Big Dogs Matter
$6,205 raised
62% of $10k goal
127 contributors
2 Years running
All dogs matter. All lives mater. #MyrtleTheMastiff came into our lives a few weeks ago when she was dragged into the shelter by her owners of 7 years, with a padlock chain around her neck, simply because they were going on a long vacation and didnt want to deal with her. This fundraiser is designed to spread awareness about big dogs in shelters and raise money for their rescue and boarding, if need be. At our core, the #MutMilitia believes #BigDogsMatter and this fundraiser will save more of them. The best part is, one of our Angel Donors has pledged to match this campaign dollar for dollar up to 10k! We could save a lot of lives with that! Lets get to work and share if you care about the #Biguns!
#BigDogs have a much more difficult time getting adopted or rescued from a shelter--50% less. Far fewer rescues accept them, especially bully breeds and they are much more difficult to transport. Big dogs can be considered more risky to adopt because they may be powerful--even intimidating--difficult to manage on a leash, which narrows the field of adopters. They need more room and aren't compatible with many apartments and homes with out yards. For this reason, rescues like our often have to board their big dogs because of a lack of qualified foster homes. Training, sometimes extensive and costly, is often required to help guide these massive mutts towards adoption.

I love dogs. I love all dogs. I do not discriminate. I love small dogs, Asian dogs, bully-breed dogs, hairy dogs, hairless dogs, boy-dogs, girl-dogs, rescue-dogs, rich dogs, poor dogs, clumsy dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs ad infinitum. But if I absolutely had to narrow it down and you twisted my arm to pick a type of dog, I'd say I LOVE BIG DOGS the most. Big Dogs have been most involved in my recovery, in the founding of this organization and in my current pack. I have an Italian Mastiff, a Brazilian Mastiff, a French Mastiff and my dearly departed Marley was of course a 90lbs Rottweiler/Pit Bull. Thats why it has been so tough recently having to say "No" to dogs like Myrtle. We were able to save her but we dont have the room or training funds for some of these other large dogs in desperate need of rescue. With this campaign, we will! Lets get after it and share, share, crosspost comment and donate!!!

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