helping shelter petsIf you love a pet, there are so many reasons to give thanks for them. Their unconditional love, endless enthusiasm, and happy companionship are only starters when it comes to the gifts pets bestow upon those who love them. In fact, you and your pet may have just about everything you need to stay content, cozy, and well.

This year, why not share the blessings you and your pet enjoy with shelter pets! Helping shelter pets can go a long way in making these deserving pets happy and healthy. And there are so many ways you can lend a hand! Check out some of these great and meaningful ways to spend the holidays.

The Gifts that Keep on Giving

Gifts of cash or goods (or both!) are always in demand by shelters and nonprofits that help animals. Most shelters rely on donations, supplies, and volunteers, and so many other resources that allow shelters to keep their doors open.

Shelters often have exorbitant costs to bring the pets they care for back to health. Your donation helps to ensure better health for the community by sheltering and caring for street dogs and feral cats, and encouraging socialization for animals with behavioral challenges.

Wile monetary gifts are extremely important in keeping a shelter operating, there are other ways to help, too. Shelters also need several pet supplies and items that can be donated, such as:

  • Dog and cat beds
  • Litter boxes and litter
  • Leashes and collars
  • Blankets and towels
  • Grooming supplies
  • Toys

Whenever you are in doubt, phoning your favorite animal rescue or local shelter is a great way to learn what their specific needs are at that time. No matter if you give a gift of cash or pet supplies, you can be sure these gifts will make a difference!

A Little More Fur (and Fun) to the Mix

Do you feel the urge to add a little more fun and fur to your home? Adopting is a wonderful way to save lives and offer a furever friend to a new pet companion. If you are not ready to adopt, there are many opportunities to foster a pet. Fostering helps to keep pets healthier, as they are not exposed to several animals, socialize the pet, and provide a calm atmosphere that is less stressful and offers more attention, love, and training.

Your local shelter or rescue is more than happy to discuss the benefits of fostering, as well as matching you with your new best friend, if adoption is in the cards.

Helping Shelter Pets All Year Long

If you want to make the holidays shine a little brighter this year, consider helping shelter pets. There are so many deserving dogs and cats just waiting for our help.

The team at Pets Place commend your decision to make a positive change in the lives of animals. If we can answer any questions, we are here for you!