Did you know that it is Deaf Dog Awareness Week? Did you also know that Dalmatians are most likely to be deaf, in fact 30% of Dalmatians are born deaf in either one or both ears.
Today we would like to introduce you to TN Safety Spotters! This group is made up of rescues that are trained with American Sign Language and hand commands. They are then trained to become registered therapy dogs.
I didn’t know this, but the Dalmatian Club of American mandates euthanasia of all deaf pups. How truly sad. Luckily Safety Spotters is working hard to set an example of what they are capable of IF given a chance. They have changed the minds of many Dalmatian breeders and hope to continue with this difficult task.
Deaf Dalmatians can do anything hearing ones can except hear with their ears! They hear with their hearts!
Grab your pup, your favorite cup, and snap a selfie! Share that awesome photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #JustSayJoe and $1 will be donated to American Humane Association!
The program is called BRIM’s Brew Buddies, and even has some famous supporters!
WHAT: Brew Buddies by BRIM: Share a picture of yourself drinking your favorite cup of coffee with your dog via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #JustSayJoe. For each photo or video submitted under the hashtag, BRIM will donate $1 to American Humane Association, with a goal of raising $10,000.
TIMING: Now through August 13th, 2014
HASHTAGS & HANDLES: #JustSayJoe @BrimCoffee @AmericanHumane
CHARITY: American Humane Association will receive $1 for each photo or video submitted using #JustSayJoe
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM DETAILS: http://www.brim.com/brewbuddies/
What are you waiting for? Grab a cuppa and get to snapping those selfies!
Another fun video featuring internet celebrity cats! “Cat Summer” features Grumpy Cat, Nala Cat, Hamilton the Hipster Cat and Oskar the Blind Cat. The video, released by the official cat food of summer – Friskies Grillers, also pays tribute to the late Colonel Meow.
For every video view until Labor Day, Friskies will donate 1 meal (up to 1,000,000) to shelters across the country in Colonel Meow’s name! Watch below, and be sure to share!
Be warned, it’s a fun song that is a bit of an earworm! Enjoy!
Friends, the ResQwalk app is awesome. Not only is it free, it’s helps your favorite shelter or rescue just by doing something you already do. Walking!
When you have downloaded the app you can then choose which rescue you want your part of the weekly donation to go towards. You can actually choose up to three charities to walk for. From there, it’s just as simple as using the app to track your walks!
I have been using it almost daily now and just love it. Not only is it a great way to track my progress walking, but it feels great to know that our daily walks are helping animals in need.
If you are a rescue or shelter be sure to apply to partner with them too!
Not paid to say any of this, I just really believe in this app! Currently it is iPhone only. Go download now, put on your sneakers, and take your furry friend for a nice long walk!