adopt dont shop for pets: National Pet Adoption Weekend: May 17-19 At Petsmart Charities - 05/23/19 05:35 AM
 
Petsmart Charities' National Pet Adoption Weekend:
May 17 - May 19
 
Petsmart Charities National Pet Adoption Weekend begins tomorrow, May 17th in Charlotte, North Carolina and every where else around the country and Canada, for that matter. 
 
If you've been thinking about adopting a cat or a dog (or maybe one of or more of each), this is the weekend to do it. Animal welfare organizations will be on site at many PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. They'll make it easy for you to find your purrfect fur-ever companion(s). 
 
 
  
 
Over the years over 8.5 MILLION pets have found their fur-ever homes thanks … (18 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: Keeping Your Pets Safe During The Memorial Day Holiday: 14 Tips - 05/21/19 11:53 AM
 
Memorial Day Weekend Pet Safety: 14 Tips

Memorial Day weekend is almost here. Lots of excitement in the air as people start planning their weekend trips, cook-outs, beach outings, etc. BUT don't forget your pets Memorial Day Weekend ~ KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE. Here are 14 easy steps to ensure your pets are safe this holiday weekend and all of the holiday weekends to come this summer.
Keep pets in a a separate room or kennel when guests arrive and leave to minimize the chances of your pet escaping. Keep a leash nearby in the event a pet does escape. Keep yard gates closed … (36 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: Adopt, Don't Shop! 3 Opportunities To Adopt A Pet In Charlotte Coming Up - 09/26/18 03:24 AM
 
3 Opportunities In The Charlotte Area To Adopt A Pet This Fall
 
Adopt, don't shop! There are so many dogs and cats patiently waiting for a loving fur-ever home in the Charlotte metro area. If you've been thinking about "expanding your family" to include a dog or cat (or maybe even both), there are three opportunities coming up the next two weekends to support our local shelters and rescue organizations, as well as to find that purr-fect companion to bring home.
 
 
Dog Gone Good Time Festival Sponsored By Humane Society of York County
 
Come out to Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill, South Carolina on Saturday, … (42 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: Clear The Shelters Day In Charlotte: August 18. Adopt A Furever Friend! - 08/09/18 07:09 AM
 
Help Clear Charlotte's Shelters On August 18th!
 
 
Saturday, August 18th is Clear The Shelters Day sponsored by NBC Charlotte, as well as by NBC and Telemundo-owned stations in cities around the country. Clear the Shelters is a nationwide pet adoption initiative whose purpose is to find fur-ever homes for homeless pets. Since 2015, with over 900 participating shelters, more than 156,000 pet adoptions have taken place as a result of the national Clear The Shelter Day initiative. 
 
Animal shelters become overcrowded in the summer months because of spring litters.  NBC Charlotte has teamed up with Charlotte area shelters and Pet Paradise to help find fur-ever homes for our homeless pet … (41 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: 13 Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe On Memorial Day/Weekend - 05/24/18 05:56 AM
 
13 Memorial Day/Weekend Pet Safety Tips

Please don't forget to keep your pets safe this Memorial Day Weekend. And you can do so by following these simple 13 steps:
Keep pets in a a separate room or kennel when guests arrive and leave to minimize the chances of your pet escaping. Keep a leash nearby in the event a pet does escape. Keep yard gates closed and locked (if possible). Keep pets away from hot BBQ grills, as well as from candles (especially citronella candles which are toxic to pets) and lighters. Keep entrances to pools closed/locked to minimize chances of a pet … (56 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: Help Save A Life On National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day! (That's Today!) - 04/14/18 05:03 AM

 
April 30th is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day. It really is the perfect day to adopt a shelter pet in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area (or anywhere else for that matter). Although, I could argue that any day of the year is a perfect day to adopt a shelter pet. Millions of homeless dogs and cats are housed in shelters in the Charlotte metro area, as well as all around the country, all hoping for a loving, fur-ever home.
 
 
When You Adopt A Shelter Pet You Are Saving A Life!
 
It's estimated that 2.5+ million dogs and cats are adopted annually from shelters in … (55 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: Today Is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day ~ It's A Great Day To Adopt! - 04/30/17 08:06 AM

 
April 30th is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day.  Today is a great day to adopt a shelter pet in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area (or anywhere else for that matter). Millions of homeless dogs and cats are housed in shelters in the Charlotte metro area, as well as all around the country.
 
It's estimated that over 2.5 million dogs and cats are adopted annually from shelters in the USA. But that's on top of some 3 million that are euthanized each year! Keep in mind that when you adopt a shelter pet, you are saving a life.
 
There are some estimates that say … (14 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: It's National Pet Day Today, April 11th! (And How To Celebrate) - 04/11/17 04:24 AM

 
 
Today is National Pet Day. Of course, as far as I'm concerned, every day should be National Pet Day... and that's certainly how my cat, Oliver, feels as well.
 
National Pet Day was founded in 2006 by the well-known animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige, to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of the many different kinds of animals awaiting  fur-ever homes in shelters and rescues all around the globe.
 
How to celebrate National Pet Day? Here are a few suggestions from PetDayUSA.
 
1. Adopt a pet from your local shelter or rescue organization. (See the … (44 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: National Pet Adoption Weekend At PetSmart In Charlotte, NC: Nov 11-13 - 11/08/16 05:36 AM

Once again, it's Petsmart Charities' National Pet Adoption Weekend this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (November 11 - 13) in Charlotte, North Carolina and every where else around the country and Canada, for that matter. 
 
