Event in Memory of Vonnie Harris and For the Love of Senior Animals
For the 6th year in a row, you can donate dog supplies at Fang! Pet & Garden Supply (and our sister stores) for seniors. The store is a donation site for Jake n’ Max’s Boxes of Love and the decorated boxes are filling up!
This event is a tribute to the unwavering love of two beloved senior dogs and the drive collects donations of everything from cozy comforts for seniors, supplements for older guys, toys and any item that can brighten the lives of sweet adoptable animals at Animal Aid that need a little extra help and love. Animal Aid’s heartstring animals are featured in this campaign.
The campaign runs through Feb. 14 and you can donate dog supplies anytime! In year’s past, we’ve delivered nearly a carload from each store with donations of beds, food, treats, and supplies thanks to our generous customers!
This is also a very special event as we’re remembering our friend and colleague Vonnie Harris, the mastermind, behind Jake n’ Max’s Boxes. Vonnie passed away in 2018 and we miss her. A tribute was written last October.
“Vonnie Harris and her sister Viki created Jake ‘n Max’s Boxes of Love as a tribute to their beloved Labs, Jake and Max. The pair worked tirelessly to help “oldsters” by collecting gear and goods for senior pets each year. The project required finding partner businesses to serve as donation sites, decorating large boxes to contain donations (in later years the pair invited local seniors to participate in this), collecting and finally delivering donated goods to the beneficiaries — rescues serving senior pets.
We carry on Jake ‘n Max’s Boxes of Love out of gratitude for Vonnie and Viki’s care and service, and to honor Vonnie, who passed peacefully October 29.
For the love of senior pets . . . for the love of uplifting others . . . for the love of Vonnie.”
All three stores offered an opportunity to have memorable pet photos taken with Santa in December and the donations benefitted The Pongo Fund. We want to update folks on our donation!
Thank you all for coming out. Thanks to you, we’ve raised over $6,000 for The Pongo Fund. Here at Fang! Pet & Garden Supply we raised $2,662. Overall across all three stores, we snapped pics with 140 animals including a few cats and a chicken.
Thank you also to all our vendors that donated product for our wonderful goodie bags that we sent home with all those that participated.
“First off we would like to thank our friends at Ginger Beds for once again donating 3 of their beds to our raffle. Ginger Bed’s are locally made and we loving having them at our stores.”
As a reminder, The Pongo Fund is Oregon’s only full-time charity focused on fighting animal hunger. They work tirelessly to reduce shelter populations and keep families together by providing emergency pet food assistance to anyone in honest need.
The donations went to help The Pongo Fund’s Mobile Animal Hospital that provides free lifesaving care for hundreds of animals each year thanks to a network of dedicated veterinarians and medical professionals. And of course, the donations will also help the community overall.
Go behind the scenes with us! This is from our Salty’s Pet Supply shoot.
Please leave a comment about the reaction you got when you posted your cute pic! Thank you for coming out!
Just getting our pictures w/Santa event kicked off! Please join us and Santa!
Meet Shasta – our May Customer of the Month! Fang! nominated Shasta because she has a sweet spirit and soulful eyes… We nominated her for our May spotlight because everyone would feel that joy.
Enjoy this brief interview with Shasta’s pet parents! What a cutie and 14!
What is your name? Lisa Serrano
What is the name of your pet? Shasta
What breed is your pet? Shepherd mix
How old is your pet? 14 years old
What do they do that makes you laugh? Greets everyone! Scavenges.
What is their favorite treat?Favorite pastime? Yak Chew. Eating treats out of toys!
What activity do you enjoy the most with your pet? Massage!
What silly name do you call your pet when no one is around?Bug-a-Boo
What has your pet taught you? Patience
Where does your pet sleep? On or next to the bed
Lastly, what is most precious about your relationship? First dog. 14 years of lots of life and transitions together.
Santa and Shasta!
Our 2018 calendar
Any pets featured as a Customer of the Month will be automatically added to a new calendar we’re debuting THIS year. If you would like to be featured, any of the staff at Fang! Pet & Garden Supply can connect you with the form to fill out or please email our store manager at email@example.com.
In celebration of Arbor Day this month, Fang! will be selling raffle tickets from March 26th until April 26th to benefit Oregon Wild and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. In light of the recent wildfires in the Columbia Gorge, we wanted to recognize our wildlife and the wilderness as this beauty and solitude is what makes where we live so special. And those that work so fiercely to protect it. Keeping our lands pristine is the highest priority.
