Saving Lives through Peace of Mind

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1605353372700{background-image: url( !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][mkd_elements_holder alignment_one_column=”left”][mkd_elements_holder_item item_padding=”5% 5% 5% 5%”][mkd_section_title title=”Saving Lives through Peace of Mind” title_color=”#ffffff” highlighted_color=”#ffffff” title_text_transform=”” title_text_align=”” margin_bottom=”” title_size=”” type_out=”no”][vc_column_text]We are a nonprofit dedicated to saving shelter dog lives. We strive to increase successful adoptions by making it easier on the elderly and chronically ill to adopt with peace of mind when it comes to their health and mobility, the security of the animal in their care, and accessibility to community support.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_btn title=”Make a Donation” color=”danger” css_animation=”fadeIn” link=”|title:Make%20a%20Donation|target:%20_blank|” el_class=”btn-donate”][/mkd_elements_holder_item][/mkd_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width=”grid”][vc_column][vc_empty_space][mkd_section_title title=”An Introduction from the Founder” title_color=”” highlighted_color=”” title_text_transform=”” title_text_align=”center” margin_bottom=”” title_size=”” type_out=”no”][vc_column_text]In the early spring of 2019, I was talking with older gentleman that I had gotten to know as a Saturday regular at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro, North Carolina. A dog passed by, and he gave it a lot of attention before turning back to me to continue the conversation, and so I asked him if he had dogs of his own. With a sad look, he explained that loves dogs, and he had thought of getting one, but he was so old that he was afraid of what would happen if he couldn’t care for it properly. He was almost 90 years old. Who would walk it? Who would take it in if it were to outlive him? Would someone even know in time to help it if something were to happen to him alone at home one day?

An idea started to simmer. And sure enough, the same gentleman did pass away a few months later. This cranked up the heat a little, but the idea still sat on the back burner… until the following spring. In March of 2020, our own dog – Beckett – fell ill, passing away about ten weeks later after scrambling to discover the cause and treat the symptoms. I had met him 7 years prior through my wife when he was already 3 years old, and he quickly became my best friend. The loss was devastating.

Amid a pandemic, we struggled to feel thankful for what we had while others were losing so much, but I grappled with a lack of direction and purpose. It was on a run with Doug – who has joined the board to support this effort – that I first openly talked about my interest in starting something in his honor that would help save dog lives while enriching the lives of seniors who live alone. And so the Beckett Foundation was born, a board was formed, and now we’re setting out to make a difference one dog at a time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width=”grid” content_aligment=”center”][vc_column][mkd_section_title title=”What does a dog mean to you?” title_color=”” highlighted_color=”” title_text_transform=”” title_text_align=”” margin_bottom=”0″ title_size=”” type_out=”no”][vc_empty_space height=”24px”][mkd_testimonials testimonial_type=”testimonials-slider” dark_light_type=”dark” navigation_color=”” navigation_active_color=”” number=”4″ show_title=”yes” show_author=”yes” show_position=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mkd_elements_holder number_of_columns=”two-columns” switch_to_one_column=”1024″][mkd_elements_holder_item background_image=”10276″ item_padding=”0px 12% 32px 32%” item_padding_1280_1440=”0px 12% 32px 9%” item_padding_1024_1280=”10% 8% 15% 13%” item_padding_768_1024=”120px 34% 138px 12%” item_padding_600_768=”70px 15% 90px 11%” item_padding_480=”46px 2% 66px 12%”][vc_column_text]

Your gifts help bring it all together.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”14px”][vc_column_text]If a small fraction of dog-lovers across the U.S donate even a few dollars where they can, we can afford to develop and maintain a free app to facilitate local networks of adopters and community support contacts and perform the kinds of outreach necessary to bring together dogs that need a home and seniors that need a companion.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][mkd_button size=”” type=”white-outline” hover_type=”” target=”_self” icon_pack=”font_elegant” fe_icon=”arrow_right” font_weight=”” text=”How can I help?” link=”/help” color=”#ffffff” hover_color=”#555555″ hover_background_color=”#ffffff” border_color=”#ffffff” hover_border_color=”#ffffff”][/mkd_elements_holder_item][mkd_elements_holder_item background_image=”6878″ item_padding=”25% 0 25% 0″ horizontal_aligment=”center” item_padding_600_768=”24% 0% 22% 0%” item_padding_480=”12% 0 23% 0″][mkd_video_button video_link=”″ title_style=”light”][/mkd_elements_holder_item][/mkd_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”parallax” content_width=”grid” content_aligment=”center” gradient_overlay=”mkd-type1-gradient-diagonal” full_screen_section_height=”no” parallax_background_image=”7276″ css=”.vc_custom_1483529317657{padding-top: 107px !important;padding-bottom: 46px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6 vc_col-xs-12″][mkd_counter icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-paw” type=”zero” position=”center” enable_icon_gradient=”no” digit_style=”light” digit=”3300000″ title=”New Dogs in Shelters each Year”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6 vc_col-xs-12″][mkd_counter icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-frown-o” type=”zero” position=”center” enable_icon_gradient=”no” digit_style=”light” digit=”670000″ title=”Dogs euthanized each year”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6 vc_col-xs-12″][mkd_counter icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-user” type=”zero” position=”center” enable_icon_gradient=”no” digit_style=”light” digit=”12000000″ title=”Seniors Living Alone in the U.S.”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6 vc_col-xs-12″][mkd_counter icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-smile-o” type=”zero” position=”center” enable_icon_gradient=”no” digit_style=”light” digit=”6″ title=”Volunteers”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]