Are you searching for the perfect gift for the young dog lover in your life? Look no further than Operation ResCUTE‘s adorable stuffed dog and book sets!
Each toy is modeled after a real life rescue dog, and comes with a book detailing their remarkable story. Best of all, 100% of the profits go towards helping shelter dogs get adopted!
Operation ResCUTE was inspired by a pooch named Jingles. Her story began when she was just a tiny pup, curled in a New York City trashcan for warmth.
Laurie Brown-Nagin, Jingles’ adoptive mom and the creator of Operation ResCUTE, spotted an Animal Control Officer carrying the puppy to a vet’s office and fell in love. Soon, Jingles was the newest member of her family.
As a marketing researcher, Brown-Nagin was shocked to learn that only 30% of pets in homes come from shelters and rescue organizations. Even worse, an estimated 2.7 million healthy pets remain in shelters each year.
As a mom, she knew the only way to improve the plight of rescue dogs was through future generations. It was out of this desire to educate and encourage young readers that Operation ResCUTE was born!
The first set of ResCUTE toys and books feature Jingles, Brown-Nagin’s other dog Tanner, and a very special pooch known as Hudson the Railroad Puppy.
Back in 2012, Hudson and his two littermates were discovered with their paws nailed to a railroad track. The pups were treated for malnutrition, dehydration, and infected wounds. Sadly, one of Hudson’s sisters passed away, the other lost two toes, and sweet Hudson lost his entire left rear paw.
Despite his early circumstances, Hudson went on to find a wonderful home, become a therapy dog, and inspire millions with his story of survival and hope.
If your child or grandchild has a heart for dogs, there’s no better way to help nurture their passion. Each story and mini replica dog will help teach them the importance of rescue, and why they should always adopt not shop!
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