This September, Hurley and I will be walking in Best Friends Animal Society's nationwide Strut Your Mutt Walk. We love Best Friends and all that they do to help homeless pets! We also love our local rescues and have joined Born Again Pit Bull Rescue's team to raise moola for them specifically.
There are a bazillion reasons why supporting local animal rescue is important to me. But there is one big reason why this walk, this rescue and walking with Hurley means so much.
When Hurley came into our home, boy did he add joy! With him in our life, I will never go one day without bursting into laughter. He's taught me so much about having a pack of dogs, training, and patience. I've accomplished more with training him than I ever thought I was capable of and I'm still learning every day. In short, he has been an amazing addition to our family and I am thankful for every day that I get to spend with him.
But when we added the third dog to our family, it took a very important spot in our house - the one for foster dogs, specifically Pit Bull type fosters. As much as I would love to have continued fostering and adding dogs, there is only so much square footage in our little home and we are at capacity.
Those who are new to the blog may not know this, but the whole reason I started blogging was to document my foster pups. To have a place where they could be celebrated and as they went into their forever homes, a place where I could reminisce. As any blogger knows, blogging becomes so much more than your initial reasons for starting up. This blog has become mostly the Hurley Song & Dance Show (what can I say, he's quite the character) but I will never forget the reason why I started. For the Love of Foster Dogs.
So while I can't foster right now, I can help out in other ways. And one of those ways is to support and raise funds for two rescues who do a lot both locally and nationally to save pit bull type dogs.
If you are able, Hurley and I would love your support. No amount is too small (nor too big for that matter!). You can donate at strutyourmutt.org (we're under NoPo Paws - I'm joining both blog and store together on this rare occasion to help me reach my goal of $500!) or by clicking on the Strut Your Mutt badge on the left side of this blog.
The Strut Your Mutt walk is on Sept 29th and is coming to many cities around the nation. If you're unable to help us reach our fundraising goal, joining a team in your neck of the woods is a great way to get involved.
Another way to help is to share this blog post. We'd love some linky love or shares on Facebook to help us get the word out.
Thanks for all your support! Hurley says he promises lots of Hurley Badger posts if we meet our goal!