Happy National Shelter Pet Adoption Day!

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We want to wish you a very HAPPY national shelter pet adoption day by introducing “Happy” the Cat and “Happy” the Dog! These beloved Pet Ambassadors of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries were adopted last year by Crown … Continue reading → The post Happy National Shelter Pet Adoption Day!

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The Shelter Pet Project

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Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized? cats dogs people helping animals rescues animal adoption animal rescue animal shelter psaIt is such a sad statistic, you can read even more about the.

National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

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October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. There are so many wonderful dogs waiting to find forever homes, now is a great time to adopt! Orvis has partnered with PetFinder’s Foundation to benefit pet shelters and provide homes for … Continue reading → The post National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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The Shelter Pet Project

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Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized? Luckily, The Shelter Pet Project hopes to change this! This new campaign, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, and the Ad Council, hopes to reverse this trend and find homes for these homeless, lovable pets. The campaign has one unified goal, to increase pet adoption.

Pet Supplies Plus Hosts National Adopt-a-Pet Weekend

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Pet Supplies Plus is teaming up with local animal shelters to host a monumental Adopt-a-Pet Weekend on October 19-20. Coinciding with National Pet Adoption Month and its annual October Donation Drive, the goal of Adopt-a-Pet Weekend is to place countless deserving pets with forever homes. Animals available for adoption include dogs and cats, and the times for the events will vary by location.

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Smooches for Pooches campaigns help shelter pets find true love!

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‘Picture Me @ Home’ provides animal shelters with turnkey marketing campaigns to help increase adoptions, community support and donations in February! And just look at how cute these pets are! Animal shelters need … Continue reading → The post Smooches for Pooches campaigns help shelter pets find true love!

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The Shelter Pet Project

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The Shelter Pet Project is a wonderful public service campaign from The Humane Society, Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council! The project goal is to help the many great pets waiting in shelters. The campaign motto is “a person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet”! We couldn’t agree more and hope that you help them spread the word about adopting. Watch and share The Shelter Pet Project videos on YouTube [link].

Paws UP for Union Township Animal Shelter

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Rock & Rawhide , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to increase adoptions for dogs and cats in shelters by providing toys and other items that serve as a form of distraction therapy, reducing the stress and noise levels. Research has shown that if noise and stress are reduced, adoptions go up! On June 16, 2012 R&R will be driving through Union, Middlesex, Monmouth Counties and more to bring hundreds of items to the shelter on Route 22.

Guest Post: Dog Adoption

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First Days After Dog Adoption. Before bringing your new pet home, have a place ready for the dog, however if the animal does not want to use it, don’t force him. If, despite our best intentions, we are not able to cope with the habits of our pet, we should always seek professional help. OK, I ‘m ready for adoption. First, you can search for animals in need at the local shelter. Visit us online to find dogs for adoption. Tags: guest post pet care

Shine a Light on a Shelter

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Purina ONE® beyOnd® brand dog and cat food and GOOD have teamed up to host the Shine a Light on a Shelter challenge and award a $10,000 grant to an animal shelter doing great work. Do you know of a shelter that is doing good work on behalf of homeless pets? Nominate them today, they could win the $10,000 grant and you could win too (the person who submitted the winner shelter will win a year’s supply of Purina ONE beyOnd and a one-year subscription to GOOD magazine)!

Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets

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ASPCA , Joplin Humane Society to Host Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets. Nearly 600 cats and dogs looking for permanent homes during major pet adoption event June 25 – 26. WHAT : The Joplin Humane Society and the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) are hosting a major adoption event on June 25 and 26 for nearly 600 animals who need permanent homes after being displaced by the May 22 tornado that tore through Joplin.

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Adopt Me Because I Need You

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Many factors can make a pet seem “less adoptable&# , from special needs, to age, and even just the color of their fur! To help find homes for these special pets Petfinder has designated Sept. 17-25, 2011, as “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.&#. Shelters and rescue groups will nominate a very special pet in their care who is waiting for a home. So far there are 450 of these special pets waiting for their forever homes!