If you've been thinking about adopting a cat or a dog (or maybe one of or more of each), this is the weekend to do it. Animal welfare organizations will be on site at many PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. They'll make it easy for you to find your purrfect fur-ever companion(s). That's how I found two of my dogs--through these PetSmart Charities adoption events.
 
 
 
 
Over … (16 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: October Is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month At Charlotte, NC's Humane Society - 10/03/16 09:22 PM
It's Adopt A Shelter Dog Month at the Humane Society of Charlotte during October... and across the nation, as a matter of fact. If you've been thinking about "adding" to your family, why not consider adopting a shelter dog?
 
As the Humane Society of Charlotte puts it...   "come meet our adorable canines and you may just have a new walking buddy, couch potato partner or forever friend." Here's your link to meet some of the Humane Society of Charlotte's dogs available for adoption.
 
Did you know that up to 8 million pets end up in shelters each year and that half of these … (22 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: National Pet Adoption Weekend At PetSmart In Charlotte, NC - 09/14/16 09:49 PM
It's Petsmart Charities' National Pet Adoption Weekend this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (September 16-18) in Charlotte, North Carolina and every where else around the country, for that matter. 
 
If you've been thinking about adopting a cat or a dog (or maybe one of or more of each), this is the weekend to do it. Animal welfare organizations will be on site at many PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. They'll make it easy for you to find your purrfect fur-ever companion(s). That's how I found two of my dogs--through these PetSmart Charities adoption events.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Over the years over 7 MILLION … (32 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: It's National Mutt Day Today, July 31st: How To Show Support For Mutts - 07/30/16 11:44 PM
July 31st (that's today!) is the 11th National Mutt Day in Charlotte, and everywhere else for that matter.  National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige, to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters all over the country and to educate the public about the millions of mixed breed dogs desperately awaiting their "fur-ever" homes.
 
National Mutt Day, is the perfect day to visit your local shelter and adopt a mixed breed dog. My dogs have all been mixed breeds and have all come from our local shelte. Without doubt, they have been the … (32 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: Update On Charlotte, NC's "Clear The Shelters" Event -- Big Success - 07/26/16 06:17 AM
 
The Humane Society of York County in Fort Mill, South Carolina (just over the state border from Charlotte, NC) sponsored the local "Clear The Shelters" event this past Saturday, July 23rd. This was the second annual, one-day only event when all adoption fees were waived and the first time the Humane Society participated in this nationwide event.
 
I'm happy to report that the "Clear The Shelters" event at the Humane Society of York County was a big success! Fur-ever homes were found last Saturday for 22 cats and 16 dogs! What was really exciting was that homes were found for dogs that had been in the … (33 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: 40th Annual PAWS For Life Celebration Event June 4th In Charlotte Area - 06/02/16 04:51 AM
Don't forget about the 40th Annual PAWS For Life Celebration Event this Saturday, June 4th in Rock Hill, South Carolina, just minutes south of Charlotte, North Carolina. This event is sponsored by the Humane Society of York County (one of my personal pet charities and from where we've adopted two dogs and a cat).
 
This is a semi formal event with a delicious sit down dinner, dancing, drinks and Silent/Live Auction! You can order tickets to the PAWS for Life Celebration on-line. And tickets are going fast. But if you can't attend, you can still make a contribution (hopefully a generous one) on-line, as … (14 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: Adopt A Shelter Pet Today In Charlotte, NC/Where To Adopt In Charlotte - 04/29/16 09:46 PM
April 30th is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day.  Today is a great day to adopt a shelter pet in Charlotte, North Carolina (or anywhere else for that matter). There are millions of homeless dogs and cats housed in shelters in the Charlotte metro area, as well as all around the country.
 
It's estimated that over 2.5 million dogs and cats are adopted annually from shelters in the USA. But that's on top of some 3-4 million that are euthanized each year! And there are some estimates that say there may be as many as 70 million stray cats out there! Here are a few more … (18 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: National Puppy Day Today ~ March 23rd - 03/22/16 09:11 PM
It's National Puppy Day today, March 23rd! Who can resist a puppy? I certainly can't! National Puppy Day was started in 2006 by Colleen Paige to bring awareness about homeless puppies in need of a caring and safe homes, as well as to make the public more aware of the horrors of puppy mills. Today is the 10th anniversary of the start of National Puppy Day. The official slogan of National Puppy Day is "Love. Rescue. Adopt."
 
All of our dogs have been adopted, not "shopped." And without a doubt they have been very much loved! Today, especially, I take my hat off to my … (54 comments)

adopt dont shop for pets: It's PetSmart Charities' National Pet Adoption Weekend - 02/13/16 12:50 AM
It's PetSmart Charities National Pet Adoption Weekend this weekend. If you've been giving any thought to adopting a cat or a dog (or maybe one of more of each), this is the weekend to do it. Animal welfare organizations will be on site at many PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. They'll make it easy for you to find your perfect fur-ever companion(s). That's how I found two of my dogs--through these PetSmart Charities adoption events. Over the years over 6 MILLION pets have found their fur-ever homes because of this great effort by PetSmart Charities.
 
In the Charlotte … (36 comments)

 
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