" My Best Friend's Bowl "

Keeping Every Bowl Full

Stuff the Subaru on Super Bowl Sunday 2017

20160207_103715Here we are again! Join us on Sunday, February 5th 10-2 at Lakewood High School, 14100 Franklin Blvd in Lakewood, to once again Stuff the Subaru for My Best Friend’s Bowl! This is our 6th year and many thanks to Laurie and Micki for holding this food-raiser for us for all these years!! You’ll have plenty of time to stop by and still get to your Super Bowl parties. Enter and exit on Franklin, we’ll unload your donation, get your information for a donation letter and you’re off!

Challenge your friends, relatives and co-workers to stage a mini food-raising drive, then drop it all off! Or if you need, we are happy to pick up from you! We need dry dog and cat food, 1 gallon Hefty zip bags, cat litter and piddle pads for our Senior Apartment Program at the Westerly (so the pups don’t have to be taken out in the cold and dark) Wet dog and cat food is accepted as well, but not needed as much as dry food.

If you’d like to help out, message us HERE. Volunteers will have access to the inside of the school if it is cold. Food and beverages provided by our director.

If you’d like to help but can’t attend, you can make a donation. Just $24 allows us to purchase 50 pounds of good quality food from a distributor! Click HERE to donate.

Check out our facebook page! Like us if you have not already done so and help us get the word out there!

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World Animal Day/Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park/Inn the Doghouse

world-pet-day-16Inn the Doghouse and Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park are holding a pet food drive to benefit My Best Friend’s Bowl.

Inn the Doghouse will be collecting food in their lobby through Saturday October 1st.

Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park will be collecting at the park, (info here), during the World Animal celebration on Saturday October 1st. Dry dog and cat food are much appreciated. Monetary donations are also welcome. Checks can be made out to “The Lakewood Foundation” and put MBFB in the memo line. You can also donate by clicking HERE to donate by paypal.

We hope you can help!

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Stuff the Subaru on Super Bow Sunday 2016

FINAL SMOnce again we are gathering to collect food on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th 10:00am to 2:00pm at Lakewood High School. This year we will be at the main entrance and not the underpass as that is gone! 14100 Franklin Blvd. corner of Bunts and Franklin in Lakewood, enter from Franklin. You won’ miss our volunteers eager to unload your cars and get your information for a donation letter.

Help us celebrate our 5th year by stopping by and dropping off dry dog and cat food. You’ll be home before the Superbowl starts!  This is our major food drive of the year and we have had a great time doing it.

If you can’t make it, you can donate by clicking HERE. We’ll be there rain, shine or blizzard so we’ll be watching for you!


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Lakewood United Methodist Church

We would like to thank the parishioners at Lakewood United Methodist Church for their generosity! They held their first pet food collection Sunday August 2nd and presented us with many bags of dog and cat food and a monetary donation as well. Thanks goes out as well to Jennifer, one of our followers for arranging the collection. You have helped “keep the bowls full”!!

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H2O Summer 2015 at the Westerly Apartments

Help to Others is a service-learning program for middle and high school students in Lakewood. H2O engages youth in volunteer work, empowering them with the values of belonging and contributing to their community. We here at the Bowl have had the pleasure of having the kids work with us and the residents at the Westerly bagging and tagging pet food for distribution, for a few years now. These kids work hard to help our community and learn about other organizations by helping them. These photos are from our get-together in June and August. Keep an eye out for these kids, they work hard all year!


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ASPCA 2014 Grant


On Tuesday, October 28th, we will travel to our supplier to purchase dog food with the $1000 grant we were awarded, from ASPCA!!!!!!! In a very generous gesture, our supplier is donating a like amount of cat food. We are so, so grateful for our good fortune. We will be safe for a while, but we can never have enough stockpiled. This year has been a challenge given the rise in the number of families in need. Thank you to the ASPCA and our wonderful supplier.

If you would like to contribute to help us keep helping owners and their pets click HERE.

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Holiday Idea!

Once again we will be offering our pet themed key chains for a $10.00 donation and new this year, zipper pulls for $5.00. They make great stocking stuffers. Last year we sold out before the holidays! Get one while they last!

The key chains are available at Lakewood Animal Hospital, 14587 Madison Avenue and Pet’s General Store, 16821 Madison Avenue in Lakewood, and Style Mutt Dog Boutique, 3525 Warren Road in Cleveland. Click on the address for more information.

100% of your donation goes to supplying food to those in need.


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