Guest post: Dog Adoption

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Dog Fence DIY has a variety of different pet containment systems to choose from. Be sure to check out the Innotek 2100 pet containment system for the best available price. If you’re planning on adding a dog to your family, it’s possible you’ll find your new family member at the local animal shelter or humane society. If you’re going to adopt a shelter dog, it’s important that you do your homework beforehand, so you choose the right dog for your family.

Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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Serving as a pet foster parent is an excellent way to welcome a new animal companion into your home and help an animal in need. There are countless dogs and cats in shelters across the U.S. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5 to 7 million pets are taken into animal shelters in the U.S. Patience – Animals in shelters or those who have been moved from home to home are often under tremendous stress.

5 Vital Questions When Adopting A Rescue Dog

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With the growing awareness of pet overpopulation more and more families are choosing to adopt a shelter dog and save a life. When adopting a rescue there are added considerations on selecting the right dog for your lifestyle. Rarely do shelters know anything about the dog’s history when they first come in and the longer a dog lives at the shelter the more impact it will have on their emotional well-being. 4) How long has the dog been at the shelter?

Shelby at the Shelter

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Even tougher though, was moving a bit further away and into an apartment complex that did not allow for me to own any pet other than a goldfish. It was the first time I really wouldn’t see my pups on a regular basis or even be able to adopt one (or a few) of my own. Shelter work is always a great combination of heartwarming stories, hilarious animal antics and a great vibe of fun people all around. She was shortly adopted afterwards into a loving family.

Adopt-a-Pet.com Guest Post

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The following is a guest post from the amazing animal lovers of Adopt-a-Pet.com. Adopt-a-Pet.com is the world’s largest non-profit pet adoption website. We are like an ad agency for shelters and shelter pets. Sadly there are 4 million healthy adoptable companion animals killed in shelters each year due to overcrowding. What Makes Adopt-a-Pet.com Unique: On our website, people can use something we call “Search Saver.”

Pets do the funniest things!

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One of the many reasons why we appreciate out pets is because they always keep us laughing. From the adorable sounds our bird makes when she is happy, to watching our dog do “zoomies” around the couch again and again, and many other funny things in between, our pets have always had a way of brightening our days. What would our lives be like without our beloved pets to keep us laughing? Be sure to vote for a shelter to win a donation thanks to PAL.

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How Pets Can Improve Your Health

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Expert cites scientifically-proven therapeutic, physical and emotional health benefits of loving and caring for a pet. Pet ownership runs far deeper than simply caring for a possession. Yes, the sheer responsibility of caring for a pet has notable benefits in and of itself. Pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and provide unconditional love and affection. Caring for a pet may even help you live longer.

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Pets Add Life; Guinea Pig Interview

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” he asks, but more importantly he will let you know the real reason why being an only pet isn’t much fun! You can see more pet interviews on the PAL YouTube channel. We would love for you to join, you can pledge to help pets three different ways; adopting your next pet, volunteering at a shelter, or even just taking a photo of a pet in need of a good home and sharing it online. Will you take a pledge to help pets?

Traveling With Your Pets

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However, if your best friends just so happen to be a menagerie of pets, there are a few things to consider before revving that engine and heading out the door. Sure, your pet bulldog Max might chase his own tail around his food bowl, but when you throw a blanket over your suitcase to hide it from view, you’re not fooling anyone. Even better, give your pets a glimpse of the future so that when everything suddenly changes, they’ll have some bit of normalcy to hold on to.

