Monday, October 17, 2016

October Adopt a Doggie Month

We wanted to send out the news again that this is an important month!

The ASPCA and the American Humane Association have titled the month of October "Adopt a Shelter Dog" month! The goal is to get as many great dogs as possible into the loving homes that they deserve.

This is near and dear to our hearts here at the Lilypad -- our Padsworth's Project page is dedicated to encouraging sewists and quilters to make cage and kennel pads for cats and dogs in shelters. If they can get snuggly and get some good sleeps, they will be much more engaging when prospective pet-parents come to call!

It might sound obvious to anyone who has added a shelter dog or cat to their family before, or who has rescued a stray pet, but actually adopting a pet is quite fulfilling. According to the ASPCA, poll research suggests that people who adopt a dog from a shelter are far more likely to feel good about their experience than those who purchase a pet from a pet store!

Shelters and rescues in cities across the country are stepping up their efforts to promote their pooches during the month of October.

We are ecstatic to have found our new buddies at PetFinder . . . they have a list of things that everyone can do to help out -- even if you can't take a new furry furriend home this month. Click on this link to see the list of ways you can help!

The wonderful folks at Island Batiks are joining in, too. Click on this link to jump to their page and learn more about how to help, and about the fabric collections and more that some special companies will offer, with a portion of the proceeds to go to the PetFinder folks!

This link will take you to The Quilt Pattern Magazine (totally online patterns, yummy!) and you can sign up to help, or just to get updates.

Join the fun! And help a furry friend find a new home!



  1. Great post and a great time to adopt a pet. So many loving pets need forever homes and this is a perfect time to get them settled in before the holidays.



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