On October, 17th we hit the road to Austin, TX to participate in a national pop up marketplace called American Field. #shopaf.co is known for celebrating artisanal brands in fashion, apparel, accessories, footwear, and home goods. The two day public event offers its shoppers a fun one on one experience with brand creators from all over the country. (Check em out at https://shopaf.co)
As a first timer at this event, we were ecstatic to find out AF was going to offer an additional space next to our shop to co-host dog adoptions all weekend long! We love to #supportlocal, no matter where we are, so we connected with Final Frontier Rescue Project and PAWS Shelter of Central Texas. Each was assigned their own day to bring adoptable pups and promote their organization and we would donate 10% of the profits.
Out of the 2.7 million animals euthanized per year, Texas had the highest kill rate in 2018 (approx 114,000 animals) Many of the rescue organizations partner with shelters around them to help reduce overpopulation in kill shelters. Final Frontier Rescue Project does just that. Their animals come from shelters that are only able to keep them for a short amount of time (sometimes under one week). If these animals didn’t have places like Final Frontier, they would be euthanized, often times with no reason, except there’s simply no room to keep them.
Final Frontier Rescue Project -
We loved hosting Bark (Griswold), Izzy, and Darwin during our first day at AF. They each had their own smile, but all three showed huge excitement to be around people. Although on a leash, they were happy and free to roam and explore a new place. Final Frontier Rescue Project operates 100% on donations, volunteers, and fosters. If you’re interested in learning more, or have questions about adopting, please check out their site or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
***UPDATE - Bark Griswold was adopted by his foster family! Yaaaaas!
PAWS of Central Texas -
We had the pleasure of meeting Pheonix, Ivy, Khloe, and Smilee, all ready for their forever homes when they arrived on the second day. All four had their own unique personalities and lots of energy! We had huge success in partnering with this group - Pheonix and Khloe were adopted and there was a ton of exposure for Ivy and Smilee, the senior dog of the group. We were confident they would get adopted within the week and no longer appear on the available list ;) If you or anyone you know is interested in adopting, fostering, volunteering, or to make a donation, you can check out more info at https://pawsshelter.org.
Follow our amazing partners at -https://www.facebook.com/FinalFrontierRescueProject/ or @finalfrontierrescueproject AND https://www.facebook.com/pawsshelter/ or @pawsshelter