters in my group or other groups in similar situations to ours.
Our group, and me specifically as Rescue Chair, have the unenviable task of deciding which Poms we can take into our rescue program at any given time. Every time I have to say “No”, it is not done lightly. I understand that my decision may have negative consequences.
While our rescue program has grown these past 5 years and is now a 501C(3), it is still extremely small. We have 2 “full time” fosters that always have a few in their care, and just a couple “part time” fosters who will occasionally take a foster, but not on a regular or consistent basis. We live in cities with limits on how many animals we can have at a given time (in my case it is 5) and we run at the max allowed. Our annual budget is less than $3,000 and any special care has to be paid for by fundraising which we are constantly doing and always trying to come up with new ways to increase our “medical cost kitty”. Adoption fees seldom cover the actual costs incurred. We pay out of our personal pockets for food (even special diets), treats, toys, shampoo, vitamins, grooming, gas, and anything else not veterinarian related unless it is donated or sent from our Amazon Wish List. It is a full time passion on top of the full time jobs we already work.
Even with these limitations, we have taken HW positive Poms, puppy mill Poms, Poms with congestive heart failure, collapsing tracheas, broken legs, diabetes, luxating patella’s, blind, deaf, missing a jaw (he’s been with me for 2 years now), and even a paralyzed pom in a wheelchair. We can’t do them all at once and we can’t take them all the time, but when we can, we do! And every time we do take a special needs or senior pom, we have to consider if we are the best resource for this pom? Or is there another organization that can better handle their needs? Will this most likely be a long term foster? If so, how many Poms are we going to have to turn away because we simply do not have the space to foster another legally? The only absolute rule we have when taking in fosters is that we will not take any Pom that has bitten or shown unnecessary aggression. We don’t have the resources or capabilities to take them on.
So again, before you pass judgment on rescues that say “No” to certain poms, please consider their reasons. If you’d like them to be able to say “Yes” more often, consider becoming a foster home or donating to their medical fund. We have one donor that setup automatic PayPal donations for $5.00 every month. You may not think that is much, but her donation covers the cost of a little one receiving HeartWorm and Flea Prevention meds every month!
Yikes! Here’s today’s vet bill! I’m afraid we are going to have to curtail our rescue activities until we can pay this off. We still have 2 more dogs from the Madison Heights 9 to get neutered and have a dental.
Check out our shop on our Facebook page for Pomeranian and Rescue themed jewelry! All proceeds go to support our rescues.
Every $1.00 is appreciated!!
Our vet is Hilliard Road Veterinary Hospital, 3008 Hilliard Rd, Richmond, VA 23228 if you would rather make donations directly to them on our behalf. They will also take credit cards over the phone.
If you are in the Richmond, VA area and interested in being a foster parent for a Pom in need, please email Krystyna Lineberry using our gmail account, PCCV.Inc or message on Facebook.
We are receiving a total of 13 Poms this coming week and are in need of caring homes for them while they are vetted and waiting for their Fur-ever homes.
1) Foster parents get first dibs for adoption as well as the option of a payment plan!
2) Foster parents are given all supplies needed to care for their foster dog if needed.
3) Foster parents receive support and advice when needed.
1) Provide a temporary, safe and loving home ranging anywhere from a few days to several months as we find the perfect home for the animal.
2) Help break bad habits using positive re-enforcement as well as train those with minimal or no training at all to help place them in a loving home.
3) To speak with and show a dog to a potential adopter. Meeting place can be elsewhere if you’re not comfortable showing at your home.
4) Are open to home inspection while fostering.
5) To take to a designated vet for on-going medical treatment like vaccinations, dental or other medical needs. Our vet is located off Staples Mill Road, but it is possible to use a personal vet if they are willing to offer discounted services for a rescue.
6) Notify us immediately in the event the dog is sick or lost.
Updated 1/15/2018 – Last night Ashton had to be taken to the emergency vet after enduring an hour long seizure. Sadly, he is no longer with us.
We have tried liquifying wet food and syringe feeding while supplementing with nutrical along with Prednisone to help stimulate his appetite. Our little guy is still only at 3.02 lbs.
Ashton was found as a stray and brought to the Peninsula Animal Shelter. With the shelter full of dogs being surrendered and abandoned to make room for new Christmas puppies, Ashton was placed on the euthanasia list. We were contacted and asked if we could take him so his life could be spared.
He is believed to be between 8-10 years old, has a heart murmur, and is dangerously thin with no appetite to boot. If his owners were known, abuse charges would be filed, that’s how thin he is. He barely registers 3 pounds and every bone in his body protrudes. He shivers constantly and is being kept in sweaters and wrapped up in blankets to maintain his body temperature. In spite of this, he is fiesty and likes to explore when given the chance.
We started him on prednisone to help stimulate his appetite as nothing we tried would work. As of today we have administered Entyce and are switching to a liquid diet (Rebound) to help him get the nutrients he so desperately needs. Our goal is to get him to 4 pounds so he can be more safely anesthetized to proceed with the dental. His teeth are quite horrid and could very well be causing him too much pain when he tries to eat.
If you’d like to contribute to his medical care and special food (Royal Canin Recovery and Rebound), please copy and paste this link: PayPal.me/Pomeranian
We added the Rebound liquid diet and some warm jammies to our Amazon Wish List for him (it’s in the 20’s here right now and he has zero body fat and very thin fur).
The Peninsula Animal Regional Shelter in Newport News is full has reached out for a pom they have in their care. William is estimated to be 10 years old, has a heart murmur, and is on the euthanasia list. He has won the staffs hearts which has bought him a day, but his time is running out so we agreed to take him.
He was brought in by animal control as a stray and was skinny, dehydrated, and suffering from a severe flea infestation. He is believed to be housebroken, he will not mess in his kennel, he waits to go outside. They have him in a steel crate now, and he just lays on the bed. He was tested with dogs and cats and passed. He is a pretty chill old man.
He will need to be neutered and have a dental, if you can help contribute towards his surgical costs, or would like to otherwise sponsor his care, or subsidize his adoption fee, please click here, PAYPAL.
We have also added some Oatmeal and Aloe shampoo to our Amazon Wish List to help heal his skin from the flea infestation.
We still have 2018 Calendars for sale. The proceeds go towards funding care for our rescues as well and they make great stocking stuffers!!
If you would be interested in adopting any of our rescues, please read our Adoption Process page and contact us! Sign up to receive emails when new posts are added and follow us on Facebook!!