Boston Bruins-named pups to visit City Hall Plaza

BOSTON (WHDH) – Puppies named after six Boston Bruins players will be at City Hall Plaza on Friday to help celebrate the grand opening of “The Patios.”

Shultz’s Guest House, a Dedham-based dog rescue organization, is bringing their newest adoptable puppies — Chara, Krejci, Backes, Bergeron, Rask and Marchand.

The litter of recently rescued puppies were named on Saturday, just as the puck dropped on Game 1 of the second round playoff series between the Bruins and Lightning.

“These pups were named most appropriately, with great honor and pride – and we think they will bring lots of good luck to our Boston Bruins team,” officials said in a press release.

For those interested in adoption, the puppies will be available to see starting at 3:30 p.m.

The Patios will feature nine custom patio areas, complete with a beer garden, an ice cream shop, food trucks, miniature golf, special pop-up events, and an ongoing “Puppy Wednesday” event series.

Dedham Fire Department Tours Shelter, Meets House Guests

April 10, 2018 — Dedham, MA — Today, Dedham- based dog rescue organization, Shultz’s Guest House, had a visit from the Dedham Fire Department, who took the time out of their day to familiarize themselves with the shelter, so that in the unlikely event of an emergency, they would be well prepared to help the four- legged house guests that may be inside the building.

Visits like this are important for local establishments, because they build trust and assuredness that if such emergency services were ever needed, the department would be familiar with who Shultz’s Guest House is, where it is located, and how to facilitate a response during an unpredicted situation.

Prior to this visit, all of the other Dedham Fire Department groups also visited the shelter, ensuring paralleling familiarity. It is hopeful that fire department services will never be needed, but it is peace of mind to know that they exist.

Pictured here with our houseguests (not in order) are:

Lt. O’Brien with ‘Sprite’, Jimmy with ‘Dr. Pepper’, Sean with ‘Cola’, Joe with ‘Fanta’, (four of our Six Pack Pups), Matt with ‘River’ and Josh with ‘Puddles’.

High School Student Gives Back

Meet Chude. He is from from Hyde Park and goes to Catholic Memorial high school.
Last year, Chude visited Shultz’s Guest House and was so inspired by it that he vowed to do whatever he could to help homeless dogs. Well, a year later has arrived, and per his promise, he and his mother, Abosede, recently donated toys, food, treats, paper towels and all sorts of cleaning supplies to our shelter.
Abosede tells us that Chude is on our website on a regular basis, keeping up with which dogs are still available and which ones have been adopted into new families. She says he is hooked on us!
Chude doesn’t have a dog yet but mom promises him that once he turns 16, she will help him to get one of his very own for which he can care.
On behalf of all of us here at our guest house, we want to thank Chude, not only for his big heart and generosity, but also for being an inspiration to other young men, showing compassion and empathy for all creatures among us. 👍😍

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SGH 2nd Annual Benefit Gala!

SGH is excited to announce our
2nd Annual Benefit Gala
Featuring live music by Blue Light Bandits!

Saturday, April 30, 2016
6:00pm 

Moseley’s on the Charles
50 Bridge Street
Dedham, MA 02026

Buy Tickets Here!
(Once the transaction is processed, your name will be added to the guest list.  You will not receive physical tickets)

                                                            

 

 

Ticket Price: $100.00
Ticket price includes food, beer, wine and entertainment.

Recommended Attire: Cocktail Attire

Music: Blue Light Bandits will be returning to play an evening full of well-known favorites and some original stuff, as well!

This will be a wonderful opportunity to spend a fun-filled evening with fellow adopters and dog lovers, with the goal of supporting Shultz’s Guest House (SGH).  There will be good food, great music, dancing, live auctions, silent auctions and much more. 

All money raised through this event will go directly towards supporting SGH operations and our mission of finding forever homes for homeless dogs.

Can’t make it or want to be a Gala Sponsor?

Become a sponsor here
Sponsorship Levels:
Friend of SGH
Up to $100
Name listed in evening program

Tail Wagger
$100 – $250
Name listed in evening program, SGH Hat

Best Friend
$250 – $500
1/4 page acknowledgment/ad in evening program, SGH T-Shirt

True Companion
$500 – $1,000
1/2 page acknowledgement/ad in evening program, SGH Sweatshirt

Leader of the Pack
$1,000 – $2,500
3/4 page acknowledgement/ad in evening program, SGH Fleece Vest

Top Dog
$2,500+
Full page acknowledgement/ad in evening program, SGH Hat, T-Shirt, Sweatshirt and Vest

 

For questions, please contact sghrescueevents@gmail.com

An SGH First!

