The Mission of Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs
Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs began because so often there is a misconception that shelter or rescue dogs are “broken,” that something is “wrong” with them, or that they can’t possibly be good enough to bring into your home, but that is so far from the truth. Because of this stereotype, I decided to start a project that would benefit not only the rescues involved, but also raise awareness that rescue dogs are just as wonderful as designer dogs. Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs pairs adoptable rescue dogs with “heartthrob” fire fighters, police officers, and military veterans to help bring rescue dogs to the attention of people everywhere. These pups are worthy of being seen for their full potential and not to be overlooked because they didn’t come from a breeder or pet store. The service men also deserve to be in the limelight and be recognized for their service to our cities and our great country. These brave men put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, whether it is fighting fires, stopping bank robbers, or fighting global terrorism – these men keep us and our families safe and free. Featuring servicemen with rescue dogs is a great way to bring recognition to both the beauty of dog rescue and to show our appreciation to our firemen, police officers, and veterans. I want people to understand that rescue dogs are beautiful and that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to get a great pup. Rescue dogs are full of more love than one person could ever hope for. As for the servicemen, I want people to see the faces of those that have served our country and serve in our neighborhoods and cities. These aren’t male models, these aren’t actors; these men are real life heroes. These men fought for our country, save our loved ones from fires, and keep our streets safe and they all have the scars to prove it. These aren’t models that have spent their days laying out by the pool in L.A.; these men are saviors; they are warriors; they are heroes.
The 2017 Rescue Beneficiaries