Be The Change for Pets


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

  • How I Became Me and How YOU Can Be Like Me

    Walking the dogs is part of being me

    Post by BlogPaws CoFounder, Yvonne DiVita Is that the height of hubris? I’m saying, “How I Became Me and How YOU Can Become Like Me,” as if… well, as if I was someone. Someone you’d like to be like. Here’s the truth. It’s not hubris if… read more

  • ‘Strays’ : A Unique Pet Musical

    cat adoption musical

    Guest post by Amy Shojai October is filled with national “days” promoting adoption, education, and appreciation. It’s National Adopt A Dog Month, for example, and October 24 is National Pit Bull Appreciation Day. Many of us write about pets for a living, and use our blogs,… read more

  • Preparing For Weather Emergencies

    In light of the recent flooding and storms down south, we felt it necessary to share this information from petMD on how to prepare your pet for a weather, or any other, emergency. You should have a “go kit” for both your human family and your… read more

  • It’s National Pet Wellness Month

    Guest post by M.K. Clinton  October is National Pet Wellness month. It is a perfect time to make sure that your dog or cat has been to see their veterinarian this year. We see our vet a number of times throughout the year, but this month… read more

  • Celebrate Reptiles On Reptile Awareness Day (Oct. 21)

    Post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess Holidays. Holidays. Holidays. If you’re a pet parent you will likely notice there are pet holidays galore! During our research and as part of the BlogPaws Editorial Calendar (see how I worked that into another post!?) we knew that October… read more

  • Blog to Book: Writing a Nonfiction Book Proposal

    nonfiction book proposal

    Guest post by Angie Bailey Welcome to the third installment of the four-part blog-to-book series! We’ve already covered the importance of building a platform and networking with other professionals, and now it’s time to go to town on your proposal that will hopefully hit the desk… read more