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Be The Change for Pets

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Welcome to the BlogPaws focus on Be the Change for Pets

At BlogPaws, we believe all animals can be pets, of a sort, and all animals deserve to be treated with love and respect.

Our mission for Be the Change for Pets remains:

  • Where will Be the Change for Pets lead us?
  • What can we accomplish together?
  • What can you do to help make a difference?

BlogPaws Co Founders Be the Change for PetsWhen BlogPaws was born, in those fall days of 2009, Tom Collins, Yvonne DiVita and Caroline Golon knew they wanted to make a difference to pets everywhere. The goal wasn’t merely to bring pet bloggers and brands together, although that was a big part of it all.

The ultimate goal was to make a difference in the world of pets, everywhere.

Be the Change for Pets was born out of a desire to show the world the value of the human-animal bond. To that end, over the years, BlogPaws has contributed money, goods, and services to more than a dozen different shelters/rescues. The idea isn’t to talk about us and what we’ve done, but to support our community and share what they’ve done. That includes supporting and sharing when a pet brand steps up.

You’ll see more of that in the coming months – sharing some of the events and stories we’re told. We curate from the community and we work with the caring people of many different brands, all to make sure our Be the Change for Pets efforts are recognized and shared, everywhere they can be!

Be the Change Blog for Pets

  • Can Shelter Dogs And Cats Be Movie Stars?

    PI Woof

    “What happens when you train shelter dogs like movie dogs?” asks award-winning dog filmmaker and author Larry Kay of Positively Woof, whose new action-comedy short film P.I. Woof stars shelter dogs from Pet Orphans of Southern California. “The biggest reason shelter dogs don’t get adopted is lack… read more

  • Pet Brands That Give Back:
    A Roundup from Global Pet Expo

    Pet Brands That Give Back

    One of the best aspects of our industry is the passion for pets. Many pet brands are committed to giving back in some way, and Global Pet Expo saw the launch of numerous philanthropic initiatives. We were lucky enough to be included in the press conferences… read more

  • BlogPaws and Only Natural Pet Donate $3000 to Longmont Humane!

    Longmont Humane Society

    Exciting news! During the Christmas holidays, you remember them, right? They weren’t THAT long ago. Anyway, during December, our friends at Only Natural Pet partnered with our Be the Change channel to raise funds for a shelter of our choice. The Imagine 5 program invited folks to… read more

  • How to Survive the Holidays

    Bentley & Pierre Merry Christmas wishes

    Guest post by M.K. Clinton The holidays are here and there is no avoiding them any longer. It doesn’t matter whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza this time of year can be very stressful. That’s really a shame because it truly can be the most… read more

  • 6 Ways to Help Shelter Animals this Holiday Season

    Phoebe and cupcakes shelter donation

    Guest post by Angie Bailey Although a “giving state of mind” is ideal throughout the year, the holiday season is a time when many of us decide to up the ante and open our hearts a little wider than we do the rest of the year.… read more

  • Unexpected Gifts In The Pet World

    Amy Shojai cats karma and seren

    Guest post by Amy Shojai  Many years ago, more than I care to admit, I became an accidental pet writer. I grew up rescuing orphan bunnies and baby birds fallen from nests, turning turtles and snakes into pets, and luring squirrels and raccoons to eat from… read more