Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pedigree "Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011" #dogsrule

Anytime we have the chance to help donate food to shelter pets who need it most, we're all for it. And once again, here's a way that all bloggers can help too.

Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011

At this year's BlogPaws pet bloggers conference, Pedigree has resurrected an insanely successful "Write a Post, Help a Dog" program. In 2010, 391 bloggers wrote about the program and with each post, Pedigree donated 20 pounds of its Healthy Longevity dog food to shelter animals. In all, 7,820 pounds of food was donated to two shelters renowned for their care of senior dogs: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco and Castaway Critters in Harrisburg, Pa.
How you can help in 2011

Simply spread the word about Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011 and once again Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of food for each blogger's post. Here's all you need to include in your post:

* The Write a Post, Help a Dog program is aimed at raising awareness and food for the more than four million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year.
* For each blog post mentioning the Pedigree Foundation from now until midnight ET on September 3, Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of its new dry Pedigree recipe food for dogs -- its best recipe ever -- to a shelter, because every dog deserves leading nutrition.
* The Pedigree Foundation -- a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization is committed to helping dogs by providing grants to shelters and rescues and encouraging dog adoption. This year the Foundation has already raised more than $376,570 against its goal of $1.5 million to carry out its work to fund grants that not only help shelters operate, but to further shelter innovations.

The Pedigree Foundation depends on charitable contributions from individuals to carry out its mission to help dogs find loving homes. In addition to writing a blog post, here's how you can help:

* Donate online at http://pedigreefoundation.org/donate.aspx
* Apply for a shelter grant from the Pedigree Foundation by completing a form at www.pedigreefoundation.org
* Purchase Dogs Rule Gear at www.dogsrulegear.com where the proceeds go to the Pedigree Foundation to help loving dogs find a home. SPECIAL OFFER: Get 10 percent off Dogs Rule Gear by using the promo code BlogPaws10 from August 22 - September 30.

We'll make it even easier to spread the word

Feel free to copy and use anything from this post, including all images. (HINT: double click on any image to see it at full size, then save it to your computer or post).
Then, link up to our Blog Hop below, hosted by the Pedigree BlogPaws bloggers to help spread the word about Write a Post, Help a Dog.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Coonhound's Day Out!

Saturday mom took me to L'Oreal's 8th annual "Your Dog Is Worth It Too" Event. The employees volunteer their time and talents to put together a great day for doggies and their people. All the proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
It was very hot, but there were lots of pools and misters. The grounds were slippery because we had torrential rains the day before, but we were very careful. I tried to keep in the shade whenever I could, barooo!
There were lots of vendors and so many rescues represented, including mine! 11th Hour Rescue! I wish mom got a picture when we stopped by for a visit, but we'll be attending their Puptoberfest in a few weeks, so I'll be sure to remind her then.
It was a terrific day, I had a dip in the pool, got lots of treats and pets. People always talk to mom when they see me. I look like a huge beagle, and since treeing walker coonhounds aren't usually seen in these parts, people are a little curious about me.
Here are some pictures from the day, thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

County Fair in NJ Can Only Mean Trouble!

Yesterday mom went to the Middlesex County Fair. Unfortunately, I couldn't go, silly "no pets allowed" rule, poo to that! So I had to stay home and keep an eye on the kitties, oh well.
A friend of her's had entered a crazy quilt in the Quilt show there, and she won, yay!

Then, she saw the Wolf exhibit, by Howling Woods Farm. They work to rescue domestic bred wolves, wolfdog hybrids and northern breeds. They also educate the public about these beautiful creatures.

She's got a thing about chickens, and keeps talking about keeping a few in MY yard! First she needs to build something called a "coop" and make sure it's secure from any raccoons or even the neighborhood kitties... I'm not in any hurry to share my yard with anyone else. But she keeps looking at chickens, there were so many at the Fair, thanks to the 4-H Club.

Thankfully, she just came home with some handmade soap and doggy treats! So far we're a chicken-free household, but don't know how long that will last!
Thanks for visiting, baroooo!