Since launching their company in January 2018, NextHome In The Triad has made it very apparent that they are passionate about animal rescue and are just all around animal lovers. In March, leading up to the grand opening of their new office NextHome In The Triad partnered with several local animal rescues during their “Spot Luke In The Triad” campaign – a campaign that led up to the donation of over $3,000 to a handful of local animal rescues. Since then, franchise owners, Paul and Virginia Milam, have continued to be huge animal rescue advocates in the Triad community. From attending local animal rescue fundraising events and featuring local rescues in their monthly series called “Noticed In The Triad” to now sponsoring two screenings of the documentary called Life In The Doghouse the Milam’s continue in their efforts to help find forever homes for animals in the Triad area.
Life In The Doghouse is an emotionally charged and inspiring documentary about the life-long dedication of South Carolina based Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, life partners for almost 30 years. Their unique style of rescue has the dogs living with them in their home – not in kennels; up to 75 at a time. The film provides viewers with an all access pass into the lives of these men and the remarkable sacrifice it takes as they approach their 10,000th dog rescue and adoption.
In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina’s surge broke through the levees in New Orleans and thousands of dogs were left stranded, Danny and his partner of almost 30 years, Ron Danta stepped up to save the lives of the abandoned dogs. The veteran horse trainers and animal lovers drove their horse trailer down and back from South Carolina to New Orleans bringing home 40-60 dogs per trip. Dedicating all of their own resources to the effort, including their own home, they eventually rescued and found homes for more than 600 dogs and Danny & Ron’s Rescue 501(c)(3) was founded.
Life in the Doghouse, directed by Ron Davis, the award-winning filmmaker of The New York Times Critic’s pick and 2016 box-office hit, Harry & Snowman, tells the inspiring life stories of these two men and the selfless work they continue to do. With a no-kennel policy, there can be as many as 75 dogs living with them in their home at any given time; the dogs also join them on the horse show circuit on their journey of finding their forever home.
Danny & Ron were honored with the 2008 ASPCA Humanitarian Award for their unwavering personal sacrifice and unique approach to dog rescue & adoption during hurricane Katrina. Ten years and almost 10,000 dogs later, Danny & Ron’s Rescue has become the voice for abused, abandoned and starving dogs.
In order for films to be shown in theaters the screening must “tip,” meaning that a certain amount of tickets must be purchased in order for the screening to happen. NextHome In the Triad sponsored not one, but two screenings in North Carolina. One screening took place in Greensboro, NC on Oct. 11 and the other took place in Chapel Hill on Oct. 9. Over 140 people purchased tickets for the screening of Life In The Doghouse.
Not only does this film help raise awareness about the number of dogs still needed to be rescued, but it also speaks of the importance of spay and neuter, as well as adopting from animal rescues instead of pet stores. Sponsoring the screening of Life In The Doghouse was an easy way for NextHome In The Triad to help get these messages out to as many people as possible. The screening also provided an opportunity for those who attended to donate to Danny and Ron’s Rescue to help in the efforts of saving more and more dogs.
On behalf of NextHome In The Triad, we just want to thank everyone who attended and everyone who donated to the cause.
For more information about Danny and Ron’s Rescue, adoption or making donations, please visit www.dannyronsrscue.org