There are too many champions of rescue to count. The job they do is a noble one and often not as rewarded in our society. Yet, we all know that the main rewards are very much emotional in nature. To thank these wonderful folks who provide intake, fostering, and adopting, I have created this special prize-filled ($500+) rescue story contest.
I am looking for irresistible tales that capture your dog’s wonderful ‘rags to wags’ transformation. You know, those truly compelling stories that reside only in the heart (click here to enter).
We have our very first entry, entitled “Unconditional Love”. It details the story of Golden Retriever Tripp, a dog who has already been included at the Land of PureGold due to his heroic efforts. We actually have close to 100 Golden heroes, with new tales added all the time. You can find them here.
Tripp’s lovely mom, Ellen Franklin, just shared this tasty anecdote with me about Tripp. Enjoy!
I cannot tell you how honored we were to be able to go out there and accept the GRACE award. Tripp got to fly inside the cabin with me and slept all the way out there! While we were at the airport getting ready to fly home, many people came up to us and said “That’s Tripp!!! I saw him on TV last night!” The captain of the plane even announced him as a celebrity hero and everyone clapped for him. Of course after that, he got little sleep going home because he had to visit all the passengers on the plane. He is such a hotdog!
Once again, I give our thanks to you and to RAGofAZ. His story continues to gain notoriety. He was recently honored at one of our elementary schools as a community hero and of course the children fell in love with him. He goes everywhere with me and everyone seems to know him. He never meets a stranger! He continues to warm the hearts of many and I truly believe he is an angel in disguise! (a spoiled rotten angel, but an angel, nonetheless!)
Please do share this fun news with others who help provide our beloved furry ones with second chances.