Dopey For Dogs
Organized by: Kristy Buzbee
Kristy Buzbee via Crowdrise
November 05, 2014
In January of 2015, I am going to run the Dopey Challenge - 48.6 miles in 4 days through Disney World, to raise money for rescue dogs. I will start with a 5k on Thursday, then double my distance each subsequent day, building up to a full marathon on Sunday! Did I mention - both my parents will be running it with me! We are a rescue dog family. Among us all, we have seven rescue dogs of our own, and we also foster regularly to save even more. Back in March, my parents and sister helped a litter of nine puppies left at a shelter find their forever homes, and I had a foster who has six three-week-old puppies snug and safe in my kitchen. All these dogs were transported by volunteers from full, high-kill shelters, to loving foster homes that serve as the stepping stone between euthanization and a long, love-filled life.
Currently I am caring for Eevee, a small German shepherd mix who was so scared of people she would thrust her head in a corner and not move when anyone was around. I've had her for three months now, and while she's doing so good, she's still got a long way to go.
I would like to raise $2,000 for rescue! ALL donations will go straight to dog rescue - none of it will be used for my flight, hotel room, etc. All the money raised will be split 50/50 between the two rescues that saved my two adopted babies - Rescue Rovers Dog Adoptions and BFF K9 Rescue. Find them on Facebook, like them, and share some dogs to help them find forever homes!
If you are looking for a new family member - adopt! If you can't adopt, foster! If you can't foster, DONATE! Donate to your local rescues and/or donate here to save dogs. Both recipients of these funds are volunteer-only, so every dime will go towards vaccinations, spay/neuter procedures, and other medical operations needed to get shelter dogs healthy and safe.
If you can't donate, then please - SHARE! Share this fundraiser and help me, and all the other volunteers, save hundreds of dogs!
Consider making a "distance" donation - one that represents a race or distance I'll be running!
LEVEL DONALD - The Donald Duck Half Marathon is 13.1 miles. Donate $13.10 towards blankets, toys, and special food for dogs who need them!
LEVEL MICKEY - The Mickey Marathon is 26.2 miles. Donate $26.20 to help pay for spay & neuter procedures, to help with the pet overpopulation problem one pet at a time!
LEVEL GOOFY - The Goofy Challenge is 39.3 miles, a combination of the half and full marathons. Donate $39.30 to buy crates, a vital part of safely transporting as many dogs as possible. Many of our dogs are scared and can cause damage to crates, so we always need more!
LEVEL DOPEY - The Dopey Challenge is 48.6 miles, combining all 4 races. Donate $48.60 to help with life-saving surgeries - tumor removals, amputations, and other procedures that far surpass the dog's adoption fee. Rescues are ALWAYS in the hole for procedures like this, and every dollar you donate can help them rescue more dogs with special needs!