9/12/16

Save the Date!

 We know it's early, but we want to make sure you save the dates
for these fun Halloween activities!!

 As most of you know, October is "Adopt a Shelter Pet" month!!  
Last year we decided, since Dad says no more anipals quite yet, we would think about what else we could do for Shelter Pets. That's when we decided from now on Halloween would mean;

No Tricks, Just Treats for Shelters!

This year we will be holding our Second Annual Blog Hop/Fundraiser from October 28th thru October 30th(Friday through Sunday). We will be donating $1 for everyone who links up to the hop with your Halloween post letting us know how you have helped (or plan on helping) a shelter near you! That's right, just show us how you are enjoying Halloween and how you helped (or are going to help) a shelter near you and link up to the hop.



Here are some ideas for helping:
  First of all,  if you are looking for a new pet, consider adopting a Shelter  or Rescue Organization Pet!!

1. It is starting to get cold outside, gather up and donate any old blankies, towels and sheets to your local shelter.

2. Next time your Mama is buying you foodables, ask her to pick up an extra bag (or a few extra cans) to donate to your local shelter.

3. Do you have a toy maybe you didn't like, but some other doggy might,  put it in a pile to donate to a shelter.

4. Many shelters have "wish lists" on their websites. Check and see if your shelter has one and see if there is anything you or your peeps might have around the house you can donate.

5. Do you know about Amazon Smile? Every time you make an eligible purchase from Amazon Smile a portion of the proceeds goes to the charity of your choice. Click HERE to learn more!

 6. One of the ways we are helping is by donating $1 for every link to the Treats for Shelters Blog Hop along with 50 cents for every comment here at Dory's Backyard from October 28th through October 30th to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (where we adopted Arty and Jakey). 



 BUT WAIT...
that's not all!!!!



 
 I, Arty, along with Dory and Jakey, are hosting a
Blogville Halloween Pawty!!!
There will be "Bobbing for Cookies", A Blogville Hayride, and even a spooky Halloween Corn Maze!!!
Send your pictures to our Assistant (aka Mama) by October 24th!
They can be of you dressed up for real...or with Pizap
OR
You can take your chances by sending a picture and letting us dress you up!!

 
 
Feel free to take a badge and help spread the word!!
Stay tune for more information on these cool events
as we get closer!!!

23 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh you guys sure know how to 'do' Halloween!!! Looking forward to it... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Mark Muller said...

what a wonderful idea!!! thanks to you for celebrating a howl-o-ween what helps friends in need :o) we often buy a bag more and place it in the basket for the shelter and we never leave the store without putting some coins in the shelter bank :o)

Julie said...

How EXCITING!!!!
And what a wonderful way to help shelter furfriends
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

It is going to be so much fun for such a wonderful cause. What is it with Dad's saying no more pets?

Emma said...

What a wonderful idea to help shelters. We donate food a few times a year. Shelters are always so appreciative.

Madi and Mom said...

Happy fun filled fall to you all!! Woohoo ummmm I don't think my head is big enough to wear that horn hat. MOL Hugs madi your bfff

Sandra said...

October fun is on the way, sounds like a fantastic idea. I like the thought about checking the websites and will see what ours have posted. I must say orange and black is a great color for both of you.

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh, I cannot wait for October! It is a month filled with fun! Thanks for the reminders for my calendar.

Millie and Walter said...

This all sounds like lots of fun. We will try hard to make sure we get in on the fun.

Christmas said...

Lots of excitement going around! I'll be sure to pawticipate!

Sketching with Dogs said...

What a lovely thing to do for the shelter animals! We donated some dog food to ours the other day.
The Halloween party sounds like a lot of creepy fun!
Elliot and Cricket x

Tails Around the Ranch said...

You guys clearly have the whole Halloween decorations thing down! We will do our part helping shelters as it's a topic near and dear to our heart.

C.L.W.STEP said...

That sounds great! Count me in!

Casey said...

OMD, how exciting! We can't wait to join the pawty. I'm still deciding on the pawfect costume.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Gosh this sounds like loads of fun!!! last year we took some supplies to the Subaru Dealer to fill the Subaru for the local shelter. Wonder if they will do it again
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

MilitaryPugWife said...

So excited for Halloween month!

Marg said...

Wow, October is going to be such a good month with so many fun things going on. We will get some pictures to the assistant. Our assistant is just not good and doing that stuff. You all look just terrific in all your Halloween garb.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Good ideas guys. We give foods
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We know for sure we will be supporting our local shelters and we hope we can join in the Halloween fun too.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Kinley Westie said...

A Howloween pawty?? Oh boy!

M. K. Clinton said...

Sounds like a great time!

Molly and Mackie said...

These are great ideas to help the shelters! Mom has been doing the Amazon Smile thingy for quite awhile.

The Army of Four said...

Oh, what fun! We are in the process of replacing towels, so I know Mom will donate the older ones to our shelter!
Cammie!