Pedigree is known for their support of rescue and shelter organizations and pets. The debacle from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show would be one the of the more recent exhibits of this. When asked to basically down play shelter support in their commercials they stood their ground and ended up severing ties with sponsorship of the event. I say, good for them for staying true to the company's roots.
From Pedigree's Write a Post, Help a Dog campaign, now in it's third year, they have donated 6.5 TONS of food to help feed shelter dogs from 650 blog posts! You can be a part of this campaign! To participate all you have to do is write a blog post by midnight ET on Saturday, June 30th. Yes that's today. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, eh? But, it doesn't take long to participate and you could just share this photo with a thanks to Pedigree. Oh and tweet it with #DogsRule too!
Cosmo from To Dog With Love and his typist, Diane Silver, a Pedigree sponsored blogger at this year's BlogPaws conference, wrote a great summary of Pedigree's campaign and have more pictures for your use. It's your post and your words, but I find a little guidance in the message always helps.
What do I think the message is that Pedigree is sharing with their Write a Post, Help a Dog campaign?
First, it's to acknowledge some facts: More than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescues every year. Nearly half of those 4 million never find their forever home. Never? Yup, never. This is a hard, sad fact that segways me to the second thing Pedigree's campaign is about: Feeding those dogs. Not only by donating the food each blog post generates, but by providing grants to 501c3 shelters and rescue groups. And last, Pedigree encourages adoption and "is doing everything possible to raise awareness of the plight of homeless dogs..."
Onyx is a rescue from our local Humane Society. You can read more about him here. Twiggy is not technically a rescue, but getting a Greyhound as a puppy is nearly impossible. Most of them go straight to the track and whether they end up racing or not, they live the track life for at least first the 18 months of their lives. The other small portion of Greyhounds are bred for show, and there are not that many of those. When I had Twiggy as a puppy she was a tourist attraction. No one had ever seen a Greyhound puppy before - even our Vet! So, with Twiggy, I like to say I rescued her from living the life that most Greyhounds never get a choice about. Pets are family. They each deserve a loving home. Period.
Now, go write that post and enter the blog hop!