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Who Let The Dogs Out? Bergen County CrossFit Gym Aids Member's Rescue

Guerrilla Fitness owner Joe Ghaznavi and Robyn Hendrix play with an adoptable dog.
Guerrilla Fitness owner Joe Ghaznavi and Robyn Hendrix play with an adoptable dog. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Following her workout, a Guerrilla Fitness athlete recharges with doggie love from Scout, a Hurricane Harvey rescue, in Paramus.
Following her workout, a Guerrilla Fitness athlete recharges with doggie love from Scout, a Hurricane Harvey rescue, in Paramus. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Coach Deb Myers helped organize the fundraiser that brought in hundreds for Real Dog Rescue.
Coach Deb Myers helped organize the fundraiser that brought in hundreds for Real Dog Rescue. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Scout shows a Guerrilla athlete love after her lift.
Scout shows a Guerrilla athlete love after her lift. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Food and toy donations came pouring in.
Food and toy donations came pouring in. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
"Do it for the dogs!" Ghaznavi said after explaining the morning's workout.
"Do it for the dogs!" Ghaznavi said after explaining the morning's workout. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Doughnuts for days, courtesy of Glaze Donuts.
Doughnuts for days, courtesy of Glaze Donuts. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
A hard-earned bite of maple bacon mini.
A hard-earned bite of maple bacon mini. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
A "Real Dog" and her foster sister wait in line for doughnuts.
A "Real Dog" and her foster sister wait in line for doughnuts. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Little dogs and big dogs are up for adoption.
Little dogs and big dogs are up for adoption. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Kettlebell swings for the dogs!
Kettlebell swings for the dogs! Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine

PARAMUS, N.J. — Dogs, doughnuts and dumbbells: what could be better?

Dozens of people huddled around all three Saturday morning at Guerrilla Fitness CrossFit in Paramus, as the gym raised nearly $2,000 and collected donations to aid member Robyn Hendrix and her organization, Real Dog Rescue.

Hendrix of Hackensack and four friends opened the organization in December , and have since placed hundreds of dogs.

The friends have been incredibly successful in their endeavor, but following the series of hurricanes, have found themselves in over their heads as they've taken in dozens of new dogs.

All proceeds and donations from the CrossFit event will aid Real Dog Rescue.

The organization is holding a tricky tray next month in North Haledon.

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