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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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.

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! The campaign has one unified goal, to increase pet adoption. They hope to reach the 17 million people who plan on getting a new pet this year, letting them know that shelters are the first and best place to find animal companions.

50 Years. 50 Shelters.

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50 Shelters. ” a program that will support 50 cat-focused shelters nationwide and donate up to $200,000 in product and monetary donations to acknowledge these shelters’ dedication to the cats they serve and helping them find forever homes. 50 Shelters” Program Gives Thanks in Three Ways. Each shelter will receive a “50 Years. 50 Shelters.” 50 Shelters.” You can help your state’s local shelter earn an additional $1,000 just by casting a vote.

Adoption; The Humane Choice

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Even a very comfortable shelter is. It is the primary mission of every animal refuge to find a loving home for cats and dogs in desperate need of one. Could it be possible that your home is that loving home? birds cats dogs hedgehogs people helping animals rescues

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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! Animal shelters need … Continue reading → The post Smooches for Pooches campaigns help shelter pets find true love! And just look at how cute these pets are! Who wouldn’t fall in love with them?!

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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. Ways you can help spread the word: Like the Shelter Pet Project on Facebook [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.

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. Located in 23 Eastern states, each participating Pet Supplies Plus location will partner with a local rescue organization in order to host Adopt-a-Pet Weekend onsite at the store.

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Petition Drive Launched Asking Obama to Adopt Shelter Dog

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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)! “At

Guest Post: Dog Adoption

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First Days After Dog Adoption. OK, I ‘m ready for adoption. First, you can search for animals in need at the local shelter. These animals also need care as they may not tolerate co-existence in large groups when they are forced to live in shelters. An important advantage of adopting a dog from a shelter is that you can be sure he was checked for any medical ailments and given all the proper vaccinations. Visit us online to find dogs for adoption.

Guest post: Dog Adoption

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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. When you have your list of characteristics, only then visit your local shelter, and take all members of your family with you.

Pet Adoption Tips from Adopt-A-Pet.com

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Common Questions About Pet Adoption. Q: Although there are literally millions of pets in shelters, pounds and other ‘temporary housing’, many pet-owners-to-be don’t think about pet adoption when they’re looking for their new four-legged friend. A: Many people who want to get a pet just are not aware of how many pets are available at shelters. They might also have the misconception that pets are shelters might be there because there was a problem with the animal.

Utah's Shelters Providing Strays to Labs for Research

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Scores of abandoned dogs, cats and livestock from Utah animal shelters become subjects of laboratory research at the University of Utah each year. University officials say they only collect animals from shelters willing to participate and pound animals are steered toward nonlethal experiments. They say cats and dogs at the lab get excellent veterinary care and survivors are placed into a volunteer-run adoption program. Tags: animal research animal shelters strays

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Shelby at the Shelter

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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. But for some reason, on a non-spectacular weekday morning I found myself reading a story about how a local shelter was calling for more volunteers to walk pups, as the number needing to be adopted had gone up drastically as during a down economy, many families were forced to leave their animals in the care of shelters.

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! 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. You can check them out in the gallery , and even use the pet-search tool to find a special pet for adoption near you.

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. We do our best to relieve that problem and put pets from shelters in the homes of pet seekers all over the country.

10 Compelling Reasons to Add a Shelter Dog to Your Life

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It’s Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! Here is an article full of wonderful reasons to get your next furry friend from a shelter. 10 Compelling Reasons to Add a Shelter Dog to Your Life. events rescues

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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?

5 Surprising Things Your Local Animal Shelter Needs Right Now

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Brooklyn, NY - July 29, 2010: Kelly Clarke, a volunteer at The Pixie Project–an animal rescue and adoption service based in Portland, OR–would love for you to look around your home and think about what you can spare. The Pixie Project, along with 250 other animal shelters and nonprofits across the country, have posted their needs on TheGivingEffect.com, a new website that connects donors with local causes that need stuff. Hint: you’ve probably got them at home.

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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.

Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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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. Often times, animals in this situation have been victims of abuse, and their trauma may cause them to exhibit traits that make them less likely to be adopted. You can often find out more about foster programs in your area by contacting the local animal shelter.

Putting a Happy Face on Utah's Animal Research Program

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Here, the Salt Lake Tribune tries to smooth things over by showing the "happy side, " by talking about the research subjects that end up being adopted. Tags: animal research university of utah animal shelters PETA's undercover investigation showed some really questionable practices going on in the University of Utah's animal research program.

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Farm Sanctuary needs help.

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With much love and care these calves are now thriving, however, they are in desperate need of potential adopters for these sweet boys. Farm Sanctuary operates the country’s largest farm animal rescue and adoption network. When their shelters are full, they depend on compassionate people who want to make a direct difference for a suffering cow, pig, chicken or other farm animal. Tags: adoptable people helping animals rescues

Adopt A Turkey!

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Funny lady Ellen DeGeneres and rescue group Farm Sanctuary both want you to Adopt-A-Turkey this Thanksgiving! So, this Thanksgiving instead of eating a turkey, please join me in adopting one from Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project and you can give a turkey something to be thankful for.” ” For 25 years, the Adopt-A-Turkey Project has provided support for the care of more than 1,000 rescued turkeys.

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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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The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

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so even if the dog is too ill or too poorly socialized to be adopted into a loving home, that dog stays with an experienced Sanctuary foster caregiver for life. Right now they are part of the Shelter Challenge on The Animal Rescue Site ! Tags: rescue spotlight rescues animal adoption animal rescue dogs rescue senior dogs The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs , in Cleveland, OH is a wonderful organization! They take in older dogs and try to find them homes.

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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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.

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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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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Best Welcome Home Ever

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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! Whether you’ve returned from a long day at work or just a short trip to the supermarket, the sheer joy that a pet gives his or her owner when they walk back through the door is just so affirming,” said David Meyer, Co-Founder of Adopt-a-Pet.com. “We

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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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#LightForPets Remember Me Thursday

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This Thursday, you can be a light for pets waiting in shelters. 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. ADOPT A PET! Always adopt. The message of Remember Me Thursday is to remember the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives over the last year.

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“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.

Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats

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We are excited to tell you about Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats new eco-friendly, net-zero cat shelter in Chicago! New volunteers, supporters and adopters are always welcome. The grand opening for the new shelter will be on Sunday, July 8 from 2-6 pm at 2914 N Elston. Harmony House for Cats new Net Zero Energy shelter. Opened in June 2012, the Eco-friendly Adoption Center showcases cats and kittens in Chicago’s greenest shelter.

Write a Post, Help a Dog

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TONS of food to help feed shelter dogs. To help, simply write a blog post about Pedigree’s commitment to adoption and finding shelter dogs loving homes. For each post written, Pedigree will donate a 17-pound bag of Pedigree Dry Dog Food to a shelter in need. Or perhaps get some inspiration from the Pedigree Adoption website. Just write a post and a shelter dog wins. I’m excited to share the Pedigree Write a Post, Help a Dog campaign!

Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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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”. Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People.

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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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University of Utah Continues Getting Bad Press

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Investigative journalism by the Salt Lake Tribune, following-up on allegations levelled by PETA against the University of Utah's Comparative Medicine Center and the Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute laboratories revealed the two laboratories had used 190 dogs and cats in 2009, all obtained from shelters. Only 74 animals survived the research process to be adopted out as pets. Most of their animals get put down.

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Pets Add Life; Guinea Pig Interview

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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. We were laughing out loud when we watched this interview of Rory the guinea pig! “Have you seen what turtles can do?” ” he asks, but more importantly he will let you know the real reason why being an only pet isn’t much fun!