Dog Mom and Collie Walking 1,000 Miles To Raise Funds for Dogs Trust
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A dog mom and her two-year-old Border Collie are walking 1,000 miles in a year to raise money for Dogs Trust, the Derbyshire Times reports.
Kate Badger, of Derbyshire, adopted Toby from Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, last year. The pair found that they had an instant connection – while Toby also became fast friends with feline sister Daisy – and now they’re hoping to bring the same to more dogs and their future pet parents by raising money for the charity.
Giving Something Back to Dogs Trust
“I can’t imagine life without Toby,” Kate said. “Despite what he went through before arriving at Dogs Trust he adores people and is a big softie.
“He comes to the local pub with me and everyone basically talks to him first and then remembers I’m there at the other end of the lead! I wouldn’t have it any other way. If he’s happy, I’m happy.
“Before Toby I have had three rescue dogs and really admire the work Dogs Trust does to help every dog that comes into its care. The charity supports dogs to live life to the full whilst they are with Dogs Trust, and once they have found a new family.
“So, I want to do what I can to support their work. 1,000 miles may not seem like a lot, but our main walks are often going uphill so we thought it was a reasonable target. Hopefully we’ll power on past it.”
A Social Media Star
The pair have already started on their impressive mission, and together they’ve walked through some of the nicest scenery in the local area. Fans and supporters can keep up with their adventures through social media, too.
Kate and Toby have set a fundraising goal of £2000 (around $2400), and you can donate or keep up with their progress through their JustGiving page. Or, head to their Instagram page for updates and pictures.
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