Last weekend, we joined Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles and the people behind famed Instagram celebrity, Captain Weenie, for an online donation and adoption event!
The event was held at our store in Studio City, CA and was part of a nation-wide effort to donate nearly 300 dog beds to local rescue groups in need of supplies.
Watch the full Facebook Live video here!
Captain Weenie was adopted four years ago from the Dachshund Rescue LA, and was ridden with health issues. He had a long way to go but with the help of his family and the Kriser’s Pack he is doing great and living his best life! Since then he has amassed an Instagram account with over 35,000 followers.
His parents wanted to use their social influence to help raise funds for the organization and truly give back to the organization that gave them so much. So last month they created beautiful “Captain Weenie Limited Edition Pins” and sold a small run to their loyal followers. From that campaign, they were able to fundraise $2,000 and donated all of it to the Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles.
Kriser’s joined in and donated $1000 to the local rescue, along with about 20 dog beds, pet carriers, and The Honest Kitchen food to help the dogs start their new lives off with a happy, healthy boost!
Kriser’s participation here was a part of a larger, nation-wide project to donate pet beds to local rescues across Chicago and Chicagoland, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, D.C., Northern Virginia, Southern California, Denver, and Fort Collins. In total, over 300 pet beds and pet carriers were donated to animals and families in need!
See more photos on Kriser’s Facebook page.