#BtC4A Book Feature: How to Change the World in 30 Seconds, A Web Warrior’s Guide to Animal Advocacy Online

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.

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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!”

april is national volunteer month

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.

how to change the world in 30 seconds

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

YOU

the dog

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:

  • answer phones
  • collect donations
  • place containers for pet food drives
  • manning booths at adoption events
  • creating signage
  • showing animals at adoption events
  • fostering animals
  • donate newspapers, towels, food, medical supplies

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:

www.yelodoggie.com

Up on the Woof blog: thewoof.wordpress.com

Twitter: twitter.com/yelodoggie

Facebook: C.A. Wulff

 

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!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Story of Spunky and Rascal, A Guest Blog By Kevin Sloan From “FindTheBest”

Hi Everyone! It’s Dakota! My Mom and I are pretty tired today so our friend Kevin from FindTheBest offered to do a guest blog for us!

Kevin Sloan is a 21 year old student studying at the University of California Santa Barbara and an intern for the website FindTheBest.  FindTheBest is a free online comparison website that aims to provide its visitors with the best and most accurate information to allow people to make informed decisions without being biased or influenced by manufactures or retailers.

Before  you read this blog post I wanted to say that I am NOT a rescue doggie. My Mom and Dad tried to find a rescue sheltie at the time that they found me but there were none near our home to be had and  they didn’t have the resources to have a far-away Sheltie shipped to our home.

Whether or not your dog is a rescue dog or a dog acquired from a reputable breeder, they ALL deserve the BEST in the quality of care that you give them. Now take it away Kevin!!

The Story of Spunky and Rascal

Rascal

My name is Kevin and I am an avid dog lover.  My family has always had at least one dog in our house for my entire life, which is probably why I love them so much.  The great thing about the dogs we have had is that they have all been rescued.  Sometimes rescue dogs get a bad rap because they aren’t “pure breeds” or they have something wrong with them.  We have rescued and adopted 5 dogs in my 21 years, and all of them have been the most amazing pets.

I wanted to tell you the story of the two dogs I have now, Spunky and Rascal.  Spunky is a Malti-Poo mix, and Rascal is a Maltese.  Even the small, cute breeds need to be adopted sometimes too.  So if you think that these dogs are only sold for thousands of dollars by breeders , if you look long and hard enough you can find any kind of dog.

Spunky

So let me tell you how we found these dogs and why they were a perfect fit for our family.  We first got Spunky as a puppy.  His owner passed away and the owner’s children didn’t want to take care of him.  He might have been abused a little and was not taken care of.   When I went with my mom to look at him, I remember sitting in the car when the rescuer brought him over to our car.  We put him in the trunk (we had a suburban so it was an open trunk behind the back seats) and we put up the back gate to keep him in the back.  He decided he didn’t want to be stuck there so he jumped over the back gate and tried to get away.  Luckily my mom was paying attention and she caught him in midair.  From that moment she knew that she would always be there to take care of him and we adopted him.

Rascal waking up from afternoon nap

 

I am not completely sure about the history of Rascal.  The local rescue organization was set up at the local PetSmart trying to get dogs adopted and Rascal was one of the dogs who needed to be adopted.  My mom fell in love with Rascal and brought him over to our house to let him play in our back yard and see if he would be suitable to live with Spunky.

Even though Spunky likes to bark at dogs, the two got along so now Spunky had a friend to play with.  We have had both of them together for about 4 or 5 years and the two can’t be separated.  They follow each other everywhere, and they are extremely happy to see each other if they have been separated even for a minute.

The important thing about finding our dogs is that we knew exactly what kind of dogs we wanted before we adopted them.  My mom wanted a small dog that didn’t shed, so we had an idea of what kind of dogs we wanted.  Our dogs are perfect fits for my mom so we got our dogs with confidence that they would be compatible with our lifestyles.  Some people who go to a shelter will pick a dog off of looks only without consideration of the breed of dog.  Unfortunately, sometimes dogs are returned to the shelter because a family member was allergic or the dog wasn’t compatible with the family’s lifestyle.  Make sure you compare dog breeds before you adopt so you can find the perfect breed for your lifestyle.  After adopting your new dog, make sure you find the best dog food to support a healthy life for your new pet.  Also, consider looking at pet insurance because medical bills can be extremely expensive over the life of your new dog.

So I hope you enjoyed my story about my two awesome dogs, and make sure to always research breeds before you acquire your pet  and  ALWAYS spay and neuter your pets!

 

 

Kevin Sloan is a 21 year old student studying at the University of California Santa Barbara and an intern for the website FindTheBest.  FindTheBest is a free online comparison website that aims to provide its visitors with the best and most accurate information to allow people to make informed decisions without being biased or influenced by manufactures or retailers.