June 2021 Newsletter

June 2021 Newsletter

Do you like the outdoors? How about camping? If you said yes to both, this raffle is for you!! 

For just $10 you can be entered to win our camping extravaganza package:

  •  A 12 person Basecamp tent with built-in LED lighting
  •  2 Tree anchor lounge hammocks,
  •   Kan Jam 
  •  PLUS a mystery box of exciting add-ons!!!

The winning ticket will be drawn July 24, 2021 at our 2nd Annual Block Sale.

To purchase you can….

  1. Pay via Paypal*
  2. Send a check* to: PO Box 366 Buffalo, NY 14225
  3. Venmo @whitewhiskerssds
  4. Or stop by our info table at any of our upcoming events:

*Please add a note that says “Camping Extravaganza”, your name & phone number. 

Pools & Paws – Sunday June 6th:

When: 10a-4p
Where: 6315 Transit Rd Depew, NY

  •  Over 30 vendors
  •  Basket raffle (no need to be present to win)
  • Basket raffle (no need to be present to win)

White Whiskers will be there with 2 tables! 

  •  WW Merch
  •  Camping Tickets
  •  WW Artistic Creations Table

We hope to see you there!

Make & Take Art Classes – June 27th!

June 27th @1pm our amazing WHITE WHISKERS Artistic Creations volunteers are teaching 3 Make & Take Classes!! For just $30 you can select 1 class (all supplies included), a drink and snacks!

  •  Option 1: Paint Pour Class
  •  Option 2: Jewelry Art
  •  Option 3: Button & Bead Art

Reply to this email or reach out to us on Facebook and we will get you signed up!
Limit 10 people per class! Must reserve your spot & pay prior to the class. NO walk-ins (sorry).

See our event page for more details:

July Events:

Visit our website for individual event details. If you would like to volunteer at either of these events please reply to this email!

Visit our Events Page

White Whiskers Artistic Creations Facebook Page

This month we are featuring Crocheted & weaved pet beds.

  •  15 – $30
  •  17” – $35
  •  20” – $40

To purchase please email Kim at: or visit our Facebook page!

White Whiskers Online Thrift Page

Our amazing volunteers opened an online thrift store called Bow Wow! Barkgains

100% of the proceeds go directly to White Whiskers! Check out their page here.

  1. Collecting Baskets for our raffles in July and August
  2. Collecting Unscratched Lottery Tickets for a Raffle
  3. Telling your friends and family to save items for our 2nd annual block sale in July. (NOT accepted block sale donations until July 22nd)
  4. ISO Packing Materials! We need clean, dry bubble wrap and packing peanuts for our eCommerce ventures

    If you would like to donate or have questions please email Polla at:

THIS is our dream!

And you’re ALL invited!!!!
Just in case you are wondering exactly what we have in mind…THIS IS IT!!

This photo is from Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary in Missouri! This is why we need your support! Can you see yourself, nestled in on the couch with all these guys? If we all work together, we can be there!


Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Our Extraordinary Volunteer Maria!

Maria was one of the very first people to drink what we call the White Whiskers’ “Kool-Aid”. I believe she was at every town hall. And once we began fundraising, she volunteered at everything. No job was too menial – she accomplished them all with dedication and determination! 

Maria is the kind of person you want on your side because when she believes, she BELIEVES! And that kind of positivity is contagious and inspiring. The care she bestows on her ailing mom, and the way she tends to her two rescue grand-pups is remarkable. No one I know possesses the heart and patience, love and commitment I have seen in Maria. Maria is an extraordinary individual, and the fact that she has focused some of her energy on White Whiskers is truly a gift for us.

Maria’s Q & A:

1.  What was the name and type of your very first pet?

      My first pet was a goldfish named Goldie

 2.  What got you into this business of loving dogs?

Growing up, my grandparents had a dog. She lived to be 18 1/2. I was hooked. My daughter was young when the dog passed away and soon thereafter we learned she was allergic to animals (luckily she outgrew that). We were all really busy so felt it wouldn’t be fair to get an animal if we didn’t have time for it. Fast forward a few decades and our lives changed where we had the time, and we went to visit the Erie County SPCA.  Although we had been there before, on this particular day I saw a dog and had an unbelievable attraction to him, unlike any other. Needless to say, my daughter was thrilled to have her first dog!! We talked about getting another someday, and in the same year she adopted a second. She went from waiting a lifetime for an animal to being the proud owner of 2 seniors in less than 7 months. The rest is history and they have changed all our lives for the better!

3. Bills or Sabres? Do you find players more attractive if you know they own a dog?

I am a huge Buffalo sports fan, but I am a LIFELONG DIEHARD SABRES Fan!! Win or lose I have never jumped off the bandwagon. I look at a person overall. Attractiveness means different things to different people. To me, the player has a good heart and is a caring person if they own a dog. ️

4.     What was your favorite Whiskers’ event so far?

I learned all about rescues after my daughter adopted the dogs. When Polla told me about her dream I was all in!! I don’t have one favorite event from White Whiskers. I enjoy every one, knowing it’s all for helping the cause and the senior dogs!

Maria, we can’t thank you enough for all of the tireless hours you have put in to our dream and events. We couldn’t do this without you! 

– Polla Milligan, Founder & Director