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Blog the Change – Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Calling All Dog Bloggers!


Blog the Change

Today, July 15, 2012, bloggers and blog readers are blogging about a big event that will occur on Monday, July 23rd. The event? Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue. We are asking all dog bloggers to participate in a special online global event designed to bring attention to dog rescues. BTC4animals.com is proud to partner with Blog Catalog, Dog Rescue Success and YOU to harness a global online community to help save the lives of dogs in need.

Every day dog bloggers bring attention to a variety of animal issues – puppy mills, dog health issues, pet safety, missing dogs, Breed Specific Legislation and pet adoption. On July 23rd, we are asking all dog bloggers to bring attention to the importance of dog rescues and dog adoption.

As consumers we make decisions that impact the lives of animals every day, but perhaps the one that has the most impact is the one we make when we first choose to get a pet. Buy or adopt? That is always the question.

Four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—is put down in U.S. shelters each year. Only 20-30% of the homes in the United States have a dog that was adopted from a shelter or a rescue. (The rest are coming from someplace else – responsible breeders, backyard breeders, puppy mills, and pet stores; but the majority of them come from a family friend or neighbor who chose to breed their dog or who’s dog became pregnant when they got out of the yard.)

As dog bloggers, we can bring attention to this issue, educate people on the the importance of pet adoption and encourage them to adopt from a local rescue. There are so many wonderful rescues out there who do such good work, and most them do it with very little funds. Thankfully, many of them have a small core of dedicated volunteers who are willing to foster, train, promote, vet and care for these dogs. Without these rescues so many more dogs would die.

Let’s give these unsung heroes the recognition they deserve!  Join us on July 23rd as we Unite for Dog Rescue.

Tell others! Post this to Facebook and Twitter:

SPREAD THE WORD – BLOGGERS UNITE FOR DOG RESCUE – Promote dog adoption on July 23rd! http://bit.ly/pO7dZp #BtC4A

This is Matt – He was hours away from death when a local rescue stepped up and offered to take him in (Wags & Whiskers). Thanks to his foster mom, Anne, for offering to foster Matt and for making him feel at home. You can follow Matt on his Facebook page – Adventures of Matt.

Get involved!

  • Blog about a Dog Rescue related topic on July 23rd, 2012
  • Add one of the badges below to your blog and help spread the word
  • Interested in adopting a companion? Visit Petfinder or The Shelter Project.
  • Donate to a local dog rescue organization
  • Foster a dog
  • Volunteer at a local shelter or rescue organization
  • Share this post across all forms of social media and encourage others to participate!
  • Post one of these badges to help promote this event. Copy and paste–help yourself!

Learn more:

Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue

Pet Adoption Resources

Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue

A direct link to Matt’s page – Adventures of Matt

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  1. Jen
    July 15, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    An excellent cause!

    • Mel
      July 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

      Agree Jen!

  2. July 15, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    Thanks for spreading the word, and very well said at that. Can’t wait to participate on the 23rd!

    • Mel
      July 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

      Awesome! I look forward to reading your post Donna!

  3. July 15, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Matt is quite a handsome dude. I am so glad he was spotted by the right person at the right time!

    • Mel
      July 15, 2012 at 10:31 AM

      Me too Kristine! So many volunteers who walked and played with Matt were relieved and very happy that he was saved.

  4. July 15, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    brilliant cause, I’ll definitely be joining in

  5. To Shea
    July 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Penny and I will be here to participate….I will try to read all the posts to her…Woof Woof!…:-)..LOL

    • Mel
      July 16, 2012 at 11:35 PM

      So glad you will be participating Alex. I look forward to reading your post. Thank you for sharing mine too. 🙂

  6. snoopys@snoopysdogblog
    July 15, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Thanks for sharing the info. we kept meaning to find out what we needed to do in order to join in too 🙂

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  7. To Shea
    July 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Mel,
    I copied you post on my blog too…I hope you dont mind and I am planning on posting it on twitter and facebook too.

  8. July 15, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Hey it’s Jet here.

    We’ll post about this again, too… today we had another cause in mind.

    As a rescued/adopted K9, this topic is near and dear to my heart… we will definitely take part… Mom won’t let me tweet yet, so… we’ll leave it to you to handle that end. 🙂

  9. July 15, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    I am in love with Matt already. What a gorgeous pup! Thanks so much for Blogging the Change, Mel, by spreading the word about the July 23rd dog rescue event. With folks like you promoting this special day, it’s sure to be a success! So very glad you’re on Team BTC!

    Kim Clune
    Director
    BetheChangeforAnimals.com

  10. July 15, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Matt is gorgeous!

    So nice to see everyone come together. I’ll see you again on the 23rd!

    Doreen and The Gang @doggiesandstuff

  11. July 15, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Great Post! Matt is adorable:) I’m so glad he was rescued! Can’t wait until the 23rd!

    • Mel
      July 16, 2012 at 11:33 PM

      Me too!!! I am looking forward to reading your post on the 23rd. 🙂

  12. July 16, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    Matt looks like such a sweetheart! A perfect photo to accompany the post about the July 23rd event. 🙂

    A.J.
    BetheChangeforAnimals.com

  13. July 16, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    I’m so glad that Matt has found a foster and hope he finds a forever home soon. He sure is handsome! What a great idea to blog for the change. I’m really excited to be a small part of it.

    • Mel
      July 16, 2012 at 11:31 PM

      I am too Beth. He is quite a good-looking boy isn’t he? I am glad you are joining us on the 23rd!

  14. peggyspetplace
    July 16, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Look at everyone joining together! I know sometimes it feels like a drop in the bucket, but we just have to keep on trying. Thanks for blogging the change.
    Peggy
    btc4animals.com
    http://peggyfrezon.blogspot.com

  15. July 17, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    We are SO glad we found out about this cause and want to promote it on our site with our new Pet Profiles!

    Who said you can’t have your pet online too? lol

    We’re promoting July 23, let us know what else we can do!

  16. July 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Thanks! Gave you a tweet and a slurpy lick from my dog, Sydney.

    Sydney is a cocapoo mix bred for sale, re-sold then left at an animal shelter. He was a scared one-year-old, biting and running for his life. Now he’s a mellow good guy, playing with anyone who will play, running on the beach and giving us all high-fives.

    • Mel
      July 18, 2012 at 6:58 AM

      Well thank you!!!! How sad for Sydney that he ended up at a shelter. Poor thing. I am so very glad you adopted him and stuck it out. I love knowing that he has overcome his past. Wow.

      • July 18, 2012 at 10:49 AM

        Hi Mel. Blogging for BtC reminds me that our ranks are growing, one reader, one blogger at a time.

  17. July 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    I like ready happy ending. Thank you for sharing, providing hope and encouragement for all rescues! ~ Darby ” Been there was that”

    • Mel
      July 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM

      I love that Martha! Been there, was that. I love happy endings don’t you? 🙂

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