Masks for Mutts began as a volunteer-led fundraiser to support the dogs of Hope Animal Rescue by making and selling non-medical grade face masks to the general public. Since April, Masks for Mutts has raised $11,000 and has recently expanded to include t-shirts. From the beginning, 100% of proceeds benefit the dogs in Hope Animal Rescue’s care.

Because all of our scheduled fundraising events have been canceled, this will be an ongoing campaign. Rescue never stops and we appreciate your support during these challenging times.

Once you get your mask or t-shirt, please be sure to post a pic on social media and tag #Masksformutts!

Want to become a mask-maker OR do you have fabric to donate? Get in touch: sarahp@hopeanimals.org.

All face masks are made by a network of volunteers with the intention of keeping you safe and raising money for the dogs. Styles and selection may vary.

** Face masks are made in accordance with guidelines provided by the CDC for non-medical grade cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  These are NOT medical-grade masks.

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How Masks for Mutts Began

What began as one person’s effort to help their foster dog, Mario, has grown into an organization-wide initiative to help raise money for as many dogs as possible. Hope Animal Rescue pulled Mario from a local shelter, knowing that he had severe breathing issues. When it was determined that he would need surgery that would cost HAR thousands of dollars, his foster, Sarah Pai, started making and selling face masks for donations as a way to raise money.

The response from the community was overwhelming, and a team of volunteer mask makers was formed to keep up with the demand. The campaign was named “Masks for Mutts” and raised enough money in one month to pay for Mario’s surgery and cover the medical costs of other dogs in the rescue. Sadly, Mario’s medical issues progressed and we had to say goodbye, but his spirit lives on through this fundraising campaign that he inspired.

Masks for Mutts will be making masks for as long as there is need so that we can help save more dogs and, of course, pay tribute to Mario, the pup that started it all. Order your Masks for Mutts today.

Mario snuggling Sarah while she sews Masks for Mutts