Andrew the Great Maltese Birthday Party/United Maltese Rescue, Inc. Benefit & FUNdraiser
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Hosted by Pup ‘N Iron Canine Fitness & Learning Center, Fredericksburg, VA

          United Maltese Rescue Inc.


          Eli the Chihuahua     The Amazing Leroy (from Greatest American Dog)


More about our dog of honor, Andrew the Great Maltese:

The judges of the CBS summer hit Greatest American Dog may have selected him runner-up, however Andrew is the designated winner in the hearts of millions of fans who marveled at his devotion and incredible relationship he shared with his partner, Laurie.  Despite his diminutive size, this 8 lb dynamo hung with the big boys,  outperforming them in a number of challenges and thus has become a role model and spokesdog for small dogs everywhere. In honor of this inspiring little dog, Pup ‘N Iron Canine Fitness & Learning Center is hosting the Thank Heaven, Andrew’s Turning 7-Birthday Party Benefit and FUNdraiser for the United Maltese Rescue, Inc. on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

Event Mission:
Since the summer of 2000, United Maltese Rescue, Inc. has been dedicated to the rescue of Maltese and Maltese crosses of all ages in need of new homes with loving families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Unfortunately, because of their small size and appealing perpetual “puppy look,” Maltese are one of the most popular breeds among puppy mills and pet stores.  Pup ‘N Iron LLC enthusiastically lends Andrew’s celebrity status and popularity in support of UMR by hosting this festive celebration and fundraiser featuring celebrity dogs, a doggie couture fashion show, silent auction, raffles, food, drink, photographic services, fun and games, with 100% of the proceeds going to United Maltese Rescue, Inc.

Why support the United Maltese Rescue, Inc.?
United Maltese Rescue, Inc. is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization supported solely by volunteers and donations. In addition to providing foster homes and general care, rescues often come to UMR with a variety of health problems, sometimes life threatening, and requiring immediate veterinary care. Without hesitation, UMR has dedicated itself to provide these services for all rescues in need.  These veterinary costs must be paid at the time the services are rendered, and customarily UMR is not extended any discounts.  This places a heavy financial burden on the organization.  Simply put, your support will ultimately help save lives.

The need is critical:

* Thousands of homeless Maltese and Maltese crosses are listed on at this very moment
* Many suffer from illness related to neglect, abuse and improper care
* Maltese are among the top 5 breeds most likely to be found in puppy mills

How You Can Help:
We realize everyone has been hit by this economoc crisis, therefore we are not seeking financial donations at this time.  Pup 'N Iron LLC is assuming all financial responsibility for the event. 
However we do welcome and have great need for the following:
  • Donations of products and services we can include in our silent auction
  • Donations of products and services to be offered as door and raffle prizes
  • Donations of products that can be modeled in our Doggie Couture Fashion Show
  • Donations of samples and products to be placed in our gift bags
Benefits For Your Company Include:
  • Advertising of your company, products and services
  • Association of your company's name, products and services as a supporter of dog rescue in general and United Maltese Rescue in particular
  • Co-promotion of your company, products and services in the event's public relations, press releases, and media coverage - including local print media, The Washington Post, and Washington DC network television affiliates
  • Promotion and product sampling on-site during event activities
  • Post-event acknowledgment and recognition on Pup 'N Iron LLC's webpage of United Maltese Rescue, Inc. donors and supporters
Undoubtedly, this can be a win/win situation for all.  Any donation of products or services, large or small, will be greatly appreciated and acknowledged.  Every little bit counts.

On behalf of the United Maltese Rescue, Inc. we sincerely thank you for your time and consideration and hope we can count on your support in this worthy endeavor.

For more information and further instructions regarding product submission, please contact:
Laurie C. Williams CPDT BA
Pup ‘N Iron Canine Fitness & Learning Center
(540) 659-7614 – office
(703) 380-8233 – mobile