People and their dogs taking to the open roads of America seems to be a theme lately. In the past few weeks we’ve heard from three teams that will be starting dog friendly adventures as Spring approaches. Just in case you’re not getting your fill of vicarious pet traveling with our crew, we wanted to introduce you to a few others who may be able to help satisfy your needs.
The Seyal family – Kait, John, and their dogs, Grace and Max, are leaving in March to walk across the country. YES, you read that correctly … they’re going to walk! Starting in Lewes, DE and ending in San Francisco, CA, their goal is to raise awareness about pet therapy and animal rescue. Both Max and Grace were adopted as adults from their local rescue and have become experienced therapy dogs – so the group will be taking their show on the road at hospitals, schools, and nursing homes, along the way.
Kait and John are hoping to teach people about the amazing potential of rescue animals – pets that many consider undesirable, simply because they were unfortunate enough to have lost their home. John says, “Rescuing Max has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life, and we will spend the rest of our time together spreading our love to as many people as we can.”
Are you in need of puppy kisses? Kait and John are looking for people to walk with them, host them for a night, and coordinate therapy visits along their route. You can follow their blog to track their progress or keep in touch on their Facebook page or on Twitter at @dogblogusa.
We have also confirmed the rumor that our pals Troy Yocum, his wife, Mareike, and their dogs Emmie, Harley, and Charity will be taking off on March 1st to continue their fundraising efforts for military families who are struggling financially. Last year the group hiked 7,000 miles across America and raised nearly half a million dollars for their cause – but they say there’s still more to be done.
Right now they’re taking part in a challenge – if they can get to 200,000 “likes” on their Facebook page, they’ll receive a $25,000 social media grant to help military families. They have about 3,500 “likes” to go, and less than 40 hours to do it. Please click over and help them out!
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