Help Clear The Shelters: Mega Pet Adoption Event This Saturday #ClearTheShelters

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If you’ve been thinking about adding a fur kid to your family, now is your chance! This Saturday, August 15, hundreds of shelters nationwide will participate in an exciting “Clear the Shelters” pet adoption event.

Participating groups and organizations will reduce or completely waive their adoption fees to help connect adoptable animals in their care with safe and loving homes. Visit cleartheshelters.com to find a participating adoption center near you.

This adoption event is organized in partnership with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo Station Group, with the ASPCA providing support for the event in the form of grant funding to a select number of participating organizations across the country.

Not sure what kind of dogs and cats end up as shelter animals? You’ll find everything from pups to seniors, small to large, mutts to pure breeds. We rescued Daisy from a shelter, so this cause is near and dear to my heart!  Please help Clear the Shelters by finding a participating shelter near you and giving a homeless pet a second chance.

Not ready to adopt, or already have a full house? Do your part to help clear the shelters by sharing this post and the hashtag #cleartheshelters to help spread the word!

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Pet Safety Giveaway: Learn the Top 5 Summer Dangers for Pets + Enter to WIN!

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With the hot weather setting in, we wanted to remind all our pals that along with all the fun and games summer brings, your pet’s health should should always be a top priority to help ensure a safe season. To keep dogs and cats out of harm’s way, the ASPCA has created a helpful infographic with these 5 Summer Dangers for Pets:

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And to help spread the word to even more pet parents, we’re giving you the chance to WIN a Summer Pet Gift Pack from ASPCA & Subaru!

Just enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below to record your entries for a chance to win the prize including:

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Help Veterans and Shelter Pets + WIN Plato Treats for Your Dog and Local Rescue! #PlatoWagsBack

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One of our favorite blog sponsors is Plato Pets. In addition to having super high-quality treats that are made with love in the USA, they also do a lot to give back. We’re really pleased to be helping Plato spread the word about their PAW-tastic new program called Plato Wags Back. We’re going to tell you all about it plus how YOU can get involved, and even WIN some Plato Pet Treats for your own fur kid and favorite local pet rescue or shelter!

What Is Plato Wags Back

The mission of Plato Wags Back is to help protect homeless animals from euthanasia; provide sponsorship and financial support to programs and organizations involving canine welfare; enhance the lives of wounded veterans with disabilities by helping to pair them with highly trained assistance dogs (at no cost to recipients); and to carry on other related charitable activities.

2015 partners

Visit the official 2015 Plato Wags Back Partners at: Fresno Bully Rescue, Shelter to Soldier, and Labs and Friends.

Want to help champion this cause? To make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs and wounded veterans, YOU can participate in the program in the following ways:

  • Shop: With the purchase of each bag of Plato Pet Treats, a donation will be made to animal rescues.
  • Like: Through Dec. 31, 2015, for every new Like on the Plato Pet Treats Facebook page $1 will be donated to a 501c3 no-kill adoption center or service dog organization that supports our veterans.
  • Share: Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram “Help provide treats for homeless dogs by Liking the @PlatoPetTreats Facebook page.” to spread the word!

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Help Fight Canine Cancer by Sharing a Photo of Your Dog on Social Media #FuelTheCure

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Pet parents and dog lovers, here’s a really cool way to feel good by doing good and it doesn’t cost a thing! Just share a photo of your dogs in action and loving life. For every person who follows @ZukesPets on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, and tags their action-packed dog photo with #FuelTheCure, Zuke’s will donate $5 to The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund.

The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund (DCCFund) is a non-profit organization dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing canine and feline cancer. Six million dogs and a similar number of cats are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. The funds raised from the “Fuel the Love – Fuel the Cure” campaign will be used to provide much-needed financial assistance to pet parents whose dogs and cats are suffering from cancer. It will also help raise awareness about canine and feline cancer.

Want to do even MORE to help? Spread the word by sharing this post with your friends and family and ask them to post their own #FuelTheCure photos as well!

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Real Life Dog Weight Loss Stories + WIN #PerfectWeight Pet Food

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10 week weight loss pets

For the past 10 weeks, we’ve been letting you know about the importance of helping your pet maintain a healthy weight. We’ve shared Tips on Creating a Healthy Routine for Your Dog, a link to a cool FREE Printable Calendar to help you stay on track, and even news about how to WIN your own supply of weight loss pet food for your dog or cat.

Well, during these past 10 weeks, several pet bloggers took the 10 Week Turnaround Challenge for themselves to help their dogs lose weight by feeding them Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight dog food.

By sharing their experiences, we hope it will help motivate and encourage all of you to think about what steps you can take to keep your own fur kid at their perfect weight! Want to find out how they did?

Check out these 3 Real Life Dog Weight Loss Stories:

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Hazel started the 10 week dog weight loss challenge at 28 pounds. The ideal weight for a miniature schnauzer is between 10-15 pounds. On her first check-in, Hazel had lost 2 pounds. Then on her second check-in, she was down another pound. Her final check-in has her down a total of 4 pounds. Hazel now weighs 24 pounds and she feels great!

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PAW Patrol Mother’s Day Printable: FREE Stickers for Your PAW-some Mom!

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Kids of all ages, check out these Free PAW Patrol Mother’s Day Stickers from Nick Jr.

Print these pup-tacular sticker designs on sticker paper and give them to Mom to wear proudly on her big day!

PAW Patrol is an action-adventure series starring a pack of six heroic puppies: Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble, and Skye, who are led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder. With a unique blend of problem-solving skills, cool vehicles and lots of cute doggy humor, the PAW Patrol works together on high-stakes rescue missions to protect the Adventure Bay community.

Fun PAW Patrol Fact: Ryder rescued all the pups and taught them their PAW Patrol skills. If you want to learn more about how you can rescue animals too, visit the ASPCA website.

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