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

  • 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


  • A BlogPaws Icon Gains His Wings

    A BlogPaws Icon Gets His Wings

    “Hi! You don’t know me,” the email said, “but I’ve been reading your blog and I love it! I have a petblog, too! Mine is about raising funds for shelters,” and so it began, a friendship that would spawn a successful business and bring hundreds of… read more


  • A New Lady In Actor George Clooney’s Life

    George Clooney basset rescue

    If you already love actor George Clooney you will love him even more after you read that he and his wife recently adopted a new dog. The new addition to their family is a Basset Hound they rescued from San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. You can… read more


  • What You Need to Know About Feline Diabetes

    feline diabetes relaxed cat

    Guest post by JaneA Kelley November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, and with diabetes on the rise in cats and dogs, it’s important to know the facts about this disease and how to manage it. I’m going to focus on feline diabetes because it’s a topic… read more


  • 10 Ways To Make Your Holiday Safe with Pets

    How to keep pets safe during the holidays

    It’s holiday time. We’re officially into Black Friday. I like the TV commercial were a soft toy, a pink soft toy, wants to know why it’s called BLACK Friday… cause, she wants it to be pink Friday. Pink is nice, wouldn’t you agree? Pink is friendly,… read more