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3 simple ways to help your local animal shelters
1.) Buy Dog for Dog food
Last weekend I saw the Show “Save Our Shelter” (sponsored by Dog For Dog) and I wanted to spread the word since they do so much for animals, and help save the shelters across the country that are really struggling. Their team helps the shelter owners by teaching them how to leverage social media for gaining volunteers and donations. Here are some ways to help your local animal shelters .
The show I watched had Petsmart come to their shelter and groom each and every dog, which helped the dogs themselves have more confidence while receiving a little bit of nurturing. Then they had stocked the shelter completely with food, everyone was in happy tears…as was I.
Petsmart is a huge help because they are constantly helping find homeless pets a forever home. They also carry the DogForDog brand dog food which means that for every bag of this specific food, they will donate a bag of food to animals in need. How friggin cool is that?!
Here is a little more about the company…
2.) Buy Bob’s shoes (made by Skechers):
Skechers plays a huge roll in fundraising for cats and dogs in need as well. They produce a line of shoes called “Bob’s” and they help fund raise for all homeless dogs and cats in need.
Personally I have always LOVED Skechers, so this helps me justify all the money I spend with them, lol. You can find these online or your local stores that carry Skechers. If you are making a special trip for these I would call and ask if they carry Bob’s specifically. In some towns you can only buy these online.
3.) Help your shelters get noticed through social media
The last way that I want to share with you, and is probably the MOST important one, is helping your shelters get noticed by using Social Media. Simply liking and sharing their social media profiles and announcements can make a HUGE difference and will reach others that are looking for a pet now, in the future, or refer someone else. Every bit helps!
All you need to do is look up AT LEAST one of your local shelters and share, like, and repost some of their dog photos or need for volunteers, or spread the news for fundraisers and wish lists. Easy right?!
Added bonus: Wish lists are always on their home website. Usually they need a ton of stuff that almost everyone has lying around. This can be a fun activity for you and your little one to work on. This helps them build empathy as well.
Once you see what your shelter needs, make a list and share with family, friends, and co-workers. Then once you collect all the items you can go make an awesome donation.
Especially in times of crises and natural disasters, animals tend to be put on the sidelines. These guys need love, food, and shelter too. A lot of people lose their pets in these horrific hurricanes, tornadoes, or other natural disasters. Don’t forget our four- legged friends and the ways to help your local animal shelters.
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