Tag Archives: ASPCA

No Pet Store Puppies Day

This Sunday, July 21st is “No Pet Store Puppies Day,” the third year of the ASPCA’s campaign to fight puppy mills. In honor of this day, they have just launched a new video called “Meet Molly” which features young Molly with her dog Joey explaining how puppy mills are bad and why to avoid pet stores that sell puppies.

Please watch and share!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Unclaimed Pets After Superstorm Sandy


I had previously saved a link to this video in my e-mail, intending to post it soon after it appeared on NBC News last January. At the time, 136 pets were in need of placement before the emergency shelter was closed. However, the e-mail somehow got buried and I just found it the other day, so I sent a note to the ASPCA in New York City to find out how they were doing on placing pets who had been abandoned or lost when Sandy hit the east coast.
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October is National Adopt a Rescue Dog Month

MY favorite rescue dog: Kayla
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has designated October as National Adopt a Rescue Dog Month.  The purpose of having a national observance is to bring attention to the plight of homeless animals in every community and the unfortunate fact that only 20 to 30 percent of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters and rescue groups. Continue reading October is National Adopt a Rescue Dog Month

Tuesday Top Ten: Shelter Donation Needs

If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve begun posting an adoptable dog from a shelter each Sunday.  It’s true that one of the biggest needs shelters have is for people to foster and adopt the dogs they have in their care.  However, if you can’t adopt a dog, there are many other ways you can help your local shelter.  Here’s our list of the top ten things they need. Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Shelter Donation Needs