After a four-day long adoption event at the CMA Fan Fair, Miranda Lambert's organization, MuttNation, found homes for 41 shelter dogs.
When Miranda Lambert transferred 53 dogs from her Oklahoma-based rescue to Tennessee for an adoption event at the CMAs, she hoped to find a home for at least one lucky dog. After four days of being set up at the CMA Music Festival's Fan Fair X last week, Lambert greatly surpassed her goal.
MuttNation placed 41 dogs into loving homes, and when multiple families were interested in the same dog, they even had the chance to pick which home the dog would fit best in. Lambert is quoted by The Tennessean saying,
"We had people fighting over the dogs. We got to pick the families that we liked the best. That doesn't always happen."
Music lovers proved they are also dog lovers when they lined up around the MuttNation booth. Out of the 53 available dogs, 10 were Chihuahuas recently rescued from a hoarding situation, and many others were pulled out of shelters with a high kill-rate. While transporting that many dogs to the Nashville event wasn't easy, Lambert said,
"Any dog would have been worth the trouble."
While the country singer was busy signing autographs at the CMA event, her mind was on the 53 dogs needing new homes. She shared her enthusiasm on social media, and Bev Lambert, Miranda Lambert's mother and MuttNation co-founder, also expressed her excitement by telling The Tennessean,
"I'm so happy. It was the most fulfilling adoption drive I've ever done."
Lambert, who has always been an animal lover, has about a dozen dogs, a flock of chickens, horses, cats, and a few potbellied pigs that she calls her own. As a teen, she frequently volunteered for the Humane Society of East Texas, and she grew up with an open door policy toward all animals in need.
With combined efforts by Miranda and Bev Lambert, MuttNation was founded in 2009 as a donation-supported animal rescue with the mission to end animal cruelty. The organization works with a team of volunteers and partner shelters to provide spay and neuter programs, medical treatments, education, and most importantly, adoptions.
While Lambert and the rest of the MuttNation team are overjoyed about the success of the event, they're not done. They'll be back at next year's CMAs, and they'll spend the time in between helping as many dogs as they can.