Today is the first day of summer in the United States and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere and even with all of the fun that summer offers with outstretched paws, it also presents a plethora of dangers for our dogs.
Here is a helpful infographic from Petfinder featuring the:
6 Common Summer dangers for dogs:
National Pet Month is a celebration of the benefits that pets bring to our lives and vice versa! In the UK it is celebrated in April, in the U.S. it is celebrated in May.
National Pet Month’s aims are to:
Promote the benefits of pet ownership
Support Pet Adoption
You can do this by visiting websites such as Petfinder, where you can find over 300,000 adoptable pets from over 13,000 adoption groups!
Make people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets!
When you own a pet they can help ease depression and lower blood pressure! To see more ways owning a pet can help you, watch the slideshow here
National Pet Month also hopes to:
Increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals
Raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals.
Fairfax Pets On Wheels connects pets with people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. (The Sheltie in the video looks like Dakota, but it isn’t him!)
More information: http://www.fpow.org/
My life would not be complete without the love of my pets
and I am sure that you feel the same!
DAKOTA’S DAD UPDATE: Thank you to those who emailed and/or left comments offering support and good wishes. Dakota’s Dad is doing well! Thank you so much for the power of positive thinking! Dakota and I love you all!
Today Dakota and I are proud to participate in Be the Change For Animals annual blog hop. It is their mission is to highlight one cause per week and provide information on how readers can help “Be the Change for Animals”. There are 4 quarterly blog hops which we always choose to be a part of, whether it be on just one of our blogs or both.
This month Be the Change for Animals is spreading the message about April being National Volunteer Month “a time to celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve communities, by highlighting some of the wonderful volunteers who help animal shelters, rescue groups and other animal-related charities Be the Change for Animals!”
In honor of April being National Volunteer Month “Celebrating People in Action” I would like to celebrate author C.A. Wulff and share the valuable resource that she has written, called How to Change the World in 30 Seconds, A Web Warrior’s Guide to Animal Advocacy Online.
From How to Change the World in 30 Seconds: this book is dedicated to all of the individuals and groups who devote their heads, hands and hearts to improving the world for companion animals. You are all, every one of you, my heroes.
There are many of us who want to help animals but often we are overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin. Often we think it takes a lot of time, money and other resources that we don’t think that we have. But we DO! We ALL can make a difference for even one animal and this book shows us how. It offers practical steps to get started and uses dog advocacy as the focus. It explains in just THIRTY SECONDS a DAY on the Internet we can begin to make a difference in the lives of animals and can also help to “change the world!”
Did you know?
That it was the loss of a special dog that led famed anthropologist Jane Goodall to Africa to study chimpanzees? (Neither did I! I learned this in How to Change the World in 30 Seconds). Ms. Goodall said:
“I learned everything I know about animals in general from the dog I had as a child. He taught me that animals have personalities and minds and feelings and what a true friend was. I never would have been able to go to Africa if Rusty hadn’t died, because I would never have been able to leave him.”
In this book you will learn that JUST BY ADVOCATING ONE DOG who ends up being saved, that dog changes three things
the people who have him now
That dog could go on to become a service dog helping a handicapped person, maybe he will become a search and rescue dog. The more dogs (and other animals we help save) the more a ripple effect is caused.
How to Change the World in 30 Seconds explains ALL of the useful resources that are at our fingertips each and every day that we can use to save animals! Just a few of the MANY resources cited in this valuable guide are:
Freekibble– a website that donates food to shelter animals just by answering a daily trivia question.
The Animal Rescue Site which offers a big purple button on their home page that says “Click here to give, it’s FREE!” and when you click on that button the site sponsors will donate food and care to animals living in shelters and sanctuaries.
Petfinder where 13,969 U.S. shelters and rescues list the animals they have available for adoption.
In this book you will learn about how you can help animals through using Twitter, Facebook, and a bevy of other resources. You will learn about various animal rescue groups, pet transport pages/sites, you will have enough resources at YOUR FINGERTIPS to help YOU “volunteer’ FROM YOUR OWN HOME!
How to Change the World in 30 Seconds will also teach you how YOU can make a difference by heading out into the community and being one of millions of volunteers who champion various animal causes in a variety of ways.
Rescue Groups always need people to:
the list goes on and on!
By reading How to Change the World in 30 Seconds you will learn that YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the life of an animal in ways that you never dreamed were possible!
To help YOU be a “Web Warrior” advocating for animals and to THANK YOU for purchasing this handy resource. Author C.A. Wulff is offering a 50% DISCOUNT if you use this code 66FZNQWX and order How To Change the World in 30 Seconds by clicking right here
You can follow Wulff on the Internet at:
Up on the Woof blog: thewoof.wordpress.com
THANK YOU C.A. WULFF for helping to be the voice of the animals, rescues and many various organizations by writing this fabulous resource to help ALL OF US “Be The Change For Animals!”
Since Mom was late on getting a post together for National Dog Day, here is a video she found from 2011….
In honor of National Dog Day, Mom and I have installed PetFinder widgets on our side bar, that way, people can search for adoptable dogs ANY day of the year!
Want some ideas about how YOU can help?
“YAPPY” NATIONAL DOG DAY!!!
Barks and licks and love, Dakota