New Dyson DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum Fundraising Raffle
Purchases help fund Comparative Oncology Research and Cancer Treatment Grants for Working Dogs



Buy your Tickets Today to Enter our Fundraising Raffle!  NO MORE SALES - DRAWING COMPLETED
MAX-VACUUM has donated a brand new top-of-the-line DC25 Animal Ball Vacuum, Dyson's newest model for 2009. It retails for $549, comes with Dyson's 5 year warranty, and will be shipped for free (U.S. only) to the winner's door!

Please support our foundation's work in providing cancer treatment grants for working dogs as well as funding research in comparative oncology. Ticket purchases are not considered to be tax-deductible donations due to merchandise being attached to the purchase.
Our drawing will to be held once we reach our 200 Ticket Goal.


1 Ticket: $5

6 Tickets: $25


Want to support a favorite nonprofit? Just indicate the name in the order comments area. That way, folks can better the chances that a fellow group can win this incredible and truly helpful prize. To save on costs, ticket stubs will not be mailed out to buyers. We will simply write your name on a ticket and place it within our raffle drum, for each ticket you purchase.

Tickets have been purchased for GRREAT, GRR of North Texas, GRIN, and GRR of Mid-Florida. Persons who buy $50 or more worth of tickets for their favorite rescue, but were not selected as winners, will receive a surprise gift for this organization.

Seems like adding this toy chest spurred lots of sales. We held the drawing today and our grand prize winner is Greg Korycki, with second place going to Tammy Richey.

Seven folks took advantage of our $50 gift feature and had special gifts (each a $40 value) sent to their desired nonprofit organizations[GRREAT, GRR of North Texas, GRIN, GRR of Mid-Florida, Dirk's Fund, and Paws Chicago. In this down economy time, it is always nice to support the folks who are doing so much for those special Golden souls out there.

We got our hands on a few of these Stephen Huneck home gems but have decided to add this Toy Chest to our raffle as a second place prize. It is valued at $260! Fun and functional, this cleverly cute toy chest provides ample room for all your dog's treasures. The amusing scene features a pair of dogs playing tug of war with the laces of a shoe amid bones, balls, teddies and socks. Reproduced from the hand-carved original by Stephen Huneck, it features a hand-painted resin relief on the front panel. Brightly colored wood construction with hinged lid, it measures 18.75" high x 13" deep x 27.5" wide. Assembly required.


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The DC25 Animal's Great Features
Amazing maneuverability w/ Ball
Telescopic Wand
Lightweight Dyson - only 16lbs!
Motorized brushbar
Wide channel
Clear bin
Lifetime Hepa Filter
Hygienic and quick to empty
No loss of suction
Includes Mini-Turbine Head Tool,
    Crevice Tool, Stair Tool, Large Brush

While a normal vacuum rests on four wheels making it easy to go forward and backward but difficult to turn, the DC25 Animal moves effortlessly in any direction with just a slight twist of the wrist. Now it is easy to vacuum around furniture and other obstacles that impede a normal vacuum. The DC25 also features an easier to use kickstand for releasing the ball.

The DC25 Animal serves as an upgrade over the DC15 Ball model by upgrading to the quick release wand, the newer easier to use kickstand, and the new brushbar head.

The DC25 features a motorized brushbar that more aggressively cleans your carpeting in comparison to older models. There is also an on/off button for the brushbar next to the power button which make it easy to transition from carpeting to hard floor surfaces.

A Message From Rochelle Lesser, Foundation President:
I recently had to buy a new vacuum as I had surely killed my original and beloved purple (DC07) Dyson Animal vacuum. Golden fur can really be something else, no matter the vacuum, and I had not been the best at taking care of my Dyson, never having cleaned the filter (out of sheer stupidity and never reading the manual thoroughly).

Well, I went online to check out the prices and several places had the same deal, all authorized dealers, free shipping, best price guarantee, yadda yadda. But, the tricky part was understanding just what model to get as there were so many new improvements and changes. And, these vacuums are not cheap. But, trust me, there is no other brand to buy these days. Ask any dealer and they will tell you that the return level on these vacuums is unbelievably low at much less than 1%.

I found only one guy who was actually willing to be honest with me. He talked me into buying a less expensive model, in fact, if you can believe that. And, his website had a buying guide that you can find at no other that answers questions that actually make sense and are important. Below, is just part of his special guide. It is really much more as it discusses each special aspect of each vacuum so that you can weigh out the positives and negatives.

If I have a pet do I need to buy an “Animal” Model?
No. When Dyson first started selling in the US they only had two models. The DC07 All Floors and the DC07 Animal. The only way back than to get the popular Mini Turbine tool, which is great at removing pet hair from furniture, was to purchase the Animal model. Now you can purchase the Mini Turbine tool separately for any Dyson upright.

Than why do some websites and salesman say I need the animal if I have pets?

We can think of only two reasons they would say this. They do not understand the product or they are trying to influence you into buying a more expensive model.

But, honestly, I really needed to do my reading and then talk to Matt, the owner at Max-Vacuum to really understand just what model to buy. So, my recommendation is not to do the online ordering there first. Google Dyson and find the best prices out there. Then, with that price in hand personally call Matt of MAX-VACUUM at 1-800-450-0147. Tell him that Rochelle from the Land of PureGold Foundation sent you and that you want the same kind of help that she got in determining the best model to buy.

And, that is with all my reading and previous knowledge as a Dyson owner. Even with a highly shedding Golden (my Alfie boy) and shedding kitty, it turned out that the best model for me was not the animal model. I got the DC25, after Matt helped me weigh out all the options. It is $100 less than the animal model, and lots lighter. And, it didn’t have all the attachments, the same attachments that I never once used from my previous animal model.

But, let him help you decide what YOU need. And, then buy from him because the service could not be better. Matt is an animal lover himself with dogs and cats of his own and he has had the Dyson forever and tested out all kinds of models.

Oh, and just in case you think I am making something out of this deal, think again. There is no affiliate program and Matt is not paying me to make this recommendation. I am just wanting to pass on some valuable shopping information that can benefit all my fellow animal pals. When you find someone who is genuinely honest and wants to make a living but also do it with a conscience, it’s just a great feeling to spread the news to others so that they can benefit as well. Oh, btw, I love love love my new DC25 vacuum. The first thing I did after it arrived and I put it together (3 snapping parts), was to try it out. I even used the cool wand to do the oh-so-furry carpeted steps. Then, I called Matt and somewhat out of breath told him I loved it. Of course, I told him I had to try it and that it worked great. But, I did admit that I did not love it enough to want to vacuum the entire house.