March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

Speaker Series

Our mission and vision is not just to rescue senior dogs. We also want to involve and give back to the community. As a thank you to all of you who have supported us thus far, we are hosting a FREE online Speaker Series. This series will be a mixture of lectures and classes. Use the button below to visit our website and see the lineup.

View our speakers.

TONIGHT (3/1) is the first night of our FREE Speaker Series!

With Senior Sanctuary owner Laurie LoMonaco Newman. Join us for the first in our series of community conversations. Laurie has been running her own senior dog sanctuary out of her home in Brockport for over 7 years! She is also kindly acting as Whiskers’ mentor and her experience and guidance are proving invaluable and generous! She will be sharing information and introducing us to some of her wonderful senior rescues. Use the button below to sign up for the virtual event!

Click here to sign up.

Wags to Wellness
Photo Contest Winners

First, we would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our photo contest. We absolutely LOVED seeing all of the photos and adorable pups.

Our first place winners are Zoe, Homer & London. Oh and their owner Michelle with 176 votes.

And our second place winners are Ari & Anka with owner Mark with 175 votes.

Our 3rd place winners are Boo, Rosalita and their owner Robyn with 168 votes. 

A BIG thank you to everyone who shared, voted and helped us promote this event we couldn’t have done it without you!

What’s Next?

Our fundraising team is putting together an online auction. The theme is Memorabilia & Collectors Items. Sports memorabilia, Action figures, Trading cards, Collectors plates, Precious Moments, Willow Tree, Collectible toys, action figures  etc.

We are looking for donations!  Please reach out to us at with donations or leads! The donation deadline is March 31st, 2021. 

White Whiskers Art Page!

In 2020 our volunteer run art page (White Whiskers Artistic Creations) raisedover $11,000. And they are off to a great start in 2021 but they are looking for supplies:

  •  Buttons & Beads
  •  Glue (modpog, tacky glue, hot glue sticks or E600)
  •  Picture frames (used or new)
  •  Yarn (any color)
  •  Poly-fil stuffing or pill bottle stuffing
  •  Old jewelry etc.

If you have art supplies that you would like to donate please reach out to Kim at to arrange the donation!

Click here to view our Art Page. 

Wine Sale Benefiting White Whiskers!

White Whiskers receives a percentage of each item sold. Join our facebook event page to learn more and to purchase. Click here to join the Group. 

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Board Member & Volunteer Extraordinaire Kim Jezewicz!

To say Kim is a hard worker is a gigantic understatement! Besides being the IT person at a busy law firm, a mom to 3 human children, 3 rescued dog children and an 18 ½ year old cat, she is a new Grandma too! 

She still manages to do about 1.5 bazillion things for White Whiskers! She even corralled her wonderful husband Gene into appearing at our Even Old Dogs Need Love Valentine’s event in 2020 as Cupid!

Kim also pitches in (in a BIG way) on our Artistic Creations FB page, coming up with loads of ideas, contests and other fun ways to get people engaged. And she even care-takes our Senior Adoptables page, staying on top of who has been adopted and who still needs a home.

There are probably a lot of other things she has accomplished, not only for us, but in her non-Whiskers’ life. But we have limited space here. Suffice it to say, Kim is an enormous asset for

our organization, and we really don’t know what we would ever do without her!

Here are 3 questions I threw at her and her responses:

Johnny Depp in his prime or some well-known athlete?  
 I am changing the actor lol I am picking Patrick Swayze! And in my husband’s prime people used to tell him he looked like him. I always said to Gene from the first day I met him that there was something about him. Hmmmm….. maybe that was it. lol

Sweet or salty snacks?
This is a tough one. Can I pick both? It all depends. I can have a very sweet tooth and love my chocolate. And then there are times I do not want sweets but crave salty snacks!

What kind of dog do you think is closest to your personality?
Now I would have had NO clue at all or if I tried to guess I would have not picked this at all because I had no idea. But it does kinda fit me and this pooch is kinda cute! See attached pic. I took the What Dog Breed Are You Quiz. lol

Thank you for everything you do Kim!!!

– Polla Milligan, Founder & Director