The holiday season is here and it’s time to celebrate. One of the best parts of the season is giving back, but it can be hard to find the time through the hustle and bustle. We compiled a list of 5 easy ways to give back to homeless pets this season – and most of them you can do from home without ever getting out of your new holiday pajamas.
1. Make a donation
If you’re low on time but still want to help make a difference in animals’ lives, making a donation is a great way to do so. When you donate to Adopt-a-Pet.com, your gift goes directly towards helping more pets find forever homes. In less than 5 minutes, you’ll be benefiting homeless pets in a huge way! Make your donation here.
2. Share an adoptable pet
One of the most important elements about getting a pet adopted is making sure that as many people as possible see them. More exposure leads to a higher chance of adoption. Head to Adopt-a-Pet.com, search adoptable pets in your area, find one you’d like to share, and click the Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter icon in the middle of their page to post to your social media. Imagine what a gift it would be to help a pet find a forever home for the holidays! Click here to start searching for adoptable pets.
3. Help keep pets who need new homes safe
Wouldn’t it be great if you could volunteer from your couch? With this new opportunity, you can! We want you to share Rehome with the people in your community who need it most. Rehome helps guide current pet owners on how to choose the best new home for their cat or dog. From creating your pet’s profile, to asking the right questions to potential new owners, to finalizing the adoption contract, the Rehome team will be there to assist you. Sharing Rehome with people posting on Craigslist could be the difference between a perfect new home and a dangerous situation. All you need to do to help is head to your local Craigslist pet section and find posts about people looking for a new home for their cat or dog. Message or email the person with a message similar to this:
Hello, I see that you’re rehoming your pet and I wanted to share a helpful resource called Rehome with you. It’s a no-cost service that helps you find a safe new home for your pet. After you create a profile, your pet will be posted on Adopt-a-Pet.com for millions of potential adopters to see. You can get started here: rehome.adoptapet.com?utm_source=Volunteers&utm_campaign=Craigslist
4. Shop Through Amazon Smile!
You’ll surely be doing plenty of shopping this holiday season, so why not donate while you shop? All you have to do is click this link and shop as normal. A portion of the purchase price will be donated back to Adopt-a-Pet.com so we can continue to help more pets find homes. It doesn’t get any easier than that! Pro tip: bookmark Amazon Smile to your browser so you never forget to use it.
5. Make an in-kind donation to your local shelter
Animal welfare organizations can always benefit from in-kind donations. Some of the items these organizations most often need are towels, blankets, old shirts or scraps of fabric, newspapers, collars, and leashes. You can find an organization near you here. We suggest calling prior to dropping off your donation to see if the organization has any specific needs and where/when is the best time to drop off donations. If you need to purchase any products for donation that you don’t already have, order them through Amazon Smile so you’ll be giving back in two ways!
Giving back this holiday season doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult! With these 5 simple ideas, you’ll be giving back to homeless pets sooner than you thought was possible.