Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue

Harlequin Haven
Great Dane Rescue

11567 St. Rt. 774
Bethel, Ohio 45106



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Our Letter to Santa
From the homeless dogs at Rescue

Dear Santa,

How are you and Mrs. Claus doing this year? The last couple of years have been really something! We hope the smell of Mrs. Clausís treats and cookies, and the sounds of the elves whistling Christmas Carols as they ready all the toys is echoing throughout the North Pole.

Ulysses in santa hat

Grandma and the volunteers are always telling us what good dogs we are and every year you find lots of toys and treats in your magical bag for homeless dogs like us. We are very grateful, Santa. Many of the dogs who come to live with us have never had such delicious treats or cool toys to play with while waiting for our forever homes. Itís fun to see their surprise on Christmas morning and which toys become their favorites. And you always choose appropriate toys for us, the right size and strong enough to hold up to our strong chews. That makes Grandma very happy because toys are cheaper than surgery for a blockage!

The toys you brought us last Christmas are well loved and well worn.  And what dog wouldnít want an extra treat or 2 during the day? Treats are also good for training and rewards after grooming.  We know you have a generous heart, Santa, so our paws are crossed, and we are hoping that we will find some of the items on our Christmas wish lists. And remember, Santa, your elves donít have to wrap anything. Itís easier on Grandma and the volunteers and safer for our friends who like to eat paper!

You also know, Santa, we are orphans, and realistic enough to know that some of us may never find our forever home.  We are always thankful for anything you bring us. As Grandma says, it is not polite to beg or be greedy. We have heard volunteers talking about sending money or gift cards to their grandchildren because they are not sure what to buy them and we have learned to shop on the internet, so if itís easier Öwe love to shop on the internet!!


Thank you very much, Santa, for reading our letter again this year. We sure hope you can bring us each a toy for Christmas. Of course, two would be great, but one each for all the adoptable and sanctuary dogs at HHGDR would be fantastic! We promise to have Grandma and the volunteers scoop our play yard, so you wonít get your shoes dirty when you step out of your sleigh.

We wish you, Mrs. Claus, and all the elves a very Happy Holiday!

Hugs, Slobbers, and love from all the VERY GOOD dogs at HHGDR


Frisco Muscle Plush

Kong: Kong Barnyard Cruncheez Cow or Pig

Elk Antlers (see link below)

JW Pet: iSqueak Funble Footballs (large)

Kong: Kong, Tugga Wubbas/ Rope Tugga Wubbas/ Wubbas (large/XL)

Tough By Nature: Good Cuz/ Bad Cuz (large)

Tough By Nature: JW Bowling Pins (large)

Tough By Nature: Ruffians Octopus, Fish, Frog, or Chicken (large)

Made in the USA Toy Sources

* http://smile.amazon.com/

* http://www.toysmadeinamerica.com/dogs.html

* http://www.kongcompany.com/

* http://www.purrfectplay.com/

* http://www.westpawdesign.com/articles/-west-paw-story/who-made-it

* http://www.mickeyspetsupplies.com/Made-in-USA-pet-supplies-s/118.htm

* http://www.elkantlerdogchews.com/Buy_Elk_Antler_Dog_Chews.php

Happy Holidays from all of us at Harlequin Haven

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