An awesome way to help animals is to foster or adopt a pet! Many animal shelters and rescues rely on pet foster parents when space is limited or when a dog or cat needs special attention.Organizations like Dogs on Deployment (DoD), offer a unique foster experience. DoD volunteer boarders care for the pets of our service men and women while they are on deplyment or honoring their service commitments. Helping pets and our military members, it’s a win-win for everyone!
Better yet, adopt a pet. The holiday season is a busy time for pet adoptions, and as with any pet adoption, please make sure that your family is ready for the responsibilities of welcoming a new four-legged family member with our New Dog Owner’s Guide. If you do choose to welcome a new pet into your home, consider looking into pet insurance. Whether it’s a routine checkup or an accident at home, vet bills can add up fast! Taking five minutes to learn about pet insurance and how it works could be a worthwhile investment.
Lastly, keep your eyes open for fund-raising events such as 5Ks, or in-store promotions that benefit animals. Look for local adoptions events, and keep track of rescue groups who often need help with transportation. Most of all, spread the word about all pet-friendly charities and events on social media. And remember, a donation to a favorite charity in someone’s honor is a thoughtful gift that any organization would appreciate – and there will be no need to worry about returns!