Launch: R.O.A.R. Squad (Rescue Owners are Rockin’)

        R.O.A.R. SQUAD         

Rescue   Owners   Are   Rockin’

The first annual, paw-lovin’ BlogPaws conference happened last weekend and with so many great ideas and initiatives gaining legs, I thought now was a great time to get off my butt get this project started!

Ladies and gentlemen, please let me introduce to you my commitment for the next year:

R.O.A.R. Squad: Rescue Owners are Rockin’

What the heck is the R.O.A.R. Squad?

The R.O.A.R. Squad is about banding together the AMAZING rescue owners out there into one, unstoppable, SUPER HERO of a team.

Me and my rockin' rescue: Kayloo

Over the next year I am going to work my butt off to coax/cajole/beg YOU, my fellow rescue animal owners, to send me a photo of you with your rescue animal- be it dog, cat, snake, llama… whatever! (Read more and meet fellow Squad members here).

Over the course of the next year I will post photos of you and your rescue animals from:

  • every American state
  • every Canadian province and territory
  • every category in the the Super Wicked Peeps category (you can see the category here, scroll down)

Go here to learn how.

Why?

Every day thousands of people decide to add a pet to their home. And every day people unwittingly support puppy mills by purchasing their pets from pet stores and online- unknowingly keeping these puppy mills in business by buying their “product.”

I want US to put puppy mills out of business.

I want people’s very first thought when they decide to go pet shopping to be to head to their nearest shelter/rescue organization.  I want people to KNOW that 9 times out of 10 the animals in pet stores are from puppy mills and to NOT EVEN DREAM of supporting such unethical treatment of animals.

I want US to make adopting a rescue animal THE hippest thing on the block.

I want little girls and little boys to BEG their parents to take them to the SPCA. I want guys who are looking for a Chic Magnet (read: cute dog) to KNOW that the HOTTEST side kick in town comes from a rescue organization (with the understanding that “hot” also equals “forever”). I want young women in their heels and their Prada to know that the MOST FABULOUS accessory around is not an accessory at all but a goofy being with feelings and personality… and comes from the local shelter.

Finding R.O.A.R. Squad members from all across Canada and the States and from all walks of life won’t be easy. But I think we can do it. I KNOW we can do it.

I am so excited to get started!

Go here to learn how you can take part.

 

27 Responses to “Launch: R.O.A.R. Squad (Rescue Owners are Rockin’)”

  1. Farley says:

    You are awesome, what a great idea 🙂 I am not a rescue dog, but since I’ve started blogging my humans have learned so much from other bloggers. If they ever add to our family I bet they will become rescue people.

  2. kari says:

    so since two of my pups were rescued while we lived in AK would you rather have them listed under that or CA when BC was rescued from and our current home. All the 2 letter acronyms get confusing yet?

  3. Shauna, this is a terrific idea! We posted your link on the Be the Change good deeds list at http://thisonewildlife.com/pet-rescue/be-change and then spent an hour making a collage of all our kids to submit to R.O.A.R. Squad. Thanks for giving folks the opportunity to be part of something so special!

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  5. I love the idea! I need to get a lovely pic of me and Murphy, my rescue cat.

    I also just found this interesting organizatio, Mutt-i-grees, LOL. Dedicated to celebrating mixed breed dogs – aka mutts. It’s probaby been around a while but I just heard of it. 😉 http://www.muttigrees.org/

  6. Thank you so much everyone for your support! I am so excited about this- we are going to ROCK this thang! If you know of anyone else who would like to take part, please let me know!

    @Farley- Aw, thank you! Pets rock, thank you for your positive support 🙂

    @Kari- lol, thanks for your email, it’s perfect!

    @Wild Life- Your collage is WICKED. Love it! I will let you know when it’s live!

    @Joanne- Mutt-i-grees, awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  7. MoxiePaws says:

    This is the impetus I need to download those photos of Miss Mia, the Princess from new camera. Still havent figured it out….Great idea!

  8. Yay!!! This is awesome! I love it. I’ve got two awesome rescue pups down here in North Carolina. We’ll all smile pretty for a photo and send it on! 😀

  9. @ Moxie & Phetched- Whoo hoo! I look forward to “meeting” your lovely pets! 🙂

  10. Scoop says:

    Don’t forget to add Washington, DC to your list of “states”–there is a very vibrant pro-rescue community here!

  11. @Scoop- Ack! Thank you… fixed!

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