Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thank Heaven For Shelters -- Pedigree Adoption Drive

We'd like to take a few minutes today to say how thankful we are for animal welfare shelters and rescue organizations.  Without rescue groups, none of the Greyhounds who have blessed our lives would have been with us.  When we went to the annual QCGA reunion on Saturday, every Greyhound there owed a debt to the group for taking them in and caring for them until they could be adopted.  It was really heartwarming to see so many happy dogs and humans there all together celebrating what had brought them together.

Of course, one of the biggest struggles any shelter or adoption group faces is feeding the dogs that they take in.  There are other expenses that are incurred as well, and adoption fees in no way cover all the expenses that these groups put out to take care of the dogs in their program.  So, today, we'd like you to take a minute to help with the Pedigree Adoption Drive.
•Each year, more than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs.

•This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness for homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a “Fan” or “Likes” The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far more than 1 million bowls have been donated.

•Special for BlogPaws West: For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19th, PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog.

•Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19, the Pedigree BlogPaws bloggers will host a Blog Hop, to help raise awareness for the “Write a post, help a dog” effort.

If you'd like to join, copy the bullet points above and share them on your blog.  It can be any blog, not just one related to dogs or pets.  So, anybody who would like to join, please do.  After you write your post, head over to Life With Dogs and leave a link to your post.  Lots of hungry dogs waiting in shelters will thank you for it!

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  1. Pawesome job!

    Yet more proof: RESKHUES ROKHK!!!


  2. Excellent post! Love the photo of Miss Bunny licking her lips and hoping for a taste of whatever scrumptious meal is on your plate!

  3. I hope we gets lots of warm and full bellies wif these posts!!! thank you for joining in!
    I loves readin yur blog, so I has an award for you! Please pick it up here:

    giant wet kisses,

  4. We are always happy to support rescues too - where would we be without them!
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  5. I am proud of you Bunny and yours mommy too :) Let's make it go viral and feed more doggies at shelters :)

  6. We got a post up, too. You know we're all in favor of anything that helps with rescue and adoption, just like all of you, too.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  7. You and your mom are doing an awesome job! It's all for good cause and we hope more dogs find their furever home soon.

  8. Thanks for telling us about this! What a great idea...

    So, is Bunny about to be fed with a fork or is she just being a saint by not attacking that plate of food?

    You asked if R might have diabetes. Yes, but not the traditional kind. Diabetes insipidis is the form that we'll be trying to rule out assuming that today's ultrasound turns out OK. Diabetes insipidis is rare but controllable.

    And, yes, I'd be super grateful if you could send along a link (or two) for those muzzle attachments (kynabear5 at gmail)... And, if you know of a great site for buying muzzles themselves, that would be great. K's snoot is a little too short for many muzzles so I plan to try to find a better-fitting one before next mushroom season.


  9. Excellent post! We posted, too! We're so glad we found out about this over at Life With Dogs!
    The Road Dogs

  10. Great post!
    The picture of Bunny is great:)
    So tempting!!!

  11. Will use this as my post tonight!! I'll come back and join the blog hop then.

  12. Yippee! Thanks for doing this, Bunny and pack! We're going to be doing this on Saturday. (One more day of vacation slides, you know.) We wanna help keep those Shelter Dogs' bellies full til they find their Most Pawfect Homes That Ever Were!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  13. I just love reading all these posts! Thanks for sharing!

    Your pal, Pip

  14. Pawesome post!
    Kisses and hugs

  15. Thanks so much for spreading the word Carrie - we're already over two tons and we still have the weekend to round out the numbers! :)


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