Apr. 23rd, 2009 09:02 pm
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My friend, Robyn started project71 when she was inspired while visiting the local animal shelter for inspiration. The dogs were laying on concrete floors. She came up with a great idea for mod dog beds. She is freaky for all things mod. She designed a bed that can be used in the shelters, then when the dogs are adopted out, they get to take their beds with them. It is waterproof and strong and designed to be attractive and something people would want in their homes (especially a mod home :) )

A prototype was made and recently she and a collaborator did some tweaking and made it hypoallergenic and used stronger threads and stitchingl  I love this bed. I love this idea. I LOVE the heart and passion she has put into this project. These beds will be ready to ship the first week of May. She just started this in December. Do you know how amazing that is? When I get a dog, my little baby will SO have one.

She recently talked to someone high up with the SPCA, and they are talking about carrying the beds, too.

I do not have a dog yet ( and won't for quite a while) but she does have some other things for the project I can use. On Etsy, her project71 shop has a necklace and


I love what she wrote in the description:

when anyone asks what you are wearing, tell them:

"i love dogs & so does project71"
"i want to help spread the word about adopting from shelters & rescues"
"spaying & neutering your pets is vital to controlling the overpopulated shelters"
"this is my prayer symbol for all the shelter dogs (& cats!)"

Any of you out there that work with rescues and shelters, if you would, check out her site and maybe suggest these transition beds in your area. Her contact information is on the pages.

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Date: 2009-04-24 12:18 pm (UTC)
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Why is it called Project 71? Why 71?

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Date: 2009-04-24 03:38 pm (UTC)
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From the link:

"project71 is a new "rescue friendly" company. our first product, the mod dog bed, will be available soon through an online donation program @ thank you for supporting our cause to comfort shelter dogs everywhere. we feel confident that our creative program will increase adoptions on a national level. we appreciate your interest & continued support!

"project71" refers to the waiting period when a dog enters a shelter or an animal control facility. normally this period lasts 72 hours to see if someone comes to claim him. after that he is put through a series of health & behavior tests. if he's lucky, he enters an adoption program. but, most are euthanized to make room for other dogs. in essence, we see their 71st hour as the most crucial."

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Date: 2009-04-24 05:06 pm (UTC)
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People are so irresponsible.

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Date: 2009-04-24 05:11 pm (UTC)
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While I was there last week, 3 people can in during a one hour period to "turn in their dogs" . They didn't want them, so they brought them in to be put down.

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Date: 2009-04-26 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
saw this post from ron's flist.
this is amazingly awesome!
i was a vet tech before i had my son and hope to work either for animal control or for a shelter when i finally go back to work

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Date: 2009-04-26 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think it is fairly awesome too. I am at her house right now. The bed is pretty cool in person. I am hoping to walk away with a pendant.n


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