Stamps to the Rescue

Stamps to the Rescue! Adopt a shelter pet stamps from the postal service were just revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show! We love Ellen, not only is she funny and positive, but she has a big heart for animals (especially the ones needing rescue)! So it was no surprise that she would help unveil these great new stamps from the US Postal Service.

This campaign continues the Postal Service’s 50+ year tradition of raising awareness of serious social issues with special commemorative stamps. The 44-cent stamps feature photos of five cats and five dogs who were all adopted from shelters. The postal service is working with DeGeneres and Halo, Purely for Pets, a company co-owned by DeGeneres, to raise awareness of the number of sheltered pets in this country.

The sad fact is that every year, 6 million to 8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters and, of that number, nearly half are euthanized. With so many great pets waiting to be adopted, we are happy that the Stamps to the Rescue campaign is helping spread the word about the cause.

The Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps were photographed at an animal shelter in New Milford, Conn., by Sally Andersen-Bruce. Derry Noyes was the designer and art director. All the pets featured on the stamps were shelter pets that were rescued and adopted into loving homes.

If you visit the Stamps to the Rescue site you can pre-order stamps and collectible products, as well as learn more about the effort. There is even a running tally of how much food has been donated thank to the campaign, and also a place where you can create an adoption certificate for your rescued pet(s)!


  1. Terry says:

    What a great idea to get the word out and also to raise some much needed money for the cause. There are too many poor animals stuck in shelters. Ellen isn’t my favorite person in the world but what a great job creating public awareness. Hopefully these stamps will end up being a permanent stamp for USPS and continue to raise money for the cause.

    I am with you Cynthia, I’m going to go purchase some for myself now.

    Terry – hermit crab information enthusiast

  2. Cynthia Bateman says:

    I think Stamps to the Rescue is a fabulous idea and I had not heard of the campaign. Thank you for posting about it. I write a lot about animal welfare issues and the problems of a meat-centered diet on my blog, “Blog About It.” I am actually about to begin a new series titled, “Meat-Wise Mondays,” in which I hope to educate people about the hazards of animal agriculture and, specifically, factory farming. Please check it out at

    I’m going to sign up to get my stamps right now.

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