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❤️February is dedicated to MATTERS OF THE HEART​ ❤️

February is here and LOVE is in the air! This month we dedicate our newsletter to the HEART! We want to share stories that are Heartfelt, stories that restore the Heart, and stories to heal broken Hearts.

Since February is American Heart Health Month for people, we thought it was only fitting to make February Dog Heart Health Month regarding heartworm disease.

Each year in America over 100,000 dogs are diagnosed with heartworms, and the numbers keep increasing each year. This number does not reflect the ones who have not been diagnosed. Heartworm is a serious and potentially fatal disease that affects pets across the United States, with the highest concentration of dogs living in and rescued from the South. A dog may appear healthy on the outside, but on the inside, heartworms may be living, thriving, and slowly killing your pet.

All dogs that come into our care at Glory Bound Rescue Ranch are tested for heartworm disease. If they test positive, we immediately begin heartworm treatment recommended by our veterinary partners. We are firm believers that a pet should not have to suffer or lose its life to this preventable disease.

The cost of treatment for each dog can range from $500-$1,000, which is one of the reasons pet owners give up their pets to high-kill shelters because they cannot afford the monthly preventatives and/or treatments.

To help save more lives, we want to raise awareness and educate our pet parents about prevention, treatment, and the dangers of this deadly parasite! To learn more about heartworm visit our Barnyard Blog, Heartworm, a silent and deadly killer.


Sadly, we have 6 rescued dogs in our care suffering from heartworm and there are many more like them coming to us every day! So to help their precious Hearts heal, we are hosting a fundraiser at Niko's Red Mill Tavern on February 11th, from 3PM-6PM to help raise awareness and funds to pay for our heartworm-positive dog's medical care. We invite you to join us! Meet our team, enter some great raffles, and learn more about heartworm prevention.


❤️ Things YOU Can Do For LOVE! ❤️

Sweetheart Deuce and dozens of Chows just like him were seized in a hoarding case in January of 2022. He was covered in feces and his fur was filthily and matted from years of neglect. With LOVE and TLC he has changed into a happy boy who will remain in our loving care at Glory Bound Sanctuary due to medical issues. For less than .33¢ per day, you can help us save more lives and give our sanctuary animals, like Deuce an even brighter future. Monthly giving is a great way to include Glory Bound donations in your budget. Become a monthly Hero today. It's easy and secure, and you can change or cancel your gift at any time.


There are many ways to help Glory Bound without donating money.

Here are a few ways you can help.

  • Help us Grow! Invite your friends to Like our Facebook Page.

  • Share our Facebook posts.

  • Host a Facebook Fundraiser for your birthday or any occasion.

  • Write a Facebook review on our page

  • Give us Google Review and a 5-star rating

  • Share the Barnyard Bulletin with friends and ask them to subscribe

  • Donate clothing and household items to our semi-annual clothing drives.

  • Save your aluminum cans for our monthly Can Drive.

  • Become a Dog Foster.

  • Attend our events

  • Become a Volunteer.

If would like additional information on ways to help or have ideas you would like to share, email us at



Can you open your home and your HEART and your home to two sweet old gals?

Riley a 9-year-old German Shepherd/Collie and Sheila a 14-year-old Irish Wolfhound mix. Both are from a hoarding situation. They were so matted and dirty from years of neglect, that the shelter felt sorry for them and cleaned them up. Despite their new look, no one was interested in saving them and they were to be euthanized. This broke our hearts and we could not let them die!

They need a soft place to land, together if possible. Let's show them what LOVE is all about!

If you are interested in Fostering please fill out a foster application today!





This area of our newsletter is dedicated to raising money for the Glory Bound while having a little fun!!! All items have been donated and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to medical care for our heartworm treatments.

SUPER BOWL PARTY BASKET! Tickets on Sale Now Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20

Ticket sales close at 5:50PM on 2/11/23

Winner Announced 2/11/23 @ 6:00PM.

Winner does not need to be present but must arrange pick-up with the GBRR team.

Char-Griller Table Top Grill with Stand and Accessories. Tickets on Sale Now Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20

Ticket sales close at 5:50PM on 2/11/23

Winner Announced 2/11/23 @ 6:00PM.

Winner does not need to be present, but must arrange pick up with GBRR team.


❤️Corporate and Business Partners Shoutout! ​❤️

Each month, we like to take a moment to thank and recognize our corporate and local business supporters for their generosity. Their contribution is vital to continue our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and restore the lives of animals. We cannot succeed without the generosity of supporters like you. From the bottom of our Hearts... Thank you!

Reese's Barkery & Pawtique- Thank you for your big hearts and for hosting our January adoption event.

Rouge Architects-Sending Love for the generous corporate donation in January

Thank you to the following business who donated to our Shop 'n Dine Around McHenry, IL raffle

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