Posted on Jan 28th 2020
Published on: January 24, 2020
As animal lovers, we want to do everything we can to ensure the comfort and happiness of our pets. Let's never forget, however, about the millions of pets today that do not have families or homes. January 24th is Change a Pet's Life Day and we want to spread the word that, whether big or small, there are many different ways to help change a pet's life.
Adopt a pet
Are you a responsible, caring adult? Do you have extra time on your hands? Are you longing for company every time you go to the bathroom? There is a pet somewhere out there that is waiting for you to rescue them!
Whether you're a first-time pet parent or not, always do your research before adopting in order to understand the commitment you're making:
- What type of pet are you adopting? (cat, dog, high-energy breed or a big cuddler) Make sure this pet matches your personality and energy levels. You should not adopt a highly active dog, for instance, if you're not very physically active yourself.
- Get to know the pet (their personality, behavior, history) so you're prepared to give them the support, training and comfort they require.
Donate money or supplies
Perhaps you are not ready for the commitment of adopting a pet right now - that's ok! Many shelters and rescue groups are constantly in need of supplies or money to purchase those supplies for the animals they're caring for. Get in touch with a local organization and ask what they're in need of.
Donate your time
Want to help an animal but your finances are a little tight? Not to worry; you can donate your time! Plenty of shelters welcome volunteers to help out with their animals. We recommend carving out 30 minutes of your day to take a shelter dog for a stroll. It's a great way to keep these pets interacting with other humans and get their exercise in while waiting for their forever home!
Here at Wag N' Wash, we encourage pet adoption. In fact, we proudly partner with local adoption groups. Get in touch us to learn more about our involvement in the community and with local pet groups!