It doesn’t get much easier to give back to dogs this time of year, as there are many wonderful programs. Let’s paw through three of them.
The Morris Animal Foundation
Its two-month holiday campaign takes place from November 1 to December 31, 2022. It funds critical canine health studies, including improving treatment for a deadly blood disorder, investigating a novel antimicrobial strategy for urinary tract infections, the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study and more. Give directly or order holiday cards (example above), with proceeds supporting the Foundation’s programs. More at morrisanimalfoundation.org.
The Grey Muzzle Organization
Winners of the 2022 Summer Smile Campaign that benefitted senior dogs with dental problems are on full display in Grey Muzzle’s 2023 Calendar. (See previous winner Stella, Miss June 2021 above.) The calendar (around $18 and available to order in October) makes a great holiday gift plus benefits senior dogs. See greymuzzle.org.
Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays
The annual three-month adoption campaign’s goal is simple: Place orphaned pets into happy, loving homes, while educating people about the importance of choosing pet adoption over supporting puppy mills and backyard breeders. As the holidays are one of the biggest pet adoption times of the year, Home 4 the Holidays focuses on encouraging and promoting responsible adoptions rather than getting a pet on impulse. Over 4,000 pet adoption agencies, facilities and rescue groups take part, making it the largest pet adoption campaign on record. Since 1999, the campaign has saved over 16 million pets. If you are not able to adopt this year, no worries! You can volunteer — just check the list of participating organizations in your area online at locations.home4theholidays.org. This year’s campaign starts October 1, 2022 and runs through December 31, 2022. Find more information at home4theholidays.org.