READY-SET-DASH, organized by The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Aspin Club in cooperation with Venice Piazza and Alpo, was an event exclusively for non-purebred dogs as part of the organization's campaign to promote the beauty of Aspins or Asong Pinoys, formerly known as "askals" or "asong kalye"
The change in name was meant to uplift the image of the native dog. "Anything associated with the kalye or street was derogated. Take for example the negative images we think of when we mention 'batang kalye' or 'babaeng kalye'. We want to promote a whole new perspective of the aspins that majority of pet owners and even professed animal-lovers tend to take for granted," says Anna Cabrera, Executive Director of PAWS.
The PAWS Aspin Club was formed in 2010 which aims to provide owners an opportunity to socialize their native of mixed breed dogs through fun pet activities like a doggie day spa, dog walks for a cause, basic obedience training sessions and the like which were enough to make any purebred canine drool with envy.