On August 11, 2015, Shultz’s Guest House (SGH) experienced a very first in the Rescue’s 6 year history; a litter of 7 puppies were born (in Kennel 7, ironically enough).  Daffy, a beautiful Lab X who had arrived pregnant to SGH just two weeks before (we knew of her impending litter prior to her arrival) gave birth to 7 perfect puppies; 4 girls and 3 boys.  

Some of you reading this might be wondering why this was such a monumental moment in SGH history.  Well, prior to Daffy giving birth, SGH had never sheltered a pregnant pup.  We have dogs come in by the dozens who are then quickly adopted.  We are proud of how hard we work to quickly match our rescued dogs with the perfect forever home, with the goal of limiting the time they have to spend in rescue.  However, with Daffy, we knew this would be different.  She would be with us until her puppies were weened and ready for adoption (we estimated at least 9 weeks after giving birth), a total of nearly 3 months.  We did everything we could to provide her a safe, secure and healthy place to birth and raise her puppies; a stunning birthing box was built, Kennel 7 was constantly updated to support the always growing puppies, volunteers were training on how to feed the puppies and clean the kennel without upsetting the new mom.  This was truly an experience unlike anything the SGH community has experience before.

Over the 9 weeks since Daffy gave birth, we have fallen in love with each of these 7 puppies, so much so that their names; Kaitlin, Ryan, Paulette, Sydnee, Jim, Denis and Nicholas, are taken from some of the most important people to us at SGH.  We have also fallen deeply for Daffy, who has been, without question, one of the most loving, doting mothers we have ever seen.  The puppies are now ready to tackle life on their own and are ready for adoption (please see our “Dogs Available” page) and we are excited that Daffy has also found a forever home of her own.  While we will miss all 8 of these dogs terribly, we know that they will be living a life of awesomeness with the perfect families and we will always have a special place in our hearts for Daffy and her 7 puppies!

SGH Benefit Gala a Wild Success!

On January 18, I posted an article on the website called “Think BIG. Dream BIGGER.”  In this article, I called out a number of 2015 goals that I had for our SGH community.  One of these goals was to host SGH’s first ever Benefit Gala.  I have to admit, I listed this particular goal with a little bit of insider information….I knew we were close to securing a date and location.  However, at that time, in the very early planning stages, I had no idea what to expect.  There were so many questions flying through my head:

  • Could we even half-fill a room with a 125 person capacity?
  • Could we collect enough silent and live auction items to help us raise money?  Better yet, could we get people to bid on them?
  • Would the juice be worth the squeeze? 

The answer to all of the questions above was a resounding yes!  We sold 119 tickets to our Gala!  Adopters, volunteers and new friends came.  We asked for money to support our mission and our amazing community selflessly gave!  The Gala raised $19,341.81 (after expenses)!  The sense of community was overwhelming.  We ate, we drank, we danced and we celebrated an organization that means so much to me and to the many volunteers, adopters and dog lovers that SGH reaches.  These funds, along with all other donations made throughout the course of the year, will allow us to fund transports, veterinary care and general operations!  Thank you to each and every person who supports SGH, whether it be through volunteering, fostering, or donating (just to name a few).

A special thank you to Susan Tran, WHDH Channel 7 Reporter for being such a superb MC!  You had us in stitches!

We are already planning for next year’s Gala!  We hope it will be even bigger and better than our first!  Thank you to everyone who helped make this night so magical and for helping SGH reach one of our 2015 goals!

 

SGH Featured on CBS Boston (WBZTV)!

CBS Boston’s David Robichaud visited Shultz’s Guest House last week, falling in love with the farm and all of our dogs, especially Vinnie!

Check out the segment here: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/02/20/robi-on-the-road-homeless-dogs-find-new-homes-thanks-to-dedham-guest-house/

Thanks Robi, for spending some quality time with us and learning about all we do!

It’s Never too Snowy for a Pet Parade!

There may be another big storm on the horizon, but it’s never too snowy for a Pet Parade!

Shultz’s Guest House was featured on WBZ’s latest edition of The Pet Parade!  Three of SGH’s current guests (Monique, Dexter and Deanna) had the opportunity to show off their awesomeness in front of viewers across Eastern Massachusetts .  Joined by two incredible SGH volunteers Amanda and Jackie, as well as Shelter Manager Jill, these pups looked great!

The hydrant didn’t fare so well, though.  Nothing a few cleaning wipes can’t fix!

 Pet Parade is a weekly segment hosted by Kerry Connolly.  It airs on Sunday mornings on WBZ!

Check out the segment by following this link: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/02/08/pet-parade-shultzs-guest-house-in-dedham/