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Jo and Justin Ready to Let Their Rescue Pup Off The Leash

Jo Ashbridge is taking part in Dog Jog Victoria Park, alongside her partner Justin and their 11 month old Border terrier, Molly, to raise money for Chilterns Dog Rescue Society.

They were matched with their “little rocket” nine months ago and there have been positive changes for both Molly and her adopted parents ever since.

“Our lives have certainly changed. We need to think about Molly in everything we do. Molly brings great joy into our lives. She has taught us to be patient and kind. We’re fit and healthy too – we’ve never walked so much!” Jo told us.

Jo and Justin are keen runners, having run several marathons and half marathons. They’re trying to keep Molly as active and healthy as possible by taking her with them whenever they can.

“We wanted to rescue a pup that could join us, and potentially encourage us to go a little faster! Molly needs at least one hour of quality exercise every day. As she’s still growing we’re not embarking on any ultramarathons any time soon, but we have set her a 5km Dog Jog challenge around Victoria Park, London on 28th October.”

Having such a positive experience with Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, Jo wanted to give something back to them. She decided to take part in Dog Jog to raise money and awareness for her chosen charity.

“They helped us through the adoption process, providing information and support. We’re certainly a member of their extended family and they’re always keen to hear updates about Molly’s progress.

If you’re thinking about getting a dog, we’d recommend considering adoption from a reputable shelter like CDRS”

Chilterns Dog Rescue Society is a rescue centre, based in Chivery, that refuse to have dogs put down. They also provide extensive veterinary care and training for dogs that need it.

Dog Jog Victoria Park takes place on Sunday 28th October at Victoria Park and provides a brilliant opportunity for runners to accomplish their personal goals with their dogs; whether raising money for a worthwhile cause or simply keeping fit.

Dog Jogs are all about a friendly, relaxed and fun atmosphere for everyone involved with no time limits or pressure. Each participant will receive a Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both runner and dog to enjoy once they cross the finish line. There’s no other event like it in the UK.

The events are also a great way for participants to raise money for a charity they really care about, whether it be a dog-related charity or otherwise.

To read more about Jo’s story and donate, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eastendmolly-dogjog2018

Or visit https://www.eastendmolly.uk/