It’s been quite a year for DoggyWarriors, and as we approach the end of 2022, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished together as a community.
First and foremost, we’re super proud to have hit our fundraising target of £75,000 for dog rescue centres and charities. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our fabulous community, so we’d like to extend a huge thank you to YOU for making this possible!
We’ve also been busy attending and participating in a variety of events this year. We were chuffed to take part in Dogs Day Out Manchester, Ackworth Gala, Santa Paws by Ex-Paw Manchester, and Rockello Christmas Market Castleford. And we were honoured to host the official charity lottery for PAAWstival 2022, which helped raise funds for five incredible dog charities: Wild At Heart Foundation, StreetVet, Dogs 4 Rescue, Nowzad Rescue, and Ark Doris UK. We even had the opportunity to have our photo taken with the talented and handsome David Gandy, which was a real treat.
In addition to all of this, we were thrilled to attend Theo Paphitis’ annual #SBS event after winning an #sbs award in 2021. For those who don’t know, #SBS is one of the leading small business networks in the UK, with over 3,500 active members. To be recognized by such an influential entrepreneur is a huge honor for a small business like DoggyWarriors, and getting our photo taken with Theo himself was the cherry on top.
We have also been fortunate enough to win several other awards this year. In 2022, we were the proud recipients of the #bizbubble ‘Best Community’ award, the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award, and the LUXlife Pet Products and Services Awards Best Fundraising Business.
Furthermore, we have been featured in various media outlets, including Woman & Home, Manchester Evening News, Yorkshire Evening Post, and Wakefield Express. We even went live on radio with Anna Webb and were featured on the award-winning podcast PetPix with Vasi Siedman.
We also launched our new “My Dog Rescued Me” mug this year. Leading up to the festive period it helped support the ‘Give a dog a Christmas dinner’ campaign hosted by the Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home. In the end we raised enough money to provide more than 100 dogs with a Christmas dinner.
Lastly, we would like to highlight the special partnerships we have formed throughout the year with the PAAW House Foundation, Kool K9 Kids, and My Anxious Dog. We will be sharing much more about this in the near future.
Beautie and I, would like to wish you all a wonderful festive period. Thank you for being a part of our community and for helping us to make a difference in the lives of dogs in need. We are excited to see what 2023 will bring.