The IAMS® Home 4 the Holidays® Campaign is back and we couldn’t be more excited!
IAMS® Home 4 the Holidays® is a pet rescue campaign that focuses on pet adoption and dedicated to finding homes for homeless pets during the holiday season. Last year was a huge success with over 1.3 million pets adopted, and this year they’ve decided to up the goal to get 1.5 million pets into their forever homes by January 4, 2011, and donate 5 million bowls of food to shelters in need. Over 3500 animal organizations have jumped on board this year in 21 countries around the world! It’s time you and your family jump on too!
So far, since the campaign started on October 1, over 165,000 pets have been adopted and almost 300,000 of bowls of food have been donated! Good job to all of you who’ve participated so far, and we congratulate all of you on your new addition to the family! To those of you who’ve possibly considered adopting a new pet into the family, we’re encouraging you take that next step in the process. Visit a participating shelter (you can locate one in your area HERE), and see if your new pet is there waiting for you to take them home.
If you’re for sure not ready to bring home a new pet, you can still participate in this campaign by purchasing specially marked bags of IAMS® brand dog food at your local pet store that carries the brand. When you purchase these bags IAMS® will also donate a bowl of food to a local shelter. While we feel this is GREAT, we think you can do better and simply donate the entire bag you’ve purchased to your participating shelter! Instead of feeding ONE dog, lets feed 10! I know you can do it!
Since Bubbs & I aren’t ready to bring home a little brother or sister yet (hopefully soon though!), we’ll definitely be participating in the IAMS® Home 4 the Holidays® campaign ourselves by purchasing a few specially-marked bags of IAMS® and donating them to a shelter in our area! If you don’t see your shelter on the participation list, maybe they don’t know about it! Send them an email and tell them all about the campaign! Why wouldn’t they jump on board??
Another way we’ll be participating here on the blog is to showcase and feature some really great pets (dogs & cats) who are in need of homes over at Petfinder.com up until the end of the campaign on January 4th. Keep an eye out for a new partnership we’ve developed with a great website that allows us to keep you up to date with some great pets who also need homes and some great adoption advice here on the blog!!
To get our Adoptables Category started on the blog….
Isn’t he just an adorable little guy!
“This funny boy, along with his little brother Elwood, was released by his owner to a local shelter. He is a 2-3 year old terrier mix and weighs approximately 20 pounds. He has the typical terrier energy and is a fairly active guy. He gets along well with other dogs and doesn’t seem to care too much about cats. He is a very good boy in his crate as long as he is walked on a regular basis. He loves to run and play and be chased by his little brother. Jake and Elwood do love one another and want very much to stay together. They need to be in a home with a fenced in yard. If there are children in the home, they need to be age 10 and above. Jake is neutered and currently heartworm negative. He has also been vaccinated against DHPP & Kennel Cough, he has also been dewormed. He will need to be taken to your veterinarian to acquire his rabies vaccine, heartworm prevention, flea control, and microchip.” –Petfinder.com
Stay tuned for more updates and more adoptables!