Hallmark’s American Rescue Dog Show puts creativity in motion for good cause

Rusty rescued by Rebecca/The Crazy Daysies
Rebecca Day adopted her mixed breed Schnauzer Rusty. –Photo from @thecrazydaysies on Facebook

Did you know the Hallmark channel, known for romantic movies and a weekday morning home show, featured the American Rescue Dog Show this past weekend? Unlike the upper scale dog shows for purebreds, this show focused on lovable mutts who found ‘forever homes’. We watched parts of the show, and it was evident creativity had been put in motion for a good cause.

The categories for standouts in the dogs, all of whom were adoptees, weren’t your typical categories. Among them were awards for Best in Couch Potato, Best in Wiggling, and Best in Snoring. In my family, we had our favorites, but our top favorite was the snorer.

It was all in good fun, but the American Rescue Dog Show brings attention to a very worthy cause—animals who for whatever reason have no home to call their own until someone steps forward. At that link you can still see videos from the event.

We’ve owned a mixed breed hound—easily the smartest dog I’ve ever known—and our daughters both rescued mixed breeds. They often have remarkable personalities despite their hardships. Years ago, Rebecca adopted Rusty when a home couldn’t be found for him, and that dog has the quirkiest personality on the planet. He’s been a great addition to our family. Jennifer adopted her dog Bandit when she was still in college. He’s up in years now, but he makes us laugh by doing things like barking at the bell on our toaster.

The American Rescue Dog Show was great family entertainment for a good cause.

Sometimes, TV does do something good.

~~Kay B. Day, Feb. 20, 2020

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