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Monterey County Nonprofit Max’s Helping Paws Gives Holiday Hope to Families Who Can’t Afford Treatment for Pets Who Become Ill

To Heather, her dog Trigger is more than a companion, he’s her “gift from God” and a certified Emotional Support Animal (E.S.A). But even more than that, he’s a member of her family along with her husband and three kids.

Del Rey Oaks, CA, December 23, 2018 — To Heather, her dog Trigger is more than a companion, he’s her “gift from God” and a certified Emotional Support Animal (E.S.A). But even more than that, he’s a member of her family along with her husband and three kids.

Heather is a U.S. Navy veteran, a former mineman used to dealing with high explosives, and suffers from PTSD. Trigger helps her deal with everyday life as a PTSD sufferer. So when Trigger fell ill, with blood and vomiting, he was diagnosed with a multitude of conditions that needed to be addressed right away, Heather’s heart sank.

Heather and her family were faced with a very difficult decision. The family was not able to afford the necessary medical treatment for Trigger. Without treatment and surgery, he would surely die.

“It’s hard to imagine that you could lose a member of your family over not being able to afford a simple test that we as humans take for granted,” said Heather. “I couldn’t imagine what my life would be like if I didn’t have him in my life.”

Luckily, Pet Specialists of Monterey, one of 20 partners, graciously arranged to have Trigger receive assistance from Max’s Helping Paws Foundation (MHPF). Max’s Helping Paws Foundation is a Monterey County-based animal welfare organization that has actively given back to the community by helping more than 100 senior, low-income, veteran, disabled, disadvantaged and in-need responsible pet owners in the past 18 months.

Since its inception in mid-2017 it has awarded $75,000 in financial assistance to those needing it. Max’s Helping Paws is a financial lifeline for those desperate to save their dogs and cats from unexpected circumstance.

“We cannot express how much we appreciate all those that chipped in and came together to help him and us,” said Heather about Trigger’s last-minute reprieve. “I am so grateful for all the help we received. There was a point where I really felt we may have to say goodbye to Trigger. When I count my blessings at night, Max’s is at the top of the list.”

Today, Trigger is continuing a smooth and steady recovery. His gastro-intestinal complications have almost completely resolved and his skin improved just in a few days of medication. Trigger is also back to climbing up on his owners bed to snuggle with his best friend, the family’s 8-month-old son Wesley and even getting back into the habit of begging for a ride in the car when he hears anyone grab the car keys.”

But other dogs and cats may not be so lucky, their owners are constantly faced with decisions that no pet owner wants to face.

“These are my babies, I don’t have kids. I think about their own happiness before my own. I’d go homeless before I’d get rid of her,” said one, Sarah. “We wouldn’t amputate his arm — he’s so young. I considered putting him up for adoption,” said another.

“To see pets suffer, or to see pet owners consider euthanasia or surrender because of financial circumstance is heartbreaking,” said Dyana Klein, executive director and co-founder of Max’s Helping Paws Foundation with her husband, a veterinary internist. “With your help, we can keep families together and keep giving deserving Monterey County pets an incredible gift.”

This year, Max’s is also part of Monterey County Gives fundraising campaign.

For every dollar given to Max’s Helping Paws through MC Gives!, a prorated match is applied to the first $75,000 the organization raises during the MC Gives! campaign, which runs through Dec. 31. And every dollar counts:

>$100 can provide medications for a pet in need.

>$300 can pay for critical blood/lab work.

>$500 can pay for biopsies and diagnostics to determine if a pet has a chance.

>$1,000 can provide initial treatment of chronic illnesses, including diabetes, Cushing’s, Addison’s, asthma and some cancers.

>$2,000 can provide a life-saving amputation or surgery.

A generous donation to Max’s through MC Gives! allows Max’s to continue to help families from having to make difficult decisions and save their pets from an awful fate.

To donate, go to the MC Gives! website at www.montereycountygives.com/PAWS. To be accepted as part of Monterey County Gives!, all checks from donors must be made payable to CFMC/MCGives!, and include instructions that it is a donation for Max’s Helping Paws Foundation, either in the memo line or on a separate piece of paper.

About Max’s Helping Paws Foundation

Maximillian was co-founder Dyana Klein’s 14-year old Miniature Pinscher, who passed away on May 27, 2016, from a rare kidney cancer. While grieving the loss, she and her husband found comfort in knowing they did everything medically possible to try to save Max’s life, though ultimately the war was lost. What they realized was just how important it was to know that no stone was left unturned, and they imagined the guilt and heartbreak for those who might have to allow their pets to suffer, or may need to euthanize or surrender them because of financial circumstances. Wanting to do something meaningful, and honor Max’s memory in a way that would help them heal while helping others, Max’s Helping Paws was born. Max’s Helping Paws provides a financial lifeline for responsible Monterey County pet owners with a pet in a health crisis.ll


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455



Denver, CO (November 16, 2010) – Poo Free Parks™, a privately-held company providing environmentally- and socially-responsible pet waste supplies and services to cities and municipalities, announces a partnership with PETCO as sponsor of the Poo Free Parks™ program. The public-private partnership program is the first-of-its-kind — offering eco-friendly dog waste supplies and services to local communities at no cost to the municipalities or taxpayers and funded through cause-marketing efforts by like-minded businesses and organizations. The City of Glendale and South Suburban Park and Recreation District, both located in the Denver Metro Area, will be the first organizations to utilize the full suite of Poo Free Parks’™ services, sponsored by PETCO and a Denver-based non-profit organization, The Greenway Foundation. The service includes the installation, supply and upkeep of waste bag dispensers made from 100 percent recyclable aluminum. The dispensers are maintained by crews driving hybrid vehicles, and are filled with 100 percent biodegradable bags, designed to naturally deteriorate within 18 months.

