Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Odessa Rescue Auction - Buy Cool Stuff, Support a GREAT Cause!

My friends at Odessa Rescue and Rehabilitation are holding an auction to raise money for their rescue.  Odessa Rescue is a Richmond, VA-based 501(c)(3) organization staffed entirely by volunteers.  They rescued my good friend Rita the Naked Pit Bull and have helped LOTS of pups find forever homes.  (You may remember Rita from my Blogville Pitty Post Day Post, Meet My Pittie Friends.)  We think Odessa is a wonderful organization.

This is one of my favorite photos of Rita

Rita in one of her many dresses

Mom has donated some of her crafty things priceless works of art to the auction.  She is offering 5 of her hand-crafted bone-shaped personalized polymer clay ornaments (like some of the prizes she made for my Silly Photo Contest), as well as one of her frames that she paints and decorates with polymer clay bones and beads and little glass stones and stuff.  (Some of you may recognize the ornaments in the photos -- mom used the ornaments she made for Casey and Reuben as examples.) (Don't worry, she's not auctioning off Casey and Reuben's prizes.)

In addition to mom's crafty things priceless works of art, you can bid on earrings, a purse, Marilyn Monroe stuff, super-awesome looking toy/treat packages, a faux fur dog collar, doggie t-shirts, human t-shirts, etc., and you can even get pawtographed photos of Rita for a sponsorship of $25 or more.

The auction items are posted on Odessa's Facebook page, at the following link:
Odessa Rescue Fall Auction 2012 
You bid by posting a comment on the picture of the item you want. I've copied and pasted the rules below for your convenience.

Auction Rules:
Thank you for participating in our Fall Auction!
1. Be polite. 
2. Tag Team Bidding is allowed.
3. Auction will run until Saturday, October 7, 2012 at 8pm EST. 
We are a 501(c)(3) animal rescue group based in Richmond, VA. We are strictly run by volunteers, so you can be sure that your donation is going directly to the benefit of the animals in our care. We use monetary donations to pay for medical care, good quality dog food, training and community outreach. Winning bids must be paid no later than October 14, 2012 or the winning bidder will forfeit to the second highest bidder. Shipping is the responsibility of the winning bidder unless otherwise noted in the item descriptions.Our PayPal address for winning bids and sponsorship funds is odessarescue@hotmail.com. You may also mail a check to Odessa Rescue, PO Box 191, Mechanicsville VA 23111.
Happy bidding!

Check out what they have -- you may find something you like!

Rita really appreciates your support!!! 


  1. WOW! Pawesome cause ~ I will have to go check it out. Good for you for helpin'

  2. I got attracted by Rita's funny photo. I am heading right over to do some bidding :) Keep up the good work with the Rescue!


  3. Dear Garth,

    What a wonderful thing! (And your friend Rita is gorgeous, by the way.)

    I'm glad that you and your person are helping with this! Way to go!


  4. There are some very cool items, Mommy is after a dog bone ornament. I hope they get lots of moneys.

    Loveys Sasha

  5. What a great idea Garth, you and your mum are so generous!!
    And your mom is very talented, we're sure it will help raise a lot of money for the poor homeless doggies.

    Woos of love.

    Echo & Link

  6. BOL cool Rita in her dresses. Unfortunately we don't have a paypal account to join in. Nevermind we wish them well. Garth when I am rich I am flying you over on Pets On jets for a Frosty Paw get together. Thanks for thinking of us ice creamless doglets across the pond. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Awww Rita looks beautiful in her pink dress :)
    That is so cool of your Mom to donate some of her marvelous work to the auction! Will check it out :)

    Waggin at ya,

    PeeS: Thank you so much for telling where you got your collar Garth! I sent Mom to Margaritaville (She really hated to go BOL!) When she came back (a little tipsy butt smilin ;) she said she looked at the collars which are so cool butt she said that none of them were martingales. She said I have to have a martingale cause sometimes I kinda lose my head when possums come in my yard and she needs me to have a collar that won't slip off my head when she retrieves my mindless self. She's a pretty good retriever! BOL
    Thank you so much for offering to shop for me! That was so kind of you :)

    Also, post on the prize you sent should publish Thurs or Fri this week. Will let you know when it's up :)

  8. What beautiful models! We'll spread the word
    Benny & Lily

  9. I bet your mom's stuff will bring in gazillions of dollars for rescue, because those ornaments are pawsome!

  10. Thank you Garth for sharing for Odessa Rescue & including my beautibull girl, Rita <3

  11. What a cute girl Rita is! Hey Garth we got the most pawesome prizes!!!! They are so incredible! Mommy just loves the picutres and ornaments! And I just love the toy!! Pink is my favorite color too! We will be doing a post about the prizes soon! Thanks very much!


  12. Garth pal! Me again :)

    Got your package posted (Hardy Har Har that sounds kinda funny)

    Waggin at ya,

  13. I will hops over there and check it out, Garthie!


  14. Hope you get lots of $$$ for the auction. Rita is certainly one for fashion I will say.

  15. What a worthy cause. We do hope lots of money is raised in the auction.

  16. hope you get lots and lots of $$$$- don't take any wooden dog biscuits- woof. M's gonna check it out now, hope some stuff is left.