Valentine’s Day raffle to benefit homeless dogs

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Valentine’s Day, a holiday to show our love for others. What better way to show love, than to help some homeless dogs continue to get the care and boarding while they wait to get adopted? Animal Coalition Unlimited, located in Oregon, has taken in many hard to place dogs; dogs with behavioral issues, and those with special needs. However, these issues do not deter the Coalition from doing their best to keep these dogs in a safe environment and trying  to find the best home for them; often not an easy feat.

Animal Coalition Unlimited does not adopt their dogs out on a first come, first serve basis but on the philosophy of finding the most fitting home for each dog. One of the dogs currently under the care of the coalition is Tylee. She is a one-year old Staffordshire/Dogo Argentino mix who displays symptoms of what would be considered Autism in humans.

Although she is a sweet dog, she is completely disconnected from everything outside her own little world. Loud noises, out of ordinary routines, unusual types of dressing/appearances upset her easily. When Tylee was just eight weeks old, she was just like any other puppy; a soft, squirming bundle of fur with a sparkle in her eyes. At that time her future seemed bright. However, over time the sparkle in her eyes diminished, and her abnormal behavior started showing when she was about 16 weeks old. The challenges seemed to increase significantly right after she turned 6 months old.

However, Animal Coalition Unlimited is not going to give up on Tylee or have her put down like many others have suggested. She, along with many other hard to adopt dogs are still under the care of the Coalition.  Most need continued boarding and veterinary care. All of this adds up.

To help offset expenses for Tylee and many other special dogs, the Animal Coalition Unlimited is holding a Valentine’s Day Raffle starting February tenth and ending on February 19th. They are offering some amazing prizes from various sponsors.

Petcurean, Dee Dog Delectables, Ollie’s Love Blanket, Tales4Tails, & Justyne Moore are raffling their signature products at this Valentine’s Raffle.

The Grand Prize is provided by Petcurean; offering three vouchers for their newest organic pet food called “Gather.” Link:

Second Prize: a 14″ x 14″ original & signed canvas printed “Wallie Bear” by Justyne Moore. Value: $120

Third  Prize: “The essential pet package” by an anonymous donor. This package, includes a cute yellow cab cuddler bed, a matching set RC Pets product leash & collar (small/medium size), and 4 bags of dog treats. Value: $110

Fourth Prize :  MooPeepOink Large Deluxe Gift Box Combo by Dee Dog Delectables. Value: $80

Fifth Prize:  Signature Ollie’s Love Blanket pet care: One (45″ x 48″) large Handmade knotted ties blanket, a toy & a bag of dog treats. Value: $80

BONUS Prize: Signed Books & DVD by award winning author & film producer Denise Carey-Costa of Tales4Tails. This special package will go to the person who purchase the most tickets but didn’t get any of the 5 raffle’s prizes.

Other great prizes include:

Authentic Swarovski Terzio Black Unisex Bracelet by an anonymous donor

Cute “Bring a new puppy home” package by Triple One Fund. Link:

All proceeds will benefit the animals cared for by Animal Coalition Unlimited. This fundraiser will fund the boarding, veterinary, and other ongoing everyday expenses for Tylee and some other hard-to-place dogs that Animal Coalition Unlimited currently cares for.

With just $10 a ticket, you will get a chance to win one of the five awesome prizes. There is a Bonus prize; which will automatically go to the person who buys the most tickets and didn’t win any of the five prizes.

Link to purchase your ticket:

Tips: Please include your mailing address with your ticket purchases.

To see updates & result regarding this event, please join the following Facebook group:

“Who ever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never owned a dog.”




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