Pets Add Life: The Shelter Showdown Contest!

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Ash and I are big supporters of our local animal shelters. We foster for them, we walk their dogs, we bring treats for all the critters they have every Christmas, and we are quick to promote them at any event and to any friend interested in pet adoption. We’ve become friends with the people who work and volunteer there and many of our own furkids have come from pet rescues we’ve cared about. Because of our close involvement with shelters, this year’s Pets Add Life campaign is near and dear to our hearts.

Pets Add Life Shelter Contest

“The Pets Add Life (PAL) campaign is designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of pet ownership, thus driving increased adoption of pets and responsible ownership of pets.” They encourage people to consider having multiple pets so that your animal companions are never lonely. This year, PAL is holding a Shelter contest on their Facebook page called the Shelter Showdown contest.

How big is this contest? Well the first place winner will get $15,000. YES! How amazing is that? Imagine all the great things a shelter could do with that money! It could go to improving their facilities, marketing their animals in bigger and better ways, putting funds into local events to promote adoption, creating a wider spread foster program – the options are limitless! There’s a second and third place winner too who will each get $5,000 – enough to feed lots of hungry mouths for a good while.

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THE RULES

  • Only Petfinder listed shelters are eligible to win
  • You must β€œlike” Pal’s Facebook page to vote
  • A person can vote once every 24 hours
  • Contest is open through October 4th and winners will be announced the week of Oct 7th
  • 1st place shelter wins $15k: $10k for a community-wide adoption on 11/19 National Get a Pal For Your Pet Day and $5k as a general donation.
  • 2nd & 3rd place winners each receive $5k donations.
  • You can follow who is in the lead right on the Facebook app page

What Now? Action!

So what are you waiting for? Vote for your favorite shelter and encourage your friends to do the same! Let’s help PAL help shelters!

In their efforts to spread their mission, PAL utilizes a blog, a Facebook page, and a twitter account so to follow along with the fun, be sure to like, follow, and comment! They also make really funny YouTube videos, from the point of view of pets.

I am blogging on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and the Pets Add Life (Pal) campaign. I received compensation for my time from Pal for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely my own.

Shelter Sketches: Meet Tye

In an attempt to bring attention to the disastrous bush fires throughout Australia I looked for an animal who had been affected by the fires and was available for adoption. During my search I came across this week’s Shelter Sketch and had to stop there. As far as I know, Tye wasn’t made homeless or injured by the fires, but just take a look at his smile and you’ll see why I couldn’t pass him up!

Meet Tye

Tye is a large adult male American Staffordshire Terrier mix. He is about three years old and a total softy. He loves to play and knows some basic commands, but is very strong on leash. He needs a home where he will be walked regularly, and given proper socialization and lots of mental stimulation. Then again, that applies to pretty much every dog! Won’t you consider bringing Tye into your home?

Contact Info:
RSPCA Australia
(03) 6244-3033
553 Pass Rd.
Mornington, Tasmania 7018

Meet Tye

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To find out more about Tye, check out his RSPCA page.

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Chelsea Conlin lives in Las Vegas with her partner, where they do what they can to help animals. They have two dogs of their own: a rescue greyhound named Storm and a mixed breed named Azu. You can find Chelsea on Facebook and Twitter.

Shelter Sketches: Meet Ellie Mae

We’ve got a real looker this week! Check her out. πŸ™‚

Meet Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae is a young female calico cat. She was abandoned by her former guardians when they moved away and she had some tough times on her own. Despite that she is incredibly affectionate and adores people. She loves attention and enjoys playing as well. Ellie Mae is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, and house-trained. A perfect girl looking for her perfect forever home!

Contact Info:
Georgia Homeless Pets, Atlanta, GA
404-590-2190
adoptions@gahomelesspets.com

Meet Ellie Mae

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Chelsea Conlin lives in Las Vegas with her partner, where they do what they can to help animals. They have two dogs of their own: a rescue greyhound named Storm and a mixed breed named Azu. You can find Chelsea on Facebook and Twitter.

Shelter Sketches: Meet Mickey

I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!

Meet Mickey

Mickey is a female cat, believed to be 14 or 15 years old. She was brought to animal control as a stray, and was very sick. Thanks to the Empty Cages Collective and Manhattan Cat Specialists she’s doing well, and her hyperthyroidism (which is fairly common in older cats) is under control now that she’s on methimazole. Mickey was very scared at first, but she’s getting used to people. She loves to curl up in a nice, warm place while someone pats her head. Can you give Mickey the forever home for which she’s been waiting so long?

Contact Info:
Empty Cages Collective, Brooklyn, NY
adopt@emptycagescollective.org

Meet Mickey

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Chelsea Conlin lives in Las Vegas with her partner, where they do what they can to help animals. They have two dogs of their own: a rescue greyhound named Storm and a mixed breed named Azu. You can find Chelsea on Facebook and Twitter.

Shelter Sketches: Meet Lucy

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a couple weeks! I was getting a little burnt out and had to take a break. But I’m back this week with a lovely girl who my mom found on Petfinder.

Meet Lucy

Lucy is an adult female Brittany Spaniel mix. She’s a sweet girl who has already learned a lot of manners and tricks, including “sit,” “down,” and waiting nicely when she hears her leash. Lucy is house-trained and up-to-date on vaccinations. She will make an absolutely wonderful walking and hiking companion for someone, and of course, a great friend. πŸ™‚

Contact Info:
Tri-County Animal Rescue Center, Shippenville, PA
814-918-2032
alockwood@tricounty-arc.org

Meet Lucy

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To find out more about Lucy, check out her Petfinder page.

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Chelsea Conlin lives in Las Vegas with her partner, where they do what they can to help animals. They have two dogs of their own: a rescue greyhound named Storm and a mixed breed named Azu. You can find Chelsea on Facebook and Twitter.