Our Rally was even better the 2nd time around!
R2R2011_tentOn January 22nd we held our 2nd Annual ProPlan Rally to Rescue at Pet Supplies "Plus" in Pinellas Park. It was a huge success… nearly 4 times more R2R_DYO2011_PSP_filled_lotpeople attended than last year! Our host, Pet Supplies "Plus", has made this a part of their huge 2nd anniversary celebrations and put significant resource towards making this a great event. Thank you very much Dave O. & the PS+ team for supporting rescues in the Tampa Bay area. Since DRTB is a ProPlan Rally to Rescue Ambassador we used their program to structure the Rally. Purina corporate also made a huge contribution toward the event. Did you notice the 20-foot inflatable dog overlooking the Rally tent?

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For the event itself we had 26 other rescues joining us:

  • FL All Retriever Rescue
  • Get Rescued in Gulfport
  • Megan's Limbo Dogs
  • Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay
  • Rugaz Rescue
  • Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida
  • Pit Bull Happenings
  • Golden Retriever Rescue Mid-Florida
  • Pug Rescue
  • The Greyhound Gang of Florida
  • Collies Florida Rescue
  • Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida
  • Pet Pal Animal Shelter
  • Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline
  • Florida Great Pyrenees Club
  • Suncoast Animal League
  • RUFF
  • SAFE
  • Suncoast Basset Rescue
  • Skyway Dachshund Rescue
  • VIP Rescue
  • Florida Boxer Rescue
  • Save our Strays
  • SPCA
  • Akita Rescue
  • A New Life

R2R_DYO2011_Anna__TNBAnd service organizations & media:

  • Leash on Life Walking Club (charity dog wash)
  • Paws for Friendship service dogs
  • Cub Scouts
  • The New Barker

With lots of Activities & Vendors:

  • R2R_DYO2011_crowdsPinellas Park PD & K-9 Unit
  • Brenda Knoll Pet Photography photo booth
  • Don Boniface, local artist
  • Invisible Fence
  • Sit, Down, Stay Obedience School
  • Moonwalk for the kids
  • Food Vendors for the famished


Thank-you to DRTBers Amy F., MaryEllen W., Alison B., & Susan C. for coming out to help with the event. We also had some awesome volunteers from Mercantile Bank & through VolunteerMatch come give us a hand! Everyone was a trooper through the wind and cold. This event was such a huge draw that we have already scheduled our 3rd Annual Rally for January 21, 2012!!!

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