Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lend A Paw

This post was sponsored by Rock & Rawhide. 

Ever since I was a kid, I've had a huge heart for animals. Here we are some a few decades years later and not much has changed. I still brake for birds and squirrels and the ASPCA commercials tear me apart. 

Still, what she's doing has so much merit. I've always said that if I had the space and resources I'd live on a farm taking in any stray I could find. There are so many animals that need help, love, and affection. Enter Rock & Rawhide

Rock & Rawhide aims to increase adoptions and quality of life for dogs and cats in shelters, by providing distraction therapy and noise/stress reduction through the donations of toys, tough chew items, Kongs, Nylabones, bones, rawhides, blankets and more.

How Does it Work?

One of the greatest things this organization does is to set up foster homes for animals. We may not realize it but being in a shelter is a very traumatic experience for them. It's loud, different, and it's not what they know. 

Many shelter animals are down on their luck, and need a second chance. They have lived in homes before, they have lived with children, other pets, and life was great! But perhaps their human passed away, or maybe they fell on hard times and just couldn't afford pet care any longer. And now Muffy or Fluffy or Spike or Spot is sitting in a cage wondering what on earth happened. Sure, there are some shelter pets who sadly have never felt love, or the affection of a human before. Some were abused or neglected. But all of them still have hope, they wag their tails, they purr. 

Enter A Pathway to Hope.

A Pathway to Hope is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of abandoned dogs and cats, with a special focus on south to north rescue of northern breed dogs, the rescue of stray cats, and community outreach to further the cause of rescue.

A pet needs time to decompress, to learn trust, to “get over” the shelter experience. This may be easy for some pets, and not so easy for others. A patient and loving foster home can help them through this process. 

Meet Millie!

She's absolutely beautiful and needs a loving home. 

If interested in adopting/fostering, or even taking Millie for walks, please e-mail at RockAndRawhide@gmail.com 
or A Pathway to Hope Rescue at Pathwaytohope@yahoo.com

***This is a sponsored post. I received no compensation of any kind and all thoughts and opinions are my own.***

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