October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month #FindYourFido

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Shelter dog adoption is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts because our Daisy is a former shelter dog, so we are very happy to help spread this news and encourage everyone to learn more about pet adoption!

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and ASPCA is running a special #FindYourFido campaign to help bring attention to homeless dogs in shelters across the country. There are several ways YOU can get involved:

To learn more and get involved, visit ASPCA.org.

Rescue Pet Photo Contest + WIN $150,000 for Your Local Animal Shelter! #ASPCA150

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ASPCA 150

Hey everybody, join us to help celebrate 150 Days of Rescue as part of ASPCA’s 150th anniversary! With so much to celebrate, there are lots of ways for animal lovers to get involved, help support pet adoption and win some prizes for yourself and maybe even your favorite local animal shelter!

Here’s a quick rundown with links to the full scoop:

ASPCA photo contest

Weekly Pet Photo Contest

Got a rescue pet? Visit the contest page here to upload your best photo of your rescued pet and describe your favorite thing about them. Over the course of 150 days, there will be one winner each week to win prizes from one of the following program partners: Animal Planet, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Vans.

ASPCA Pride Pack

Get a Free ASPCA Pride Pack + More

Raise $150 or more (by 12/31/16) in donations and get a FREE limited edition 150th Anniversary ASPCA Pride Pack! ride Pack includes an ASPCA bracelet, a limited edition ASPCA 150th Anniversary button and an ASPCA key chain… all packed in a great ASPCA zipper pouch!

The top 3 fundraisers will receive special prizes including an ASPCA duffel bag, blanket, plush toy, flashlight, mug, umbrella, and more! Create your own fundraising page HERE.

Rescue ASPCA 150

$150,000 Grant for your Local Shelter

Animal lovers, visit ASPCA.org/150days and pledge at least 15 minutes of your time between now and September 7 to help animals in need. The goal is to reach a total of 150,000 actions for animals across the nation in just 150 days.

Ways to participate include volunteering at a local shelter, donating, fostering, adopting a shelter pet, spreading the word through social media and in person and more. Log your good deeds and you’ll be given the opportunity to nominate YOUR favorite animal shelter to receive a grant prize of $150,000!

For more info, check out this video featuring celebrity animal lovers including Martha Steward, Kesha, 50 Cent, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, Julie Bowen, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, and more!

ASPCA #BigLove Giveaway: Celebrate Big Dog Adoption and Enter to Win Party Animal Pillows from PBteen!

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ASPCA Party Animal Pillows from PBteen

ASPCA is celebrating Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in a BIG way! Large dogs can often be overlooked because potential adopters think they require a spacious home and a big backyard. But when it comes to adoption, what matters most isn’t the size of your home – it’s the size of your heart. We can vouch for that…Daisy is a 50lb rescue mutt and we live in an apartment.

This October, tell ASPCA why you think BIG dogs rock and enter to win a pair of super CUTE ASPCA Party Animal Pillows from PBteen! And if you’re a proud parent of a bigger-sized dog, please share their photo on social media using the hashtag #BigLove and tagging @ASPCA. Visit www.aspca.org/BigLove for more info and to enter.

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

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clear the shelters

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!

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

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plato wags back

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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