Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Adopting for the Holidays

Iams has started a campaign called "Home 4 the Holidays" (check the image on the left) in which they'd like to encourage those who are considering getting a pet around the Holiday season to choose one from a shelter rather than a pet store. Between Oct. 1, 2008 and Jan. 5, 2009, their goal is to find forever homes for 1 million pets across the U.S. Since this program began in 1999, Iams Home for the Holidays has helped place more than 2 million pets into happy homes.

Here's a video of their spokes-celeb Felicity Huffman and her beautiful adopted dog, Tucker.

If that link doesn't work, you can watch the video here:

Here's a link to the original shelter that inspired the whole campaign:
And here's a link that will let you know how to find participating shelters and pet rescue organizations near you near you!:

You can also go to this link and order a FREE DVD with fun games, quick tips, and more from Animal Planet.

You can also check out media coverage for InStyle Magazine, People Magazine, and AP Photos.

PERSONAL GOAL: And here's our personal goal: We're going to try to get Gramma to adopt one of these aminals for the holiday season! She's looking for a young-ish female poodle mix (because that's like her last dog who she was so attached to), so we're keeping our eyes peeled. And it doesn't even have to be a poodle mix, just a small, kinda floofy dog.


PB 'n J said...

This is a furry worthy cause! We hope your Grandma fins the perfect companion.

Daisy said...

I hope they will meet their goal! And I hope your gramma finds the perfect companion at the shelter. I'll bet she will!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

What a wonderful idea.

My Mum found me at the SPCA shelter and she says that is the only place she would ever find a pet.

I hope your Grandma finds her little floofy dog.

Tesla said...

Kilroy, i has question. am I holiday kitteh?


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Aha! Last night your blog wouldn't let us post a comment. We have, however, forgotten what we were going to say. :)

Karen Jo said...

This is a great idea. I hope that the goal is met. I also hope that your Grandma finds the perfect small floofy dog.

The Furry Bambinos said...

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goldenshade said...

That is great!!!! We hope your Gramma finds a new furry friend!

Anita said...
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Anita said...

Do you know the truth about IAMS and its animal experimentation?