Shirtless Firefighters Snuggling Shelter Dogs Will Make You So Hot You’ll Need Someone To Hose You Down

Shirtless Firefighters Snuggling Shelter Dogs Will Make You So Hot You’ll Need Someone To Hose You Down

Help, we’re on fire with a burning desire to help homeless animals!

Mt Pleasant Firefighter Jordan Stallman with Sam

There’s no need to call 911. These puppy-snuggling shirtless firefighters will come to your home for a mere $20 donation to the Charleston Animal Society.

You’ve never felt so good, being generous.

Isle of Palms Engineer J.T. Hall III with rescue puppy

Yes, it’s time to do your part once again for the shelter that saved Caitlyn — the gorgeous Pit Bull found last year with her muzzle duct-taped shut — by pre-ordering the 2017 Charleston Firefighter Calendar.

Proceeds benefit Toby’s Fund, which allows the Charleston Animal Society to treat sick and injured animals who might not otherwise get a chance. Last year, the calendar raised an astonishing $600,000.


“Charleston Animal Society treats thousands of animals every year. Without our Firefighter Calendar we wouldn’t have the funding necessary to save lives at the capacity that we do,” says Caroline Toepperwein,, the calendar’s executive producer. “When you purchase our Firefighter Calendar, you are saving lives. It’s that simple.”

Charleston Firefighter Peyton Ellis with rescue puppy

This year’s calendar features 15 rescue pets, including Caitlyn, most of whom already have homes.

Like this special pup:

One kitten was adopted by the firefighter she posed with. His name is Philip. Her name is Princess. We think they make a fetching pair.

North Charleston Firefighter Philip Atkins with Princess

The 15 featured firefighters also, of course and unfortunately, have homes.

But at the calendar debut party on Oct. 1, they’ll be auctioned off for what Caroline calls a “foster situation for an evening.”

“While the firefighters are not up for adoption, they’re up for a date,” she says.

Rob and Kimber 2 BTS_Charleston Firefighter Calendar

As for Caitlyn — she is still considered “evidence” under the law. The man accused of abusing her is due to go to trial in August; after that, she can be adopted into her permanent home.

But even now, with her foster family — and cavorting, once again, with shirtless firefighters — Caitlyn is thriving.

“She’s so happy,” says Caroline. “She’s doing so well.”

North Charleston Fire Dept Captin Dustin Ford with Caitlyn

For a mere $20, you can get this year’s Charleston Firefighter Calendar. Ten bucks more gets you an autographed copy.

And this is the one we know you’ll want hanging on your bedroom wall: Personalized calendars are yours for $45 apiece.

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