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Fundraising Event in Nepean.. July 27/2017


We are excited to announce one of our major fundraising events of the year. The Ruffians MC Local 1855 are hosting a fundraiser for our furry friends . We’ve got tons of great door & raffle prizes. Many thanks to everyone helping support this shindig! Prize donations from :
Machete Premium Cuts, A Dark Cloud Tattoo Studio, Hungry Heart Tattoos, DIY Moto Inc., The Home Depot, East Side Mario’s and many more to be announced!
No advance tickets – $10 at the door
East Side Mario’s: 1861 Robertson Road, Nepean, Ontario
….. doors open at 7:00 pm July 27/2017

2016 ..Thank you to all our Supporters

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Happy Holidays to everyone

2016 proved to be a fantastic year for our little rescue. We placed a total of 9 dogs this year, 5 Shar-Peis and 4 Chow Chows! Nicholas,Samson,Lechee,Jagger,Zara,Royal,Nikko,Buddy and Tia are all doing well in their forever homes and we couldn’t be happier for them. Their Happy ending stories are listed in the “happy endings section”
If you’re reading this, then you’re one of the many people we’d like to thank. Whether you commented or clicked “like” on a photo, it’s your show of support that drives us forward.
A special thank-you to two incredible ladies. Cathy Virberg of Think artisan for all that she does with the Artisn Fair. If you haven’t attended, you’re missing an awesome event featuring amazing deals on some of the most cool gifts out there! Also a big thank-you to Vivian of Rupert Wraps. Your unwavering and generous support goes straight to vetting those wrinkle dogs and all their needs…Thank-you so much!
Big thank-you to all who sponsored a dog, donated and to those who participated in our on-line auction. Every effort counts and makes a big difference to our rescue dogs!
Of course we couldn’t do this without volunteers. So much goes on behind the scene. Phone calls, home visits, emails, transports and so much more. Time is a precious gift. Thank-you Maggie for always stepping up when we need you, and to everyone who’s played a part in helping a dog in need.
With your continued support, we look forward to sharing many more rescue stories and “happy endings” in 2017. As always, we encourage you to help out at your local animal shelter. Spread the joy by walking or playing with a shelter dog. Provide them with some attention and love. A donation of time is invaluable. If that’s not possible, a monetary gift may save a life!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year! May there be many less in need of rescue in 2017.
Happy holidays,

Dawn & Debbie – Merlin’s Hope
Saving one dog will not change the world, but for that one dog the world will change fur-ever.

Merlin’s 2nd Annual Artisan Fair 2016

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You are invited to attend our Second Artisan Fair in aid of Merlin’s Hope Rescue.

These hand-picked artisans offer you the very best quality and variety of merchandise. All monies raised will go directly to the rescue – to provide vetting and rehabilitation of Chows & Shar-Pei in need.

Handmade items such as dog apparel and treats, knitting and crochet, stuffed animals, jewelry, stained glass, soaps & body products, Rupert wraps, preserves, paper products and repurposed home décor are just a few of the things that will be for sale.

Be sure to check out our online pre-sale if you are unable to attend in person.
Select merchandise will be available from November 18 to 23, 2016 in a special collection offered by ThinkArtisan.ca, purchases will be mailed to you the week following the fair.

We will have a small lunchroom, so come join us for coffee and a bite to eat 🍴🍴🍴

Please join us in making this event s BIG Success

please visit us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MerlinsHopeRescue

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Nous avons sélectionné les artisans tant pour la qualité que pour la variété des produits qu’ils offrent. Les fonds amassés seront versés à Merlin’s Hope afin de leur permettre de venir en aide à des chiens de races Shar-Pei et Chow Chow dans le cadre de leur programme de rescousse en leur offrant des soins vétérinaires ainsi que des outils de réhabilitation.

Une panoplie d’items confectionnés à la main sera disponible lors de la vente : des items pour vos animaux de companie tels les biscuits, des produits tricotés et crochetés, des animaux en pluche, des bijoux, des vitraux, des savons et autres produits de bain, les doudous de chien Rupert Wraps, des conserves, des produits de papier et des items de décor faits de produits recyclés pour en nommer que quelques un.

Assurez-vous de participer à la pré-vente en ligne si vous ne pouvez pas y être en personne. Un certain nombre d’items sera disponible entre le 18 novembre et le 23 novembre 2016 par collection spéciale via ThinkArtisan.ca. Vos achats seront postés la semaine suivant la foire.

Nous aurons aussi une petite salle à dîner donc venez nous joindre pour un café et une petite bouchée 🍴🍴🍴

Svp venez nous visiter et aidez-nous à en faire un énorme succès.

s’il vous plaît visitez-nous sur Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MerlinsHopeRescue

2015 ..Thank you to all our Supporters

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As the year draws to a close, I would like to take a moment to express my appreciation for an incredible 2015.

