31 October 2013

Write Off The Row scores hit for Nashville-based animal rescue organization

Write Off The Row Scores A Hit for Nashville-based Animal Rescue Organization
Songwriter’s Studio Hosts “Howl-O-Ween” Event to Raise Money; Awareness during National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
Several local shelter dogs are a step closer to finding forever homes thanks to one local business. Write Off The Row hosted its first-ever “Howl-O-Ween” party to benefit Nashville-based Agape Animal Rescue.  In addition to money, the event also collected dog food and supplies, and allowed party guests to begin the process of adopting a dog through Agape.

“I am a foster parent for dogs through Agape,” says Liz Downing, President of Write Off The Row.  “When we decided to invite the music industry to our Halloween party, we thought, ‘why not use our event to make a difference?’”

“We were excited to meet new potential adoptive families and raise money for the program,” says Estella Pan, Agape’s Foster Program Coordinator. “The money and supplies donated at this event will help Agape continue its mission of rescuing displaced dogs and finding them ‘forever homes.’”

Write Off The Row opened earlier this year in Nashville’s trendy Berry Hill community and provides private, sound-proof rooms in which songwriters can craft songs.  It boasts five writing rooms of varying sizes, plus several amenities to help inspire creativity. "Write Off The Row has all the comforts of home, without all the distractions,” Downing explains.  “It helps songwriters focus on what they do best: write great songs.”

Some of Nashville’s best-known hit makers use Write Off The Row’s services, including Grammy-award-winning country artist Lynn Anderson (Rose Garden), notorious song-smith Pat McManus(American Made; Little Rock), award-winning hit masters Max T. Barnes (Love Me; Before You Kill Us All) and Steve Leslie (Tennessee River Run; I Need A Breather ), to name a few.

“I’ve been writing a long time and I LOVE the concept of Write Off The Row,” says Barnes, an avid animal lover.  “It’s an idea whose time has come… a convenient, quiet, comfortable space that’s easy to book whenever you feel inspired.”

“Write Off The Row is THE place to be; comfortable, welcoming and conducive to writing your next hit,” adds Anderson, also an animal lover.

Write Off The Row also offers songwriting classes for writers at all levels.  Classes are taught by professional songwriters.

Agape Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization committed to helping homeless dogs find forever families.  It provides loving, emotionally stable, nurturing foster care for them while they await adoption.  Agape also teaches dogs basic obedience skills, including leash manners and house behavior.  It carefully screens every adoption
application to ensure every dog is matched to the right family.

To learn more about how you can foster or adopt a dog through Agape Animal Rescue, visit www.agaperescue.org.

To book a songwriter session or register for a class at Write Off The Row, go to www.writeofftherow.com.