Wednesday, January 29, 2014

#SuperDogSunday Funds
Petfinder Shelters with Pride

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
Today I'd like to introduce you to just one of the many shelter animals that Petfinder.com has available for adoption. Although Super Dog Sunday™ benefits the Petfinder Foundation, I want it to be clear that the funds donated go to caring for shelter animals, aiding Petfinder shelters, and promoting adoptable animals like Pepper. Here's what Pepper's foster parent had to say about her; read at your own risk:


"Pepper is a sweet girl who came to us from a shelter in Kentucky where she was set to be euthanized. She is doing very well, gets along with other dogs, cats, and loves people! She's completely cratetrained/housebroken and would do fine for a family with children. She's an outgoing, happy girl that loves to play and be loved on by the humans. She's truly a sweetheart that will do well for any family! Pepper is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, microchipped, heartworm tested and on prevention."
As you can see from this profile, Pepper came close to being euthanized at another
courtesty Petfinder.com
Pepper Needs a Hand from You
shelter. What's more, she's not only housetrained, but is friendly with other animals and people. And did I mention that she's cute too?!!! 


And so I come to why Super Dog Sunday™ was founded. All over the U.S. there are shelters that work to secure healthcare, grooming, foster families, and food for Petfinder adoptable animals. All this takes money. 

My family has adopted 4 of our more recent pets from Petfinder shelters in our area. Until I came along and took each one home, someone had to be there to clean litter boxes, scoop poop, fill food bowls, brush burs from coats and shuttle these pets to the veterinarian for their vaccinations. They each came to us flea-free, heartworm negative and ready to love. All this has value to me and Super Dog Sunday™ was founded as a way to say thank you.

To thank Petfinder.com and Petfinder Foundation, Nature's Logic pet food and Event Barkers made donations and have worked countless hours to produce the photo contest, bringing you this fun event. And further Event Barkers is working to promote Super Dog Sunday™ as yet another way to help you give these Petfinder adoptables a second look, by encouraging entries of Petfinder pets and creating prizes just for these entries. That's right! You could win one of 8 $100 value packages of Nature's Logic dog food and other fun goodies (including a football toy for Fido) just by entering a Petfinder adoptable in a football-themed photo. Learn more here.

Don't see the pet you are looking to adopt? No problem. Use the search options at Petfinder.com to fill in your wish list--location, breed, sex, size and more. That search function helped me locate Jacque, our family's most recent addition, to be a companion to my Mom. My mother had fallen in love with little Oliver and I had to take action or she may have swiped him! Now she's thrilled with sweet Jacque whose story would break your heart. 

As a puppy, Jacque had joined a sibling in a loving home. Unfortunately their owner became terminally ill and Jacque, along with his sister, was returned to the rescue. While his sister was scooped up quickly, Jacque had a pigment flaw on his nose that made him less desirable to some lookers. My mother, however, thought the spot on his nose was cute as a button, and the deal was sealed. Ironically, as Jacque finished maturing, his nose flaw disappeared and is now completely black. 

There is no greater way to help an animal than to give it a home with the care and love it
Jacque and Oliver:
Two Rescues from Two Very Different Situations
deserves. Realizing that not everyone has the ability or desire to adopt a pet, we would like to ask for your help in another way. If you can, would you please dig deep into your pockets, sock drawers, car change buckets and piggy banks. If you can find it in your heart to offer a small donation, you'll reap the reward of knowing you helped a pet like Pepper receive the care she needs until the right family comes along. Who knows; that family may be yours.


You can make a donation, no matter how small, at this link. Please use the third option that allows you to donate in Honor Of. When you check out, add "Super Dog Sunday" to the box to let the folks at Petfinder Foundation know how you came to make your helpful hand off. On behalf of all of the Petfinder adoptables, we thank you!

Want to get involved or simply watch the contest unfold? Here's help:
  • How to enter a winning photo
  • Help us promote the event via social media, and you could win a $100 value package of Nature's Logic dog food and other great goodies. Enter here.
  • A stickler for the rules? Here they are.
  • Learn more about our Platinum Sponsor, Nature's Logic at these two links.
  • Watch the contest entries here; be sure to click the thumbnails to see the entire photo.
  • Help feed a Petfinder shelter animal with a small or large donation.
  • Be sure to return on Monday afternoon, February 3, for the naming of our winners and their prizes.






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Super Dog Sunday™ is a charity event. All proceeds go directly--and in full--to Petfinder Foundation. As co-sponsors and hosts, DogTipper and All Things Dog Blog are participating in donations as well as donating our time and effort to produce this event. Enjoy!

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