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Fall 2021 Fundraiser

Highlights from the Niagara Dog Rescue Fall Photo shoot  and Vendor Fair Fundraiser

A joint effort between Niagara Dog Rescue together with Love 4 Paws Niagara Spa and Boutique 

Saturday, October 30, 2021 dawned dry and gray as setup began for the Fall Photoshoot event taking place in partnership with Love 4 Paws Niagara Spa and Boutique.  Niagara Dog rescue approached Love 4 Paws (owner Josee Bayley) a volunteer with NDR and asked if she’d be interested in partnering to announce the Opening of her NEW Grooming Salon and Boutique. Thankfully she said yes, Josee and husband Shawn and family are huge supporters of animals and their welfare. They are also volunteers for Niagara Dog Rescue. The event was well attended by members of the community and their canine family members. Halloween memories were captured creating special moments with our furry friends allowing  us to cherish our personal timelines.  

There’s a new business in town to exceed your pet’s expectations!! Check out Love 4 Paws Niagara Spa and Boutique, located at  543 Allanburg Road, Thorold, ON. 

Spotlight on local vendors:

1. Love 4 Paws Niagara Spa and Boutique owner/ Groomer Josee Bayley

We celebrate the success of Josee who we met as a volunteer about 1.5 years ago. She expressed her wish to do more with dogs and possibly a career change. After apprenticing at Dog District (Helen) for almost a year Josee jumped in with two feet and opened her doors at 543 Allanburg Road in Thorold ON. Everyone at Niagara Dog Rescue is thankful for our grooming partners and wishes her every success! Josee at Love 4 Paws Niagara is compassionate and dedicated to your dog’s grooming needs.

2. The Bagel Oven Inc. also a newly arrived business to the Allanburg Road plaza (moved from previous original site in Beamsville) also participated in the event with numerous offerings from their menu. Thank you Jess and Steve! Love the MAGIC you will create with your New Smoker! 

3. Wellthy Pets & Parents- Serena is the owner/creator of these quarterly gift boxes for Pets and Moms. “A value packed quarterly subscription box of high quality items for both dogs and their parents to enjoy.” Email: or Call: (289) 969-4509 Thank you!

4. Shear Creations Hair Salon – Located in the Allanburg Plaza. Professional stylists providing services to area residents for over 35+  years. Took time out of their busy day to join this event for some fun and excitement. They joined us for photos and cuddles with our fur-friends!. Call (905) 680- 9391 to Book an Appointment for your hair care! Thank You!

5. SugarBrig- Brigette is the creator/Owner of the SugarBrig trademark along with the PATAT ™ (more than a bikini) technique that stands out from sugaring / waxing as it is a less painful method of Hair Removal (unisex). Brigitte loves being around people. She always speaks from the Heart and loves helping others to find the courage to stay positive and to believe in themselves. Her motto is…”I don’t think, I JUST DO”

Email: or Call: (289) 347- 5414 Thank You!

6. R & R Photography (Photo Booth 1) – Tina has always stepped up and come out to support Niagara Dog Rescues initiatives for our Seasonal / Holiday Photoshoots or just to snap some quick, playful shots of our Fosters waiting for their forever homes. 

Tina started with just playing around while her children were growing up and discovered her passion for Photography! She has had numerous photos showcased in art festivals, contests and Safari Niagara has included some amazing captures of their animals for their calendars and swag in their Gift Shoppe! Email: or watch for her sittings on Facebook and view some of her work on photo site  Thank you!

7. Jesse Ranch Photography (Photo Booth 2) - The Ranch family is part of our rescue family at Niagara Dog Rescue. One of their many hidden talents is Jesse and his skill behind the lens. As a hobbyist photographer he steps up each time we have a need for his skill and compassion. Thank you!

Vendors not in attendance but Donated to the cause:

Stevensville Pallet Project (SPP)

Stevensville Pallet Project along with their rescue dogs Blu & Tig donated two $50 gift certificates towards our game prizes. Niagara Dog Rescue is always Thankful for the unending support of Adam, Adele, Blu and Tig. You can find Stevensville Pallet Project online on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

Beneath the Trees (Owner Katrina May) for her beautiful handcrafted items for future events. 

Outside the Box Baking Co. with Brie (Owner Brianne) for the donation of Halloween decorated Cake Pops we cannot say ‘Thank You’ enough!! The kids and adults alike enjoyed them immensely. This business is run by young entrepreneurs who are extremely family focused and can be found on Social Media for your future needs. Give them a  “Like” and follow. Thank you!

The Fall Photoshoot vendor fair partnered with Love 4 Paws Niagara Spa and Boutique at their brand new storefront location at 543 Allanburg Road, Thorold. It was a fantastic day celebrated with our four-legged friends and their families. The Photo Booth raised $630.00 dollars and vendor tables raised $541.65 that will  go towards the immediate need of dogs in NDR’s care and future dogs.  NDR is always thankful for our partnerships and the community spirit is alive and well here in Niagara!!

To everyone who came out and supported the event, whether they booked a photo or visited and purchased goodies from the vendors on site, THANK YOU.  We are only as good with the support from our local businesses and community members. Niagara Dog Rescue is in its seventh year of operation of saving dogs from North America, Kuwait, Korea and the reserves within Canada. When a call is put out NDR steps up however they can to HELP. 

Heartfelt THANK YOUs!! to our fabulous Niagara dog rescue Volunteers who baked and delivered their goodies to the event for sale. You made this event a success!!

A special note of thanks to Bonnie Copeland, a brand new volunteer with the rescue who came out during set-up,  baked and delivered 100 amazing single serve pupcakes and stayed to help us for the entire event. This includes setup and tear down. She helped us with loading up the vehicles. To date events have been a handful of people only so we deeply appreciated her help. A wonderful lady and we look forward to working with her again. 

Calling all Future Volunteer Heros….we need your help to make future events a success. Please consider volunteering with NDR.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Game Prize Winners!

** All WINNERS have been notified and prizes delivered**

Fall fundraiser vendor display


Fall fundraiser doggy photo1Fall fundraiser doggy photo 2Fall Fundraiser vendor table

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