Every January, 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ celebrates Change a Pet’s Life Day by helping three adoptable pets receive the medical care they need through the Change a Pet’s Life Contest. The first-place winner in this year’s contest is a pug puppy, named Simpson. Simpson was hit by a car at the end of December and suffered a broken pelvis, road rash and a large open wound on his right hind leg, exposing […]
Change a Pet’s Life Day was established to encourage pet adoption and draw attention to the many homeless pets in the U.S. In honor of the day, we founded a grant contest in 2015 to provide medical care grants to adoptable pets across the country. Over the past two years, the Change a Pet’s Life Contest has granted funds to help a former puppy mill breeder, Regina, regain her health […]
Shelters and rescues across the U.S. are called upon every day to take in homeless pets, some of whom need extensive medical care before they can be adopted out into homes. This medical care can come at a steep price for rescue groups with already tight budgets, preventing them from caring for additional pets. Two years ago, we started the Change a Pet’s Life Contest to help rescue groups and […]
The first full week of November each year is National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, a week held to encourage people to become better acquainted with their local shelters and learn how they can help. While this week ended Saturday, voting in our third annual National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest is still going on, and we need your help to select a winner!
Your pets are members of your family so of course you want to celebrate their birthdays. Many adopted pets have unknown birth dates though, leaving pet parents guessing or picking random days to celebrate. That’s why DOGust the First was introduced in 2008 to serve as the universal shelter dog (or shelter pet) birthday. Since then, DOGust has been a day to recognize and celebrate shelter pets everywhere! This year, […]
This is a guest post from Amber Kingsley. Amber Kingsley is a freelance journalist and member of a pet enthusiast/animal lover group in her city of Santa Monica who has donated countless hours supporting her local shelter within operations and outreach. She has spent most of her research writing about animals in the areas of food, health and training. A swimming pool is a great place to beat the summer heat, […]