Number 1 is simple. If you are able to adopt an animal….. do it.
Number 2- Cleaning supplies- and better yet, cleaning supplies that are animal and environmentally friendly!
Number 3- Donate old blankets and towels.
Number 4- Depending on the shelter, you may even be able to foster the animals!
Number 5- Share share share!!! Sometimes it only takes ONE share on a social media site to open the eyes of hundreds!
Number 6- Donate treats, food and dog bones!
Number 7- Sponsor the adoption fee's for an animal.
Number 8- CROCHET!!! You can crochet simple dog sweaters, blankets, cowls, bandanas, blankets, toys…… the list goes on. You're creative!!! Use your creativity for good. 🙂
There are lots of free and paid doggie crochet patterns. I have one awesome free sweater pattern for small dogs that you can find –>here. But you can find just about anything related to crochet and dogs over at Posh Pooch Designs! While we are at it, check out all the free crochet dog related patterns that have been linked in The Yarn Box!
I am not asking you to dedicate your life to all the homeless animals… I am asking you to play a part into helping them feel loved.
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Sometimes, it takes someone just like you to share these photo's of the animals needed rescued. A dear friend of mine, Jerri, shared many until I realized that even though I do not have the right living situation for a new dog… I can still help. Here is a message for all of us from Jerri Sparks of DashingSparks.
“I think so many people shy away from shelters because there is a misconception about the kind of dogs they're going to find there. Many people have a specific breed in mind, or just know that they want something full-blooded, and not a “mutt”. People would be absolutely shocked if they searched their local shelters and saw the amount of full blooded, and even registered dogs, that come through the doors and are surrendered by their owners for whatever reason. That's why it's always best to give a shelter a chance before you go to a breeder or puppy store. There are literally thousands of dogs dying every single day because people aren't giving the shelters a chance. It's okay to have a specific breed you're interested in, but whatever you do, please make a shelter your first resort and not your last. You would be saving a life!” -Jerri
Because of Jerri's love that she has shared across social media.. I was inspired to play a small part in helping the local shelter. I crocheted a couple dog sweaters and took an old crib comforter. In the process… my sister Miranda from WAHAdventures also donated two sweaters that her pooch had out grown.
You might not be able to take all these animals into your home… but you can play a part in making their life comfortable, feeling loved, and make their chances greater of finding a forever home!
And a big “Thank you” to my nearest animal shelter at Fayette County Animal Shelter for doing everything you do to help these animals feel comfort and love!
You can help a pooch find their forever home, to run free from all the cages and sadness from its past! Every little thing helps, and it is NEVER too late!