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68,805 More Lives Saved Thanks to ASPCA Rachael Ray #100KChallenge

aspca rachael ray

We heard some super exciting news from our pals at ASPCA and wanted to share it with all of you!

Just last week, the winning shelter was announced in the ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge. This is the annual challenge in which animal shelters around the country compete to see who can save the most lives. The grand prize winning shelter receives $100K to help them continue their important work. You can go here to view all the winners and prizes.

This marks the fifth and final year of the competition. Since 2010, hundreds of contestants have dedicated themselves to this three month contest to increase their adoption numbers over the same period the previous year.

This year, the competing shelters saved more than 68,000 lives in just three months. In five years total, challengers saved more than a 282,000+ lives! Pet adoption is an important cause and is especially near and dear to my heart, because our Daisy is a rescue dog we adopted from a local shelter.

lives saved

We hope you’ll join us in continuing to help save lives & support pet adoption:


I Rescued My Pet Contest with ASPCA and Rachael Ray {$400 Prize Pack}

ASPCA Rachael Ray prize pack

Is YOUR pet a resue pet? Daisy is!!! Right now, ASPCA is looking for the very best photos of your rescued pet! One lucky winner will receive a special Rachael Ray prize pack worth $00 containing goodies for both you and your fur kid.

The paw-tastic pack includes a Rachael Ray Cookware set, Nutrish Pet Treat Pack, two insulated tote bags, one year’s digital or print subscription to Every Day with Rachael Ray, and a set of four Rachael Ray Spice Grinders. Click here to enter now.

This pet photo contest is open to US entrants only, and the submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on August 1, 2014. One winner will be chosen by ASPCA staff voting, announced on August 4th and will be featured in one of the ASPCA-owned channels. ASPCA will pick a winner based on how compellingly their entry demonstrates the ASPCA’s mission to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

Rachael Ray and her rescue dog

You can go HERE to read the full rules and enter a photo of YOUR rescued pet. Good Luck everybody!!!

This contest is part of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, where 50 shelters from across the country are competing to break their own records of finding loving homes for homeless pets.


Sunday Newspaper Pet Coupon Preview 3/9: Rachael Ray Nutrish + More!

sunday paper pet coupons

Save some time by planning ahead and getting organized before your next shopping trip, with our weekly Sunday Pet Coupon Preview! Each week, we give you the inside scoop on what pet coupons will be in the Sunday newspaper coupon section. this week there will be 3 coupon inserts in most papers: 1 SmartSource and 2 RedPlum coupon inserts. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, be sure to check back next week for a new preview. And you can always find more pet food and grocery coupons by browsing the printable coupon database anytime!

Sunday Newspaper Pet Coupons SmartSource 3/9

Better Than! $1/1 Dog Treats (6/9)

Rachael Ray $1/1 Nutrish Dog Treats (6/9)
Rachael Ray $1/2 Nutrish Delish Wet Dog Food 8oz+ (6/9)
Rachael Ray $2/1 Nutrish Dry Dog Food 4lbs+ (6/9)

Resolve $.50/1 Stain Remover (4/20)
Resolve $1/1 Powder, Foam or Steam product (4/20)
Resolve $2/1 Easy Clean (4/2)

Sunday Newspaper Pet Coupons RedPlum 3/9

Kibbles ‘n Bits $1/1 Dry Dog Food (5/9)

Purina $1/1 10oz+ T-Bonz or Tiny T-Bonz (6/9)
Purina Pro Plan $2/1 Dog Snacks (5/19)
Purina Pro Plan $3/1 Dog Food (5/19)
Purina Pro Plan Buy 2 Get 1 Can or Tub Free up to $2.39) (5/19)

Remember that coupons and values can vary by region or publication so always take a look inside before you buy the paper if you are purchasing it to get specific coupons.

Don’t see what you’re looking for or want even more money-saving coupons? Search the printable coupon database to find more printable grocery, household and pet coupons.


Sunday Pet Coupon Preview 9/8: Rachael Ray Nutrish, Friskies & More

Daisy & I are back with another Sunday Pet Coupon Preview to help you find out ahead of time what coupons will be in this Sunday’s newspaper coupon inserts. Planning and getting organized not only saves you time and stress later, but will help you save money on groceries, pet supplies and everything else you buy on a regular basis.

list of Sunday Newspaper pet coupons

This week there will be 3 coupon inserts in most Sunday newspapers: 2 SmartSource inserts and 1 RedPlum insert. Coupons can vary by region or publication, so be sure to check before buying the paper if you don’t have a subscription and are only buying it for specific coupons.

