Why We Don’t Raise Money from You

We receive many emails from readers asking how they can donate to us. Our response is this: Please don’t give to us, but support your local shelter instead with supplies, money, or volunteer time. You can use our shelter locator … Continue reading

Put Your Best Paw Forward — It’s National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Although your pet may wish you’d never heard about it, we feel it’s our responsibility to let you know that today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Animal behaviorist and founder of National Dress Up Your Pet Day Colleen Paige notes … Continue reading

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Help Pets

It’s that time of year again. You could make an ambitious pledge to hit the gym five times a week or learn a new language, but you might end up biting off more than you can chew. If you’re looking for … Continue reading

Help Homeless Pets Have a Happy Holiday

The Humane Society for Shelter Pets Encourages Americans to Give Locally to Help Pets in Need Today the Humane Society for Shelter Pets (HSSP) is encouraging potential donors to make this holiday season magical for pets by supporting their local … Continue reading

Christmastime: To Adopt or Not?

Some, but not all, shelters and rescues put a hold on adoptions until after the holidays. Why? Because some folks buy a live gift for another person who may not be ready for the responsibility. But parents or partners who do want to have a pet … Continue reading

HSSP Announces Winners of Shelter Sweethearts Photo Contest

Humane Society for Shelter Pets Announces Winners of Shelter Sweethearts Photo Contest, to Give $10,000 to Local Pet Groups USA Today Ad Encourages Americans to Say “Thank You” to Pet Shelter Workers Washington, DC – The Humane Society for Shelter … Continue reading

And the Winners Are…

We want to send out a huge “thank you” to everyone who participated in our Shelter Sweethearts Photo Contest! We’ve chosen 6 winners and are preparing to give $10,000 to shelters and rescues. Whether you submitted a photo or simply voted, we greatly … Continue reading

Show Your Support During Shelter Appreciation Week

The first full week of November is National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week. Most animal rescuers are the quiet sort, working behind the scenes to make conditions better for homeless animals. Even if you have been known to say, … Continue reading

Disaster Preparation For Pets

Hurricane Sandy is a reminder of just how important it is to heed the old Boy Scout motto: be prepared. We all think that it will never happen to us, but the truth of the matter is that natural and … Continue reading

Hurricanes: How Can You Help?

Depending on the facilities a shelter uses, natural disasters such as hurricanes can be a logistical nightmare. If your local group will shelter in place for the duration of the event, they will need drinkable water and possibly some help … Continue reading