Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Walk and Wag for Life - Pledge Your Miles and WIN!!

Remember in November when I posted about Greenies Walk and Wag for Life Campaign? Well, Astrea and I pledged 200 miles. I had no idea how long that would take, but I thought it seemed doable. I didn't always remember to log our time, so it took us a little longer than it should have, ok much longer than it should have, but I started getting real good recently and have been logging every day and so we're almost done!

When Walk and Wag started after the total miles pledged reached 25,000 miles — a walk around the world — Greenies would make a contribution to Freedom Service Dogs to train and place six dogs with disabled veterans. For each additional 25,000 miles pledged, Greenies would fund two more dogs and veterans — up to 12 dogs in total.

As of May 2011, the number of miles pledged was well over 75,000 and Greenies didn't stop at 12 dogs... Greenies was able to donate the funds necessary to cover the costs of the training camp for 18 Freedom Service Dogs. And they still aren't stopping - Greenies has decided to keep donating!

So here is where you come in - in order to train more dogs, we need to keep pledging miles with our dogs! The more miles pledged the more dogs that can be trained and the more veterans that can benefit. Astrea and I have decided that we are going to really amp up our participation and we are pledging 100 miles in June! That's just a little more than three miles a day.

In an effort to get you all moving with your pets and encourage more miles pledged, Greenies has generously offered a suite of Greenies products for me to give away to one of my readers! So here's what you need to do win:

1. Go to, add your dog and pledge some miles. If you are unsure about participating - you don't just have to walk with your dog to meet your goal. When it comes time to track you can enter the minutes you were playing, walking, running, etc. and the app will estimate and convert that time into miles toward your goal. The whole point is to get you and your dog moving and playing.

2. Come back here and comment to let me know how many miles you've pledged with your dog, be sure to include your email address in case you win. If you don't feel comfortable leaving your email address, still comment and then send me an email at Each entry will be assigned a number and July 1, 2011 I will pick a winner using! You can comment on this post to enter up until midnight on June 25, 2011.

I'll be posting each week about our progress, and I encourage you to comment with yours. At the end of June I'll do a final check in with you all again and see how many miles we were able to pledge and complete. Good luck and let's get moving!!

No purchase necessary to participate. Void where prohibited. No shipping cost to winner.


  1. Robert C. TaylorJune 11, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Hopefully they will decide that with all of us Vets who are fighting to get our benefits for our PTSD are just as worthy of one of their dogs as someone that were given benefits quickly for other injuries. Instead of refusing to help us vets with hidden disabilities. After all we are just as disabled from out injuries sustained serving our country! Just because we did not get our limbs blown off does not mean we are not a casualty which was due to our serving pour country. I have tried for over six years and I am always told sorry you are not eligible for our help because you are fighting to get your benefits and to try elsewhere. Hell it sounds like everyone learned what to say from the same discrimination book. If not from the PTSD alone with their denials for a B.S. reason it is enough to either make homeless drunks out of us or a bunch of suicides.

  2. Whiskey, Tails, & I have been walking a little over 2 miles a day, so I pledge to walk 30x3= 90 miles.. let's round up to 100 since we also play LOTS in our backyard with a ball and frisbee.

    My 2 pups also LOVE Greenies products. They are such a wonderful treat and good for the teeth. They even make yucky medicine seem fun.

    - Megan Sonic, Tails & Whiskey

  3. Teagan & I pledged 150 miles. What a wonderful program! Thanks!

  4. It's too early in the morning for me to calculate my pledge, but Comrade gets TONS of exercise & he loves Greenies! Thanks :)

  5. Can I combine all of my dogs times together? I have 5 dogs, and I don't walk them everyday, but I do play with them everyday. So I'll go do 100 miles (well, not right now, but you know what I mean).

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