One year ago, Barefoot Landing, which has always been pet friendly and a strong supporter of the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, ventured into a new kind of partnership with the local shelter.
photo: Rose, an adoptable dog from the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach
Furever Friends Friday has evolved into a new way to find some lovable canines a family and a home.
Cara Slone, mom of a rescue dog and a member of the Marketing Team for Barefoot Landing and our sister property, Broadway at the Beach, hatched the idea of Furever Friends Friday and has made great strides in helping some very lucky dogs leave the shelter for new homes. Each week or so, volunteer, John Urban brings a new dog to Barefoot Landing, where he or she is photographed by Cara. Sometimes a merchant will even get into the spirit of the act and will come out with treats or just to be photographed with the featured Fido of the day.
photo: Cara with her rescue dog, Dooney
In the last year, Cara's photos of these lovable mixed breed fur babies have been posted on Barefoot Landing's Facebook and Instagram pages and shared numerous times on other's including the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach.
Already, 29 dogs that have been captured on film, have been adopted. Now we cannot claim that just by taking their picture and spreading the word on Barefoot Landing's pages, that these lucky boys and girls have found their place to call home, but all the pics and shares certainly don't hurt.
photo: Baily, a dog looking for his forever home available from the Humane Society of NMB
And Executive Director, Tina Martin Hunter, said that she definitely feels like the program is helping. John, who diligently tracks each animal he brings by for their day in the spotlight, shows that shortly after their debut in the Furever Friends Friday program, they seem to get new found attention from potential adopters and most (again all but four) have found their new digs with a family to call their own.
photo: Rex, looking for his own family, available from the Humane Society of NMB
At Barefoot Landing, which remains one of the few shopping areas that is pet friendly, we would like to see all dogs have a family that will bring them by to shop, eat (yes, many of the restaurants will allow Rover on the deck to enjoy the fabulous views and time with mom and dad) and delight in the beauty of Barefoot Landing. So look for a new furry friend each Friday on our Facebook or Instagram page and for more pictures of the newly adopted and those yet to find their furever homes, visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/BarefootLanding/.
photo: Humane Society of NMB volunteer, John with adoptable dog, Lorenzo