The Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR) is making history as the first no-kill dog shelter in Detroit, and they have a special plan to honor the late Betty White. In celebration of Betty White’s 100th birthday, DDR launched the #BettyWhiteChallenge and raised over $10,000 with the help of their generous followers.
As a token of their appreciation, DDR announced that they will not only name their adoption room but the entire adoption hallway after the legendary Betty White. The new shelter, set to open in the spring, will be home to the «Betty White Adoption Avenue.»
But the tribute doesn’t end there. Every time a dog gets adopted from the shelter, the «Golden Girls» theme song will play softly as the dog leaves the building. This heartwarming gesture aims to create a memorable and joyful experience for both the adopted dogs and their new families.
Kristina Rinaldi, executive director of DDR, explained that the playing of the «Golden Girls» theme song is similar to hearing a lullaby when a baby is born in a hospital. It signifies that a dog is leaving Detroit Dog Rescue, and it’s a moment to thank them for being a friend and wish them well in their new homes.
The announcement of this tribute has touched the hearts of many, with followers expressing their emotions and gratitude. People have found the idea of the song playing as a dog leaves for its new home to be deeply moving, and they appreciate the meaningful way in which Betty White’s impact on America is being recognized even after her passing.
DDR expressed their gratitude to everyone who participated in the #BettyWhiteChallenge and made donations. They are proud to forever honor Betty White, who was a true golden girl for the animal world.
For the past decade, DDR has been dedicated to rescuing stray dogs that are often deemed «unadoptable.» The compassionate staff at DDR invest their time and effort into training and rehabilitating these dogs, providing them with a second chance at finding loving homes. If you’re interested in adopting a dog or supporting their cause, visit DDR’s website for more information.