2022, a year we were (again!) never expecting. We thought the pandemic threw us a curve ball... nope! 2022 trumped that with low adoption rates, low foster availability resulting in less dogs saved, and low volunteer opportunities successfully filled. As a small rescue, with no paid employees or a physical location, having foster and volunteer support is what MAKES this rescue. Without their help, we truly are not able to save one single dog. We truly thank all of those who have stepped up this year as we saved 35 dogs. This number is no where near our intakes of the past 13 years, but we will hopefully get back to "normal" next year.
This year, we also started a new program for the public: Dog Training Sponsorships. Each month we award two people with $200 each in sponsorship money, paid directly to the training school. Training is number 1 on our priority list for these dogs. Breed Ambassadors is an overarching goal. We truly believe this IS the way to prove misconceptions of our beloved breed wrong. We want Pit Bulls to show up and show out, we want the public to walk past a Pit Bull and say, "Now that is a well-behaved dog!" With these sponsorships, we hope to support those folks who WANT to make their dog a Breed Ambassador without it hindering on their finances. We will be sharing some of their stories on Nov 17.
We have set a goal this year of $20,000. As you read through our stories on Nov 17, please remember that while yes, some services are discounted, they are not free. Training and specialized medical care that is provided to our dogs is not covered by their adoption fee. We operate off of donations and adoption fees. Give to the Max is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we use these donations to cover needs in 2023.
As a Thank You, any donation $100 or more will earn you a one of a kind yearly Give to the Max Day crewneck sweatshirt. #GTMD22
Feb- Kissing Booth
March- Online Auction
May- Goosey Chicken
June- Opinion Clothing Co.
July- Surly X MPBR
Aug- Surly X MPBR
Sept- Pittie Clothing Co.
Nov- Give to the Max
*If you would like to host a fundraiser through your company, please email- email@example.com
Below you will find companies who have dedicated a portion of their sales or commission to MPBR.
Meet Nolan! He adopted Gus (FKA Viking from our NFL litter) awhile back and is working on changing the negative stigma surrounding this beautiful breed. Nolan owns Opinion Clothing Company and has recently released this t-shirt featuring his dog Gus! This dynamite duo is donating $5 of each t-shirt sale back to Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue.
Tracy Cherney, Realtor
Homemade pet food for dogs and cats.
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