SmartSource Pet Coupons 9/8

Purina Friskies $1.50/3 dry cat food bags (12/8)
Purina Friskies $1/2 cat treats (12/8)
Purina Friskies $1/24 5.5oz cans or 2 12ct or 1 24 ct variety pack wet cat food (12/8)

Rachael Ray Nutrish $2.50/1 super premium food for dogs (12/8)
Rachael Ray Nutrish B1G1 free super premium treats for dogs up to $3.99 (12/8)

RedPlum Pet Coupons 9/8

Purina $5/2 24ct+ Fancy Feast wet cat food, 40oz+ dog treats, 11lb+ dry dog food, 13lb+ dry cat food or 35lb+ cat litter (10/20) {Target}
Purina Beneful $1.50/1 6oz+ Baked Delights dog snack (12/8)
Purina Beneful $1.50/1 6oz+ Healthy Smile dog snack (12/8)


Sunday Pet Coupon Preview 7/28: Iams, Rachael Ray Nutrish, Tidy Cat + More!

Looks like it’s going to be a HUGE weekend for newspaper coupons…especially for pet parents! Save time, get organized and find out ahead of time what coupons will be in this Sunday’s newspaper with our Sunday Pet Coupon Preview.

Most sources are reporting that we can expect 5 or possibly 6  coupon insert in this Sunday’s paper. Remember that it usually varies by region and publication so be sure to check your paper before purchasing if you’re only buying it for specific coupons. You can also search the latest printable grocery coupons here for more.


RedPlum Pet Coupons 7/28 (2 inserts)

Purina $1/2 dog snacks (10/28)
Purina $2/1 4lb+ Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Active Senior 7+, Healthy Morsels or Little Bites (10/26)
Purina $3/1 4lb+ Dog Chow light & healthy (10/26)
Purina $3/3 dog snacks (10/28)
Purina ALPO $1.25/10 cans (9/9)
Purina ALPO $2/1 8ct+ variety pack (9/9)
Purina Fancy Feast $1/4 2oz appetizers trays (10/28)
Purina Friskies $.50/6 Rise & Shine wet cat food cans (10/28)
Purina Friskies $1/2 dry cat food bags (10/28)
Purina Friskies $1/24 wet cat food cans, 2 12ct or 1 24ct variety packs (10/28)
Purina Friskies/Whisker Lickin’s $.50/2 cat treats (10/28)
Purina Tidy Cats $1/1 cat litter 14lb+ (10/28)

Proctor & Gamble (P&G) Pet Coupons 7/28

Iams $1/1 So Good! dog food (8/31/13)

SmartSource Pet Coupons 7/28 (2 inserts)

Fresh Step $1/1 triple action litter (8/31)
Purina B1G1 free Beneful wet adult dog food 10oz tub up to $2.49 (8/28)
Rachael Ray $3/1 6lb+ Nutrish bag (10/28)

Purina Target Pet Coupons 7/28

(possible duplication of early July insert some areas received)
Cat Chow/Kitten Chow $1/1 3.15lb+ dry pet food
Fancy Feast $1/1 24pk wet cat food
Fancy Feast B3G1 free 2oz appetizers cat food items up to $1.59
Friskies $1/1 3.15lb+ dry cat food
Friskies $1/15 5.5oz cat food cans
Friskies B3G1 free 2.1-6oz cat treats up to $4.39
ONE $3/1 3.5lb+ Smartblend or BeyOnd dry cat food item
Tidy Cats $1/1 7.15lb+ litter
Whisker Lickin’s B3G1 free 2.1-6.5oz cat treats up to $3.99

Remember, coupons and values can vary by region or publication, so it never hurts to take a look through your local paper to make sure you are getting what you expect before you pay for it!

You can also find additional coupons, deals, rewards and free samples for groceries, cleaning supplies, pets and family here:


Sunday Pet Coupon Preview 6/9: Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain + More

Save time, get organized and find out ahead of time what coupons will be in this Sunday’s newspaper. This week it looks like everyone gets one SmartSource Coupon Insert in this week’s paper! I’ve listed the ones I think pet parents might want to watch for and clip but remember that you’ll also find free printable grocery coupons here.


SmartSource Pet Coupons 6/9:

Better Than $1/1 dog treats or gnawin’ forever (9/9)

Rachael Ray $4/1 Nutrish zero grain super premium food for dogs (9/9)

You can also find additional coupons, deals, rewards and free samples for groceries, cleaning supplies, pets and family here: