Latest update - Pledges due to close 19th September
don't miss out on supporting Gobi's journey home to Edinburgh.
Pledges of £75 get this gorgeous one off keyring, £150 for a 2017 Gobi Calendar, £300 our #BringGobiHome t-shirt and £500 will allow you to spend a weekend in Edinburgh next year with a chance to meet Gobi and go on an Edinburgh Run Tours and spend time with Dion and Lucja exploring the stunning city of Edinburgh.
Leftover funds will be utilised to support other dog charities/shelters details of which are still to be determined.
Bring Gobi Home #bringGobihome
Gobi (the dog previously known as Tinto) was the star of the 2016 Gobi March 4 Deserts race in China.
Gobi, a friendly stray dog joined 101 other competitors running 250km over the Tian Shan Mountains down to the Black Gobi Desert during a 6 stage 7 day self sufficiency foot race. Gobi ran 4 stages including the final 10km stage to the finish line, showing unique strength and stamina for a little dog to keep up with the runners in such grueling conditions.
Everyone from the competitors, volunteers and race crew fell in love with this little dog that captured all our hearts. Gobi took a shine to me and over the week we developed an unbreakable bond as I shared my sleeping space, food/water and ultimately our companionship.
During the race I had to make small allowances to ensure Gobi's safety and completion of the stages she ran, I carried her across rivers and over sluice gates she could not cross on her own. Gobi rested on Day 4 and Day 5 due to the heat of the desert but waited for me at the finish line and I knew then this was no ordinary dog and experience. After completing the race I began looking into how to get Gobi from China to me in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Getting Gobi to the UK is a long process, one that will take up to 4 months and see her medically checked, quarantined and fingers crossed cleared for entry. All this comes at a cost close to a whopping £5000. We are committed to making this work, I am selling some of my whisky collection (I work for) and we are hopeful this will raise some funds to help make these costs more manageable. If you ever felt that magic bond with an animal I hope you can also help make this happen by giving as little or as much as you are able and anything you can help with would make this story even more amazing!
Stay tuned for pupdates, we will be keeping you posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks Dion and Lucja.