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San Francisco Considers Banning Pet Sales

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Pet sales would be banned altogether, except for the sale of pet fish. All companion animals including dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, and lizards would be considered as pets. If it passes, San Francisco residents would have to go to a shelter or rescue group to adopt an animal. I can't believe the pet industry would allow such legislation without a fight. Tags: california san francisco legislation pets

Must-Have Apps for the Avid Pet Lover

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Keep your pet happy and healthy with these mobile apps. Pets can be a bigger commitment than many people expect, between adoption, health care, training, and environment, there are a lot of variables to consider. Fido Pet Adoptions (iOS, Android). When you’re in the beginning stages of adopting a pet, the choice can be nerve-wracking, and going to the shelter without a plan is like going to the grocery store on an empty stomach.

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Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People. While many animal shelters already struggle on a day-to-day basis to care for the millions of unwanted animals that are dropped at their door, the numbers have grown to an almost unmanageable degree over the last few years. The rise in foreclosures over the last few years has been paralleled by a spike in the number of animals that are being brought to shelters for what most owners are listing as “moving reasons”.

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#RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet

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Make it special and set the best kind of #RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet. When looking for love, you’re more likely to find the real deal at your local animal shelter than … Continue reading → The post #RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

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Bring Pets Home

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Shop ‘til you drop in support of animal shelters, then get together with friends to share stories, advice and even pictures – all online. The fund raising Web site also offers exclusive content for cat and dog owners which includes information on pet care and safety, information on animal shelters, as well blogs, groups and open forums. The site’s primary purpose is to raise money to help shelters care for homeless pets. shelters. About Bring Pets Home.

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10,000 Tennis Balls to help shelter pets!

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Shelter Animals for Adoption Awareness. The Holiday Season will come early for Manhattan & Brooklyn shelter dogs and cats. Rock & Rawhide is a non-profit organization who aims to increase adoptions and quality of life for dogs and cats in shelters, by providing distraction therapy and noise/stress reduction through the donations of toys, tough chew items, Kongs, Nylabones, bones, rawhides, blankets and more.

Petfinder turns 20! #MetOnPetfinder

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One of our favorite websites, Petfinder has helped facilitate more than 25 million pet adoptions through its shelter and rescue member organizations. This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, our thoughts are our own. Happy 20th anniversary Petfinder! Anyone … Continue reading → The post Petfinder turns 20! MetOnPetfinder appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs people helping animals

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2017 Tournament of Tails

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Playing off the popularity of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Petplan’s Tournament of Tails features adoptable pets from 32 shelters across the country vying for the crown of top dog or cat. More importantly, the tournament brings much-needed awareness for … Continue reading → cats dogs people helping animals

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Best Welcome Home Ever

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The warm welcome a pet provides to his/her owner when they come home is one that cannot be beat! Adopt-a-Pet.com launched the “Best Welcome Home Ever,” public service campaign intended to increase pet adoptions that will showcase all the silly, crazy and hilarious ways that pets greet their owners, and you can be a part of it! Send in your best pet welcome home and it might be featured on the site, or even on future PSA ads on television!

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Is fostering the answer? We think it is.

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NEW JERSEY – Animal shelters are full, they have no space, they often have no money, and they have a small amount of dedicated volunteers. Animals in the tri-state area are euthanized daily, rescue groups are unable to save as many lives as they wish, and animals spend years in boarding kennels while awaiting adopters to fall in love with them. There is an estimated 3-4million pets euthanized each year in US animal shelters. Will they get sick in the shelter?

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#LightForPets Remember Me Thursday

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This Thursday, you can be a light for pets waiting in shelters. The message of Remember Me Thursday is to remember the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives over the last year. By uniting animal lovers across the world on one very special day, we can help raise awareness about animal adoption, and hopefully save the lives of more pets. Organize or attend a local pet candle-lighting ceremony. ADOPT A PET! Always adopt.

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Are Black Cats Really Bad Luck?

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Can you believe that even in these modern times, some people won’t even give a black shelter pet a second look? When you’re looking to adopt a cat or a dog, don’t let his or her color stop you from adoption. cats pet care The history of black cats being the harbingers of bad luck dates back centuries, and tall tales around them can be found in the history and lore of many countries.

