Let’s face it: you already have enough dogs. How many now? 4 or 5? As things stand, you might not even visit any dog shelter in the next two years. And why would you?
At times, you even lost count of the beautiful canines in your home. And it’s okay, you love your pets – often, to the ire of your partner.
In essence, even though you love dogs, you won’t be adopting any from shelters. You won’t be saving helpless canines in distress!
Even at that, you still want to help – don’t you? You want all dogs to live in love and stay with caring mothers as yourself!
Then, this piece can guide you to help dogs at shelters or foster homes.
3 Practical Ways You Can Support A Dog Shelter
Use Your Skills To Lend A Hand
Shelters often need more hands. That’s not saying you should go and be a staff member. No! Well, unless you’re interested.
On the other hand, you could use your skills to help. What skills?
- Driving skills – you could volunteer to drop off pets at their new owners’ houses. Yes, such action might not mean much. But it helps foster homes reduce their staff’s workload. You in turn also get to exercise a bit and know new places.
- Photography – if you have a shelter near you and you have excellent photography skills, you can drop in to help with pictures. With a professional photo, the dog’s chances of adoption go up a notch. You also get to increase your portfolio.
- Content writing – perhaps you have a blog, you can put up a few posts on rescue dogs and attract adopters’ attention.
- Social media marketing – with your social media platforms, you have access to a limitless number of people. All you need to do is upload the picture of the dog and add the caption. Then see how many people react.
Donate Care Resources
So, what if you have a tight schedule? What if you hardly have time to use your skills outside work?
Well, you still have weekends. You can use that to sort used care materials and donate to a foster home.
However, ensure that you don’t send damaged materials. Only send resources that are in good condition.
That said, what can you donate? Here are some examples:
- Cleaning supplies
- Food and treats
Other than donating materials, you can earn money for a foster home. Certain apps allow you to start support campaigns; you could try those.
For example, ResQWalk allows you to earn dollars for foster pets for every walk you make.
Buy From Wishlist
If you don’t have anything to donate, you can buy for a shelter. Often, these homes have a wishlist on e-commerce websites.
In this case, what you’d do is get a link to your choice shelter’s wishlist. You visit the site and pay for what you can afford.
The best part: you don’t have to worry about delivery. The e-commerce website handles everything for you.
It would seem the wishlist is the easiest of the three supports, right?
Either one you pick, you’d help the foster home and bring smiles to the rescue dogs all the same.