Strength of Shadow Dog Rescue and G-Dog Gordon are coming together to run the Surf City Marathon 2020 in Huntington Beach. We are excited to be a presence at this race and bring awareness of rescue dogs and special needs dogs. Our team consists of wonderful people who range from novice to advanced runners but all have DOGS in common. We will be highlighting each one of our team members every week from now until the race so you can get to know them. We couldn't do what we do without them and all of you! If you would like to join the team keep reading below.
Join our Team! We are #RunningFor Rescues at Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon Huntington Beach, California - February 2, 2020.
Fundraising Goals - (Please note there are NO minimums/penalties, this is just a fun, friendly event so set your goals high)
5K, Half & Full Marathon Runners -
For information on how to pick which race, set your goals and perks for joining the team please contact us.
Virtual Runners -
You can still be part of the team without having to run the race. If you would like more information please contact us!
For Questions about Joining the Team please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SOS Dog Rescue was founded in April 2018. Below you will find the story behind it. Since last year we have rescued over 60+ dogs from high kill shelters in Kern County. We also launched a no/low cost spay and neuter program in our community that has helped almost 200 dogs in our community. The proceeds from this race will help us save more lives!
Strength of Shadow Dog Rescue was built on the dreams of Robbie Miller and his 1st dog, Shadow.
After spending his youth making some poor life choices Robbie found himself incarcerated in the State of Oklahoma for 12 years. Upon completing the first 9 years of this sentence, Robbie decided he wanted to start giving back to the world instead of taking from it. During the next three years he obtained his GED, began to work and also became a mentor to many of the inmates. Upon his release in January 2014, he asked his mother if he could get a dog when he arrived home. Here enters Shadow!
Shadow had been found by Kern County Animal Services in Ridgecrest during freezing temperatures, abandoned in a single dog crate with two other large dogs. Robbie and Shadow had an instant bond - both skittish of people, both survivors of traumatic situations, both looking for unconditional love. About a month after adopting her Shadow began coughing up blood. After multiple emergency vet visits it was discovered that Shadow had been living with a 40 caliber bullet in her lung very close to her heart. She was airlifted to Los Angeles for emergency surgery. These were the longest few days of Robbie’s life. He had just found her and couldn’t imagine life without her.
Thankfully Shadow made a full recovery and their bond just continued to grow. In August 2014 we added Dallas to the family. He was just a young puppy who had been rescued by the same animal control officer as Shadow many months prior. Having these two dogs in his life was just what Robbie needed to heal and grow into the man he wanted to become. At this time is when Robbie decided to dedicate his entire life to saving dogs and placing them with the people that they needed to save, just as Shadow and Dallas have done and continue to do for him.
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