If you want to see the amazing power of dogs to pull the heartstrings, check out this video for the Fundación Argentina de Transplante Hepático:
(Or view it here on YouTube.)
This isn't fundraising. And as far as I know, it's 100% fictional.
But you can't deny the emotional power.
Dogs (and other animals, though I think less so) have a real emotional connection with us. We relate to them on a purely emotional level.
So here's some of the best fundraising advice you can possible get:
If in any way at all you can include a dog in your fundraising, do it!