It Was All a Dream
Our IT WAS ALL A DREAM collection is an ongoing fundraising effort for dog rescue initiatives. This month, we're so proud to partner with Mr. Bones & Co.
On June 2, nine dogs from a NC dogfighting yard were rescued by local law enforcement and the @humanesociety, who coordinated the operation. On June 9, @mrbonesco deployed to an undisclosed holding location to meet all of them, along with their resident #HelperDog, Joey, and understand each case.
Unfortunately, two of the dogs appeared to be unable to be rehabilitated but the other seven cases remained hopeful and likely adoptable. @mrbonesco took all seven cases into their care.
The dogs have been named in honor of some of the people who saved their lives, STEPHANIE, HEATH, HAZEL, GERTIE, JAMES, CPT. ROLLINS and BUTTERCUP have been decompressing in @mrbonesco One Lucky Pup rehabilitation program.
They have been learning how to run without being chained, to trust not all humans will hurt them and to seek comfort in other dogs, even each other!
Knowledge is a powerful tool. We have learned so much about dog fighting, the ignorance surrounding these dogs and the myths that they are working against.
The stories of these seven dogs will change the perception of what you might think a dog fighting dog is, and in the most wonderful way.
Later this afternoon, on our social media, we’ll be sharing the first dog in the lucky seven, STEPHANIE. These dogs were weighed down with heavy chains and forced to fight - STEPHANIE is the oldest of the dogs rescued & was forced to fight for several years. Her body holds old fighting scare, new fighting wounds and pressure wounds from the weight of chains and hard surfaces.
It’s impossible to know how old she is, exactly, as a lifetime of living outdoors without vetting, near starvation and forced fighting ages a dog in the most unfair manner.
Through the month of October, we’ll be donating 100% of all profits from our IT WAS ALL A DREAM campaign line, PLUS 10% of all profits storewide.
The funds from our campaign with assist Mr. Bones & Co. Rescue offset the costs of vetting, rehab & placement.
It is our hope, that these dogs continue to thrive & when they think back on their old life in the yard, it just feel like a dream.
"We believe that dogs deserve the biggest of BIG dreams."
Screenprinted in St. Pete, FL
Black or Cardinal Red Tee
Cream, Light Orange & Orange front print
Orange back print with original Pup Active Quote
True to size & Preshrunk (ANY fabric will shrink if you dry it all to hell)
@instantgraham asked if @pupactive would be interested in partnering in a design release this year for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month. 🧡
He would donate time & talents for design work & we would in turn donate profits to benefit rescue.
We said YES & then decided to keep the design ongoing for further fundraising efforts for rescue.
Graham is the main man who created our NOTORIOUS DOG design - super talented & a true Dog Mom AF (he stole his gf's @pupactive Dog Mom hat and is honestly a St Pete icon for wearing it everyday on his dog walks).
We worked together to dial in the message, tee colors & rescue beneficiary.
This is, without a doubt, one of our favorite projects & we hope you feel all the feels along with us.