Friday, August 26, 2011

Write a post, help a dog

With the exception of one or two dogs,  every dog I've had in my lifetime has come from a shelter or been rescued from a situation that would likely have had a bad outcome.  The last dog I had, Biscuit, was being waved by kids in front of traffic as a small pup.  Too young to be taken from his mother and small enough to fit in a jacket pocket.  He grew to 40 pounds and stayed with me for 16 years.  I share this information in memory of every dog I've ever had and especially for Biscuit.

8 x 10, acrylic

Here’s how it works:
  • The Write a Post, Help a Dog program is aimed at raising awareness of the more then 4 million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year. As well as to help get them all food (our goal is 10,000 lbs of food in the next two weeks) for the more than four million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year.
  • For each blog post mentioning the Pedigree Foundation from now until midnight ET on September 3, Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of its new dry Pedigree recipe food for dogs — its best recipe ever — to a shelter, because every dog deserves leading nutrition.
  • Feel free to mae your post more visually appealing by using either or both of the two images seen in this post.
  • The Pedigree Foundation — a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization is committed to helping dogs by providing grants to shelters and rescues and encouraging dog adoption. This year the Foundation has already raised more than $376,570 against its goal of $1.5 million to carry out its work to fund grants that not only help shelters operate, but to further shelter innovations.

The Pedigree Foundation depends on charitable contributions from individuals to carry out its mission to help dogs find loving homes. In addition to writing a blog post, here’s how you can help:
Once you get your post up and ready please feel free to grab the link code to include it in your post and add your link to the list so it is easier to keep track of all the posts plus it makes it so easy for your friends to learn about the event and see the progress we are making towards our goal of 10,000 lbs of food.

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Felissa Hadas said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to post and help spread awareness of shelter dogs. Biscuit was a very beautiful dog thank you for giving him a loving home.

sue said...

Biscuit was beautiful ... those eyes are fabulous.

I've added a post to my blog and hope that acceptable from 'across the pond'

Jennifer Rose said...

this is actually a really nice thing for them to do. and more people need to realise that shelter dogs need love too. sky wasn't really a rescue dog, but we are her third owners and it shows as she is really clingy (even more than normal for a collie). the next dog we get when we have the space will be a rescue or from a shelter once we have the space for another crazy collie :p