I can’t believe this has taken me this long to post about but better late then never, right? As you all know, I am in LOVE with baking. It’s always nice to love your work and I absolutely do! Do you know what my second love is though? Animals! I have a particular soft spot for dogs of all shapes, age, and size. They are the most precious things in this world to me and I love each and every one of them the moment I meet them. So, it’s only natural for me to want to also spend what time I’m not in the kitchen, hanging out with awesome furbabies. :) Last year, I decided to go to an orientation for The Humane Society of Tulsa so that I could start volunteering for them on a regular basis. I honestly had no idea what was to come but I did know that I would be putting 110% into because that is just what my Momma taught me. You always follow through and give it your all no matter what. On top of hanging out with precious animals, I also get to hang out with some AMAZING people that run The Humane Society of Tulsa.
This phenomenal group does such a great job! It is definitely more than just an 8-5 job….this is a job that you just couldn’t do unless you had the passion like they do. One of the perks of being with this crew is getting to help and hang out with fellow animal lover, Miranda Lambert. The Humane Society of Tulsa has partnered with her and her crew at Muttnation Foundation to help in anyway needed.
We have held events at our location in Tulsa helping animals from our area and also ones from Tishomingo, OK that need homes. We recently also went up to Tishomingo to help set up and run the Grand Opening of Muttnation Foundation’s Redemption Ranch in November! (see why this is better late then never???)
It’s about a 3 hour drive from Tulsa to Tishomingo but worth every mile just to help out those animals and I highly recommend getting that direction if you ever get a chance so you can give a dog a new forever home :) After you pick up your new furry family member (nudge nudge wink wink), you can drop by Miranda’s store in town called The Pink Pistol….super cute merch and a must see!
The day of the event, of course it rained cats and dogs (pun intended) and I felt so bad for all the people that had been working their tails off (yep that was intended too) to have this grand opening. On top of MIranda and her crew, my superiors at The Humane Society had been there constantly working like crazy for months. I cannot tell you how much I look up to these people. Alright, enough with the mushy stuff….I could go on and on about these fantastic people…. :)
Even though it rained, we made the best of it……
and come hell or high water (literally), we were gonna have this party and find these furbabies homes!!!
You guys should see this place, it’s adorable! They have everything a pup would need and they are still working on stuff to this day to make the animals as comfy as possible.
Once you decide on adopting an animal then you get to go in the airstream adoption center to fill out paperwork for you and your new family member.
Since we were doing a Grand Opening of Redemption Ranch, we had to have food! They provided caramel apples, popcorn, hot dogs, wine tastings and sweet tea! Since I’m a firm believer in sweets, I decided to donate some pink, sparkly dog bone shaped sugar cookies!
I think they were a big hit which made me happy!
If you don’t think you’ll be able to get to Tishomingo anytime soon, I’ve got good news for you! Muttnation Foundation is going on a roadshow for Miranda’s concert tour and will be in Tulsa this Saturday, Feb 28th! They will have pet adoptions, merchandise, and $20 microchipping! Of course, The Humane Society will be there too so bundle up with lots of layers and come see us!