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Giving Tuesday with Best Friends

Giving Tuesday is coming up fast (December 1) and of course we want to encourage you to join the fun!

Giving Tuesday Best Friends

Giving Tuesday is a global day for giving back. It was created by the 92nd Street Y and United Nations Fund in 2012 with the goal of starting a movement around charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season. This year we want to make Giving Tuesday an engaging and meaningful all-day event, encouraging new and old Best Friends supporters to join this movement and make a gift to the animals.

Even more exciting, Giving Tuesday is the official digital kick-off day for the annual Best Friends $2 million Holiday Match — where all holiday gifts are matched up to $2 million dollars, thanks to a group of generous donors who create the match fund each fall.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. MT on Tuesday, December 1, Best Friends will be posting hourly videos and Periscope live videos on their social media channels. You can follow along on the Best Friends Facebook, Twitter (@bestfriends) and Instagram (@bestfriendsanimalsociety) accounts. The live videos will include co-founder and CEO, Gregory Castle, as well as shots from Puppy Preschool at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and our Los Angeles kitten nursery.

To donate and have your donation go twice as far, visit the Best Friends website on December 1st!

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Best Friends dog collars giveaway

We have a fun giveaway today. As you know, we love Best Friends and all the great work they do for animals. They have a fun online store where you can find gifts for yourself and those you love (perfect place to shop for holiday gifts)! The best part? Your purchases help support the work they do for animals.

They even carry collars for your best furry friend, and we have three to giveaway! One in each size (L, M, S). Use the form below to enter to win the size you need. Good luck!


Aren’t they cool? Good luck, and this giveaway is open to dog lovers in the USA. Don’t forget to visit the store to see all the great items they have for people and pets.

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Extraordinary Men and Cats (and a giveaway)

This post is sponsored by Purina, who is providing the calendar for our giveaway.
PPC EMWC Stamp LogoPurina Pro Plan set out to shred perceptions of both traditional cat food and the typical cat owner with the Purina Pro Plan #MenAndCatsContest, for the launch of Savor Shredded Blend.

Shredded Blend is an all-new mealtime experience that combines crunchy kibble and tender meaty shreds to provide both extraordinary nutrition and exceptional taste. The best of both dry and wet foods to delight your cat!

Cat lovers were asked to share a photo of an extraordinary man and his cat on Instagram or Twitter. 11 winners were selected that best captured the relationship between man and cat and will represent each month of the 2016 Extraordinary Men and Cats Calendar, along with proud cat guy and “Devious Maids” actor Gilles Marini.

Calendar Cover

This isn’t just a lot of great looking guys and fabulous felines though! The calendars will be donated as a fundraising initiative to Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue, a network of hundreds of small rescue groups nationwide, allowing them to raise money for their organizations as they work to give all cats the love, care and forever homes they deserve. And we have a calendar to giveaway to a lucky reader!


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Photos were judged based on three criteria including relevance, composition and originality. Visit to see the winning photos of these proud cat guys and their furry felines:

Mr. January – Gilles Marini and Penelope
Mr. February – James Petix and Fin, Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. March – Joel Smallbone and Adelina, Franklin, Tenn.
Mr. April – James Benedict and Mr. Eggs, Thomasville, Ga.
Mr. May – John Zeigler and George, Tumwater, Wash.
Mr. June – Matthew Eagan and Inny, Placerville, Calif.
Mr. July – Peter Mikhail and Luna, Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Mr. August – Chris Nguyen and Kuma, Rahway, N.J.
Mr. September –Tyler Smith and Moose, Smith Bottom, N.J.
Mr. October – Santino Nava and Tesla, Tacoma, Wash.
Mr. November – Dwayne Molock (@iAmMoshow) and Sushi, Tali & Megamam, Portland, Ore.
Mr. December – Jon Lorentz and Beamer, Orange County, Calif.

The winners will also receive a year supply of Purina Pro Plan’s new Savor Shredded Blend, an all-new mealtime experience that combines crunchy kibble and tender meaty shreds to provide both extraordinary nutrition and exceptional taste.

To buy the 2016 Purina Pro Plan Extraordinary Men and Cats Calendar, visit to find a rescue group near you. And if you want to learn more about the new Pro Plan Savor Shredded Blend, check them out on social media below:
You can also explore the hashtag: #MenAndCatsContest to see more amazing men and cats!

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Darling felt “internet animal” ornaments benefit the ASPCA

It had to be done. I just had to have these darling felt ornaments from West Elm. Not only are they cute, and will look perfect on our tiny live tree this year, but they help the animals of the ASPCA too.


Inspired by some of Instagram’s most famous pets, like adorable Manny the Frenchie, West Elm created these ornaments to support the ASPCA®. For every ornament purchased, they donate $1 to the animal welfare organization. The full set includes Manny the Frenchie, Kokoro + Chibi, Nala the Cat, Hamilton the Hipster Cat, and Cookie.

Ornaments not your thing? They also have tea towels that feature the internet stars.

We weren’t compensated in any way for sharing this, we just really love them and the fact that they help animals.

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