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Blog the Change for Animals – Baby Steps

Blog the ChangeAnimal lovers: today is the day to support animals in need and Trupanion encourages you to start with baby steps!

There are millions of animals out there without a loving home. It’s time to make a change, and each one of us can do something.

Baby Steps:

We’re not asking you to commit to a lot, just one simple thing.

  • Purchase a can of pet food and bring it to your local shelter
  • Purchase a couple toys or other supplies (leashes, poo bags, food bowls, towels, etc.) to donate
  • Decide one day or a couple of hours to devote to volunteering
  • Go online and donate a few dollars to a rescue organization

Every little bit counts.

(I (Stacy) just now hopped on the website of my favorite local pet shelter and donated $5 through a form that they have right on their website and it took less than 3 minutes!)

Leave a comment and tell us what you did or are planning to do to make your small change!

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

5 Responses to Blog the Change for Animals – Baby Steps

  1. I do most all of those things now! It’s hard to believe that such awesome pets are waiting for homes in shelters. Most are very sweet and haven’t done anything wrong. They deserve better! Since I can’t take them all home, I go spend time with them at the shelter, playing, walking, grooming, and talking. Won’t you?

  2. Maggie says:

    Thanks for encouraging people to donate supplies to shelters for Blog the Change!! A lot of times my local pet store will have a buy-one-get-one sale or a buy 10 bags, get the 11th free… I take advantage of all those opportunities to collect items to drop off at the shelter!

  3. Pup Fan says:

    Great post… thank you for this post. I hope that people help their shelters after reading it!

  4. A friend and I have decided to spend a day or two a week walking dogs at a local shelter. In fact, Pru’s Blog for Change post was all about ways to volunteer at a shelter and help not only the staff that is spread so thin but also bring joy to the animals waiting for their forever homes.

  5. It doesn’t take much, does it! It’s so easy to make a difference. Everything you listed here is simple yet so vital to the operation of shelters.

    Thanks for Blogging the Change!
    Kim (and Amy by proxy)

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