Popsicles for Pups

Ring Dog Rescue’s “Popsicles for Pups” program, works in cooperation with various local shelters. The program is an opportunity to provide some extra enrichment for the animals in the care of local shelters. RDR stocks each participating shelter with the supplies needed to create nutritious, and enriching frozen snacks! Our aim is to get to these animals at least once a week, and a dedicated group of volunteers who share this responsibility makes it easier, and more fun for everyone involved.

RDR provided chest freezers are used to create frozen treats filled with only good things: peanut-butter, vegetables, kibble, treats, broth, and water which volunteers then hand-out to the dogs in the participating shelters. Between the nutrients, great taste, and the fact that it is a treat that differs from their normal feeding brings so much joy to the animals we get to meet; seeing the attention dedicated to tearing through these simple gifts and the tails going like lightning is ample reward for half an afternoon.

“Popsicles for Pups” is currently being offered at:

  • Amelia County Animal Control
  • Buckingham Animal Shelter
  • Charles City Animal Shelter
  • Colonial Heights Animal Shelter
  • Henrico Animal Protection Shelter
  • Hopewell Animal Shelter
  • New Kent Animal Shelter
  • Powhatan County Animal Control
  • Prince George Animal Shelter

If you would like to be apart of this enrichment project please complete a volunteer application.

If you are not able to participate but would still like to help, please consider collecting the much needed ingredients for these treats…

  • Peanut Butter (creamy)
  • Chicken broth (boxed liquid)
  • Treats/biscuits
  • Sweet Potatoes (canned Pure Pumpkin) 
  • Green Beans (canned)
  • Peas (canned)
  • Dehydrated Chicken
  • Busy Buddies
  • Kongs
  • Greenies
  • DentaStix’s

Collected item’s can be brought to our donation locations:

Farmers Veterinary Hospital
3311 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23223
M-F 9 am-6 pm. /Sat 9 am-2 pm.

Dogtopia of Chesterfield
11004 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
M-F 7am-7pm./Sat. 10 am-5pm./Sun. 11 am-2 pm.

4800 Thalbro Street
Richmond, VA 23230
M-F 7:30 am- 6 pm./ Sat. 9 am-6 pm./ Sun. 9 am- 6pm.

Little DogServices
4916 West Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23230
M-F 7:30 am- 6 pm./ Sat. 9 am-6 pm./ Sun. 9 am- 6pm.

DogServices West
4545 A Pouncey Tract Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23059
M-F 7:30 am- 6 pm./ Sat. 9 am-6 pm./ Sun. 9 am- 6pm.

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