what’s WOOFobia

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What is WOOFobia?

There is currently no recognized name entry in any dictionary, but nonetheless, still there is a defined purpose. In an effort to counter threats that compromise the Human-Canine Bond, WOOFobia™ was born to preserve this fundamental, life-enriching, unwritten right of companionship.

The first initiative of WOOFobia is to combat the political war waged against certain types or breeds of dog; dogs who are labeled inherently vicious or dangerous solely based on physical traits and appearance, which oftentimes has racial or social class prejudice undertones at its core towards their human counterpart. We believe everyone deserves a chance to be a productive member of society with the companionship of a canine best friend without discrimination or bias.

We define WOOFobia™ as:

“An irrational fear of certain types/breeds of dog – whether warranted by a negative experience or not, proceeded by attempts to restrict or prohibit said dogs by enacting reactionary, counter-productive, fear-based legislation to solve the issue or concern.”

Laws are regularly written – even if originating with good intent, in a response to protect the safety of the public from potential threats, but time and again fail to recognize the core problem and resolve the issue. Lawmakers are given the task to come up with the solutions to make their communities free of dangers to complex problems, but aren’t given the time, and in many cases, accurate information.

Our focus may currently be on laws and policies that affect families and threaten to tear them apart, but our passion is the profound effect dogs play in our lives. The primary objective to WOOFobia™ is to celebrate and enhance the bond we have with dogs, creating programs and other initiatives which use Art and Ingenuity to Inspire the masses and establish that change we seek. 

WOOFobia™ is a grassroots, political, advocacy [501(c)4 pending] non-profit organization focusing on the importance in the connection between human and dog, also providing resources and support to individuals, organizations, corporations and politicians in an effort to put an end to breed discriminatory laws and policies.

To join our effort, please contact us HERE!