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Stamps to the Rescue

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Adopt a shelter pet stamps from the postal service were just revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show! The 44-cent stamps feature photos of five cats and five dogs who were all adopted from shelters. The postal service is working with DeGeneres and Halo, Purely for Pets, a company co-owned by DeGeneres, to raise awareness of the number of sheltered pets in this country. Stamps to the Rescue !

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Mexican Activists Staged Protest Early this Month

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MEXICO CITY – Animal rights activists staged a protest against the sale of pets in Mexico City, urging residents to adopt dogs and other animals instead of buying them. Two of the activists, one painted to look like a dog and the other like a cat, stood in gift boxes holding signs that urged people not to view animals as toys and to adopt pets instead of purchasing them. mexico protests activism animal rights companion animals animal welfare pets

Bowl by Bowl Challenge

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We wanted to share this great initiative called “Bowl by Bowl” that challenges negative perceptions of shelter pets as well as helps feed animals in need. Purina One will donate a bowl of food to a shelter for every quiz completed on their Facebook page. Each month’s quizzes feature a different theme that helps to educate and inspire more people to turn to shelters when they want to bring a new pet into their lives.

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Easter and Bunnies

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Sadly, too many people purchase a bunny at Easter on impulse and then realize the pet isn’t a good fit. Bunnies are the third highest animal found at shelters. Here are some great articles about bunnies, and how you can help this Easter: Easter is No Treat For Pet Bunnies. Complete with great tips on how to decide if a pet bunny is right for you. A blog hop around some fun animal blogs to help encourage adoption of house bunnies. pet care rescues

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Sneeze Prone? Top 5 Dogs for Allergy Suffers

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But as I began my search for a new family member at local shelters, I noticed that something was terribly wrong—I couldn’t hold the dogs I was considering adopting for more than 5 minutes before going into a sneezing convulsion. population has pet allergies, mainly to dogs and cats. Once in the air or on surfaces, it can even take several years for the effects of a deceased pet’s dander to fully diminish. guest post pet care

Managing Emotional Problems in Rescue Dogs

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However, that doesn’t mean they can’t make great companions for the right adoptive family. Sadly, however, one of the reasons people are hesitant to adopt these dogs is because of the assumption that such dogs are always “damaged goods,&# and can’t be re-trained. However, with some patience, training, and most of all love, even dogs with horrific pasts can overcome their emotional obstacles and become healthy, happy pets.

Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

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Choosing the right pet for your child is key. Children can learn so many valuable lessons by caring for a pet. Having pets at a young age instills kids with a sense of confidence that they can take care of an animal and help it to live a thriving life. More importantly I find pets can be great therapy for kids. Have you ever seen a kid talk to a pet and the animal responds by wagging its tail or purring? I got my first pets, mice and guinea pigs, when I was 8.

Picking the Perfect Pet

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We think this is a very cute, and very helpful, infographic for deciding which kind of pet might be perfect for you! As always, if you decide to add a furry or feathered friend to your life, please consider adopting from a rescue or shelter Source: Dogs for Sale.

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When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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At an NYC puppy shelter a few weeks ago, my mind was just about made up when I met Chester – The cutest Lab puppy I’d ever seen. After talking to the owner of the shelter however, I learned there was more to adopting little Chester, or any pet for that matter, than my love at first bark. While an instant connection is important, she said, there are many other factors to consider before taking your future pet home. guest post pet care

“New York’s Kindest” includes Rock & Rawhide!

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Rock & Rawhide , the charity that helps increase adoption levels of dogs and cats in shelters, announced today that it is included in Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)’s latest advertising campaign, “New York’s Kindest” for their donations and assistance in increasing adoption levels through distraction therapy. Rock & Rawhide has been working with the city facilities to help increase awareness and adoption rates since their founding in late 2011.

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