Interactive Web-Series that allows viewers to interact with the Mutt Master as he fosters and rehabilitates homeless dogs. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on April 10, 2013.
About this project
The Mutt Mansion will be an interactive Web-Series that allows viewers to interact with the Mutt Master as he fosters and rehabilitates homeless dogs. Some dogs will be nursed back to health from the brink of death and others will have to learn Mutt Manners before they can find a permanent home. Viewers can set up play-dates, decide the next fieldtrip, and truly be a part of the foster process.
This project will fund the first season of The Mutt Mansion. The season will consist of 52 episodes with a new episode released each week. Each episode will demonstrate rehabilitation techniques that focus on socialization and confidence building exercises. Viewers will be introduced to new pack members and updated on the progress of old members.
Using Facebook, viewers can set up play-dates between certain dogs they’d like to see socialized. Viewers can also vote for their Favorite Foster. Each week, the Favorite Foster will be featured in a segment of the episode that will give viewers a more intimate view of the dog’s daily life at the Mutt Mansion. The segment may contain footage of the Favorite Foster waking up, getting ready for bed, eating, playing with others, and enjoying their stay at the Mutt Mansion.
The Web-Series will educate and entertain viewers while helping dogs that need a temporary home. The dogs will be sponsored by an animal shelter or rescue, so anyone interested in adopting or donating will have to contact the shelter directly. The Mutt Mansion is not a charity, Non-Profit or awareness campaign. The Mutt Master is just a guy that wants to help dogs by providing them with love and leadership. He welcomes the dogs into his home and helps them adapt to a home environment by exposing them to new people, dogs and experiences. This increases the dog’s chances of getting adopted.
Become a fan of The Mutt Runners on Facebook to learn more about the Mutt Master.
The first episode will be released no later than October, 2013. It will contain footage of the Memorial Mutt-A-Thon held at either Sandy Bottom Nature Park in Hampton, VA or at Fort Monroe, VA on 9-14-2013. Come out and join us to experience the fun in person.
This project can only happen if we raise enough funds.
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The minimum goal of $100,000 will get the Web-Series up and running for one season.
$250,000 will take this project to the next level and increase the amount of dogs fostered at one time.
$500,000 will allow us to produce the show on Fort Monroe, where The Mutt Master will live and open his home/foster facility to the public. He’ll also conduct free, dog-friendly historical tours of Fort Monroe. Viewers will visit their favorite foster, take it on walks and have a chance to be on an episode of The Mutt Mansion.
Below is a video of Baby Girl's first night at the Mutt Mansion. Now I know why she would keep eating until she threw up... She had trash in her system blocking the food from digesting properly, so she wasn't absorbing the necessary nutrients. Her body was craving the food, but it couldn't process it correctly. Poor girl. She was a sweetie.
Risks and challenges
There's a very small chance that production may be delayed some weeks. We'll work day and night to deliver each episode on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The cost for initial medical treatment can range from $600 to over $2000 per dog. Baby Girl's vet bills were a little over $2000 and she was too weak to receive all of her shots.
Medical treatment, medicine, fuel, food, dog beds, and everything else related to caring for dogs can get very expensive. Just like having kids right? :-)
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