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This is Koi

This is Koi.  She has had a terribly lonely life.  She’s learning about love – we’re letting her get used to us all at her pace.  She tentatively came up to see me this morning.  I knelt down and she nuzzled me.  It’s these little things that let me know rescue is worth it.

We are in the funds gathering phase of our biggest, annual fundraiser, Strut Your Mutt (SYM).  Every dollar we raise goes back to help dogs like Koi.
Please help us help them.  Donate to our SYM Team effort –>>> Bit.ly/tanksmom 

NOTE: Checks, or online at my bit.ly/ (above), are the only way your donation will go toward our SYM team’s goal.
Paypal donations will NOT help fund our goal.
Checks may be mailed U.S.P.S. to: 9415 Winsome Lane – Houston TX 90063
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dropped off, in person, on Saturdays & Sundays at the Adoption Center
during open hours of: SAT 10a-6p  and  SUN 11a-3:30p
—– 1215 W. 19th St  Houston TX 77008 —–

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The 2017 Strut Your Mutt fundraising walk is Saturday October 14th at Stude Park, Houston.
http://support.bestfriends.org/site/TR/General?team_id=6960&pg=team&fr_id=1334

For additional donation information please visit our web site’s donation page:
http://www.k-9angelsrescue.org/k9_angels_rescue_online_donations.html

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Strut Your Mutt for a Cause (2015)

Brian Yeager, Natalie Freed

Brian Yeager and Natalie Freed enjoying last year’s Strut Your Mutt event
with (from left) foster dogs, Puff and Jiggly Puff,
who have since been adopted and are now K-9 Angels alums.

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Bring your best friend to Strut Your Mutt:  Enjoy a leisurely fundraising dog walk with (or without) your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for you and your furry friend, food, refreshments and more, all for a great cause – helping homeless pets.

Kate Thomson

Kate Thomson, who lives in Tanglewood with her husband Andrew,
with foster dog Leilani, who recently found her forever home.

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One local team you can consider joining is K-9 Angels Rescue, a dog rescue group located in the West U area, which has saved more than 2,200 dogs from shelters and from the streets since early 2012.  K-9 Angels is an all-breed, all-condition rescue group and the money they raise will be used to continue to grow their adoptions programs and spay/neuter services.

K-9 Angels is particularly close to my heart, since that’s where my husband and I adopted our sweet pup, Yogi, from just about a year ago.

Barb Koston

K-9 Angels foster and Tanglewood resident Barb Koston,
holding Fifi on the left
(now named Gracie by her adoptive family)
and Caroline on the right (now named Jingle by her adoptive family).
These pups were found in a backyard after a fire burned down their house.

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See information about joining K-9 Angels Strut Your Mutt team.  Last year, K-9 Angels raised more than $68,000, coming in second in overall fundraised among all of the Houston rescues that participated.

Plus, learn more about becoming a foster.  K-9 Angels is a 100 percent volunteer and foster-run nonprofit and they’re always seeking additional foster homes to be able to save more dogs.  All K-9 Angels dogs stay with foster homes during the week and are available for adoption every Saturday and Sunday at 5533 Weslayan (next to Chuck-E-Cheese).

– See more at:  http://thebuzzmagazines.com/articles/2015/10/strut-your-mutt-cause#sthash.QddUiVMp.dpuf

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Hey Houston, 7 days ’till Strut Your Mutt !!

Strut Your Mutt

 

Let the strutting begin!
The time is finally upon us for Strut Your Mutt in Houston. 
Next Saturday, October 17, is the big day and now’s the time to have your pet help you pick out a snazzy strutting ensemble, if you haven’t done so already.   As long as it’s got some of their fur on it, we’re sure they’ll approve.
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Online registration for the event closes at noon next Friday, October 16.
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Check-in and on-site registration will open at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10:00 a.m. at Moody Park.
And remember, the festival doesn’t wrap up until 2 p.m.  That’s because we’ve got a fabulous lineup of sponsors, exhibitors and activity booths waiting for you at the finish line.

A snapshot of the festivities:

  • Rescue runway: Watch some fashionable adoptable pets strut their stuff.
  • Pet-owner-look-alike contest: Do you and your pup look like the perfect pair?
  • Agility training: Enjoy some exciting demos with Happy Hounds Training Center.
  • We will have raffle drawings and fundraising awards.
  • Enjoy treat stations full of dog goodies, sponsored by Nature’s Variety Instinct.
  • Partake in food concessions full of human goodies.
  • There will be plenty of music to party down to, and so much more!
BOBS from Skechers
Our event sponsor, BOBS from Skechers, will be hosting fun photo opportunities and prize giveaways at its booth, including a chance to win a pair of BOBS shoes.  Remember to bring a couple of gently used T-shirts with you as well so you can participate in their do-it-yourself dog rope toy building activity. Your pup will appreciate it!
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Last year’s Strut Your Mutt produced a whole lot of swag and wag!  Some 1,200 people and their 800 dogs strutted to raise nearly $285,000, with approximately $248,000 of it staying in Houston to help local homeless pets.  Think you can make this year even bigger and better?  Then get ready for Best Friends Animal Society’s third annual Strut Your Mutt in Houston.

Who: You and anyone you know with the swag to strut for homeless pets in Houston or around the nation

What: A leisurely fundraising dog walk with (or without) your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for you and your furry friend, food, refreshments and more

Where: Moody Park, 3725 Fulton Street, Houston, TX 77009

When: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Registration 9 AM; Walk 10 AM; Festival Ends 2 PM

Why: To raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group, K-9 Angels Rescue, or for Best Friends Animal Society to help Save Them All®

Interested in being an exhibitor at the Houston Strut Your Mutt?  Click here to apply!  Booths start at $275.

Interested in volunteering?  Please contact:  bfvolcoord@bestfriends.org.

For fast answers to popular questions, check out our FAQ page.  If you don’t find your answers there, please contact: events@bestfriends.org

Finally, make sure to say hello to the incredible No More Homeless Pets Network partners whose lifesaving work in your community is being supported through Strut Your Mutt.
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Click here to see all of this year’s participating Network partners.
What more is there to say?  Well, maybe this: Thank you.  Thank you for joining us for an incredible day of fun, friends and lifesaving magic for animals in Houston.
Together, we can Save Them All®.
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There’s always the Strut Your Mutt Challenge.
Can’t make it to the live Strut Your Mutt event? No problem. You can still participate and help create positive change for homeless pets in the community by joining the Strut Your Mutt Challenge through November 7.

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