Saturday, September 3, 2011

In Which We Write Posts To Help Shelter Dogs

Saw this post on Piedmont Writer and decided to jump on.

11 week old Yvie at the shelter

The face that launched a puppy adoption

Pedigree is resurrecting its insanely successful Write a Post, Help a Dog program. In 2010, 391 bloggers wrote about the program and with each post, Pedigree donated 20 pounds of its Healthy Longevity dog food to shelter animals. In all, 7,820 pounds of food was donated to two shelters renowned for their care of senior dogs: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco and Castaway Critters in Harrisburg, Pa.

How you can help in 2011

Simply spread the word about Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011 and once again Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of food for each blogger's post. Here's all you need to include in your post:

The Write a Post, Help a Dog program is aimed at raising awareness and food for the more than four million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year.
For each blog post mentioning the Pedigree Foundation from now until midnight ET on September 3, Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of its new dry Pedigree recipe food for dogs -- its best recipe ever -- to a shelter, because every dog deserves leading nutrition.

The Pedigree Foundation -- a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization is committed to helping dogs by providing grants to shelters and rescues and encouraging dog adoption. This year the Foundation has already raised more than $376,570 against its goal of $1.5 million to carry out its work to fund grants that not only help shelters operate, but to further shelter innovations.
The Pedigree Foundation depends on charitable contributions from individuals to carry out its mission to help dogs find loving homes. In addition to writing a blog post, here's how you can help:

Donate online at
Apply for a shelter grant from the Pedigree Foundation by completing a form at
Purchase Dogs Rule Gear at where the proceeds go to the Pedigree Foundation to help loving dogs find a home. SPECIAL OFFER: Get 10 percent off Dogs Rule Gear by using the promo code BlogPaws10 from August 22 - September 30.

Now, the deadline for this is TONIGHT, and the link is at The Eagle's Aerial Perspective blog. So please go there, link up, copy and paste, or blog what you can to help this fabulous cause.


Anne Gallagher said...

Oh Sarah, little Yvie, so sad.

Thanks soooo much for helping out today. It really means a lot to me.

Abby said...

This is such a cool thing. LOVE that doggie's face! SO CUTE! I will try to get in a post before the end of the night... otherwise I may have to wait for the next one, but I love this cause. :)

Ninja Girl said...

Man, I hate that I just missed this :( Would've totally done it, too, because I love dogs, all dogs, any dog, every day. Well, I'm hoping a lot of other people participated or at least saw the post and are aware. Great post Falen!
Ninja Girl (dog lover forever)

Samantha Sotto said...

Looks like I missed the boat on this. Ugh. Great cause. Thanks for sharing!

julie fedderson said...

What a great cause, bummed I missed the deadline. Karma to you for spreading the word about shelter dogs--they're some of the best animals out there.

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