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It's good! How Lindsey and Stephen Hauschka are turning successful field goals into dog adoptions

Posted at 5:52 AM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 07:02:40-05

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — After a year of volunteering with dogs at the Erie County SPCA, Lindsey Hauschka, wife of Buffalo Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka, looked for a way to make pups feel loved.

"Many families would come in and they would want to adopt a dog but didn't have the money at the moment so I thought it would be really cool to do something to help families bring dogs home and find their forever home," Lindsey Hauschka said.

The Hauschkas who live in Orchard Park during the season with their two-year-old son and two dogs Bee and Jack, created "Hauschpups."

"You know it is in the back of my mind," Stephen Hauschka said. "It started from her loving these dogs and her wanting them to get a permanent home."

Every time Stephen makes a field goal at New Era Field, the Hauschkas will pay for the adoption fee for a dog.

Depending on the pup, it could cost as much as $300. So far this season, they've helped six dogs.

"We always hope for a lot of field goals so we can help more dogs," The Hauschkas said.

Here's how it works

After a successful field goal, Lindsey and the SPCA post a picture of a dog up for adoption on social media.

You can then call or head to the SPCA in West Seneca the next day, to see if the dog is right for you.

"It's matching up families in the area with dogs," Stephen Hauschka said. "We are big dog lovers and pet lovers and and feel like a dog can really warm up the household."

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