Brandon Honda, The New Barker and Project RAD join forces with Maddie's Fund to promote long-term shelter dog adoptions in Tampa/St. Pete area

"Test Drive a Rescue Dog" will feature dogs at Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center for >30 days
Dog 1 Spuds for #GetEmHomeChallenge
Dog 1 Spuds for #GetEmHomeChallenge
TAMPA, Fla. - Oct. 23, 2018 - PRLog -- oBrandon Honda has joined forces with The New Barker magazine and Project RAD Foundation to showcase long-stay, shelter dogs at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center (PRC) through December 31, 2018. Shelter dogs being promoted weekly have been available for adoption at PRC for more than 30 days and most urgently need adoption to avoid near-term euthanasia.

"Test Drive a Shelter Dog at Brandon Honda" is part of the national #GetEmHomeChallenge, a three-month contest offered by Maddie's Fund at toward its mission of creating a no-kill nation, where every rescue pet finds a forever home.

Starting Thursday October 25 featured long-term rescue dogs from Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center will make an appearance at Brandon Honda weekly from 2 to 5 p.m. (except Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22) to meet the public and get acquainted as they search for a new forever home. Photos and descriptions of each dog will be featured on Brandon Honda's website at and on the Facebook pages of The New Barker magazine, Project RAD Foundation, and Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

Knowledgeable PRC volunteers will be available to discuss each pet's personality and offer on-site adoptions. The three-month program recognizes it is often easier to get to know shelter pets in a more casual, relaxed, pet-friendly setting like Brandon Honda than in a shelter. Each rescue adoptee will be gifted with a doggie swag bag from The New Barker magazine filled with doggie treats and gifts for new dog owners. Adoption fees are being waived for all 30+ day dogs from PRC adopted through the end of the year.

Maddie's Fund® is a 501(c) 3 organization formed in 1994 by Workday® ( co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie's Fund has awarded more than $225.7 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education, and pet adoptions across the U.S. For more information, visit

The New Barker is a Florida-based, lifestyle magazine about dogs that reaches nearly 30,000 dog lovers quarterly. For more information and dog-friendly event postings, visit

Project RAD Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Marissa Marazzi to help save homeless dogs through digital marketing and technology solutions. For more information, visit

The Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center is located at 440 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa, FL 33619. It can be reached at (813) 744-5660.

Brandon Honda, a division of Morgan Auto Group, has the area's largest inventory of new Hondas and is Honda's #1 auto dealer on the west coast of Florida. It is located at 9209 E. Adamo Drive in Tampa, FL 33619, one mile west of I-75. Managing Partner John Marazzi has been a life-long rescue dog owner and shelter friend. For more information, call 813-664-1234 or visit

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