February 20, 2011

Valentine's Sweethearts

These adorable girls are Quinn and Payton Maley of Medfield.  The girls each received $5 as Valentine's gifts and generously decided to donate it to the Medfield Animal Shelter to help homeless pets!  

February 16, 2011

Deerfield Student Raises $2,000 for the Medfield Animal Shelter

Westwood resident and Deerfield Elementary School student, Dylan Perkins, used his 9th birthday as a reason to help the animals at the Medfield Animal Shelter by raising money to help pay for their care.  Instead of gifts, Dylan asked his friends to help him celebrate his birthday by donating money to the shelter to help feed the guinea pigs, cats, bunnies and especially the dogs.  "The dogs are my favorite," said Dylan. "I'm so happy that we could help them to have good food."

Dylan has been volunteering at the shelter with his mom for over two years, helping her feed and care for the dogs on Sunday nights.  Through the generosity of his friends, their parents, and Dylan's own family, Dylan raised over $500 which through a series of "matches" resulted in the shelter receiving over $2,000!  "We're thrilled", said Shelter manager Jane Burchesky.  "We get donations of all kinds but this might be the largest donation we've ever received from someone of that age."

February 9, 2011

Another Before and After Adoption Tale

Tedy, formerly Malcolm, came to the shelter just before Christmas in 2007.  He was a good size puppy,  but not extraordinarily large
Six months after he was adopted, his family sent us this adorable picture.  Clearly he was growing like a weed!  
Here he is at his one year adoption anniversary.

And finally the handsome guy 3 years after being adopted!  He's 110 lbs. and still thinks he is a lap dog. 

Hope everyone enjoys seeing these as much as we enjoy receiving these updates from his family and all the other families that adopt from the shelter.