Doggy Fundraising – Getting Muddy For Charity

Hello readers, and welcome to another edition of the world-famous, all-singing-all-dancing, celebrity-endorsed, Hollywood-motion-picture-worthy, River Dogs Dog Blog! We hope that you’ve all had a great week and are staying safe in this blustery weather. I know February isn’t known for its sunny spells or warm temperatures, but this storm is taking the biscuit (and not the homemade dog treats kind!) We’ve got an extra-special blog for you this week, as two of our very own dog lovers are heading out on the trail to do a bit of doggy fundraising!

If you’re a new dog on the block, then you might not yet know about two of our members of staff,  Lucy and George (seriously though, you’d have to have been living under a rock not to know about these two!) Regular cast members in our dog blogs, Lucy and George are the tireless tummy ticklers, the mighty mutt massagers, the energetic exercisers, the purveyors of picking up so many piles of poop (you can find out how many we estimated we picked up in our first year of business by reading our River Dogs Birthday blog). Affectionately referred to as Auntie Lucy and Auntie George, these two canine-loving crusaders are heading out on the Muddy Dog Challenge, a 5K fun run to raise money for Battersea Dogs Home. Naturally, the River Dogs team have stepped in to give Lucy and George some helpful tips for their upcoming event, and we’ve listed some of the best bits of advice for you below!

Donate towards Lucy and George’s fundraising campaign on JustGiving

Doggy Fundraising – Training With The River Dogs

Our day care unit provides a consistent, fun and caring setting for your dog to play, relax and socialise so you can focus & concentrate on the day job.

The Muddy Dog Challenge sees humans and their four-legged friends traversing death-defying obstacles such as water, soft balls, mud, cones, rings, and more. It’s a tough cookie to crack, which is why the River Dogs have been helping out Lucy and George with their training. Woody has been showing the ladies how to cope with any balancing tasks that they might have to overcome. Apparently it’s all in the footing; you’ve got to get your paw in just the right place to distribute your weight evenly. I’m not sure Lucy and George can follow this advice to the letter, what with the lack of paws, but I’m sure that the science is sound. 

Our day care unit provides a consistent, fun and caring setting for your dog to play, relax and socialise so you can focus & concentrate on the day job.

Our very own Twilight Princess, Zelda (one for the Nintendo nerds out there) has been coming up with nifty ideas as to what our two doggy fundraising challengers can wear while out on the trail. Although they’ll be donning special T-shirts for the event, Zelda has been modelling some elegant looking coats that they could use for some of the water and mud challenges. She’s made it clear that she won’t be sorting out the dry cleaning when they get back though; Princesses don’t do that sort of thing. 

Our day care unit provides a consistent, fun and caring setting for your dog to play, relax and socialise so you can focus & concentrate on the day job.

If there’s one person that can help the team with any tight rope or climbing action, it’s our resident acrobat, Rufus. He’s always showing off those big fluffy paws and his rock-climbing claws, and his ability to stand on two feet and peer over walls and other obstacles would make him the perfect pup to compete in this doggy fundraising challenge! Rufus is adamant that having a sturdy tail is the key to success. Another strong piece of advice, but more suited to the long-eared team members I think. 

Don’t forget that you can support Lucy and George over on JustGiving!

Our day care unit provides a consistent, fun and caring setting for your dog to play, relax and socialise so you can focus & concentrate on the day job.

Blue is new to the River Dogs crew, but his passion for life and his unbridled energy have been helping Lucy and George on their way to doggy fundraising greatness. Nothing makes you train harder or run faster than a little whipper-snapper hot on your heels, and Blue has provided this service completely free of charge. What a saint!

Our day care unit provides a consistent, fun and caring setting for your dog to play, relax and socialise so you can focus & concentrate on the day job.

So how is all of the training going, we hear you ask? Well, with all of the ear massages and paw rubs that the ladies have to get through, it’s pretty tough to find time to get out on the trail. But our team is nothing but dedicated, and they’ve made sure that they’ve found time to prepare for what is being hotly-billed as the greatest doggy fundraising show in history!

Our day care unit provides a consistent, fun and caring setting for your dog to play, relax and socialise so you can focus & concentrate on the day job.

… that’s if the River Dogs will let Lucy get to the start line! They seem pretty happy with here where she is!

So, from all of the River Dogs crew, we wish Lucy and George the best of luck in raising money for their Muddy Dog Challenge, the training leading up the event, and the obstacles and frolics that will follow on the day itself! Good luck, guys, and we’re proud of you for helping underprivileged pups to have a better future!

Thank’s for reading our doggy fundraising blog everyone. We hope that you enjoyed seeing pictures of your pooches up on the big screen and that you’ll cheer Lucy and George on when they hit the start line. If you’re still hungry for more dog blog action, then why not check out our article on the Best Places To Walk Your Dog, or head on over to find out Why Dogs Are Good For Our Health!

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