Dogs play a large part in human trafficking survivor assistance. When you hear of service dogs for victims, most people generally think of military veterans. But what about survivors of sex trafficking? There have been no official studies regarding the benefits of service dogs, especially those who survived the sexual assault, but our dogs play a big part in the survivor’s assistance and their life. Whether they’re service dogs or emotional therapy dogs it is clear that pup can make a vital difference when it comes to day-to-day living for human trafficking survivors. During outreach, they serve to protect the rescue teams and provide comfort to the rescues. During therapy, the dogs provide a cuddle and comfort that creates a secure, safe environment for women and children to unburden their stories. Dogs also guard and secure safe houses and allow survivors to feel more comfortable in court. There have been survivors so moved by our dogs, specifically Milo, that they have begged to take him into drug rehab and other activities. Our dogs help overcome the struggles of PTSD. Integrating into normal life after trauma can seem impossible, but we work both with the dogs and survivors to create a team that leads to the healing of the survivors. To honor our dogs who help our survivors on a daily basis, Rahab’s Daughters launched this August 1st Annual DOGS AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING  Paw-a-thon to raise funds for our program. Your invested interest and contribution will assist with our rescue and service dogs’ personal training, medical care, insurance, and daily personal care.

PAW-A-THON is a charitable event to support the care and upkeep of our rescue and service dogs.

As you practice social distancing and do your daily walk-run with your dog, our Paw-A-Thon allows you to raise funds for a worthy cause- Our Dogs Against Human Trafficking Program. The actual walk-run begins August 1, 2020, and ends on August 31, 2020. The Paw-A-Thon is opened to ages 7 and up. A non-refundable registration fee will be assessed to each participant. Participants under the age of 18 must-have parental permission to participate. Registration Fees: $10 for Youth 7 to 17 years of age. $25 for adults 18 years and older. All Paw-A-Thon participation will receive a certificate of participation and a Rahab’s Daughters wristband.

For those who want to participate but do not want to do the walk-a-thon portion, we are asking for you to submit a picture of your furry friend, alongside a $10 registration fee. This picture will be put in a collage and appear on the back cover of the November/December release of our digital magazine. All participants will receive digital copies of the magazine. To enter into this portion of the Paw-A-Thon, email us a high-resolution picture of your pet alongside the email address you would like to receive the magazine too, and confirmation of the registration fee. Those participating in the actual walk-a-thon portion of the Paw-A-Thon will automatically have their furry friend’s picture included in the magazine back cover upon submission of a high-resolution photo and information on which email address to send the magazine to. Those who choose to host a fundraiser and raise $500 PLUS will be eligible to receive a Dogs Against Human Trafficking stuffed animal puppy and have the opportunity to have their name placed in a drawing to receive a tablet with certain accessories.

To create a fundraiser for this event, click the “I want to fundraise for this” button that is located above this text. This page will be used for you to send to those looking to donate and support you on your walk/run. After this page has been created, email us at info@rahabsdaughters.org with the link to your fundraising page, email, and mailing address so we can send you your certificate, wristband, and any other prices you may receive based on your participation results.

Dogs Against Human Trafficking are our front line rescue and service dogs that console and protect our survivors and first responder team. They are a viable part of the work we do at Rahab’s Daughters.

We thank you in advance for your support

Following your walk/run, we ask you to provide your first and last names, mailing address, preferred email, distance run or walked, and the time of your run to info@rahabdaughters.org so we can send you your participation materials. We ask you to provide this data no later than midnight on August 31, 2020.