Oregon Wild was founded in 1974, and has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon’s most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Bull Run/Little Sandy watersheds (to safeguard the quality of Portland’s water supply) and almost 1,800 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers.
In addition to Oregon Wild, the Wildland Firefighter Foundation will benefit from the event. Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s main focus is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families. The Foundation came together as a group of volunteers in 1994, shortly after the Storm King tragedy.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and their donations!
Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care.
When Is Arbor Day?
For many years, Arbor Day was celebrated on April 22, J. Sterling Morton’s birthday. Today, National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April. All fifty states, Puerto Rico, and some U.S. territories have passed legislation adopting Arbor Day, which is celebrated on a date appropriate for tree planting in their region. Visit arborday.org to learn when Arbor Day is celebrated in your state
More about the Raffle:
Fang! will be selling raffle tickets from March 26th until April 26th to benefit Oregon Wild and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.
Cost: Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.
Prizes: Mounted houseplants, trees, shrubs, soil, gift certificates and more! Winners will be announced on Arbor Day, April 27th.
Who Benefits: Oregon has seen a devastating number of wildfires this year. Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians. Wildland Firefighter Foundation‘s main focus is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families.
We love Bowie! Why was Bowie nominated for March? “It’s so much fun to see how much he’s grown since the first time he visited us at Fang! He had to be a Spotlight because he stole our hearts,” according to Fang and Feather’s owner, Nancy Fedelem. We asked Anna (pet parent) to tell us a little about Bowie.
What is your name? Bowie
What is the name of your pet? Anna Heston
What breed is your pet? Boston Terrier
How old is your pet? 4 months
What do they do that makes you laugh? He snores like a pig
What is their favorite treat?Beef Trachea
What activity do you enjoy the most with your pet? Playing with Bowie
What silly name do you call your pet when no one is around?Bo Bo
What has your pet taught you? That dogs are babies
Where does your pet sleep? Pup bed in living room, cuz he snores
Lastly, what is most precious about your relationship? That I’m a dog mom too
Our 2018 calendar
Any pets featured as a Customer of the Month will be automatically added to a new calendar we’re debuting THIS year. If you would like to be featured, any of the staff at Fang & Feather can connect you with the form to fill out or please email our store manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Photos with Santa is back in November! Did you miss last year’s event? We’re already planning for the holiday season so we wanted to make sure you had dates well in advance for this photo shoot.
Fang will be offering fun and memorable pet photos with a jolly and pet-friendly Santa Claus. Owners will receive a high-resolution digital copy of their image to print at their convenience, be entered into a raffle and be given a special treat. The digital photo can be used on any social media platforms. Please remember to tag us!
The first 40 people will also take home a goodie bag. We look forward to seeing you!
We will be asking for a minimum of $15 donation per pet, which will benefit The Pongo Fund.
Don’t forget to follow these tips from Dog Mom Days before you bring your dog to the store for their photo shoot!
Prepare and bring high-value treats
Make sure your dog is good with people (at least Santa!)
Groom and Bathe your pup!
Items to Bring: Bottle of water for you and your dog!
Portland Christmas Trees Available!
Fang is thrilled to host North Portland Christmas Trees in the back lot again this year. Please support this wonderful tradition and your local community by purchasing your holiday tree from the Manun family. The Maunu family has been selling Christmas trees for many years. They started in the 60’s on the front lawn of a North Portland neighborhood. Very little has changed over the years. When you come to the lot, you’ll meet the family. You will be remembered year after year. You will get a great deal for your tree too!
What! There is more?
In addition to Santa Pics, help us raise funds for the Pongo Fund throughout the holiday season -starting on November 18.
Buy a holiday ornament for $6, $16, or $26 and we will fill our windows with all the joy of the season honoring your pet and family. In return, you’ll go home with a tasty treat for your dog or cat. The funds will help fight animal hunger, The Pongo Fund’s mission. Never heard of them? Here is a little background:
The Pongo Fund is Oregon’s only full-time charity focused on fighting animal hunger. Because hungry people have hungry pets. We work tirelessly to reduce shelter populations and keep families together by providing emergency pet food assistance to anyone in honest need. Protecting beloved family pets from the suffering, starvation, surrender, abandonment or worse, when a lack of food, but not a lack of love, is their only enemy.