Just a few years ago my life was so different. I had been married a while and had children, but we have never had a pet. Things in my home were about to change when we searched all over rescue shelters seeking out the little pet that would fill our hearts and our home.
Each time we left a shelter, the strings of my heart were tugged so hard, wanting to make a difference with each and every animal we came into contact with because none of them had a family. Fast forward 4 years and the little princess in our home seems to rule the roost. The little 4 legged furry friend that once had nothing more than a little square containment unit, runs a home on every level.
Now to even further what we can do to help other animals across North America, it’s time to lavishly live life out loud and learn how to support animal welfare across North America by doing nothig more than shopping for your pet’s food!
Who Is Making Food Donations To Animal Welfare Organizations?
When I learned that one of our favorite brands was offering up their largest philanthropic effort ever, I just had to jump in and share it with everyone, so you can make a difference in other pet’s lives even if you don’t take them home.
This post is sponsored by PetSmart® and the BlogPaws™ Pet Influencer Network™. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.
Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™
If money were no object, I would provide a meal for every one of the pets in the shelters we visited, because each and every one of them is special and just have not met their family yet. When you look into their little eyes, when they sniff you, when you pet them, when the acknowledge you back, suddenly a piece of you is taken.
I wrestled with every visit, wondering if we would ever find ‘our’ cat, and I worried we missed out each time I left a shelter, but just had to find the cat that was right for us. Thankfully, we found Bella and while the rest is history there are many of you still seeking your pet, and I will tell you the shelters will soften your heart, firm up your belief in doing good, and provide you a feeling of inspiration that truly no words can describe.
Our first stop after we got Bella was to PetSmart® and we shop there all the time, as we love the store, and the products we can find for her there, but wait there’s more!
There has to be more, and there is more to saving a pet, and any pet owner will tell you, they think about all the other little pets out there that are NOT as fortunate as theirs, but we can only house so many. Which makes me happy to share this philanthropic effort with you.
PetSmart Makes A Difference
Read the PetSmart press release here–>> PetSmart
PetSmart announced today the launch of its new “Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™” program, where for every bag of dog or cat food purchased online and at all its 1,500-plus stores across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, the leading pet specialty retailer will donate a meal to a pet in need. The program runs March 1-Dec. 31, 2017, and PetSmart expects to donate more than 60 million meals.
The program is not just for pets in shelters, but those pets where families who are served by food banks and pantries are in need of food for pets. Food banks do not usually offer pet food. What an outstanding program for all pets, and all you have to do is buy your food at PetSmart and that starts the ball rolling!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.