As you all know, Merlin’s hope had a rough start with the loss of our founder, Kathy Mills. Everyone questioned the future of Merlin’s Hope, including me. Thanks to the incredible outreach of love and support received from our volunteers, FaceBook followers, the community, family and friends, I found the strength and desire to forge ahead.

Our little rescue successfully placed a total of 12 dogs this year: seven Shar-Peis and five Chow Chows!
​The Pei: Bella (now Mango), DJ, Carlie, Leo, Lechee, Daisy, Big Mac aka Maxwell
The Chows: Ginger, DeeDee, Lucy, Sheena, Madison​
You can see their Happy ending stories at http://merlinshope.com/en/category/happy-endings/

We couldn’t have accomplished this without help. A big thank-you to all our foster homes, benevolent volunteers, and adopters. Your unwavering commitment and dedication fuels my desire to continue saving these beloved breeds.
To our incredible followers and those who donate, we appreciate all that you give — your time, money, and support. Every effort counts and makes a big difference to our rescue dogs!

Many thanks to all who shared, donated, or purchased at our successful on-line auction. I want to also express appreciation to those who were involved with our 2nd major fundraising event, The Artisan Fair! Our gratitude goes out to all the artists and their incredible community. I look forward to working with you again next year!

Considering our initial challenge, 2015 has proved to be a remarkable year. We share the credit and accomplishment with all of you, including Kathy! I believe she’s proudly watching over us and with each and every saved dog, her spirit lives on.

With your continued support, we look forward to sharing many more rescue stories and “happy endings” in 2016.

Wrapping up, we do ask for one more gift. Please enjoy the holidays and help out at your local animal shelter. Spread the joy by walking or playing with a shelter dog. Provide them with some attention and love. A donation of time is invaluable to these dogs. If that’s not possible, a monetary gift may save a life!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year! May there be many less in need of rescue in 2016.

Thank you again for a wonderful 2015! Best Wishes and Happy Holidays to you all!
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Dawn​ – Merlin’s Hope​

Saving one dog will not change the world, but for that one dog the world will change fur-ever.

Merlin’s 1st Annual Artisan Fair 2015

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Merlin’s First Annual Artisan Fair

Saturday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Terra Nova, 298 Brookhaven, Dorval

You are invited to attend the first annual artisans fair in aid of Merlin’s Hope Rescue.  These hand picked artisans offer you the very best quality and variety of merchandise.  All monies raised to aid the rescue  of distressed Chows & Shar-Pei.

An online pre-sale of select merchandise will take place November 19 to 25th through ThinkArtisan’s Merlin’s Hope Collection.  Purchases will ship starting November 29th. Artisan information and  tracking number sent to you at time of shipment.

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Samedi, 28 Novembre, 2015  10 heures-16 heures

Terra Nova, 298 Brookhaven, Dorval

Vous êtes invités à participer aux première Foire Artisanale annuel pour aider La Refuge Merlin’s Hope. Ces artisans on été choisie particulièrement  pour l’offrir la meilleure qualité et la variété de la merchandise.   Tous les fonds recueillis sont pour aider les chiens Chow Chow & Shar-Pei.

Une pré-vente en ligne de marchandise sélectionnée aura lieu entre le 19 – 25 Novembre au travers la site internet Think Artisan, Merlin’s Hope Collection. Les achats seront expédiés à partir du 29 Novembre. Informations du Artisan et le numéro de suivi serait envoyé à vous au moment de l’expédition.

Think Artisan Blog Post#2

cropped-IMG_1172.jpg If you have not already, please “LIKE” both Merlin’s Hope Rescue and ThinkArtisan’s FB PAGES so as not to miss posts and keep updated. This link is already posted on ThinkArtisan’s FB page and would be greatly appreciated if it is shared with your FB contacts as well. We need to spread the word.
Please follow link to :
http://www.thinkartisan.ca/blogs/news-and-reviews/42011713-merlins-hope-rescue-blog-2

ThinkArtisan Supports Merlin’s Hope

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ThinkArtisan…….
Another wonderful supporter of Merlin’s Hope Rescue. We met by chance one day during a “Weenie Weight-loss Weigh-in” at the local pet supply & grooming store and ever since that chance meeting, Cathy has been coming up with ways to help our little rescue raise funds so we can continue to help dogs in need! Thank you Cathy Viberg for the wonderful write-up and your unwavering support!

Please read Cathy’s blog, and browse through the beautiful assortment of products available by these talented artists:

http://www.thinkartisan.ca/blogs/news-and-reviews/34742017-merlins-hope-rescue

ThinkArtisan will be donating 10% of all sales from craft fairs and online over the next couple of months. They will also be collecting any change you may want to donate when you pass by their booths at one of these sales.
Here’s the link to their events page which is constantly being updated as new shows are confirmed:

http://www.thinkartisan.ca/pages/upcoming-events