If you were at CMA Fest last week, you may have run across Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation there trying to find homes for lucky pups.
And find homes they did!
The organization, which partnered with Tractor Supply Company for this year’s CMA Fest adopt-a-thon, broke their own record by finding homes for 61 lucky pups.
“To the uninitiated, it probably sounded like dogs barking. But to me, knowing the pure joy that comes with owning a rescue dog – or eight – it was music to my ears,” Miranda Lambert said in a press release. The singer was front and center, leading the mile-long MuttNation Mutt March from Nissan Stadium to Walk of Fame Park. “We were all marching on behalf of MuttNation to raise awareness for shelter pet adoption and in support of animal rescues across the country – and because it’s fun and it’s our passion” she continued. Over 1,300 animal lovers joined Miranda, Bev Lambert, and Dan & Abby Smyers, for Thursday morning’s pup-parade; including several hundred mutt-loving fans who participated from their hometowns as part of the Virtual March.
After the MuttMarch concluded at Walk of Fame Park, Bev Lambert, Miranda’s mom and MuttNation co-founder, along with MuttNation Board members, staff, volunteers, and fans headed to Xfinity Fan Fair X across the street at Music City Center where MuttNation hosted its 4th annual CMA Fest Adoption Drive.
Each afternoon from Thursday through Sunday, Nashville Humane Association brought 15 or more adoptable pups, all aptly named for country stars — from Alan Jackson and Emmylou to Miranda and Zach Brown. And, surpassing everyone’s expectations, by Sunday afternoon, a MuttNation adoption event record was made – 61 dogs had found new homes. “Having the opportunity to partner with MuttNation and CMA Fest’s thousands of animal-loving fans greatly increases our reach in finding homes for so many loving animals. We’re already looking forward to 2020!” said NHA Executive Director, Laura Chavarria.
Congrats to everyone who took home a new furry forever family member and those who made it possible! Did you adopt a dog last week? If you did, let us see your furry pal in the comments below.