Hello Yogi- Dog family,
If you're looking for a way to support and show love to all the furry friends out there, we have the perfect excuse to do so! On April 30th our Yogi-dog family has the opportunity to celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pup day! This day was created to help raise awareness about all the dogs that are stuck in the shelter system. According to the ASPCA there are approximately 6.3 million dogs and cats that enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year! These pets want nothing more than to be adopted into a loving home and it is crucial that we use our voice to help accelerate the adoptions and slow down the amount of fur babies entering shelters!
How can we celebrate National Adopt a Pet Day?
Visit a local shelter
Most shelters will allow you to stop in to visit all the pets that are currently staying there. There is nothing more exciting to a pup than seeing a new friendly face ready to greet them! Some of these pets have had difficult backgrounds and the more social interaction they get, the more likely they are to be comfortable around people which will result in a faster adoption! Warning: It will be nearly impossible not to fall in love with at least one if not all of these fur babies so get ready to have your heart strings pulled!
Donate to a Shelter
Since a lot of shelters are nonprofits/ run by volunteers, donating is an amazing way to make sure the shelter is providing all of the things these pets need! They can never have enough blankets, dog beds, toys, treats, food etc..!
Post adoptable pets on social media
There is no better way to get the word out there about adoptable pets than social media! Whether you took some pics from your visit or found pictures online, posting to your social media accounts could find these pups the perfect PAWrent! You never know who is looking for a furry friend and just one post could find a shelter pup a FURever home!
Adopt a Pet!
If you or someone you know is looking for a furry addition to their family always consider adoption first! There are so many amazing pets in shelters all over the U.S.! Helping find a FURever home for these pets is life changing to them and the bond shared between an owner and their adopted pet is irreplaceable! Visiting shelter websites, social media pages or in person will help find you the perfect fit for your family!
Yogi-Dog is excited to celebrate this holiday with you!
Post a pic of how you decide to celebrate National Adopt A Shelter Pup day and tag us along with using the hashtag #Adoptashelterpupday for a chance to be posted on our page!
If you have a comment or suggestions, email us! Dee@yogi-dog.com.
Hello Yogi- Dog family,
Did you know both humans and dogs experience a release in oxytocin levels when engaging in physical affection? According to the National Library of Medicine, positive social interaction between animals and their owners surge these hormone levels for both parties, increasing emotional state. The “love” or “cuddle” hormone that PAW-rents experience when petting their pup is the same hormone that’s amplified when engaging in connection between parent and child (which makes sense because we see our fur-babies as one of our own)! As gratifying as this is for us, our pets benefit from this as well! Every day seems like National Hug Your Dog Day for our Yogi-dog family but on April 10th we have an extra excuse to spend even more time cuddling our beloved furry friends!
National Hug Your Dog day is a unique day to not only treat our pups but to celebrate all the unconditional love that our dogs give us! These tail-waggers see no fault or flaw in us and never fail to show us how important we are to them- even on our bad days!
Dogs have the ability to perform tasks that humans aren't capable of. How PAW-some! These tasks include, but are not limited to, emotional support, service and assistant work, the ability to sniff out danger for our safety and more. Dogs also provide companionship, encourage physical activity, reduce anxiety, and so many other amazing things that we should never take for granted!
Yogi-dog is excited to celebrate this PAW-some howl-iday and we are looking forward to seeing how you decide to celebrate with your pups!
Post a pic with you and your pup cuddling, enjoying the day together or indulging in Yogi-dog's delicious flavors! Share a pup with your cup! Trust us, you’ll think it is a paw-some treat too! Use #HugYourDogDay and tag us for a chance to be featured on our page!