“Poo Free Parks™ is an environmentally responsible, community-based, nationwide program addressing the important issue of dog waste in our city and suburban parks and along waterways,” says Poo Free Parks™ founder and president, Bill Airy. “The program addresses several important environmental and civic issues,” says Airy: “helps to clean up parks, waterways and walkways; improves water quality in our rivers, streams and lakes; reduces the amount of harmful plastics in our landfills and oceans; saves city and taxpayer dollars by delegating pet waste tasks to a private entity; and offers employment opportunities to heavily disadvantaged members of the community. Most importantly,” Airy continues, “our program proves that doing business in an environmentally- and socially-responsible manner can be profitable and contribute to lowering the budgetary burdens of our governmental agencies while creating opportunities for corporate sponsors and the general public to be aligned with important causes.”

As the program’s initial corporate sponsor, PETCO will help offset the cost of the program for participating organizations. “Poo Free Parks™ is making such a positive movement in keeping community parks and waterways free of plastic and pet waste,” said Greg Seremetis, vice president of marketing, PETCO. “PETCO is excited be part of something on the ground level that is poised to grow exponentially and have a dramatic impact on keeping our parks clean for pets and their parents to enjoy.”

Through the public-private partnerships with the City of Glendale and South Suburban Park and Recreation District, Poo Free Parks™ has installed and will maintain a minimum of 100 pet waste bag dispensers and thousands of biodegradable bags throughout community parks at no cost to taxpayers – resulting in more than $25,000 in supplies and additional maintenance fees, which the communities will receive as part of the service agreement.

“Our long-range plan developed by residents encourages us to find more ways to be green. Without this partnership, we couldn’t afford to switch over to biodegradable bags,” said David Lorenz, executive director for South Suburban.

“The Poo Free Parks™ program is providing an invaluable service to our residents and will certainly have a positive impact on our budget and resources,” says Larry Harte, mayor of the City of Glendale. “We are thrilled to be involved with a company who has a passion for keeping parks clean, and a program that will greatly benefit our community and the environment.”

In addition to the contract with the City of Glendale and South Suburban, the City and County of Denver has purchased, and is currently using, the eco-friendly dispensers and biodegradable bags provided by Poo Free Parks™. Airy plans to expand the program outside of Colorado to other markets across the country.

About Poo Free Parks™

Poo Free Parks™ is a Denver-based, privately-held company providing eco-friendly pet waste services and materials. The company is dedicated to keeping parks and waterways clean and beautiful in an environmentally-, fiscally- and socially-responsible manner, providing employment opportunities to heavily disadvantaged members of the community and bringing value and recognition to sponsorship partners. For more information, please visit: www.PooFreeParks.com


PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. We operate more than 1,000 stores in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at www.petco.com . Our nonprofit organization, The PETCO Foundation, has raised nearly $70 million since its inception in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support approximately 6,500 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 200,000 adoptable animals every year.

Contact: Aimee Miller
Aimee Miller Marketing & Communications

Contact: Mia West
West P.R.

Healthy Golden Retriever Dogs

Nairobi, Kenya, 11.07.2010 – Golden Retriever Dogs may look cute and innocent, but without the proper house training, he can become quite a nuisance. When you adopt a dog, start training him early to go to the bathroom outside and not on your carpet. Golden retrievers are smart and obedient dogs, so with consistency, house training can be easy. Once your dog has a clean bill of health, start the lessons. When dogs are very young, they don’t have the ability to hold their urine and bowel movements. A dog is one of the best family pets because of their friendliness and loyalty to the owners.

Regarding Golden retriever potty training, pick a spot for your dog to relieve himself. Wherever you train your dog to go to the bathroom, keep it consistent. Golden retrievers are creatures of habit and will be more successful if you keep the routine the same.

Golden retrievers do not like publicity when attending to their needs thus their privacy should be enhanced at all costs. Ensure that the place has got some dirt or grass to help it clean itself after the whole process to avoid embarrassing smell. Clean the place using water and vinegar or any other detergent to remove the smell.

Grooming golden retriever dogs is an interesting process and that all areas should get attention – teeth, nails, eyes, ears as well as skin and cleaned in the appropriate way. The first thing is to get all the necessary equipment. One of the golden rules in this regard is never shave a golden retriever. Their heavy coat keeps the dog safe from effects of extreme heat and cold.

Bathe him with a good quality shampoo and brush the teeth. Pay close attention to the eyes and ears, removing all build-up of particles to avoid occurrence of bacteria. Grooming the dog will also include clipping of nails at least once every week to prevent them from twisting.

Golden Retriever Kennels are always supposed to be kept clean. Before putting your dog in Golden Retriever kennels, you should also consider enough space is there. They are mandatory for all Golden Retriever Kennels since the dogs need to be immunized and regularly checked for pests and diseases. If by any chance you need to breed the dogs, you should ensure that you build your Golden Retriever kennels in a location where you are sure of getting a breeder.

About GoldenRetrieverDogs.net

GoldenRetrieverDogs.net gives you a complete idea about concern and care that you have to provide for GoldenRetrieverDogs and the ways to make your dog happy. Detailed information about various ways of training and maintenance of GoldenRetrieverDogs can be obtained from this website.

For more information visit: www.goldenretrieverdogs.net

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Kenyatta Avenue
Nairobi, Kenya
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