FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Most of our volunteers have been involved in pet rescue and recently gave many hours to help 17 puppies and 2 momma dogs find their forever homes. One of our volunteers made prayer blankets for each puppy and Momma dog we had.
One of those puppies' new families had another dog named PENNY.
Two weeks after opening their home and hearts to one of our foster puppies named Jellybean- AKA Dunkin, their other dog PENNY had a very fast tumor growing causing her back leg to be amputated. AUNT PENNY decided it would be nice to make a prayer blanket for Penny (dog)
When Aunt Penny mentioned this to some friends they all wanted to help pray and make prayer blankets for pets This is how Pittsburgh PET Prayer Blankets was born.
Husband and wife who LOVE animals! That’s why we have… well let’s just say more dogs than the average household.
We also have two pygmy goats and a tank of African Cichlids. Oh, let’s not forget the two goldfish that were SUPPOSE to live outside in the fountain… we don’t like when animals live outside.
We foster 25 puppies/momma dogs a year and own a private dog training business. Penny also educates expectant parents on dog and baby safety.
To wrap pets in love comfort and prayer while also supporting the families who are going thru this difficult time.
To make pet prayer blankets available NATIONALLY through a large volunteer base.
No, We are a NOT FOR PROFIT - this means everything we bring in is used for supplies and operating costs. FLEECE is not cheap.
We do try to buy it up when the sales are good! Your contribution is NOT tax-deductible.
We are ALL volunteers.
We deliver/send blankets to pets that have a medical need for prayer and comfort. We also send blankets monthly to several LOCAL rescues, shelters and home-based rescues within the local areas of Pittsburgh. We CAN and DO ship blankets. YOU can sponsor shipping if you like for just $15.
No , we do not but we do have beautiful affordable memorial plaques available.
You can find the order form on our website. We can ship anywhere. A portion of the sale is donated to our group for materials!
You must fill out a prayer blanket request form that can be found here on our website.
Fundraisers – Our Calendar and our homemade Pierogi sales are the big ones.
We sell custom memorials, ornaments, keychains.
We also rely on:
- sales on our shopping cart
- Blanket sponsors
- Delivery sponsors
- Some supplies are gifted to us.
Check out our AMAZON WISHLIST
Safety is our first concern. We feel that pets could get their toenails caught in yarn. We do accept crochet and knitted blankets ( IF the stitch is tight)
Thanks for asking! You may attend any of our monthly blanket socials. Bring some fleece and sharp scissors and we will be happy to show you! We may even have donated fleece there for you to use! Check our website for the next blanket social date, time and location.
We use both methods. The knotted ones are the originals. The pull-thru method is used when we want a soft finish all around the blanket. The choice is yours.
Yes of course we do.
We added the video to our website and can be found here.
You betcha! If you have at least 1.5 yards of either BLIZZARD, or ANTI PILL fleece we would be happy to receive it!
Currently, our goal is within 48 hours for local delivery by our volunteers and 72 hours for postal service. If the blanket request is urgent due to impending death we will do our best to get it there in time. If there is an additional charge for overnighting a blanket you will need to sponsor that cost.
While we love people too, our mission is for PETS.
You can find the memorial plaque order in our shop.
It takes APPROX 3-10 days for the product to be made and then add on for delivery. Busy times of the year may take a little longer.
Jackie Pajan the owner of The Big Red Dog Barkery donates them. You ca visit her at www.thebigreddogbarkery.com.
Coming soon, organic cat treats, Jackie is working on recipes now .
Information For Our Facebook Group
If the owner has given us an update we will post it on our Facebook page.
You can search our Facebook page by clicking on the magnifying glass in the top right then enter the pets name or whatever you are looking for.
On your phone Go to our Facebook group then click on FILES found under the name of the page – it’s the 5th tab – you might have to scroll over.
You can also use the SEARCH bar on our group Facebook page… just enter what you are looking for – example Enter blanket request form and the form will show up .
Supportive, loving, messages to pet parents that need understanding and support. It means a lot to see how many people take their time here to spread comfort. And prayers.
You may also post:
- A request for PRAYER for a pet or a blanket request ( a blanket request must be received FIRST)
- UPDATES on pets that received a blanket and or prayer – we LOVE updates
- Photos of your pet with their blanket – please no humans in photos
- Death of a pet that received a blanket – We are here for you and have resources to guide you to.
- Suggested Pet Prayers
- A need to pick up fleece at Pennys house
- Notice of delivery of a blanket
- Photos of your finished blanket
We may also post:
- Info for blanket socials
- Our Amazon wish list
- ADMINS FOSTER PUPS ( Perk ) I get ONE perk
The following posts will be removed immediately.
- Asking for money for ANYTHING – unless it’s for our mission here.
- LOST PETS – there are groups for that
- Volunteers missing pets ARE permitted ( your perk )
- Pets for sale or looking for homes – there are groups for that
- ANY business advertisements- this INCLUDES EVENTS unless it has special permission
- ANY RUDE comments or rude posts will be deleted and you will be banned