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    2015 ..Thank you to all our Supporters

    pizap.com14495026485541THANK YOU EVERYONE :

    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

    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!

    Dawn​ – Merlin’s Hope​

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

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    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.

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    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 :

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    ThinkArtisan Supports Merlin’s Hope

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    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:

    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:

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