Welcome friends of the House of Puddles. I am pleased to be fundraising for the HOPpers as I travel the country on my Waddle Tour. I hope to raise awareness about senior basset rescue and spotlight the extraordinary efforts of those who work tirelessly to help homeless hounds everywhere.
Since puppyhood, I have dreamed of waddling the world and raising much-needed funds for senior bassets. I've decided that 2008 is the year to do it. Will you help?
Because my caretaker has a silly thing called a J*O*B, she can't escort me on my travels, so I’m seeking kind dog-lovers who will "foster" me -- friendly families that will show a plush pup the sights of their area, take photos to share on my official travel blog at www.wendellswaddletour.com and escort me to their local rescue events. I'll be looking for kind souls to host me for sightseeing tours between waddles dates as well.
You can help and show your support for senior basset rescue in several ways:
* By applying to foster me for a waddle or sightseeing visit. Please contact me in advance at WendellWaddles@gmail.com to ensure I have an opening on my busy waddling calendar. Because this is a fundraiser, I humbly ask that all approved fosters make a donation of at least $20 as well as agree to cover my travel "fare" to my next destination (via Priority Mail or other preferred carrier -- no parcel post please as a plush pup can be lost that way).
* By joining my Fan Club and sharing in the stories and photos from my adventures. For a donation of at least $15, you can become a Lifetime Member of the Official Wendell's Waddle Tour 2008 Fan Club, receiving a handsome full-color membership certificate, a pawtographed glossy Wendell photo (suitable for framing if I do say so myself), a wallet-size membership card and an exclusive Wendell's Waddle Tour keepsake (sure to become a collector's item among fine basset crap afficionados) AND my monthly e-newsletter with photos and stories that didn't appear on my blog.
* By simply making a tax-deductible donation and supporting Marilyn's extraordinary work at the House of Puddles. It takes a lot of time, energy, dedication, and funds to care for the wonderful "vintage" hounds at HOP. Marilyn gives each and every one the retirement life they deserve.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. You can also donate via Paypal on the House of Puddles website at: http://houseofpuddles.org/donate.htm or by sending a check to House of Puddles, 4422 Reels Mill Rd, Frederick MD 21704. When donating via Paypal or check, please be sure to indicate that your contribution is for Wendell's Waddle Tour so it can be applied toward my goal.
IMPORTANT: If you are enrolling in the fan club, please be sure to fill out your Fan Club application after you have made your donation directly to HOP. You will need to provide your contact information to me so I can send your membership materials and share the fan club stories and photos -- you can do so by clicking FAN CLUB SIGN-UP. If you encounter any difficulties with the online form, please e-mail your contact info to WendellWaddles@gmail.com.
Many thanks for supporting my dream and the senior basset rescue cause. I hope you will share my efforts -- and this page -- with anyone else you know who may wish to contribute! Together we can give the senior hounds the healthy, happy home they deserve.
With sincere woofitude,