Helping Animals During this Holiday Season

Helping AnimalsAs the year winds down, many people are looking for ways to make a difference in the world. From the ASPCA, here are four ways you can help animals over the holidays (and anytime).

I know, the print’s a little small! Here’s what it says:

1. Adopt, Don’t Shop
Make adoption your first option this holiday season! Avoid buying anything from pet stores that sell puppies because most of them come from puppy mills. Search for local adoptable animals

2. Help Local Shelters
Help your local shelter by volunteering your time or finding out what supplies they need. You can also win a grant for your local shelter by entering our “Home for the Holidays” contest with Dogist and Subaru.

3. Have a More Humane Holiday Meal
If you eat meat, eggs, or dairy, look for certifications that require better treatment for animals on farms, specifically Certified Humane, Animal Welfare Approved, and GAP (Levels 2 and above). View a label guide and get useful tips and info on how to have a more humane holiday

4. Host a Holiday Sweet Swap
Consider hosting a holiday bake sale at your office or with friends and family and donate the proceeds to help animals in need. Find out how to start your fundraiser.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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