Welcome to the official SITE of the WagginBarkRace 2022 fundraising event!
NEXT EVENT DATE: September 17-18, 2022
NEXT EVENT DATE: September 17-18, 2022
This FUNdraiser is sponsored by WagginBark Charity, Inc.,
a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation that raises funds for dog rescues.
Thanks to all of the donors, volunteers and sponsors who made this a fun event that raised funds for dog rescues! I'm a big fan of full disclosure. The net amount raised was $15,973.03. I was disappointed with the amount, but not with everyone who participated in one form or another, especially the donors!
Your generosity allowed the following grants to be awarded: $10,000 to Bark Nation to use as a matching grant for a fundraiser; $3,500 to Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue; and $1,500 to Dog Aide. Well Done, Friends! AND THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
The next crazy event is already scheduled! Keep your calendars wide open for September 17-18, 2022. More to be published about what will be weird and unique this time, all in the name of saving dogs!
This year crazy Dan is going to complete 24 5k races in a 24-hour period. After last year's FOUR marathon event, Dan swore he would never run 4 marathons again. Ever. And he is living up to his promise this year. However, following the 2020 event success, Dan had thousands of people, well maybe just 2, asked how they could participate in the race, aside from just generous donations. Strap on your shoes people, because this event is open to anyone who wants to run any number of the 5k races. Crazy, right?!
Who is this guy?
Dan Egeler, mostly retired attorney and novice (is he a novice any more?) runner. He is a cancer survivor and accepts challenges in order to beat them.
Why is he doing this?
He believes it's senility, but the need for animal welfare organizations has never been greater. The pandemic was a blessing and a curse. While many people realized the joy of dog slobbering kisses and couch potato love during the past year, sadly, shelters have started to fill and are busting at the seams with dogs that need our help. Even more disturbing, dog fighting continues to flourish throughout the U.S. The dog rescue charities supported with funds from this event work hard to provide safe havens for our furry friends!
What's the goal?
To raise $100,000 for these worthwhile charities (and maybe have some fun along the way)!
How do I donate?
First, the link below allows you to contribute any sum of money to WagginBark Charity. $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $1,000, $5,000 - every bit helps! And thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, every dollar donated goes to the animal welfare organizations ultimately receiving the funds!
Second, you can donate by running in any of the 5k races. More information is provided below in the "I Want To Run" section regarding the race schedule and the FUN we can all have.
Dan will be providing updates on the official Facebook page, maybe. Dan sucks at this social media thing. Procrastination has been honed to a brilliant art form.
Waggin' Tails puts the wag back into the tails of homeless dogs of all ages, breed, or health status. They believe that every dog is entitled to a well-balanced, safe, and fulfilled life as a companion and take on the responsibility to provide medical and behavioral care of dogs in a nurturing, foster-home environment. Our foster homes allow us to get to know each dog and their needs before transitioning them to permanent, loving homes. Waggin' Tails utilizes humane, train-without-pain methods to communicate and teach life skills to the amazing, resilient canines in our care.
Bark Nation's mission: To end canine cruelty and save lives. Simple as that. Bark Nation's goal is to end dogfighting and animal neglect. It is unique as it partners with law enforcement to provide a safe-haven shelter for the dogs being housed as live evidence, and then places the dogs into foster environments so they can be great companions to their human adoptees. There is life after dogfighting! Through enforcement and enrichment and intervention. Bark Nation strives to make this a more humane world for the dogs they serve.
Meet Lisa. She was saved by Bark Nation from a life of dogfighting and neglect. The photo shows her condition at the time of her capture.
Look at Lisa now! Is that a happy pup or what!
You don't think there is life after dog fighting? Clark will prove you wrong. Look at his poor physical condition when he was seized at a raid. Then look at his smoochy face sitting next to his best bud following the love and careful attention provided to these dogs!
Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission
Advanced Water Treatment
Ugly Dog Distillery
Brewed Awakenings Cafe
Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue