"I got to sit with my SHEro Emmylou Harris to kick-off an extra special campaign for @MuttNation Foundation called #LoveHarder!," Lambert wrote on Instagram. "This year, @muttnation's putting a big spotlight on dogs that are so easy to love, but harder to get adopted...pitbull mixes, big black dogs, senior dogs & dogs with special needs."
Harris' own pet charity, Bonaparte's Retreat, is named after her late dog and longtime travel companion. Per its website, the non-profit "focuses on the neglected and forgotten--senior dogs, large dogs, or dogs in need of imminent medical care or surgery. Our mission is to love and care for these wonderful animals for as long as it takes to find their forever homes."
"They bring so much into your life, somehow," Harris says about senior dogs in the above video. "Maybe it's cause I'm an old dog myself, you know, that I appreciate old age and maybe that we need a little more comfort and care."
Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation is a nonprofit organization started in 2009 by the country music superstar and her mom Bev Lambert.
Per its website, the mission of MuttNation Foundation "is to promote and facilitate the adoption of shelter pets, encourage spay & neuter for all pets and educate the public about the importance and beneficial impact of these actions. Our objectives are accomplished through numerous initiatives which include: high profile adoption events, fundraising events, a national pet transport network, and providing financial support to carefully vetted shelters across the United States. MuttNation is also committed to providing monetary, hands on and transport assistance during times of emergency and disaster."
MuttNation also aids rescue animals find forever homes through sales of its product line of dog toys, its annual MuttNation March during CMA Fest in Nashville and the Little Red Wagon drive for pet supplies at Lambert's tour stops.