Blog Archives

Fuzzy Faces of Midwest Adopt-a-Bull

All week, I’ve been begging people to make a donation to Midwest Adopt-a-Bull.

Starbuck is a handsome guy.

I thought you might want to see some of the dogs your hard-earned money will help.

In its first few months of existence, Midwest Adopt-a-Bull, a tiny bully breed rescue group in Kansas City, has helped save over 17 animals from shelters, the streets and neglectful home situations.

Although the organization, founded earlier this year by pit bull lover Mike Kitchens, is dedicated to bully breeds, the group loves dogs, period. Two Chihuahuas, my own mystery foster mutt Charlie Machete and little hound dog Tobias have all been rolled into Midwest Adopt-a-Bull.

hound dog mix

Baby Tobias is available for adoption.

And then there’s Buster, the cat who got his foot caught in an illegal steel trap. He required an amputation and is now being fostered by a Midwest Adopt-a-Bull volunteer. He’s our “honorary bully.” Any donations made specifically for him will be used to help with his care.

Mr. Buster is a sweet kitty who is FIV positive.

Midwest Adopt-a-Bull does not have a shelter. Every animal lives in a foster home. In a way, this helps keeps some costs down while at the same time providing more socialization for the dogs.

However, as anyone with a pet knows, vet costs can add up quickly, especially when you are rescuing animals. And then there’s all that food to buy.

Mugsy’s owner passed away, and now she needs a new one.

To learn more about Midwest Adopt-a-Bull, check out the website. You can make a donation directly via PayPal.

If you’re in the Kansas City area, you can also help this great group by attending Fashion-a-Bull Fall at Madewell this Sunday, Oct. 28. Just make sure you buy a raffle ticket (or 10) from me! So far, I have $125 toward my $500 goal!

Wherever you are, don’t forget to celebrate Pit Bull Awareness Day tomorrow! I’ll be doing the Coast to Coast Bully Walk with KC Pittie Pack!

Another way to support Midwest Adopt-a-Bull is by entering the Retro Vixen giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is Like Midwest Adopt-a-Bull and a couple other pages on Facebook.

Raffle Tickets for Sale

“Wanna buy a raffle ticket?”


That’s the question you’ll be greeted with if you interact with me in person this week.

And I have no shame. In my quest to collect lots of dollars for rescue dogs, I will be pushy. I will guilt-trip you if you hesitate.

“Come on, it’s just $5.”

Every cent collected will go directly to Midwest Adopt-a-Bull, the rescue organization that enrolled Charlie Machete. In tomorrow’s post, you’ll get to learn more about some of the other dogs in the group. For now, suffice it to say that every dollar matters. Midwest Adopt-a-Bull dogs come from shelters, the streets and abandoned houses. Two animals linked to our group have recently undergone amputations.

My goal is to raise at least $500.

Winners need not be present, but the raffle drawing will occur on Sunday, October 28, at the end of the shopping party Katty Delux and I are co-hosting at the Madewell boutique in Leawood, Kansas.

Everyone who attends that event will also be entered in a free drawing for a Madewell gift card and enjoy complimentary refreshments and an available shopping discount. The first 20 attendees will receive a free goodie bag.

Weather permitting, the event will begin with a parade of costumed doggies, including a doggy resident from Our Waldo Bungie, the awesomely obedient labradoodles from Kennel Creek and more.

You can check out some of the raffle prizes in the Fashion-a-Bull Fall at Madewell photo album on the Wayward Dogs Facebook fan page.

Here’s a list of some of the things we’re giving away:

-Custom doggy sweater from Tiennot Knit Sweaters
-Leash and collar sets from Waggiwear Dog Collars and Leashes
-Gift Certificate to The Barking Lot Grooming Salon
-Gift Certificate to Simply Grooming by Gia
-Gift certificate to Pete ‘n’ Mac pet resort
K9closet handmade collars from Simply Grooming by Gia
-Handmade Doggie Bows by Styled by a Milk Tooth
-Handmade Retro Accessories from Lucky Lucille
-Handmade Sunnglasses from Tumbleweeds Odd Shop
-Handmade pit bull magnets from Kathleen Henn
-Gift Certificate for a tree three-night stay at Kennel Creek Pet Resort

All above items will be grouped into two monster prize packages.

So, are you going to buy a raffle ticket?

Unfortunately, gambling laws made me too nervous to accept online payments for raffle tickets. So, if you are in the Kansas City area and want to buy one, let me know in the comments or email me at We’ll figure out how to get your tickets to you!

I will have raffle tickets on hand during the Coast to Coast Bully Walk and at the shopping party on Sunday.

If you don’t live in Kansas City, but still want to contribute to the cause, feel free to make a donation directly to Midwest Adopt-a-Bull. Let me know in the comments if you do.

And don’t forget to enter the Retro Vixen giveaway. No purchase is necessary for that – just give a Like to some worthy Facebook fan pages. (That giveaway is open to all U.S. residents.)

What prize from the list most excites you?

Save the Date: October 28

A while back, I said I was working with the fashionistas at the Madewell store in Leawood on a special event that would raise funds for a favorite cause.

Well, it’s finally happening!

Katty Delux over at Chronicles of a Sweet Tooth and I are presenting Fashion-a-Bull Fall, a shopping party and fundraiser on Sunday, October 28.

Through a raffle of awesome dog-related products, we hope to collect proceeds for Midwest Adopt-a-Bull, the bully breed rescue organization that is helping us with my foster dog Charlie Machete.

Keep tabs on my blog and Katty’s for more details about the event.

If you have a pet business and wish to donate items for the raffle, please contact me at crystalwayward(a)gmail(dot)com.

Fashion-a-Bull Fall flyer

%d bloggers like this: