We’re continuing our series after a very busy couple of months! Today’s focus is about supporting animal shelters and rescue groups. There are so many facets to running a successful shelter or rescue – here’s ten ways you can help:
21. Volunteer to walk a dog (or dogs) at least once a week. An exercised pup is much more relaxed and more likely to be adopted. You’ll feel better, too!
22. Spend some time playing with the cats, bunnies or other furries – it helps to socialize them, which makes them more adoptable.
23. Take good pictures of the available pets to post on adoption sites, such as PetFinder, Adopt-A-Pet or Petango.
24. Share listings of available pets on social media, such as facebook and twitter. Adopt-A-Pet makes it even simpler to do with Twitter A Critter.
25. Print and post pics of adoptable animals on bulletin boards in local stores, at work or at school (there are tons of bulletin boards on college campuses!) .
26. Donate cleaning supplies such as bleach, laundry detergent or paper towels.
27. Commit to an hour once or twice a week to help do laundry at the shelter – even if it’s just folding and putting away all the towels and bedding.
28. Be a dog handler for an adoption day. Transport the pup to and from the event, then during the event stay with the pup on leash. The pup will be happier and calmer – and maybe more likely to find the right match!
29. Brush or comb one or more of the dogs or cats. They will look better, they will feel better and they will become more accustomed to being handled – things that can make an animal more adoptable.
30. Save up your pocket change each day and donate it at the end of the month – just a little each day can add up quickly!