Shelter Challenge

Thank you to all of our dedicated supporters who made it possible for us to receive a $1000 grant.  Your votes everyday kept us up there, and the animals so deserve it!! THANK YOU SO MUCH….if you were all standing infront of me right now, the hugs and kisses would show my appreciation.

I still and always will believe that rescue should be a communal effort.  It is really sad that there are still a few rescue related people out there who feel that it is “a shame” that we received this grant.  I am still interested in knowing why you feel this way…being that you have never met any of us and have never seen the vet bills we incur. You hear wonderful things about the dogs we have adopted out, and the work we do from other rescue folk,  but you still feel you must be against us.  Is rescue a competition?  Let’s not hide behind a forum – there is a comment section right here. What is it really that irks you all so much?

We work hard, and are 110% dedicated to the animals that come and go through our rescue. Some stay with us for months, or years before they are able to be adopted.  They need training, medical attention, love, food and then some.  And that is what we provide.  How can you feel that this is so horrible?  Our invitation has and will always stand, if you have the courage to come and meet us, sit with us for coffee and get to know us then give us a shout, we are still waiting.

We stand by the work we do, and are proud…and always will be, despite the “nasties” who are always lurking out in the shadows waiting to pounce.

No matter,  each of you have made us who we are today, and for that we thank you.

Here’s the link to the forum where those few rescue related people post their feelings about the grant disbursement:

None of those people have ever met us….WOW!!




  1. Colleen said,

    December 17, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Hmm, this is weird. The date on your post says (copied and pasted)”December 17, 2008 at 4:23 am. But it is actually December 16, at/about 11:47 pm.

    No matter!

    Congratulations on winning the award!

    This rescue’s name has been “tossed about”,as you know. I would welcome an opportunity to get to know this rescue and its board.

    I am not associated with any rescue, but try and do what I can as an individual.

    Colleen Donnelly

  2. Jocelyn and Olivia said,

    December 17, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Congratulations on the 1000 dollar grant!
    I have never come across a more caring or dedicated community of people who have come together to improve the lives of animals in need. Since we adopted our dog Chewie, we have had dhana metta over to the house to help groom, give medical and obedience advice and the foster family where our dog was staying before coming to us, has graciously offered to accomodate us over the holidays by caring for our precious little chew man while my partner and I leave the province for a week.
    My point is that since we have become involved in Dhana Metta, we have found a community of people who work relentlessly to support one another in caring for animals in need. You guys are awesome, and we feel lucky to have met you!

  3. dhanametta said,

    December 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    awwww, you’re making me blush…LOL xoxoxox

  4. carol said,

    December 17, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Congrats on your deserving win of a grant. I’m completely mystified why some rescue groups would call it a shame. I’ve found you to be professional and caring and I think the win speaks for itself. You’ve got a lot of fans out there, myself included!

  5. dhanametta said,

    December 18, 2008 at 4:28 am

    Oh, and Colleen – I know it is weird, I can’t seem to get the time to be set with the time here in Vancouver…..I have tried a million times and still can’t figure it out.

    So yes, the blog is one day ahead, roughly. LOL

  6. Kevin & Lori said,

    December 19, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Sometimes people who are insecure in their own beings try to bring people who are doing a good job down. Hold your heads up, keep doing what you are doing and ignore the negative comments. Charlie and Joey are living proof that you do an excellent job at what you do. Our vet (who doesn’t know you) couldn’t believe how confident and well socialized they were. He said that you have done an extremely well job at it – as rescue dogs can be nervous and skittish – these two are neither. You should see them now, they have a pet door into a secure area that they can use when we are not there. Joey caught on right away and blasts in and out of there. Charlie knows that he can get out there but isn’t quite too sure about it yet. We love them so much and are so happy you do what you do or we wouldn’t have them in our family!

  7. Sarah said,

    December 22, 2008 at 5:43 am

    Hi there, I was saddened to read the negative comments made by other rescues about dhanametta. I adopted Moose (formerly known as Mouse) almost a year ago, and he has been an incredible addition to the family. We can’t imagine life without him, and are so grateful to dhanametta for bringing us together. Moose has made me appreciate and love animals more than ever, and even inspired me to become a vegetarian! Just know that those people obviously don’t understand the impact you’ve had on your adopted pets and their new families, or they could not possibly be so negative. Thank you!

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