Make a Difference in the Life of an Animal in Need

We are big animal lovers in our family, with Baby possibly being the biggest animal lover of all. Although we don’t have dogs, our cat Kaia (who I adopted from a shelter 11 years ago) is Baby’s very best friend, and in honor of their very special friendship and friendships with animals everywhere, I’m writing this post to help a dog and make a difference in another animal’s life. I was inspired to write this post by one of my favorite bloggers, Bibi at Daily Organized Chaos.

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Baby gives his best friend Kaia many very tight hugs each day!

In honor of BlogPaws, the conference for Pet Bloggers, Pet Brands, and Pet Health Care Professionals, Pedigree has decided to launch Write a Post – Help a Dog campaign.

Last year in September 2010, 391 bloggers wrote about the program and with each post, Pedigree donated 20 pounds of its Healthy Longevity dog food to shelter animals.

7,820 pounds of dog food was donated to two shelters known across the country for their dedication to the care and re-homing of senior dogs: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco and Castaway Critters in Harrisburg, Pa.

Please help spread the word about Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011 and once again Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of food for each blogger’s post. Here’s all you need to include in your post:

The Write a Post, Help a Dog program is aimed at raising awareness and food for the more than four million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year.

For each blog post mentioning the Pedigree Foundation from now until midnight ET on September 3, Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of its new dry Pedigree recipe food for dogs — its best recipe ever — to a shelter, because every dog deserves leading nutrition.

The Pedigree Foundation — a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization is committed to helping dogs by providing grants to shelters and rescues and encouraging dog adoption. This year the Foundation has already raised more than $376,570 against its goal of $1.5 million to carry out its work to fund grants that not only help shelters operate, but to further shelter innovations.

The Pedigree Foundation depends on charitable contributions from individuals to carry out its mission to help dogs find loving homes. In addition to writing a blog post, here’s how you can help:

Donate online at

Apply for a shelter grant from the Pedigree Foundation by completing a form at

Purchase Dogs Rule Gear at where the proceeds go to the Pedigree Foundation to help loving dogs find a home. SPECIAL OFFER: Get 10 percent off Dogs Rule Gear by using the promo code BlogPaws10 from August 22 – September 30.

pedigree dog food

If you do decide to write a blog post about this and help to make a difference in an animal in need’s life, please link your post up here!

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