A challenge! No man can resist a challenge! I challenge each of you member's of Man's Best Friend to come up with something to help rescue/shelter dogs in your area this year. Whether it be a donation, adopting a new one, setting up a fundraiser or just donating your time. I challenge each of you to come up with something, big or small, and post on here what you're doing. If it's ongoing then please keep us all up to date.


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I'll start. Last week my fiance' and I collected over 300 blankets and several hundred dollars for our local ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) to combat the bitter cold that was coming. We are also organizing a benefit to help with their vet bills.
Thanks for this challenge, Mike. Dogs are a passion with me. Most of my charitable contributions go to dog related organizations and I work with rescue services. I'm trying to talk my local wine emporium into doing a special wine tasting to raise funds for our local shelter. This challenge has inspred me to work harder on that.

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
Hat's off to you Edward! I really like the idea helping dogs with wine. Two of my favorite things!
Great challenge!

I've donated to the care of a pitbull left for dead and am participating in ongoing fundraising.
Excellent Boops!
Great challenge. I just moved and know very little about local rescue so far, but being active in dog sports, the majority of my Facebook friends are dog people and constantly posting about rescues, fosters, etc. I recently contributed to the medical bills for a rescued pup who broke his leg. The pup had been transported from Ontario to Nova Scotia because of the breed ban in Ontario and I'm glad to report he's been adopted. Considered adopting him myself, but I'm over the legal limit in the town I just moved to. There are several small but important actions that can be very helpful. Reposting rescue information on relevant lists and networks, boycotting pet stores that carry dogs from puppy mills, etc. Just letting people know about pounds and independent rescue groups as an option and that they often have purebreds (spayed and neutered of course) often leads to great dogs getting second chances.
My main sport with my dogs is Flyball, and it's nice to see how many host teams at tournaments donate proceeds to rescue organizations. Other dog sports tend to support rescue organizations as well. It's also great to see the number of rescue dogs in sports where they're allowed.
Oh yeah. One of my dogs is a rescue,and Dog Town is in my will.
Keep up the good work Pete!
I just adopted a 2 year old mutt from the Circle L Rescue Ranch in New River, AZ. They rescue dogs of all shapes and sizes and keep them until they find a home for them. The little guy I got was a stray that went to the pound and was going to be euthanized but a volunteer at the pound called the Circle L and asked if they would go get him. They did and they had him for 5 months before I got an e-mail from another group that I belong to saying that the Circle L needed help with fostering or adopting out 30 dogs so I looked at the pictures of what they had and couldn't resist one little face looking back at me. I'm not a small dog guy but I took the plunge and adopted him. After a little Internet research I think now that he may be mostly Rat Terrier and he is one cool little dog. He's learning to trust me little by little and, at all of 12.5 pounds, has completely adopted my 10 year old, 85 lb mutt who happens to be another rescue I've had since 2000. I've had nothing but rescued dogs since 1983 and I highly recommend them to anyone considering getting a dog. Before paying hundreds or thousands to a breeder, visit the local pound and maybe save a life. In my experience, mutts tend to be more hardy, live longer and are usually quite intelligent. I start basic dog training with the little guy on Monday.
That's awesome Paul! All three of ours are rescued as well!
That happens. We are in the process of organizing a fundraising concert for our local rescue chapter. The vet bills pile up as they showed me.
i went to my community shelter site and they have a "wish list" (most do i think) allot of the stuff there were very simple needs like gloves,rope,towels, tennis balls...anyway you get the idea.

also volunteered 2 hours a day for 8 days time...last day there...adopted my 2 month old pitbull best thing i did yet this year.
Hi Mike,

Although we don't have time to volunteer at any local shelters, we donate by EBT every month to both the ASPCA and the Humane Society. My nine-year-old daughter also collected blankets, towels and food from her class this year, which made me very proud of her.

CH

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