7 Ways to Celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month (with or without adopting!)

By Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chilly, our adopted dog. He's our pumpkin! The month of October is commonly known for pumpkins, fall leaves, trick-or-treaters and black cats (sorry dogs!). However October is also becoming known as a favorite time for ever-hopeful shelter dogs in need of good homes. October is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. Your local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality—all waiting for a loving home. Or, if you are looking for a particular breed that isn’t available at a shelter, go online to find a breed-specific rescue group in need of adopters like you. Check out some great tips for the first 30 days of dog adoption as well as other helpful articles about pet adoption and even available shelter dogs across the country on Petfinder.com and www.aspca.org/ASDM. But how can the dog lover who isn't in a position to adopt a shelter dog help out this October? Here are seven easy ways you can support the cause: 1. Spread the Word.Spread the adoption message to all of your friends and followers online! Post ...

I’m Dancing to Help Pet Charities

By Saturday, September 1, 2012

Tampa Bay's Dancing for Charity 2012 I believe strongly that animals and people together offer one another enumerable benefits. They make us laugh, reduce stress, promote physical activity, and they promote well being and self worth. I'll be supporting the "pets + people = perfection" notion this fall by participating in Dancing for Charity, for Julie Weintraub's Hands Across the Bay, supporting Bay area charities. Two of the five beneficiaries of this year's event are Saddle Up Riding Club whose vision is to provide the highest quality therapeutic horseback riding and related activities to all those who can benefit. The Suncoast Animal League, takes in abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted animals. They provide medical treatment, shelter,  socialization and plenty of love to the animals while they wait for their forever home.You can learn about all benefiting charities here. Unfortunately, you can't help me be a better dancer, that's the job of my fabulous partner, Alberto Tabares at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in St. Petersburg.  Alberto has his work cut out for him, teaching me ...

Dig This–Creative Grassroots Movement for Pet Adoption

By Saturday, September 3, 2011

If there were an award for most creative grass roots effort to encourage people to adopt a pet, the Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 for Pet Adoption would win a golden bone! Megan Blake, actress and passionate pet adoption advocate created the unique tour along with her adopted dog Super Smiley. The flash mob includes a choreographed dance (anyone can perform) and tail wagging theme chant. Their mission is to celebrate pet adoption and education around shelter animals with a rockin’ campaign that energizes people to get up and take action!   Watch it! Join theSuper Smiley Flash Mob 4 Pet Adoption and dance for the dogs this fall. They’ll be visiting Phoenix, AZ Sept. 10-11 at the Wonder Pet Expo; Jacksonville, FL Sept. 24 at Strut Your Mutt; New York City Oct 28th at Pups on the Runway; and Pomona, CA Nov 5th at Pet Expo USA.