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We love our dogs! We are an animal loving family, from my husband down to my youngest child. I don’t understand how people can bring home such a loving campaign and then turn their backs on them, leave them to fend for themselves only to end up in local shelters. It’s sad, shelters are becoming overcrowded, and many having a hard time finding funding to care for some many dogs. When all that needs to happen is people need to be responsible pet owners. Don’t bring one home unless you plan on loving it beyond its golden years.
I’m very excited to share this post with you, it’s something I am very passionate about, and I love being able to share great ways we can give back to our local shelters. Do you ever help your local shelter, or with there was something you could do for all the sweet dogs and cats living at the shelters? Helping shelters is easy, they don’t ask for a whole lot, and there are so many great ways you can help. Here are a few of my favorite.
Learn – Know what you are getting yourself into before running out and getting a pet. They are work, require a lot of attention, love, and work. They are worth it, but not everyone is an animal person.
Adopt – With so many loving dogs and cats in the shelters why not stop by your local shelter and adopt. Some of the best dogs I have owned where pound puppies.
Breeding – Consider spaying and neutering your pets. There are already too many animals in the shelters.
Say Thank You – Take a moment to reach out to shelters, and rescue groups and say thank you. Take a moment and follow them via social media networks, and say thank you. Comment and interact, show them you appreciate what they do for the homeless animals out there. Share pictures on your social media outlets, you never know maybe your share can help a sweet innocent animal’s land an amazing new home.
Donate – If you have old towels, bowls, toys, or anything else you think the shelter might use donate them rather than tossing them. If you are not sure, call them and ask what items they might need.
Shop at your animal shelters thrift store – If you are like me, and love thrift store shopping look for the thrift stores where proceeds go to your local animal shelter.
Purchase PEDIGREE® Brand or TEMPTATIONS® Brand products from Dollar General during the month of October – I love it when brands come together to support something that matters like this. Not only are they supporting shelters in the United States, they are giving consumers the chance to get involved and support a campaign that matters.
During the month of October Mars Petcare will donate $1 to PEDIGREE® Foundation to help shelters in the United States with any PEDIGREE® Brand or TEMPTATIONS® Brand is purchased at Dollar General during the month of October. To make things even better when you purchase participating products you will receive a $1 off coupon for any PEDIGREE® Treat for Dogs! It’s a win-win situation if you ask me. Plus your dog will love you for purchasing them PEDIGREE dog treats.
We love our dogs very much. They all have amazing personalities, and are total goofs. The newest edition to our family is Trip. He is a pitbull one of our friends found, and brought to use before he took him to the pound. He was originally my dog, but somewhere along the way my youngest daughter stole his heart.
Trip and Mattie are too funny, they fight and play just like kids would. Trip picks on Mattie every chance he gets. Mattie gets so mad, but when it’s time to head outside to play, or lay down she has her trusty dog right next to her. I cannot believe the bond these two share, it’s amazing. I’m so glad our friend brought Trip to our house rather than taking to the shelter first, or Mattie might not have experienced this awesome friendship between her and Trip, and Trip never leaves her side.
It’s crazy how dogs know who needs them, but they do. Trip knew that out of everyone in the house Mattie needed his friendship the most, and even as a puppy he is the most loyal friend anyone could ask for. He looks out for her, loves her, sleeps on her, and follows her everywhere. When you see Mattie if Trip is not right behind her but the time you count to 3 he will be right there.
We seem to be the go-to house when someone finds a dog, cat, duck, or anything else because our friends see how much we love and value our animal’s companionship. Unfortunately we cannot adopt them all. So we choose to give back in other ways that we can.
Be sure and purchase PEDIGREE® Brand or TEMPTATIONS® Brand products from Dollar General during the month of October, and help PEDIGREE – Foundation raise up to $50,000 for shelters in the United States! Be sure to swing by the Dollar General website, and learn more and check out PEDIGREE dog treats.
Do you have any stories about a dog(s) that have come into your life, and left paw prints on your heart? Leave me a comment below, I would love for you to share them with me.