Our friends at Good Dog University and K-9 Daycare hosted their fourth annual Wag-a-thon fundraiser to benefit Deaf Dogs Rock so we can continue to sponsor deaf dogs out of kill shelters into the loving arms of rescue. We are so blessed to have supporters in the Northeast to help us continue to help deaf dog in need.
Every June the patrons and team members at Good Dog University organize a Wag-a-thon. I bet you all are wondering what a Wag-a-thon is. A Wag-a-thon is when a dog participates in a tail wagging competition. Each person who participates with their dog tries to get his/her dog to wag their tail as many times as they can in one minute time period. Every dog is timed by a stop watch with a couple of spotters counting each wag. Each human participant agrees to pay so much money for each wag (could be quarter a wag, fifty cents a wag or even a dollar a wag) prior to the competition starting.
Above: Kalmata the deaf Dalmatian wags herself into the Wag-a-thon history books with 103 wags (see deaf dogs rock)!
This year the Kim Balboni and her Good Dog University & K-9 Daycare team worked with their clients and had a blast hosting the 2019 Wag-A-Thon. Their group raised over $2300.00 for Deaf Dogs Rock so we can continue to sponsor deaf dogs in need. Kim and her family have had deaf dalmatians for years and several deaf dogs attend their K-9 Daycare. This year the Good Dog University team raised enough for Deaf Dogs Rock to sponsor eleven deaf dogs into rescue. A big shout out to each person/dog team who participated and helped raise money for such a worthy cause. June is always a slow fundraising month for Deaf Dogs Rock because kids are just getting out of school, summer activities are in full swing and many people are planning their summer vacations.
We want to say a huge thank you to each person and dog team who participated in the 2019 Wag-a-thon!
Below are some of the photos of the Wag-a-thon doggy participants. They all totally ROCK! ~ Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock