Visiting Your Local Shelter

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We were just writing a post for the newest Be the Change Challenge about Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week. It got us thinking: what else could we do to encourage people to consider their local shelter when it comes time to expand their pet families? So we thought of our own challenge: the Visit […]

Participating in Tweet a Pet Tuesday!

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Looking for a quick and easy (and free!) way to help pets? Participate in Tweet a Pet Tuesday! The initative by Petfinder.com is easy: Go to Petfinder.com and find an adoptable pet to promote. Send out a Tweet with the hashtag #TweetAPetTues and a link to the pet’s listing. You can also squeeze in a […]

Finding Dog Transports for Rescues

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Today we received a very touching letter from a reader whose best friend in California had passed away. The friend had left behind a terrier, now homeless, and the reader wanted to adopt the dog. There’s only one problem: the dog is in California and the reader is in North Dakota and there’s no money […]

Using Adopt-A-Pet.com to Help Animals

Are you looking for ways to help homeless pets? While you might not be in the position to adopt right now, Adopt-a-Pet.com offers several ways you can help shelter and rescue dogs–most which cost nothing more than your time. You can do Social PETworking!  You can run a search on Adopt-a-Pet.com, find a pet they […]

Raising Money for Homeless Pets

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We’re all looking for ways to help shelters and rescues these days even though our personal funds might be limited…and we just read about a new one that can help you raise money for homeless pets and do some spring cleaning at the same time! Over on the Facebook fan page for a great blog […]

Selecting a Dog: Are You Active Enough?

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Some breeds of dog were developed to stay busy and work. For them, a good day is one spent herding sheep or otherwise staying very busy. Will they be content in your home? When bringing a dog into your home, you must consider the activity level that the dog needs to be physically and emotionally […]

Couple Helps Shelter Dogs with Recycled Sweaters

Do you have some sweaters you’ve outgrown (or shrunk) in your closet? Here’s a great use for them: a Mississippi husband-wife team is converting used sweaters into doggie sweaters to keep shelter dogs warm this winter! What began as a local project with a visit to their local Goodwill to collect old and used sweaters […]

Helping Shelters–With Holiday Parties

It’s the season for holiday parties–ones that can help benefit animals in your local community. Whether you’re planning an office party, a school party, or a holiday party in your home, here are some tips for sharing the fun with needy animals in shelters: Consider a dog food drive, dog toy drive, etc. Each guest […]

Knowing What Shelters Need

Even more than in previous years, shelters are in real need of donations this holiday season. While money is always a perfect choice, there are plenty of other items that shelters need…ones that you might have available to donate even if your budget is tight. For today’s tip, we’d love to hear from shelters and […]

Fostering a Dog During the Holidays

Thanks to the best-selling novel by Greg Kincaid and the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation (premiering November 29 on CBS) by the same name, A Dog Named Christmas hopes to inspire families across the country to foster a pet for the holidays. The novel A Dog Named Christmas tells the story of the McCrays, a […]

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