Buy your Tickets Today to Enter our Fundraising Raffle!
NO MORE SALES - DRAWING COMPLETED
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
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
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
GRR of North
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
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
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.
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
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.
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:
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%.
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
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
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
IF I HAD NOT CALLED MATT
AT MAX-VACUUM, I WOULD HAVE
BOUGHT THE WRONG MODEL. 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
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