Monday, July 25, 2011

Pit Bulls & Shoeless Golfers

My friend Nancy has been so supportive of my involvement with ReUseYourShoes.  She understands that it's something I'm passionate about, and she helps me in any way possible. Nancy brings me shoes that she's collected at work; her daughter has loaned a hand at many of our shoe sorts, and they both came to our Inaugural Golf Outing last week to check out the shoelesss golfers, and just to be there with me.  Their support has been really encouraging.  I appreciate it, and I would like to thank them by bringing to light something that THEY are passionate about!

Not only is Nancy raising two wonderful young women, she also fosters Pit Bull breeds until they find a forever home. The program is through Trenton Animal Shelter.  Not only do they help at Adoption events every Sunday at PetSmart in Fairless Hills, Nancy and her girls routinely take dogs into their home who have not had an ideal life, and treat them with the dignity and the love they deserve.  During the foster period, I have seen these dogs go from malnourished and skittish, to the handsome and confident breed they should be. When I asked her if she is sad to see them go (most dogs are in her care for 4-6 weeks) she said that the pleasure in knowing they will now have a good home outweighs anything else. She and her daughters are wonderful advocates for this breed!

 Deanna has always loved dogs - mine included!

 Nancy helped "Red" find a loving home.

Nancy and Red, 6/22/11.

 Brooke and Dexter, Winter 2011.

Miss Brooke at Easter time.
Me with Kim Celano, Nancy, Dee, and Jess at the ReUseYourShoes Golf Outing.

Nancy and Dee on their evening walk!

Deanna and I at the ReUseYourShoes Awards Ceremony.

To see some of the dogs currently available for adoption, click here: Trenton Petfinder
To see photos from the ReUseYourShoes Golf Outing, click here: Photo Gallery

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