Adopt a Dog
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Since October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, I thought I would write about ways to help promote pet rescue.  There are a lot of people that love animals but cannot afford to help monetarily.  There are ways to promote adoption without spending any money.  You can do some of these from home without even getting out of your chair!  Sounds like a deal to me!  The following are ways to spread awareness about pet rescue.

  • Freekibble.com is a website where you can answer a daily trivia question.  With each right or wrong answer, you donate ten pieces of kibble to shelters and food banks across the country.  Since April 1, 2008 Freekibble has donated over 571 million pieces of kibble.  Freekibblekat is similar to Freekibble but has cat trivia.  It has donated over 411 million pieces of kibble.
  • Facebook has become a very popular social marketing tool.  Support your favorite rescues and shelters on Facebook by clicking the “like” button.  This shows your Facebook friends which organizations you support, and spreads awareness by inviting them to “like” the organizations, too.  There are many corporate promotions through Facebook.  Companies will donate to charity for each new “like” they receive.  Iams is one company that participates in these corporate promotions.  In fact, right now if you post what kind of games your pet likes to play Iams will donate 50 meals to pets in need.
  • The Animal Rescue Site is a retailer that offers everything from clothing to home decor.  Purchases from this retailer provides funds for rescued animals.  Visit the site daily to click the purple “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button.  For each click, the site’s sponsors donate food to shelters.  The link is theanimalrescuesite.com  You can also sign up for a daily click reminder!  What a super, easy way to help rescue animals.
  • Just about everyone could afford to clean out their closet and donate unused items to rescues in their area.  Items such as towels, bedding, paper towels, dog and cat toys, and cleaning supplies could be donated.  Call rescues in your area to see what they might need.  You might be surprised!
  • You can always volunteer at your local shelter.  There are many different ways to help at shelters.  Walking dogs, cleaning litter boxes, playing with the dogs, and helping with fundraisers are just a few ways to help.

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