Helping Dogs in Shelters

Before we adopted Devin this spring, I was somewhat oblivious to the plight of homeless animals across the country.  Since then, I’ve become much more aware of the huge problem that exists, but feel somewhat helpless.  I joined a dog forum and a member had posted this today:

“Pedigree is offering to donate 20lbs of dog food to shelters for every blog post today about its Adoption Drive. You can find out more info here.”

Pedigree Adoption Drive

This was a great chance to have a 20 pound bag of dog food donated to a shelter simply by writing a blog post. The food drive is not limited to pet blogs.  The amount of food donated could be substantial. Here is the full scoop:

* 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.

It is so easy to make a big difference. If you have a blog, please set aside a few moments to write a post. Include the bullet points above.  Copy the pictures if you’d like. Add whatever you’d like in addition to help get the message out. Because this is not limited to pet bloggers, there is tremendous potential. Know bloggers in other categories that might be interested? Please share this post with them or post one of your own by Sunday, September 19, and leave a link to your post on Life with Dogs.

Our Rescued Dog

Based on what Devin eats, a 20-pound bag will feed a dog for a month or more!

Devin says “Thank You” for helping others like him, but who haven’t been lucky enough to find their forever home yet.

Update: Take the number of posts in the link below and move the decimal over two places to the left and see how many TONS of food will be donated! 100 posts x 20 lbs each = 2000 lbs. = 1 TON!

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4 Responses to “Helping Dogs in Shelters”

  1. Two Little Cavaliers Says:

    Thank you for posting about this fantastic event. Your Blog post has been added to the Pedigree Link Up.

    Two Little Cavaliers

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  3. Roscoe Says:

    You are wooftastic!!!! I is glad to see others helping our shelter cousins!

    giant wet kisses!

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