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Help a Shelter This Holiday Season!

Oh Dog! It’s almost time to start talking ’bout the H-word: HOLIDAYS!

You mean it’s almost time for Santa????

And just as we did last year, we’re asking you to help support the Santa Paws Drive.

The Santa Paws Drive collects toys and money to support shelters during the holiday season. In the past three years, this drive has approximately $30,000 in toys, treats and donations for 18 shelters worldwide.

Right now they are accepting nominations for shelters to help during this holiday season. The shelter can be ANYWHERE in the world. If you know of a shelter that you’d like to nominate, go to the Santa Paws Drive website and fill out a short form.

But do it NOW, because nominations are accepted through November 2nd. 

Don’t think the animals appreciate your generosity?  Well check this out.

And since I have so many readers from places other than the US and Europe, I’d really like to encourage those of you involved with rescues in other parts of the world to nominate your shelter or rescue!

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Discussion

25 thoughts on “Help a Shelter This Holiday Season!

  1. We love doing Santa Paws!!! Best thing about blogging is finding out these wonderful events as we did discovered this only when we started blogging! Yay!! Take care
    x

    Posted by Old Kitty | October 23, 2012, 5:04 AM
  2. Thankyou so much – I have just nominated our rescue kennels 🙂 fingers crossed

    Posted by Tina Holmes | October 23, 2012, 5:23 AM
  3. Thanks for this Rumpy – we’re on the case for our favourite shelters!

    Posted by Animalcouriers | October 23, 2012, 5:35 AM
  4. I can’t decide which to nominate among the animal rescue centers we have here as I try to help them out equally. But thank you, Rumpy, for always inspiring us humans to do good by our animal pals. 🙂

    Posted by tita buds | October 23, 2012, 6:14 AM
  5. Whee are hoping to make and send some Secret Santa Paws packages from us to some guinea pig UK rescues to make us feel good! 🙂

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil
    xxxxx

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | October 23, 2012, 7:55 AM
  6. Oooh, that’s a great idea Rumpy!

    Posted by Dianda | October 23, 2012, 8:02 AM
  7. Wow! Time flies so fast! It’s already Santa Paw’s season! I nominated Japanese rescue last year but unfortunately they weren’t chosen…However I’d LOVE to nominate the same rescue or the other one that I found very recently, so hopefully one of those will be chosen! and of course I’d love to help “Santa Paws Drive” this year, too! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | October 23, 2012, 8:25 AM
  8. Thanks for bringing this organization to our attention, Rumpy! Just nominated one of my favorite no-kill animal shelters – Best Friends Animal Society!

    Happy Almost Holidays! 🙂

    Posted by Palm Trees & Bare Feet | October 23, 2012, 9:11 AM
  9. That video is adorable (even if it’s not a dog!). Wonderful idea to give shelter pets toys, they need their minds and bodies engaged while waiting for their furever homes.

    Posted by peggyspetplace | October 23, 2012, 9:28 AM
  10. Thanks for the info Rumpy. Really glad you suggested shelters the US to enter – those guys have helped with causes here like the Mt Airy Lego library contest – would like to return the favor and support some of them in return. Thanks again

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | October 23, 2012, 9:31 AM
  11. Brilliant! I’m hoping over there right now to nominate a shelter here in South Africa. Thanks!

    Posted by Long Life Cats and Dogs | October 23, 2012, 10:36 AM
  12. Rumpy, this wonderful. Thank you so much. I have nominated 2 shelters in Australia I support – Cat Protection Society of NSW in Newtown, and Monika’s Doggie Rescue at Ingleside (both suburbs of Sydney) as they both go to the most extraordinary efforts to care for cats & dogs 🙂

    Posted by EllaDee | October 23, 2012, 6:23 PM
  13. What a great cause! We will definitely be donating some cat treats this year!

    Posted by Ellie and Edmond © | October 24, 2012, 8:24 AM
  14. Great blog. Keep up the good works. PS Daisy the Jack Russell Terrier missed you at the races in Williston, Fl. Great Time.

    Posted by Beauthecephus | November 5, 2012, 3:02 PM
  15. I have been sitting here thinking of something to say
    so I will just say what a wonderful service you are doing…
    Thank you….
    Take care…
    You Matter….
    )0(
    ladyblue

    Posted by LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words | November 18, 2012, 7:27 PM

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