Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue

Woofstock 2014

Happy Sunday Funday! Yesterday was Charlotte’s annual Woofstock event. This was the 2nd year Basil, Nate, and I attended and it was a lot of fun. We met a lot of new friends; big and small. It was at the Amos South venue in the Southend neighborhood of Charlotte. Benefitting Blue ridge boxer rescue and Great Dane friends of Ruff Love, so the event was filled to the gills with Great Danes and boxers. Basil loves his big dogs and couldn’t have been more happy. There was plenty of vendors and a huge silent auction. It was a good Saturday afternoon and we are happy to be able to support two great local rescues.

More great events coming up in the next few months! Can’t wait for what fall has to offer!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Basil’s Favorite Things Special Edition Monday! — WagAware

Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyones weekend was a great one and if it was sunny where you are, I hope you got to get out there and enjoy the coming of Spring. Today I am doing a very special edition of Basil’s Favorite Things. As you know this feature usually comes on Fridays but I stumbled upon something this morning and it could not wait!


WagAware is a online company that sells über adorable dog charms. Okay, I know what your thinking… ” Um, why couldn’t this wait until Friday? They are just dog charms!” And you would be right IF they were just dog charms but they are so much more then that!

These charms, which also glow in the dark (!!!), are not just stylish but also help support some amazing dog charities. WagAware donates 50% of all their proceeds to pet based charities like American Humane Association, Canine Companions for Independence, and American Bulldog Rescue. Donations to date have reached $19,500. This week WagAware will be donating 50% of all sales to Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue. Basil loves boxers and we love to support local rescue groups. Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue is a very worthy charity and we are beyond happy to help support them as well as WagAware. 276442_137987256230893_1695626341_n

Head over to WagAware and order charms for all your four legged children. If you buy 2 or more you’ll save 10% and shipping is free on all orders!

I ordered Basil’s this morning and I can’t wait to add it to his collar. Once we receive it I’ll post a ton of photos of the cute overload.

So now do you understand why it couldn’t wait until Friday? Okay, I knew you would get it! Now, don’t wait, go get your WagAware charm right now!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil


Woofstock 2013 and Tavern on the Tracks – Charlotte, NC


Hello! This last weekend Basil and I attended a great event call Woofstock! This was the 5th annual Woofstock and its put on by a local Great Dane rescue and the Blue Ridge Boxer rescue. Not only were we excited to check out the event for the first time but it was also at a venue in a neighborhood we have yet to check out, the southend. Just south of uptown this little neighbor had hip townhouses, a lot of boutique shops selling local wears and a pretty cool music venue call Amos Southend. This is where Woofstock was held. We were able to enter with a small $5 donation and with a quick ID check we were given our first drink free.

Once inside Basil lost his mind! So many dogs! As you know Boston terriers are my thing but I also love, love, love large dogs and this was for sure the place to be visit with some monster dogs. Great danes, mastiffs, greyhounds and one very sweet Irish wolfhound were among pugs, mutts and just a few Boston terriers. After a circle of the event we ran into a familiar face. Lola, a fellow Boston terrier of Charlotte meet-uper and her mom were also there.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We made sure to check out all the booths inside and out and then we headed over to the silent auction. A ton of groups donated their time, goods and services to be auctioned off for charity. I was very happy to see that almost every item has one or more bid on it.

After making another circle to say goodbye to all our new friends we decided to head out and find some lunch. Lucky enough right next door was a sports bar with a large patio called Tavern on the Tracks. The moment we saw the waiters and waitresses we knew this spot was dog friendly. They were all wearing a tee-shirt with a large paw print on the back that said “Paws on  the Patio.” We grabbed a sit in the corner with a large umbrella and plenty of dog water and had a great lunch. Basil even enjoyed a little of my PBR. It almost felt like we were back in Seattle!BT&ATavern OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA BTonStairs

Overall Basil votes yes to both these places and recommend if you are in Charlotte to check out Tavern on the Tracks for good food and sports; especially if you are a Michigan fan. We also recommend checking out your own local dog events and donate to a rescue of your choice.

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil