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17 Ways to Give Back to the Pet Community in 2017

By JodiStone. | Giving Back

The pet community is a tight network of animal lovers, who work tirelessly for the sole purpose of sharing the joys of pet ownership, as well as raising voices for the voiceless.

  Give Back to Pet Community and Help Create Lives to Dogs If you've ever looked at the needs in the animal community and wondered how you could help out, wonder no more! Below you will find 17 ways to give back to the Pet Community in 2017.

Find Your Local Rescue, Humane Society, or Animal Shelter

  • Volunteer to help out by cleaning cages, walking or training dogs, playing with cats, or helping out at feeding time.
  • Donate food, blankets, towels, for most of the animals in a shelter, it's a scary place, having something soft to snuggle into can make a world of difference.
  • If you're good at snapping photos, offer to take photos of pets, available for adoption. A good photo, that captures the personality or playfulness of a pet, can do wonders towards helping that animal get adopted.
  • Offer to help with their Social Media accounts. If they already have a media person, follow their Social Media accounts and share their posts on your channels.
  • Open your home to fostering. In many cases, rescues are looking for short term fosters, usually just a couple of weeks.
  • If you are a writer, offer to write a piece for the organizations newsletter. Or write an article to submit to your local paper.

Animal Shelters and Rescues Are Always in Need of Pet Food

  • Consider adding a few cans of dog or cat food to your grocery cart so you can donate them.
  • Ask your local grocery or pet store, what they do with the bags of pet food that are damaged or expired. If they are throwing them out, ask if you can pick the food up and bring it to your local shelter.
  • Ask the pet store to consider placing some bags of treats or cans of food at the register, with a small sign asking people to purchase one and donate it to the rescue.
  • Organize a food drive in your community. Make up flyers and distribute throughout your neighborhood. Make sure to include pickup or drop-off times and locations.

Monetary Donations

  • Ask your local grocery/convenience store if you can sit outside and collect donations, or put a bucket at their cash register.
  • Organize a calendar fundraiser. Use photos of shelter animals as your photos. Use the profits to donate to your local shelter.
  • Consider placing unwanted clothes in a consignment shop, then donate the proceeds.
  • Sponsor a pet at your local shelter or rescue.
  • Donate the cost of an office, emergency visit or spay/neuter to your local Humane Society.


  • Contact the Senior Center and Human Services in your town. Ask if there is someone in need, who could use help transporting their pet to the vet.
  • Many shelters and rescues in areas with pet over population, transfer pets to areas with less populations. Every weekend drivers take one leg of a route typically no longer than an hour or so, and transport the animals. These transports are always looking for drivers. Consider donating a three hour block of time on a Saturday or Sunday, and help an animal on their way to their forever home.
No matter how you choose to help, there are so many ways to give back. Can you think of any I forgot? Give Back to Pet Community and Dog Seat Covers: Cargo, Dog Bed Liner, Bed Cover: 30% Off Premium Seat Covers
jodi stoneJodi Stone Jodi Stone is the author of Heart Like a Dog, a community based blog, where readers go to find humor, inspiration and support. Inspired by the challenges she faced when she rescued her dog, Delilah, Jodi's goal is to let other dog owners know that their dog doesn't have to be perfect and they definitely aren't alone! Jodi is cohost of the popular Barks and Bytes Blog hop, is co-creator of the DADO blog hop, and created the Caring for Critters Round Robin which resulted in a community health page for pets as a permanent addition to her blog. Graduating with a degree in Communications, Jodi currently works as an administrative assistant. Jodi lives in CT with her husband and two dogs, Sampson and Delilah. When she's not blogging, Jodi can be found hiking the trails with Sampson and Delilah, spending time with her grandchildren, or cuddle up with a good book and preferably a dog. Jodi is most active socially on her blog or


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