What an awesome update to find in our email box today! The Dublin Dog Foundation Successfully Completes 2009 Let Freedom Bark Ride; Exceeds Fundraising Goals
The Dublin Dog Foundation Awards Funds to Canine Assistants
to sponsor a service dog for North Carolina Cerebral Palsy Patient
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 30, 2009) – The Dublin Dog Foundation, the non-profit branch of Dublin Dog Co., Inc., which helps foster the therapeutic and service roles of dogs in the development, support, and inspiration they provide to their human companions, successfully completed the 2009 Let Freedom Bark Ride fundraising initiative and exceeded the fundraising goal of $20,000 in an effort to sponsor the life of a service dog for an individual in need.
The Dublin Dog Foundation teamed up with Canine Assistants to select Winston-Salem, N.C., resident Terry Montgomery, who has Cerebral Palsy, to receive the sponsored service dog, Butterball. The funds raised covered all the costs associated with the training, graduation, food and medical bills for Butterball’s lifetime.
“Our fundraising efforts came to fruition when the Dublin Dog Foundation team watched as Terry was presented with her new service dog at the Canine Assistants graduation ceremony on July 23rd,” said Jason Watson, founder of the Dublin Dog Foundation and CEO of Dublin Dog Co. “We were met with an overwhelming sense of joy and accomplishment knowing that Butterball would not only be a companion for Terry, but would also provide the mobility and freedom that her disease has denied her for so long. Butterball could not have come at a more perfect time in Terry’s life as her daughter will be leaving for college this fall and she will now be able to live independently and with confidence.”
Fundraising efforts surrounding the campaign included the 2009 Let Freedom Bark charity ride, the national raffle for the official Dublin Dog Foundation Dream Bike and Sidecar, and over two-dozen fundraising events. The 2009 Let Freedom Bark charity ride from Charlotte, N.C. to Washington, D.C., kicked off on the 4th of July and covered over 400miles of side roads in an effort to raise awareness and support for the campaign. The national raffle for the official, custom fabricated Dublin Dog Foundation Dream Bike and Sidecar, brought in over 2,100 entries valued at $5 per entry. Winston Salem, NC resident, Joy Adams, was hand selected by fellow Winston-Salem resident Terry, to win the official Bike and Sidecar with a value of over $3,000.
About Dublin Dog
With “You should be so lucky”™ as its company motto, Dublin Dog is committed to pampering pets and their owners everywhere by producing accessories that blend hip style and function. Founded in 2007 in Charlotte, N.C., by passionate dog owner Jason Watson, Dublin Dog is the creator of the original “All Style, No Stink” 100% waterproof dog collar, as well as a complete line of colorful and stylish leashes, dog tags, and fashion-forward t-shirts for owners. The Dublin Dog Foundation, the non-profit branch of Dublin Dog, was created in 2008 to foster the therapeutic and service roles of dogs in the development, support, and inspiration they provide to their human companions. Dublin Dog products are sold online at www.DublinDog.com, as well as in fine pet stores and boutiques throughout the U.S and abroad.