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Dinner Party at Thunderbird Estates Raises $15,875 and Sixty New Friends for Pet Rescue Center

Dinner Party at Thunderbird Estates Raises $15,875 and Sixty New Friends for Pet Rescue Center

Chuck Bennett and Suzanne Matthews hosted a dinner party for sixty guests in Thunderbird Estates to help raise awareness and funds for the life-saving work of The Pet Rescue Center. To say it was a a success is an understatement.

We are so grateful for the generosity and love demonstrated by Chuck and Suzanne and all the guests. Together they raised $15,875 – all going to save more lives.

We are able to continue saving lives of helpless dogs only because of people like them.

Whenever PRC holds fundraisers to keep our mission going, we naturally need to spend money on overhead – advertising the event, food, entertainment, etc. Chuck and Suzanne, our bighearted hosts, relieved us of the stress and cost of fundraising.

Here are a few random photos of the event.

Christine Madruga with Chuck Bennett

PRC President Christine Madruga with Chuck Bennett who hosted dinner party at Thunderbird Estates that raised $15,875 for PRC

Chuck Bennett, Anne Schmid, Debbie Simonetti, Christine Madruga, Frances Harder

Chuck Bennett, Anne Schmid, Debbie Simonetti, Christine Madruga, Frances Harder

Co-host Suzanne Matthews, Janine Allen and Lucy Tagmeyer

Co-host Suzanne Matthews, Janine Allen and Lucy Tagmeyer

Chef Barbara Caldwell Phillips who prepared a delicious dinner for dinner party guests.

Save the Date – Nov. 7th, 2016

Save the Date – Nov. 7th, 2016

The Pet Rescue Center’s Dog Day Afternoon Luncheon will be held at the beautiful Mountain View Country Club on November 7th, 2016 – Monday – from 11:30a.m. until 2:00p.m.

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Mountain View Country Club is located at 80375 Pomelo in LaQuinta, CA 92253.

For $125 per person you’ll get a delicious luncheon, fashion show and loads of fun – and most importantly, the knowledge that you’ll be helping support the previously abandoned dogs now awaiting forever homes at The Pet Rescue Center, Inc.

We’ve saved over 10,200 dogs and found them new loving homes. Please help us save more!

Please contact Christine Madruga at a 760-398-7722 or email: PetRescueCenter@gmail.com to reserve your place or purchase tickets using the button below:

Avondale Dog Show Brings in Much Needed Funds – Watch Video of Event

Avondale Dog Show Brings in Much Needed Funds – Watch Video of Event

Avondale’s twelfth annual dog show held April 3 brought in over $27,000 to help cover costs of caring for dogs at PRC awaiting forever homes. Thank you Avondale residents and everyone who attended the show and for your generous donations.

Special thanks Cheryl Clark and Kathi James and the committee for their great job generating funds from the silent auction and selling calendars.

Carol Eddy created this beautiful video of the event. Thank you Carol!

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William Gazecki, shown here in Jack Russel tee shirt, started the Avondale Dog Show and built the Tocoma Humane Society. He attended this year’s show with newly adopted “Sugar” in his arms. He adopted Sugar from PRC just prior to the show. PRC Director Christine Madruga calls him the “King” of The Pet Rescue Center for his long-standing support.

“Dog Bank” Benefits from Golfers and Supporters at Indian Springs Golf Club

“Dog Bank” Benefits from Golfers and Supporters at Indian Springs Golf Club

Twenty one teams of golfers came out to play at Indian Springs Golf Club in Indio at this year’s “Playing Fore the Pets” tournament. GolfTourney1

Thanks to their support and that of Joe Simonds and his staff at the club as well as the businesses and individuals who donated silent auction and raffle items sold at the event, PRC netted $13,865.

Auction items donated by businesses and individuals helped raise funds for PRC

Auction items donated by businesses and individuals helped raise funds for PRC

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Everyone enjoyed the delicious Mexican Buffet from Mitch of Mitch’s of El Paseo! It was a beautiful, fun day of golf and camaraderie.

Of course golf is competitive too. This year’s winning team pictured below: Bud Leedom, David Barnard, Liz Owens and Steve Owens. We look forward to seeing you and your golfing buddies at next year’s Playing Fore the Pets event!
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Call Now to Sign Up for Golf Tournament Benefitting Pets at Pet Rescue Center

Call Now to Sign Up for Golf Tournament Benefitting Pets at Pet Rescue Center


With busy schedules, it helps to plan ahead to do good deeds and have great fun.  So please tell all your friends and neighbors to call or email us now to sign up for this fun-filled day of golf, lunch, auction and raffle items at the four-star rated Indian Springs Golf Club in Indio.

It will begin at 8:00 a.m. on November 21st.  Indian Springs Golf Club is located at 79940 Westward Ho in Indio.

Call Christine Madruga at 760-398-7722 or email PetRescueCenter@gmail to sign up.

It’s just $150 per player and includes a round of golf and lunch.  Tee sponsorships are also available at $100 per hole.

You’ll be supporting dogs awaiting forever families at the Pet Rescue Center while having a fun, relaxing day of golf.PRC Playing for Pets Golf Tournament

 

From Dumpster to Service Dog

From Dumpster to Service Dog

Sesame Street’s Oscar, the Muppet who lives in a trash can, is called Oscar the “grouch”. After all, wouldn’t living in a trash can give you a nasty disposition?  Well, not our Oscar – named for where he was found.  Yep, this sweet little guy pictured cleaning the face of his newly adoptive ‘mom’ was found in a dumpster.  Someone had dumped him in a trash bin in Indian Wells.
 

After being brought to Pet Rescue Center and feeling the love and compassion of our volunteers and trainers, our Oscar trusts humans again.  That’s one of the special differences between dogs and humans (well Muppets too apparently).  Dogs forgive quickly and love unconditionally.
 

When soon-to-be-retired Marine Kelli Sloan came to the Pet Rescue Center looking for a companion service dog to help her readjust to civilian life, Oscar was the ideal fit.  Kelli has significant hearing loss as a result of her ten years in the service.  She instantly fell in love with Oscar and as the picture clearly shows, the feeling was mutual.
 

Kelli has given Oscar a more continental name.  Now he answers to  Henry – pronounced as the French do, “Onre.”