Next Meetup

Hike Shelter Dogs from Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue (7/25/18)
A $10 participant donation is greatly appreciated and will be collected at check-in via cash, check or credit card. Thanks for your support of our nonprofit organization! Every day thousands of dogs are abandoned, neglected and turned in to shelters across America. Many of these dogs are Boxers. They find their way into rescue through no fault of their own. We can't save them all, but they all deserve another chance! Join Tails of the Trail as we partner with Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue (http://www.mtbr.org/) to hike the rescue Boxers! Founded in 1990, MTBR is a non-profit animal rescue focused on rescue, re-home and education of the Boxer breed in Middle Tennessee. We'll meet on the farm in Brentwood to hike with the Boxers that MTBR is currently housing onsite. Only RSVP if you are capable of handling a 50+ lb. dog on a 2.0 mile road hike or we may transport via individual vehicles to the Bicentennial Park trail about 5 miles away. Once the temps cool down we will start hiking the hillside trail and pastures for a more rustic event. Agenda: 7:30a - Meet at shelter for check in and required Volunteer Orientation. 7:45a - Meet your furry hiking companion, transport to the Park and hit the trail. 9:00a - Return to the shelter for dog cool down in the splash pools and frozen pupsicle treats. 9:15a - Time for human socialization and treats. 9:30a - Conclude event and thanks for joining us! What to bring: • You may bring a guest but only 1 dog per RSVP. • Dog treats • Children accompanied by a parent or guardian may participate but cannot be the sole leash holder. • Optional donations: peanut butter, Kongs, dog biscuits • No personal pets • Please load the app ResQwalk (http://resqwalk.com/) or WoofTrax (aka Walk For a Dog) on your smart phone and select Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue as your sponsored shelter so they can earn donations from our event. For your safety and the safety of the dogs: • Read, print, sign and bring the attached MTBR Release Form (http://files.meetup.com/339011/Mid-Tenn-Boxer-Rescue-Waiver.pdf). • Read our Volunteer Orientation Guide (https://www.dropbox.com/s/vjs1nl5b1muqccx/Volunteer%20Orientation.docx?dl=0) prior to arrival. • No dogs off leash at anytime. Thanks to our sponsor: Nature's Select of Middle Tennessee (https://nstennessee.secure.force.com/)

Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue

Manley Lane/Beech Creek Rd · Brentwood, TN

What we're about

"Humans Hiking Homeless Hounds"

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to act as a Community Outreach program, partnering with local animal shelters and rescues to offer publicly attended hiking events. We exercise and socialize homeless dogs, reducing stress and euthanasia rates while increasing community awareness and adoptions.

In January 2018 we launched Freedom Ride, a regional dog relocation service, which will transport at-risk dogs from county shelters to no-kill facilities in the NE and Midwest. We hope to save the lives of about 500 dogs/year.

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