Monday, October 5, 2015

Gone to the Snow Dogs Joins #LiveGibStrong and Raises Funds for Canine Epilepsy

Back in the summer, our friends over at Gone to the Snow Dogs joined our #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Campaign by hosting an adorable #LiveGibStrong sock fundraiser featuring their beautiful "Shelby" to help bring awareness to Canine Epilepsy and raise some funds for Canine Epilepsy Resources, Epil-K9 Foundations's "Emma's Seizure Fund" through the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Neurology Department

Original GTTSD's #LiveGibStrong Sock Fundraiser

The purple socks are so adorable and feature GTTSD's beautiful Siberian Husky "Shelby" as the model with our #LiveGibStrong hashtag!

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Wooo! We are thrilled to announce that Gone to the Snow Dogs raised $364! 
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Check is in the mail to Canine Epilepsy Resources Epil-K9 Foundation!

Jamie & Jessica Hatch camping with the snow dogs!

When speaking with Jessica Hatch, who along with her hubby, Jamie, are Hu-parents to Shelby, Oakley, and Memphis, and are the humans behind the very popular Gone to the Snow Dogs YouTube channel (126,368 and counting subscribers, with 30.5 million views!), Jessica told me that they at GTTSD hope to raise more money for other causes in the futre, and that for this fundraiser, "We choose to support Canine Epilepsy after following the story of Gibson for the past few years! Very inspiring!" 

That is so wonderful to hear! Sharing Gibson's story and being an advocate for Canine Epilepsy Awareness to let people know that these amazing Epi-dogs can live happy lives, even with Epilepsy, is so important to me. And it is so touching to hear that his story is inspiring others to join in our #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign and help raise funds for some pretty amazing Canine Epilepsy organizations, or to open their hearts and homes to a dog who is diagnosed with Canine Epilepsy. There is so much support and information today that families and guardians of dogs who have seizures never need to feel alone.

"We choose to support Canine Epilepsy after following the story of Gibson for the past few years! Very inspiring!"
~Jessica Hatch, Gone to the Snow Dogs

On behalf of Gibson and I, and all of us here at FiveSibes, as well as Epi-dogs worldwide who will be helped by this thoughtful donation to "Emma's Seizure Fund" and the Epilepsy studies this will help them continue to do at NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, we are sending out heartfelt woos and thanks to the GTTSD Family: Jamie & Jessica Hatch and their Snow Dogs Shelby, Oakley, and Memphis! 

Gibson and I would also like to thank every one who purchased a pair (or more) of the Shelby #LiveGibStrong socks ~ and if you did ~ send us a pic of your pup and the socks as we'd love to see them and share the pics! Just Email the pics over to us at:
 (and don't forget to replace the "at" and "dot" with the symbols) and put "Shelby Socks" in the subject line! And if you haven't check out the Canine Epilepsy Resources website, home of the wonderful Epil-K9 Email List, please be sure to stop by over at their very informative website at and tell then Gibson of the FiveSibes sent you over!