The Pup Relief Tour 2021
The PRT 2020 was a huge success! With your donations and support we were able to visit 8 locations and service 820 dogs. For the summer tour, we started in NYC then traveled to DC, Wilmington, NC, Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles. We were then able to help out in Lafayette, LA after their disastrous 2020 hurricane season. Lastly, we helped a Brooklyn shop get back on its feet after their store was robbed and vandalized earlier this year.
We have big plans for the PRT! This year alone we plan to do another summer tour with stops in 5 different US cities and a winter holiday tour. Our goal this year is to groom 1000 plus dogs. However, our 5 year goal is to visit all 50 states and groom 8-10k pups. We also have plans to take the PRT internationally. We want to continue creating a platform that promotes diversity in the pet industry. We also want to continue to educate pet parents on the importance of maintaining a healthy, well groomed dog.
To that end, we have increased our GoFundMe goal in order to continue raising money to meet our objectives for this year.
(Updated on 5/1/21)
The pet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, yet Black Owned Pet Businesses are not equally represented or supported. However, due to the recent events overwhelming this nation, my company, Harlem Doggie Day Spa has received an outpouring of love and donations from clients and people all over the country wanting to support a black-owned business. With these donations I decided to create a Pandemic Pup Relief Fund, offering free grooming services to pet parents who have been fiscally impacted during this time. So far we received $2,000 and have been able to help many NYC pups!
For the past 5 years I’ve had one particular dream, to road trip across the USA using my mobile grooming van and offering grooming services to those in need. I believe that right now is the perfect time to follow this dream! By expanding the Pandemic Pup Relief Fund, my goal is to embark on a 6-city Pandemic Pup Relief Tour, helping pups across the nation.
The Pandemic Pup Relief Tour will partner with a local Black Pet Grooming Salon, local Pet Groomers and local shelters in each city to build a team. Our team will service pups from the community whose parents have been impacted by the pandemic. Additionally, we will service pups from the shelters thereby increasing their chances of being adopted.
How you can help
I created this tour for my love of dogs and the joy they bring to their humans. Our pups are a source of happiness, loyalty, companionship, protection and love. They are our family and we have to treat them as such. During these difficult times, they can sense our despair. I’m hoping that this tour will offer a bit of happiness to pups and their parents experiencing hardships all over our country. I also hope that this tour will help connect Americans of all backgrounds through their love of pups.
Your monetary donation to this tour will be beyond appreciated. If you cannot support monetarily, sharing this GoFundMe link with your networks is always a great way to support. Lastly connecting and interacting with us on our social media pages would bring us much joy!
I and my team, and the puppies across America thank you wholeheartedly for your support, consideration and dedication to this cause. .
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