Lucky’s Mutt Madness
15 rescue dogs found new homes at the 2021 Lucky’s Mutt Madness. How are they doing now?
BY SUZANNE HENRY
2022 Lucky’s Mutt Madness Freedom Hall Thursday, Oct. 20 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Each year the TurfMutt Foundation, the environmental stewardship and education arm of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), hosts Lucky’s Mutt Madness at the Equip Exposition trade show. The foundation partners with the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) to give rescued dogs a chance to meet hundreds of trade show attendees. At last year’s event, 15 dogs found their forever homes. “Lucky’s Mutt Madness connects the people who create America’s green spaces with animals who love their yards as much as their humans do,” says Kris Kiser, President of the TurfMutt Foundation, OPEI, and Equip Exposition. “This event shines a light on the value of the backyard and other managed landscapes and the importance of
getting outside, working in our living landscapes, and enjoying them with family, friends, and pets.” Lucky’s Mutt Madness has had an incredible success rate for matching dogs in need with their people since 2019. “We are beyond grateful for the continued partnership with Equip,” says Alisa Gray, Vice President of Outreach at KHS. “The Mutt Madness event and week has helped us find homes for over 100 dogs and has been a significant supporter all year. We love the collaboration between outdoor, entire families—including pets— and community.” So how are the 2021 Lucky’s Mutt Madness dogs settling into their new homes? Here’s a pup-date on a few of the lucky dogs.
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