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Foster Pets

One of our Wordless Wednesday submissions was from Foster Mommy and it got us to thinking about the wonderful people that open their homes to pets that need our help.

Foster homes are extremely useful to assist animal shelters, local humane societies and breed rescues. There are so many pets in need that some of them could use a little extra help to find a permanent, loving home. Fostering a pet may seem like a huge task but it is a very good way to make a difference. A break from kennel life will give the pet a second chance at becoming someone’s forever cherished pet. Fostered pets become better adapted to home life and increases their chance of remaining in the new home permanently. The individual love and care of a foster parent gives the animal an opportunity to flourish. After some of these lovable pets have spent several weeks or months at the shelter without being adopted they are euthanized for lack of space. Getting involved and doing whatever we can to prevent this fate is worth the little time and effort it takes.

Shelters & Rescues shelter pet project

The Shelter Pet Project

PetsBlogs is a steadfast supporter of adopting a pet from your local shelter. Whenever we get wind of a project that encourages adoption, we like to help spread the word.

The Shelter Pet Project is a public service campaign from The Humane Society, Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council. The Shelter Pet Project, launched in 2009, is a public service ad campaign focused on spreading the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and lovable, and encouraging potential adopters to consider the shelter as the first place to look when acquiring a “new best friend.”

Health & Safety

A Happy 4th of July for Pets

The Fourth of July celebration is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. Families and friends gather for cookouts, parades, fun and fireworks. For the safety of all creatures, great and small, we’d like to share the following press release from the Humane Society in hopes of keeping more furry friends safe and secure this Independence Day.

Tips for a Safe Fourth of July for Your Pets

Make the holiday happy and safe for the whole family

Everybody loves a holiday, but our beloved pets can become distressed by the additional noise and commotion involved with Independence Day.

In fact, animal shelters across the country are accustomed to receiving “July 4th” dogs—dogs who run off during fireworks celebrations and are rescued by animal control officers or good Samaritans who take them to the safety of a local shelter.


Spay Day Pet Photo Contest

The 17th annual Spay Day is Feb. 22, 2011.

Spay Day an annual event of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to inspire people to save animals’ lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats. Spay Day officially takes place on the last Tuesday of February—but events will be running all through the month!

In celebration of Spay Day, Zazzle will present the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest this year. The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International will again be the host of the contest. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our pets, raise funds for spaying and neutering, and win great prizes!


Holiday Cards Support Pet Causes

Sending Holiday cards is an annual tradition for many people. Pet lovers have the opportunity to choose from many beautiful greetings this year. Guidepost has made it easy by posting an article…

Animal Rights dog, cat, ferret, rabbit, mouse, birds, fish

Heartbreak Of Puppy Mills

We recently received an email from the Humane Society of the United States about The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act that will appear on the November ballot in Missouri. I decided to…

Animal Rights dog with his paw to his ear listening to ahs (animal humane society)

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

“Humane education gives Animal Humane Society the ability to prevent animal cruelty before it starts,” states Tammy Noack, Humane Education Manager for AHS. “Our focus is to help students develop compassion, empathy, and respect for animals. We can change attitudes regarding what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to how animals should be treated.”

Dogs two pound puppies as first foster pets

Get Ready to Foster a Pet (My Experience)

Connie Janzen shares her experience fostering dogs here in hopes of inspiring and encouraging others to consider being fosters . . . pound pups; my first fosters! “What if it’s too hard…

Animal Rights

The “u” in Humane is You

Five Things You Can Do to Help Companion Animals in Distress

Chances are that when you look around your home, you see one or more four-legged creatures gazing patiently back at you: dogs and cats. Recent pet industry statistics show that over 63% of American homes keep pets, and that over 40% of pet-owners think of their pets as highly-valued members of the family. People of all ages, colors


For the Love of Scotties

Scottish Terrier Rescue
by Jeff Cuckson

Purebred dogs of all breeds can be found in shelters, and volunteers can be found in every state to seek them out. Scottish Terriers, West Highland White Terriers, and even breeds considered rare, all pass through shelters every year. Those who perform Scottish Terrier rescue are committed to matching homeless terriers with loving new owners.

Dog owners give up their pets for

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