Did you know that between 6 - 8 million dogs and cats are surrendered to shelters every year in the US? Or that roughly half of those surrendered are euthanized? Research shows that distraction therapy can help... Rock & Rawhide aims to increase adoptions and quality of life for dogs and cats in shelters, by providing distraction therapy and noise/stress reduction through the donations of toys, tough chew items, Kongs, Nylabones, bones, rawhides, blankets and more. If a dog is chewing, it's not barking! If a cat is playing, it’s not meowing! Less noise = less stress. In turn, dogs and cats can pass their evaluations at shelters, and show more of their personality, making them more adoptable.
Rock & Rawhide collects items through regular donations, music gigs, visual art shows, culinary events, DJ events, drop box programs, and more. We also promote shelters and give them tools to promote themselves in their local market.
They have no hidden agenda. Kylie and her team simply want to help save animals and increase adoptions. Their enthusiasm and zeal is contagious and they are a lot of fun to work with, and be around. Every chance I get, I will continue to volunteer and suport Rock & Rawhide.