August 26, 2016

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Hallmark: Best Friends Animal Society! #NationalDogDay #LoveHallmark #AD #Giveaway

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on saving the lives of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. Best Friends believes in taking a positive and collaborative approach to saving lives. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 4 million. And they will not be done until that number is zero.


Hallmark has teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society to help homeless pets find loving homes. Through this partnership, Hallmark will donate $100,000 to get 2,000 pets out of shelters and into forever homes.

These plush were created in celebration of Hallmark Gold Crown’s partnership with Best Friends Animal Society to help homeless pets find loving homes.

Available online and in stores on September 1, these furry friends are sure to help make your home a happy one! Welcome home:

o   Brown and Black Service Dog Stuffed Animal: Known for his strength, intelligence and trainability, this service dog is the preferred breed for police and military functions, as well as family protector.
o   Devoted Golden Dog Stuffed Animal: As a trainable, gentle dog, this adorable golden pup also gets major points for being friendly, playful, loyal and cute!
o   Wrinkly Toy Dog Stuffed Animal: With an adorably wrinkled mug, muscled body and curly tail, this captivating puppy is ready to become man's best stuffed friend.
o   Long-haired Terrier Stuffed Animal: Light as a feather, this long-haired pup can fit easily in your bag or crook of your arm, making it the perfect grab-and-go companion.
o   Let’s Get A Pet! Storybook: Meet some sweet four-legged friends who are waiting for the most special gift ever—a new home! This storybook takes a playful tour through the most popular dog and cat breeds and includes a space at the end for readers to record which pet they chose and what name they’d like to give their new four-legged friend.
 


We are huge advocates of adopting shelter pets. All of ours have come from local dog shelters or pounds.   We even donate food and treats to our local shelters!

Pets are very much part of your lives, they are the ones who curl up against you when you are sick, stare at you with sad eyes when you cry, show unconditional love, get excited to see you whenever you walk through the door. As they start to age, you see the gray in their muzzle, the gray around their eyes, a little less pep in their step, but still full of love for you.

Our girl at the pound before we adopted her!
After the passing of one of our older dogs our other pooch seemed lonely and depressed.  I went to the Dog Warden one day on my lunch break and walked the rooms of all the dogs.  It is honestly heartbreaking how many dogs are abandoned, given up, lost, etc. that show up at shelters.   As I walked the rooms, I was drawn back to one girl.  Those warm brown eyes just wanted someone to love her.   She came in with her brother malnourished and scared. She  just needed someone to  love her, a good home and proper care. She was about 4 months.

It will be a year next month that Roxy came into our lives and into our hearts.   She is the protector of the kids, sleeps with our daughter every night, gives sloppy wet kisses,  army crawls across the floor, but most of all a member of our family!    Shelter pets are the best bests, you are not just saving them you are inviting them into your family.  Sometimes one needs to wonder who adopted who!

For more information about Hallmark’s support for Best Friends Animal Society, click here. To see more of Hallmark’s My Best Friends products, click here.

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