Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Furries Totally Own Me

I am not ashamed to admit that my house is over run by the small and furries. I am currently owned by 3 ferrets, Al, Annabelle and Pepper, 4 dogs, Taco, Tiki, Casper and Adidas (like the shoes, she ate a pair!) and one overly healthy 23 lb cat named TJ. I love my babies and I think this is a rocking awesome thing that Pedigree is doing. Mr Tiki said he likes it too!

BlogPaws the Conference for Pet Bloggers, Pet Brands, and Pet Health Care Professionals is only a day away now and in honor of the occasion Pedigree has decided to launch a Write a Post, Help a Dog Campaign. For those of you who missed the event last year in September 391 bloggers wrote about the program and with each post, Pedigree donated 20 pounds of its Healthy Longevity dog food to shelter animals. In all, 7,820 pounds of food was donated to two shelters known across the country for their dedication to the care and re-homing of senior dogs: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco andCastaway Critters in Harrisburg, Pa.

How you can help in 2011

Simply spread the word about Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011 and once again Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of food for each blog post.  If you don’t have a blog feel free to tweet about the campaign or share on Facebook so your friends who do blog can participate. All bloggers are welcome even if you do not generally talk about pets on your blog. Its all about using Social Media for Social Good.
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 make 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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  1. What can I say Vanessa, you have skills lady! Those animals are lucky in your household to have lots of love and good times so it is the least we can do to hopefully help out animals that are not so fortunate. Thanks for being a part of this one, hope I remember to do so again next year when it comes around again!

  2. I just found this post from Melissa and Books N Things and recognized your blog from her top 50 list! I am going to do this on my personal blog as well as WLP. YAY!!!

  3. My furries totally own me too :) Just ask them in between their whining about kennel time LOL

  4. Great post.
    I am owned by a 3 year old Jack Russell named Tobie.
    He completely rules the roost.