I’m Comin’ Home!

Imagine a love so powerful and deep for a lost family member to spend months frantically searching for his family in a strange land, unable to speak the language?

Lost, alone, scared, hungry, thirsty and without shelter …imagine the fear of never finding your family again.

Would you continue searching barefoot in the dead of winter, your feet bleeding and worn to the bone desperately searching to find the ones you love?

Bobbie did.

Meet Bobbie, the Wonder Dog!

Bobbie, The Wonder Dog from Oregon

Here is the true recount of Bobbie, The Wonder Dog:

While on a road trip with his family in Indiana , Bobbie, the Scotch Collie/English Shepard was separated from his owners and lost.  Following an exhaustive search, the family reluctantly returned home to Silverton, Oregon heartbroken and assuming their beloved family pet was lost forever.

Six months later a true miracle happened:  Bobbie had found his way home!

Inexplicably, he traversed more than 4,100 km from Indiana to Oregon to shower his family with kisses and love.

Bobbie’s deep love for his family and home found him combatting incredible dangers, mountain ranges, rivers, threatening weather and predators.

The joy of his return prompted thousands of letters, news articles and a starring role in a silent film.

Bobbie with his owner.

But there was one more family member not present when Bobbie arrived home:  Tootles, his canine brother.  Sadly, Tootles had passed away after Bobbie went missing.   Tootles had been layed to rest on the family farm

Unaware of his passing, Bobbie rushed to the bed of his canine brother only to find it no longer there.  Bobbie quickly sought out the plot where Tootles was buried and desperately began to dig and rescue his beloved brother.

Tears poured down all the faces of all those that witnessed this heart-wrenching moment making Bobbie a true hero, a legend and an inspiration to us all.

What sacrifices would you be willing to  endure to reunite with your loved ones, or bring your family member home again?

Countless dogs are suffering today — in every community worldwide.  Most  of them will succumb to the hardships of starvation, being without shelter and disease.

You can make a difference to the lives of abandoned, abused and hopeless dogs.

Your commitment to AARCS will help bring them home — to a brighter and better place!

Join forces with those who have dedicated their lives to aid these wonderful, deserving creatures.  I do.

I am Andrea Kladar.  As an animal lover and athlete, I am truly inspired by Bobbie’s devotion and commitment to reach his goals.  I have committed to training and competing in Ironman Canada in Bobbie’s honor.

Andrea Kladar cycling - Ironman Canada 2012

Ironman is a triathlon competition covering a total of 226 km (4 km swim, 180 km bike and a 42 km marathon).   To date, I have raised over $10,000 in donations and sponsorship, funds that go directly to the help and  protection of wonderful, loving and needy creatures.

These unfortunate dogs need our support.

In Bobbie’s incredible quest to find his home, he endured the distance of over 4,100 km, the equivalence of the distance of 18 Ironmans!

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) is a charity comprised of people who have dedicated their passion to improving the lives of animals.  Their efforts provide rescue and sanctuary to abandoned, surrendered or abused animals.  AARCS assists many communities to achieve healthy and respectful relationships with animals while promoting  and advocating responsible and compassionate guardianship on behalf of all these destitute canines.

Please join me in my endorsement of AARCS so they can continue to perform their wonderful work!

I’m striving to raise another $2,000 in donations and sponsorship this summer to help protect these wonderful creatures so that no dogs will endure excruciating pain like Bobbie did to find his loving home.

“On behalf of loving Bobbies everywhere, thank you from the bottom of my heart!” (Andrea Kladar, Calgary)

Your support makes all the difference to these helpless canines.

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”

(Henry David Thoreau)

Don’t wait — helpless dogs need you today.

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About Andrea Kladar

Andrea Kladar is the founder of the 100 FOR 100 Movement who led by example and ran 100 km to save 100 animals in 2013 placing first for women under 40 in the Canadian National Trail Championships and raising over $14,000 for charity. Andrea is not a professional athlete. She is a war refugee. She is a daughter, spouse and friend. She is a godmother and philanthropist. She is vegan and a finance professional who lives in Calgary, Canada. If Andrea can take on this challenge, so can you! Join the 100 FOR 100 Movement today!! Go to www.100for100.me to sign up now
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