Great Stamps for Pet Lovers

Love pets? Still have a use for stamps? (They're not as essential as they once were, are they? ) Check out these beauties, designed to...



Love pets? Still have a use for stamps? (They’re not as essential as they once were, are they? ) Check out these beauties, designed to increase awareness of adopting shelter pets.

According to, all the cats and dogs on the stamps had once been homeless, but nine radiate the health and happiness of having been adopted into loving homes. The site said that one had not been at the time of the photo shoot. It gave no further details.

That will never do! I could not bring Dogsters news of stamps and say nine of the 10 animals have homes and one was hoping for a home, and leave it at that. Dogsters do not just read things at face value, go “uh-huh,” and move on to the next order of business. I knew inquiring Dogsters (like me!) would want to know the inside scoop. So I’ve contacted Sally Andersen-Bruce, the photographer, who had also done a stamp to promote spaying/neutering a few years ago.

As I await her answer, I’m curious: Which cat or dog do you think had not yet found a home? Why? I’ll update the post as soon as I hear back from the photographer.

Update: Sally responded so quickly that only one Dogster had a chance to guess which animal was not yet adopted when she did the photo shoot. Apollo was right in his prediction: “It’s prolly a cat.”

Here’s what Sally wrote. She was kind enough to include not just the answer to my question, but some other great tidbits:

Bianca (calico cat) was in the seniors to seniors program. She was the last to be adopted. She was adopted by an over 60 person. She has passed away. All the other animals are doing well.

The Aussie is a therapy dog and works at the nursing home as well as an agility and dock diving competitor.

Boston Terrier visits schools to raise awareness about shelter pets.

The others are all wonderful pets who have very different fun families.

(I’m presently finishing up two books-Shelter Dogs and Shelter Cats.)

Wow, books and matching stamps! That’s pretty unique! We wish you great success with these, Nancy.

The stamps’ first date of issue is April 30. Get ready to stock up so you can send the adoption message year round.

(Thanks to my wonderful editor, Janine Kahn, for this fun find. I knew she could sniff out a good story, but I had no idea she has philatelist leanings.)

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