On January 24th, we celebrate Change A Pet’s Life Day. This special day is for encouraging people to adopt pets from shelters and raise awareness about animals in need. You don’t have to adopt a dog every year to make a positive impact. Here are eight ways you can change a dog’s life for the better!
It’s tempting to surprise someone, especially children, with a fluffy puppy, bunny, hamster, or kitty. While you’re imagining the squeals of delight, consider how tragic the situation could become. A poor match could mean the animal ends up in a shelter, feels lonely, or even suffers abuse or neglect.
How A Rescue Event Grew Into A Full, Animal-Saving Foundation: Meet The Founder Of ‘It’s All About The Paws’
2020 has been a tough year for public events and rescues alike, but It’s All About the Paws, a combination of the two, used some creative problem-solving and was able to pull off a successful sixth annual event this October. And the best part was meeting the founder and CEO, Erika Seibert!
Senior dog sanctuaries are so important. They give old dogs the love and care they deserve at the end of their lives. All the sanctuaries on this list are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that you can donate to if you’re interested in helping them in their missions.
Shelter Fundraisers Change It Up For Social Distance: Check Out Anderson Animal Shelter’s Walk4Animals 2019 & 2020
The pandemic and social distancing rules meant that Anderson Animal Shelter had to change things up. Luckily, they found some really fun ways to adapt their fundraiser and still help animals! Here’s a look back at the Walk4Animals last year and how Anderson is still going strong this year!
We’re thrilled that November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and if you are considering adopting a four-legged friend, you should be, too! Here’s my senior dog adoption story, along with a few a few myths about senior dogs that need to be busted. Spread the word and give a sweet senior a chance in November!
The first full week of November is Animal Shelter Appreciation week. This week is designated to recognize all of the organizations who help stray and abandoned animals. Here are some of the ways your local animal shelter helps dogs, cats, rabbits, and a variety of other animals.
Brachycephalic dogs are adorable. That’s hard to deny. So why should it be a problem when breeders continue to produce these dogs to meet demand? Well, those cute, smushed faces come at a price, and not just in terms of how much money it costs to buy a dog from a breeder.
The Pit Bulls in these stories all went above and beyond to heroically save their humans’ lives when no one else could. Spread the word about these hero dogs and help us fight Pit Bulls’ bad rap in Pit Bull Awareness Month!
October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month — hooray! It’s a month to celebrate Pit Bull type dogs, bust myths about these breeds, and promote adoption of Pit Bulls. Here’s how you can celebrate!
Some shelter dogs have harder times finding forever homes than others. Rescues and shelters use calendar events like Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week to raise awareness, but you can help less adoptable dogs all year long with these actions. Here’s how you can help.
Help us share these pups’ stories during Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week, September 21st to 27th in 2020. Maybe we can inspire others to give a chance to dogs who normally get overlooked at the shelter!
Severe neglect can mean extended periods of extreme suffering resulting in permanent injury or even death. Dogs can’t speak up for themselves when humans are mistreating them, so it’s important to step up when we suspect a problem. Here’s how to spot the signs of a neglected dog, and what you can do about it.
The time following any shelter adoption can be critical. That’s not simply because you and your dog are getting to know each other, but because those first days and weeks are laying a foundation for your new life together. Here are a few things you can do to help your shelter dog with decompressing in a new home.
Animal hoarding is not only dangerous to the animals in the hoarding situation, but also to the hoarder, themselves. Here is what you should know about animal hoarding and what to do if you see the signs of an animal hoarder.
One of the most preventable causes of deadly heat stroke and dehydration in dogs is being left in hot cars. Here are seven times heroes smashed windows to save dogs from hot cars, caught on video.
Help Pass The ‘One Health Act’ To Fight Diseases Like COVID-19 In Humans & Our Animal Friends: Dr. Dana Varble, DVM, Explains
The One Health Act legislation is an effort to unify research and advancements to stop disease spread. It’s especially relevant now for zoonotic diseases like COVID-19. Dr. Dana Varble, NAVC’s Chief Veterinary Officer, tells us why she has been such a champion for the act.
Social Petworking Month takes place all throughout June, and it’s a chance to use social media for the benefit of pets who are looking for forever homes. There are several ways to participate that can make a positive impact on the lives of pets waiting to find loving families.
National Pet Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of May. That’s from May 3rd to the 9th in 2020. Here are seven ways you can say thanks to dogs during National Pet Week while being a responsible pet parent.
Fostering helped us decide if George was ready for a fur sibling, and we’re so happy we did it. There’s never been a better time than now to foster! Here’s our story, and I hope it can help you decide to test the multi-dog home life by fostering too!
Animal lovers are likely feeling a little helpless because their usual methods of supporting shelters, like volunteering or going to shelter events, are on pause. And some of us just don’t have the resources to foster or adopt. Here are a few ways you can help animal shelters instead during the pandemic!