It’s been a while now since we attended BlogPaws and worked with PetSmart on building a business blog. Even though many months have passed since we presented our build a business blog case study at BlogPaws with PetSmart we still keep in touch with the good folks at PetSmart.
PetSmart recently sent us a nice little gift along with some updates on their upcoming news and events including their 25 year anniversary and their national adoption weekend.
PetSmart Turns 25!
Stetson asked what is a 25 year anniversary? I told him 25 human years equals 175 dog years! Stetson thought WOW!!! PetSmart is old!!!
Stetson say: “PetSmart is 175 years old in doggy years!”
PetSmart had an awesome 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes, but unfortunately I’m about a month too late announcing it to you guys. Sorry I’ll do better getting my announcements out. The good news is I’m much more timely with this second announcement…
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
Is it time for you to adopt a puppy? If so next weekend September 14th-16th, 2012 may be your perfect opportunity because it’s PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend!
If you’ve been thinking about getting a second dog or perhaps you’re just thinking about getting your first then head on down to PetSmart next weekend and support your local animal rescues. More than 2,000 animal welfare organizations in all 1,250 PetSmart stores will provide opportunities for pet adoptions to find lifelong, loving homes for thousands of pets.
Even though we’re not currently looking to get a third dog or even a first cat we still plan on heading down to PetSmart to say hello to some of the dogs, cats, and hardworking rescue volunteers.
So what are your plans for next weekend? Are you thinking about adopting a puppy, dog, kitty, or cat? If so, head on down to your local PetSmart and say hello to the rescue volunteers and adoptable pets!
Have you adopted a pet from a PetSmart store? Tell us about your experience in the comment section below.
We’re a day late, but we had a busy day yesterday attending the Guide Dogs of America graduation. Yesterday was a special day because Derby’s brother, Dexter graduated and is now a working Guide Dog. We took lots of video and pictures of Dexter and posted a few pics to our Facebook Fanpage.
Here’s one of Dexter looking handsome in his new harness:
Anyways, back to our message: Starting yesterday, May 2nd it’s “Be Kind To Animals Week”
Be Kind To Animals Week
So what is Be Kind To Animals Week? Well, here’s a short quote from the American Humane Society Website:
…we commemorate the role animals play in our lives, promote ways to continue to treat them humanely, and encourage others, especially children, to do the same.
Can you believe this event has been celebrated every year dating back to 1915? That’s 95 years! Of course we should be kind to animals all year round and the American Humane Society website points out several way we can help out throughout the year.
One I’d like to point out that rings true to me is to adopt your next pet from the animal shelter. It’s estimated that over 3.7 million pets are euthanized each year at our nation’s animal shelters. If you’re not in the market to adopt a pet you can also help shelters and rescue by volunteering. In the past we’ve volunteered as foster parents for puppies. We raised several litters and helped place them in good homes. It’s a great experience and if you’re up for the challenge I highly recommend fostering dogs or puppies to help alleviate the burden on our local shelters and rescues.
So what are you waiting for? Get the word out and let everyone know that it’s Be Kind To Animals week.
Did you guys visit Pet Days at the OC Market Place this past weekend? I hope some of you were in attendance. I know my mom, dad, and sister made it out there. I even heard my mother purchased a new cat tower that almost reaches her ceiling.
I also made it to the event, but unfortunately Derby had to stay at home. After much deliberation (in my mind) I decided it might not be a great activity for Derby as there would be lots of strange dogs and people that at 5 months of age could be a little overwhelming for a puppy. Anyways, as our Guide Dogs of America group leader told me Derby doesn’t have to do everything you do.
Anyhow, back to the Pet Days event. It was a little smaller than I expected, but had a nice turn out during the time I was there. There were several cool things going on besides the pet adoptions. The main stage was showcasing puppies and dogs who needed homes. I also was lucky enough to catch the Le PAWS Pet Agency do a little obedience and trick work on the stage.
While dogs seemed to be the main attraction they were not the only pets on display. We ran into booths from dog breed specific, to pet product booths, dog sitting and boarding, Parrot rescues, Guinea Pig rescues, and of course cats and kittens were up for adoption as well.
Another popular attraction were the soccer collies. A couple soccer loving collies were willing to take on anybody who could kick the ball on a giant inflatable arena.
Thanks To All The Rescues
I did have a chance to talk to several of the volunteers at the different rescues and I’d just like to say thanks to everyone working so hard to find these animals a home. As one volunteer mentioned to me “Aren’t these people amazing…how much they love these animals and gather to help them find a good home.”
I agree, they are amazing people and I’m so happy they organize events such is this one.
Here are a few pictures of puppies I saw while visiting the different booths:
This little guy was up for adoption at the Cuddly Canines Rescue and I believe it said that he had a Chow Chow mommy. It sure looks like he didn’t get the Chow Chow fur:
A couple more puppies from the Cuddly Canines Rescue. These little guys had a Shepherd mommy and from the looks of these two and their siblings may have have had two different daddy dogs.
Animal Assistance League of Orange County
Another thanks to the Animal Assistance League or Orange County for coordinating the event. As it says on their website:
The Animal Assistance League of Orange County is a non-profit no kill humane society dedicated to aiding lost and homeless pets, helping people with pet related problems, promoting responsible pet-ownership and pet population control, and preventing cruelty to animals through educational programs.
I always enjoy going to these pet related events and hopefully some of you made it to the Pet Days at the OC Market Place as well. My mother made it to the Pet Days on Sunday and told me: “We’re hoping the OC Market Place has a Pet Day at least once a month. It’s such a good way to promote pet adoptions.”
Did you go to the Pet Days at the OC Market Place last weekend? If so, what did you think?