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Join us for our third SHELTER SLEEP-IN event!

We’re pitting 21 contestants against each other to raise funds to support our life-saving work. Their goal? To raise the most funds through friends, family, colleagues and social media to help them take the top spot and be crowned our 2021 Shelter Sleep-In champion! 

Then, in a grand finale event, they’ll SLEEP-IN at the ARLGP on Friday, November 12th. They’ll be rooming in a dog kennel or cat colony room, with a four-legged shelter pet by their side. Each contestant will decorate their space with a fun and fur-filled theme.

We want you to join the fun that evening in our Shelter Sleep-In Zoom Paw-ty. Our online party will be moderated by Lee Goldberg and Amanda Hill. We’ll introduce each Sleep-In competitor, announce their totals, award our top fundraiser and reveal our final total. We’ve also got prizes to hand out to Sleep-In donors! Sign up for our Shelter Sleep-In Zoom Paw-ty here.

FUNDS CURRENTLY RAISED:  $150,000  (GOAL: $100K)

 

 

 

Tina Bonney, Foundation Brewing Company
FUN FACT ABOUT TINA:
Tina’s love for animals started with her cat, Smokey, as a little girl, and her first puppy, Magnus, as a newlywed in Maine. The current dog-in-chief at the Bonney’s is Thai, a quirky ARLGP alum who loves to snooze in the sunshine. Foundation is a long-time supporter of the important work the ARLGP does every day.

DONATE TO TINA’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $2,734

 

Katie Deegan, Stone Coast Fund Services
FUN FACT ABOUT KATIE:
Katie collects yo-yos and loves building Ikea furniture.

DONATE TO KATIE’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $2,255

 

 

Erica Diesl, Portland Ballet
FUN FACT ABOUT ERICA: Erica is a dog-loving dancer who enjoys spending her time outside the studio volunteering at the ARLGP.

DONATE TO ERICA’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $2,395
Help Erica beat her 2020 Sleep-In total of $2,285!

 

Heather Forbes, ARLGP foster mom & adopter
FUN FACT ABOUT HEATHER: Heather’s first adopted ARLGP dog, Champ, became the Maine State Police’s best K9 officer! All of Heather’s current canine family members were adopted from local shelters after her family fostered them.

DONATE TO HEATHER’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $5,204

 

Lee Goldberg, News Center Maine
FUN FACT ABOUT LEE: With 4 dogs, 6 cats and 2 fish at home, Lee’s not allowed to leave this event with any more pets.

DONATE TO LEE’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $8,932
Help Lee beat his 2020 Sleep-In total of $1,995!

 

Amanda Hill, News Center Maine
FUN FACT ABOUT AMANDA: Amanda loves meeting new animals of all sorts, and is looking forward to helping some of ARLGP’s snuggliest find their new, loving homes.

DONATE TO AMANDA’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $9,375

 

Kyra Hunsicker, ARLGP Marketing Coordinator
FUN FACT ABOUT KYRA: Kyra is an outdoor enthusiast and a huge animal lover. She loves going on adventures with her adopted dog Dutch and taking a photo every time she is being cute (which is always). Good thing she is our ARLGP photographer! Help Kyra raise as much money as the number of dog photos she has on her camera roll.

DONATE TO KYRA’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $2,671

 

Sue Konkel, Casco Bay Creamery
FUN FACT ABOUT SUE: Initially Sue was a cat person, she adopted 2 kittens from the old ARLGP building in 1987. They lived to be nearly 20! Currently, she has an amazing ARLGP dog and has volunteered her time to our mission over the past 10 years.

DONATE TO SUE’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $20,534

 

Kevin Mahoney, ARLGP Director Emeriti
FUN FACT ABOUT KEVIN: Kevin took home the crown last year as our 2020 Shelter Sleep-In top fundraiser! This year, not only does he want to take home the WIN, but he’s set a goal of raising $15K himself. Can he do it? We shall see…

DONATE TO KEVIN’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $15,292

 

Jen Majic, ARLGP volunteer
FUN FACT ABOUT JEN: Jen’s passion for animal welfare started when she volunteered in a shelter in Tennessee, and transferred to ARLGP when she moved back to Maine in 2018. She is a 3-time ARLGP Puppy Bowl handler, hasn’t met a transport she doesn’t love, and is committed to finding long-term residents their new beginnings.

