Travel Advantage Network Helps Man's Best Friend

Mar 01, 2013, 10:00 ET from Travel Advantage Network

Employees rally to help rescued pit bulls

MILLERSVILLE, Md., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travel Advantage Network, a vacation accommodations program, started the new year off with a charity that is near and dear to employee Dawn Robey's heart.

"I rescued 3 pit bulls from Bella's Bully Buddies and I also foster pit bulls for them.  They take in so many dogs; it's hard for them to keep up with vet bills, food, and other necessities needed. I knew sponsoring a charity month at work would be just the help they need," exclaimed Robey, accounting and insurance coordinator.

Every month, a Travel Advantage Network employee selects a charity for the company to support and plans activities and events for employees to participate in to help raise funds for that cause. Robey chose Bella's Bully Buddies, a non-profit rescue for pit bulls. 

Fundraising activities included a pay-to-wear jeans day, 50/50 raffle, football themed ornament auction and an employee chili cook-off. Robey also collected collars, leashes and toys for the dogs as well as sharing educational material with the company on the mistreatment and misconceptions surrounding pit bulls. Over $1,200 was raised for Bella's Bully Buddies through the Travel Advantage Network monthly charity initiative.

"This is my first time sponsoring a charity and I was overwhelmed by the support I received from the company and my fellow employees.  It's wonderful to see how much more of an impact we can make to charities through our monthly efforts," said Robey.

Travel Advantage Network has been dedicated to charitable giving since its inception. In 2012, the company raised more than $15,000 for various local and national charities. For more information about Travel Advantage Network and its monthly charitable efforts, please visit

Since 1992, Travel Advantage Network, a vacation accommodations program, has helped families and individuals create lifelong vacation memories. Travel Advantage Network is the proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau of Maryland's prestigious Torch Award for exemplifying high business standards and professional integrity, as well as the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's Philanthropy in Business Award for outstanding and innovative commitment to local and national charities. Travel Advantage Network is a recipient of SmartCEO Magazine's 2008 and 2009 Future 50 Award, recognizing the fastest growing companies in the greater Baltimore area. For more information, please visit

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