(FULTON, Md.) – Dozer, a 3-year-old goldendoodle from Fulton, Maryland, recently made headlines when he joined more than 2,000 runners in the Maryland Half Marathon on May 15.
That day, Dozer tagged along with his owners, Roseanna and Greg Dorset, to visit Roseanna’s brother’s home, which has an installed Invisible Fence Brand containment system. Because of a power outage, the system had temporarily gone down. It just so happened that at the same time, participants in the Maryland Half Marathon were running in front of the home – and Dozer just had to join in.
Dozer’s owners had no idea that he had joined the race around mile 5 of the 13.1-mile race – but they found out later when Dozer earned a medal for crossing the finish line – and caused quite a commotion when race organizers realized he was running alone.
The owner of Invisible Fence Brand of Maryland heard Dozer’s story, and was motivated to make a $1,000 donation to Dozer’s webpage on the race website, which is raising funds for the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.
“We are so happy that Dozer was safe and unharmed after leaving the yard. The purpose of Invisible Fence systems is to protect pets, and that’s always our number one priority,” said Deborah Smith, owner of Invisible Fence Brand of Maryland.
“Dozer is a hero. Not only did he complete a long run that was no doubt challenging, but he is now inspiring people all over America to give money to cancer research,” said Smith. “To date, he has raised over $10,000! That’s quite a feat for a dog that was simply out enjoying a run!”
Invisible Fence Brand of Maryland has also provided Roseanna’s brother, Rocco Panza, with a battery backup for his Invisible Fence system to ensure the system continues to work in the event of a power outage. To learn more about Invisible Fence Brand and its charitable efforts, visit www.InvisibleFence.com.
Invisible Fence® Brand pet containment and avoidance systems are produced by Radio Systems Corporation and have a 99.5% success rating, according to Invisible Fence® Brand. For more information, visit www.invisiblefence.com.