DONATE TO JEN’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $2,743

 

Joanne Majka, ARLGP Business Manager
FUN FACT ABOUT JOANNE: Joanne’s kitties Sonny and Zeus think she is the cat’s meow. They’ll be rooting for mom from home (and giving her a good sniff-over when she gets back from sleeping with our shelter cats).

DONATE TO JOANNE’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $5,666
Help Joanne beat her 2020 Sleep-In total of $5,233!

 

Marci Murphy, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine Board Member
FUN FACT ABOUT MARCI: Marci was born loving animals and wanting to rescue them all. She currently lives with an adopted ARLGP parakeet and two adopted dogs, including the ARLGP 2020 Puppy Bowl-er, Duke! Her daughter, Hunter, follows in her footsteps with her passion for helping animals, and therefore Marci’s husband, Josh, knows there will be many more adopted pets in their future.

DONATE TO MARCI’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $4,310

 

Patsy Murphy, ARLGP Executive Director
FUN FACT ABOUT PATSY: Our resident die-hard Boston sports fan, Patsy is in it to win it this year. Watch out, Kevin, she’s our grand slam, touchdown, goal-scoring competitor.

DONATE TO PATSY’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $8,795
Help Patsy beat her 2020 Sleep-In total of $6,425!

 

Nick Porto, Baker Newman Noyes & ARLGP Board Chair
FUN FACT ABOUT NICK: Nick has two cats (Marble and Maple) and a dog (Agape) at home, all from Maine shelters. For Sleep-In, Nick is team feline and ready to pounce out his competition.

DONATE TO NICK’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $3,850

 

Ann Robinson, Pierce Atwood
FUN FACT ABOUT ANN: Ann’s passion for animal rescue was kindled by the adoption of her rescue dog, Tango, and she is a proud supporter of the ARLGP. Through the experience of sharing her love of the beach and ocean with Tango, Ann has also become a strong advocate for the continued opportunity for dogs to enjoy Maine’s beaches and other natural resources.

DONATE TO ANN’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $3,620

 

Jeana Roth, ARLGP Director of Community Engagement
FUN FACT ABOUT JEANA: Soon to celebrate her 10th year working at her favorite place in the world, Jeana finally joins the Sleep-In competition. Her fundraising motto is straight from the great Michael Scott: “The only time I set the bar low is for limbo.”

DONATE TO JEANA’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $3,239

 

Cole Rowland, Evergreen Credit Union
FUN FACT ABOUT COLE: As a lifelong dog dad, some of Cole’s favorite work at Evergreen revolves around their partnerships with nonprofits like the ARLGP and Portland Trails. He’s particularly proud of helping to bring the new Tails of the Trails to life!

DONATE TO COLE’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $3,167

 

Tanna Troiano, ARLGP volunteer
FUN FACT ABOUT TANNA: Two of Tanna’s favorite things… dogs and social events! In her second year as a Sleep-In competitor, she’s excited to raise funds for our animal friends.

DONATE TO TANNA’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $2,961
Help Tanna beat her 2020 Sleep-In total of $1,720!

 

Olivia Whitton, ARLGP Canine Coordinator
FUN FACT ABOUT OLIVIA: Olivia is excited to participate in the ARLGP Sleep-In for the first time and is competing in honor of her four-legged BFF’s.

DONATE TO OLIVIA’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $5,955

 

Colleen Young, The Fish & Bone
FUN FACT ABOUT COLLEEN: Colleen adopted her soul dog Timber in 2014 and quickly realized they shared a love of the beach. They try to go as often as possible whether it is in bare feet or boots; Timber and Colleen have made over 200 beach trips in 2021!

DONATE TO COLLEEN’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $5,881

 

Kate Zehr, ARLGP volunteer
FUN FACT ABOUT KATE: Kate is infamous in her circle for her attempts to play matchmaker between the animals at the ARLGP and every human she knows who has ever mentioned wanting a pet someday. She’s also known for successfully convincing her spouse to adopt more four-legged “kids,” and at least once brought a kitten home while he was out of town.

DONATE TO KATE’S SLEEP-IN FUNDRAISER HERE

FUNDS RAISED (SO FAR): $2,784

 

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