Activity: Here are three ways you can help dogs at your local shelter:
1. Go to the dogs
Besides walking and playing with the shelter dogs you could also help teach them to sit, stay, walk calmly on a leash or shake paws and they will be infinitely more adoptable.
2. Get the word (and pictures) out
Take photos and write descriptions of the animals with staff assistance and keep the shelters’ online, newspaper and other postings current. Publicly showcasing the animals that are at the shelter dramatically increases adoptions.
3. Donate food and other items
When you're buying food for your pet, why not pick up some food for the shelter animals? Shelters also need other items like blankets and sheets. Call your local shelter to ask what is on their wish list.