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Celebrate Shelter Pets Day


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Shelter Pet Project — Nov. 30 is Celebrate Shelter Pets Day on Facebook!

Don’t you wish you could do something to help shelter pets find homes? Well, on Nov. 30, you can!

Every year, millions of people consider adopting shelter dogs or cats, but many don’t follow through because they wrongly assume there’s something wrong with shelter pets.

Those of us who share our lives with adopted and rescued pets know that’s not true. We know that shelters and rescue groups are full of great pets – dogs with one ear up and one ear down, senior dogs content to cuddle on the sofa and watch TV with you, and frisky young kittens with a passionate interest in your computer keyboard.

So on Nov. 30, we’re asking you to do something very, very simple: Post to Facebook telling the world about a great shelter pet who shares, or has shared, your life:

– Post the pet’s name and story.
– Share your favorite memories.
– Tell everyone the best story of all: How you met and fell in love.

You can post any way you like:

– Make a status update.
– Share a photo.
– Link to a blog post or website about the pet.
– Send a Tweet to your followers (suggested Tweet below!) – Just be sure to tag The Shelter Pet Project in your post, or come over and post it to our wall, or both.

And most importantly, spread the word:

In the weeks leading up to Nov. 30, share a link to this Facebook page with your pet-loving friends and family members.

Post this flyer at your shelters, pet supply stores, and dog parks.

If you’re on Twitter, here’s a Tweet you can use to let your followers know about our Celebration:

On Nov. 30, help The Shelter Pet Project celebrate @ShelterPets Day on Facebook! Spread the word: #shelterpets

Here’s a Tweet for posting the day of the celebration:

Today is Celebrate @ShelterPets Day on Facebook! Join the Shelter Pet Project and spread the word: #shelterpets

Your simple post will help let people know that shelters pets are great pets, and will make a real difference in the number of dogs and cats who find homes.

Have questions? Post them on our wall, or DM us on Twitter (@ShelterPets).

Let’s celebrate shelter pets!

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The picture at the top of this post is our fallen friend Casper, a shelter dog we lost seven years ago. I’ll get to his story one day when it stings a little less, but know that I’d walk through fire to have him back, and he forever changed the way I view the human/dog bond.

In other words, shelter dogs rock.

Well, I figure I have my post done since I’m helping to spread the word today – what will you do?

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