Posts Tagged ‘animal shelter donation’


photo courtesy of http://www.doggles.com

Riley – one of le•top’s “puppy crew” – is growing up!  His ‘mommy’ Marilyn, one of our extraordinary employees, fostered him when he was just a wee little pup. She fell so hard for him that she just couldn’t send him out for adoption… and, to be quite honest, we admit to nudging her to keep him!   He was a 9 pound pup when he first came to our office in January, and now, at 8 months young he is weighing in at 60 pounds!!! 

Riley GogglesMarilyn is a volunteer at the Martinez Animal Shelter and has made a troop of great friends (both the four- and two- legged variety!)  Marilyn told her shelter manager Cindy how Riley loves to ‘swim’ and run through tall prickly grass.  On one of these “field trips” Riley ended up with foxtails stuck around his eyes!  Cindy received a pair of Doggles  (doggy goggles) as a donation to the shelter and immediately thought of Riley!

Marilyn captured a photo at home of Riley wearing his new shades and brought it in to share with us.  We thought you would love a ‘puppy chuckle’ seeing this wacky picture of Riley in his Doggles!

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Personalized Gifts with Dog Biscuit Recipes for Fresh Breath, Fleas Be-Gone and more

Our loyal readers should know by now just how much we love dogs at le•top – so we can’t help but share our cute dog stories with you.  Dogs have always inspired us!  At this time of the year check out our puppy, please! collection while we share puppy celebrations that bring smiles to our faces.

Sylvia, our EDI expert, is mommy to a rambunctious 1 year old black lab named Cosmo…as in Kramer from the Seinfeld show. (déjà vu)  Cosmo was a rescue dog, and Sylvia was 1 of 7 chosen hand picked mommies from over 100 applicants that vied for the chance to adopt Cosmo, his brothers and sisters, and his “biological” mom.  This group of chosen mommies, and the foster mom who rescued the matriarch and her 5 day old pups, have banded together – creating a magical extended family.  They have become so close and are so touched by these pups’ story that they find it hard to separate these lucky dogs for too long.

Every three months these special owners bring the dogs back together for a “play date” of sorts.  This quarter they commemorated the pups’ first birthday – and they truly celebrated in style!  Sylvia baked custom cookies for each of the dogs, inscribed their name in doggie-safe frosting, and brought birthday hats for all the dogs to wear.  It was, needless to say, quite a fun birthday party.  By the time Sylvia got home, Cosmo was pooped!  He walked into the house and immediately passed out on the floor….What a fun day!
If you live in the SF Bay Area and are interested in donating, fostering or adopting an animal please check out the The Milo Foundation in San Rafael, CA. They found a happy home for Cosmo and his family.
Cosmos Photos

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