Meghan Markle’s Rescue Beagle Has a New Book Just in Time for Christmas!

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Everyone loves an underdog story. Sure, Meghan Markle was a successful woman and celebrity in her own right before marrying Prince Harry, but she always seemed ‘just like us’ to me. Because she’s so relatable, her story is like something out of a fairy tale. And now Meghan Markle’s dog Guy has published his own fairy tale!

His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle: The Rebarkable True Story of Meghan Markle’s Rescue Dog has just been released in hardcover and we were super excited to get our paws on an early copy so that we could tell you all about it.

Like all good fairy tales, Guy’s begins in the backwoods of Kentucky. He was lost and living alone until he met his forever owner at an adoption event; her name was Meghan Markle. They did everything together: went on walks, played fetch, and binge-watched Suits. Guy absolutely adored her, but he wasn’t the only one. A human loved Meghan, too; his name was Harry. Tall and debonair with hair the color of a traffic cone, Harry was also a prince.

Guy soon finds himself in London, ecstatic about this new adventure. He works hard to fit in to the royal dog way of life, but he struggles. He has no fancy papers, no high-class education, and no command over the British puparazzi. As Meghan and Harry’s wedding day approaches, Guy feels as alone and desperate. But when the Queen gets into a bind when a royal tradition is nearly forgotten, Guy’s backwoods Kentucky skills might be able to save the day. With the Queen’s encouragement, Guy learns the true meaning of family—even if it’s a royal one.

This is a cute, funny and heartwarming book for dog lovers of all ages, and makes the perfect holiday gift. Daisy is a rescue dog too, so Guy the Beagle’s story is especially touching.

Amazon Promo Code for $5 OFF

Snag a copy or two of Guy the Beagle’s book at Amazon and use promo code NOVBOOK18 to save $5.00 when you spend $20 or more on Books offered by Amazon.com by 12/1. Enter code NOVBOOK18 at checkout. Buy His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle: The Rebarkable True Story of Meghan Markle’s Rescue Dog.

 

Book Giveaway 4 Winners

To celebrate the release of Guy the Rescue Beagle’s new book, we’ve got 4 copies to give away!
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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.

Goats of Anarchy: One Woman’s Quest to Save the World One Goat At A Time

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If you love cute animals and spend any time on the internet, then you’ve probably seen Goats of Anarchy. If not, stop what you are doing and watch this adorable video to see the story of one of the rescue goats in her duck costume (she wears it like a dog wears a ThunderShirt, to calm her anxiety):

Too cute, right?!? Anyway, there’s a new Goats of Anarchy book being released in a few days and it’s available to order NOW. It should ship out on March 15th, but may sell out quickly, as popular internet sensations are known to do. As with all Amazon book orders, it comes with the pre-release guarantee. Order now and if the price decreases before it is released, you only pay the lower price.

Order: Goats of Anarchy: One Woman’s Quest to Save the World One Goat At A Time. Hardcover; March 15, 2017.

From the publisher: Get ready to party—the goats are back in town! Based on the popular Instagram account, Goats of Anarchy takes you on a tour of Leanne’s goat rescue farm, a place where special-needs goats can heal, grow, and butt heads to their hearts’ content.

Join Pocket, Ella, Chibs, Lyla, Prospect and Polly–the goat who took the Internet by storm with her adorable duck costume–as they rumble, snuggle, pig out, dress up, and even teach you a few goat yoga moves to loosen your haunches. Whether they’re learning to walk or just romping around the farm, these horned and hooved heartbreakers will have you grinning ear to ear as they chew the scenery—literally!

About the author: Also known as “Goat Mama,” Leanne Lauricella is the founder of Goats of Anarchy, a non-profit organization that aims to rescue and rehabilitate baby goats with special needs. As a former city girl with a passion and compassion for animals, Leanne has developed a wildly popular and Webby award-winning Instagram account and continues to provide goats a happy and loving forever home at her sanctuary. When she left New York City for the wilds of New Jersey in 2011, Leanne Lauricella knew nothing about animal sanctuaries. She started her Instagram account, @goatsofanarchy, shortly after getting her first two goats, Jax and Opie. Today, Leanne’s Instagram has over 400,000 followers, and is the winner of the 2016 People’s Voice Webby Award for Animal-Based Social Media Account. [Read more…]

New ASPCA Documentary Second Chance Dogs Now On Netflix

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Animal lovers, there’s a new ASPCA documentary available over at Netflix and you won’t want to miss it.

Second Chance Dogs takes viewers behind the scenes of the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center and follows six dogs rescued from cruel conditions and given new hope for happy lives.

In addition to streaming on Netflix, the film will also be available on DVD later this year. The documentary is by Kenn Bell, a freelance filmmaker and animal welfare advocate also responsible for the critically-acclaimed documentary Hero Dogs of 9/11 which aired on Animal Planet in both the U.S. and Canada. Visit the film website: SecondChanceDogsFilm.com to learn more.

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To help spread the word, we are hosting a giveaway! One lucky dog lover will win an ASPCA gift pack plus a copy of the DVD. This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ and is void where prohibited. Use the Rafflecopter contest widget below to enter. Giveaway ends at 11:50pm ET on 11/21/16.

Prize pack includes:

  • ASPCA Canvas Tote
  • ASPCA 150 Towel
  • ASPCA Frisbee
  • ASPCA Action Magazine Special Commemorative Issue
  • Second Chance Dogs DVD (to be sent once available)

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Free PAW Patrol Printable Rescue Hero Activity Pack for Pet-Loving Kids

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Free PAW Patrol Printable Pet Rescue

Just about everyone I know is crazy for the PAW Patrol gang, so I’m always on the lookout for cool free stuff like this Pet Rescue Activity Pack of PAW Patrol Printables.

If you and your kiddos have adopted a pet, you can celebrate with this printable PAW Patrol Rescue Pack. It comes with an adoption certificate where your child can pledge to take good care of their new pet, along with kid’s pet license and PAW Patrol coloring page.

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.

Become a rescue hero like Ryder by being a friend to all animals! Print this pack to show your pet adoption pride.

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.

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$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!

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!