#AdoptDontShop isn’t just a hashtag. It represents a pet adoption movement. A recognition that we have millions (literally millions) of animals that don’t make it out of shelters and rescues every year. There is still so much work to do to ensure that every adoptable animal finds a forever home. There are some incredibly creative and successful adoption campaigns run in shelters all over the country. From sleepovers and lunch dates to cleverly named campaigns like “TwoferTabbies”, “Find your Diamond in the Ruff” (for overlooked pets) and “Date a Dog”, shelters do the very best they can, often with extremely limited resources, to match every adoptable animal with a loving family.
One company we already love, just made us even bigger fans by launching the “Chews Rescue” campaign to support and celebrate rescues and pet adoption across the country. Barkworthies is kicking off their shelter support efforts on April 30th. As part of the campaign, Barkworthies will be covering the adoption costs for eligible dogs at three shelters – Chicago Canine Rescue, One Tail at a Time and Austin Pets Alive! on April 30th to honor National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Not only will this campaign make pet adoption less of a financial challenge for some families who might not otherwise be able to afford adoption fees, but Barkworthies efforts are bringing national attention to the important work that shelters do and the need for more people to consider adoption when looking for a pet.
To further promote animal rescue efforts and pet adoption awareness, Barkworthies is also hosting a fabulous giveaway on their Facebook page. Share your rescue story there and you will be entered to win one of five Barkworthies prize packages! We also have a mini Barkworthies giveaway going on (enter below) just because we are so excited about the #ChewsRescue campaign! 🙂
If you’ve been thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, visit your local shelter and see if you can find your perfect match. You will find everything from mixed breeds to pure bred animals to totally awesome mutts!
Volunteer at a Local Shelter
Not ready to add a new family member? Volunteer at your local shelter on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day to help them manage meet-n-greets, walk dogs, cuddle the cats or whatever else they might need to make shelter pet adoption day go smoothly.
Cover an Adoption Fee
Consider following Barkworthies lead and make a donation to your local shelter to specifically be used to cover an adoption fee on April 30th.
Two Chances to Win Barkworthies Treats!
1. Visit theBarkworthies Facebook page before the end of day on April 30th to share your pet adoption story and enter to win a $100 Barkworthies prize package!
2.When a company we already love steps up to lead the way in creating awareness about a topic that is near and dear to our hearts, we are thrilled to join in and spread the word! Enter below for a chance to win one of three sampler duos (three winners will each win a Barkworthies Salmon Skin Twist & a Beef Gullet Stick).