Bully Project Needs A Home
Lots of pitties and nowhere to go!
Bully Project has become a victim of our own success! Classes have been fully booked and often a second class is needed. After a year of offering free, outdoor classes in the same neighborhood, we are realizing an indoor space is needed. Not only will it benefit the teams in our four-week manners classes, it will allow Bully Project to offer specialized classes such as Nosework and Frisbee.
Should be easy, right? A free dog training program that benefits both dog owners and the community (training helps to keep dogs out of shelters, less dog bites, etc) should be a win/win for everyone. Churches and community groups should be lining up to partner with us, right? Nope!
Our team has decided this is an important need and will fundraise for a space rental. So, now, I feel like Julia Roberts on Rodeo Drive in Pretty Woman. We have cash and no where to spend it. Apparently space in my neighborhood is at a premium! Most church basements are booked, or the churches and synagogues are going through renovations. But the really disappointing reason is they don’t want to partner up with dogs in general. (After they say “PITBULLS?“)
Please send Bully Project some good wishes…We have ONE Catholic girls high school entertaining the idea of renting the school gym to us on Sunday mornings – at a premium price, of course! If that doesn’t pan out, our last hope MIGHT be a Catholic school who plays home to two parrots, lizards and dozens and dozens of fish. The principal, who I think really wanted to be a zookeeper when he grew up, said he would approach the diocese.
We welcome any ideas from readers who have faced these types of challenges. Any other ideas of space or organizations that might be willing to play host to a group of well-behaved pitties once a week? And if you’d like to contribute to Bully Project to help us cover the cost of our space rental (wherever that may be!).