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The Shelter Pet Project

Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized? It is such a sad statistic, you can read even more about the shelter pet statistics and why you should adopt a shelter dog here.

Luckily, The Shelter Pet Project hopes to change this! This new campaign, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, and the Ad Council, hopes to reverse this trend and find homes for these homeless, lovable pets.

The campaign has one unified goal, to increase pet adoption. They hope to reach the 17 million people who plan on getting a new pet this year, letting them know that shelters are the first and best place to find animal companions. The Shelter Pet Project has an awesome website with some great pet adoption resources, and you can easily search for your new best friend on The Shelter Pet Project homepage..

Here is one of the great PSAs that The Shelter Pet Project has out. You might even recognize the star of the video, Instagram famous rescue pup, Toast. Be sure to spread the word to all your friends, and let’s help make adoption the first option!

How can you help? Share this video with your friends. Like your local shelter or humane society on Facebook and share the adoptable pets they post. And of course, when you are looking for your own pet, please check shelters first!

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The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, in Cleveland, OH is a wonderful organization! They take in older dogs and try to find them homes. The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs makes a lifelong commitment to the dogs they rescue. so even if the dog is too ill or too poorly socialized to be adopted into a loving home, that dog stays with an experienced Sanctuary foster caregiver for life.


There has been a big upswing in the number of loving, older dogs, being given up. It’s heartwarming to know that there is a specific rescue that is trying to help older dogs. Right now they are part of the Shelter Challenge on The Animal Rescue Site! I would encourage you all to go and cast a vote for The Sanctuary for Senior dogs, and remember that you can vote daily.

When you go to vote for the first time you will need to search for them by name, and state. Remember, they operate out of Ohio. After you have voted once, when you return there will be a vote button showing you who you last voted for. Please help them win so they can continue to help older dogs.

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