With all of the sadness in the world, it can be difficult to choose just one cause to get passionate about. At the same time, it is easy to think that your act of kindness will hardly make a difference, and wonder why you should even bother. However, Modern Dog Magazine reports that one look at your own dog might make you change your mind about this.
Along with the many other things dogs do for us, they help to “ground us and guide our way,” in terms of these moral decisions, the news source reports. If you are passionate about your own animals, maybe the best cause for you to make a difference in is by working to improve the lives of other canines.
What’s even better about this act of kindness is that there are a multitude of ways to help out. The news source reports that many dog lovers may be able to take a dog into their own home, either through adoption, fostering for an animal shelter, or raising puppies that will one day serve as assistance or therapy dogs for people in need. Another way you can help out is by volunteering at your local shelter, walking dogs or helping care for them in other ways.
Many shelters also are always in need of pet supplies and pet food. While you’re out buying your number one pooch a new Wing-A-Ball and Greenies for dogs, why not pick up some extra bags of Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food or Candidae Dog Food: All Life Stage Formula that you can donate to the dogs at the local shelter. There are hundreds of cats in local shelters, too, so they will appreciate donations of cat food like Halo Spot’s Stew Canned Cat Food or Artemis Fresh Mix Adult Cat Dry Food. Throw in some toys like Molly, TV Star with catnip for the felines and a few Hanukkah Max, TV Star toys for the canines.
You and your dog can also volunteer together at this time of year for a special bonding that will also be fun for your pooch. If you have a calm, friendly dog, see if you can bring it into local nursing homes or hospitals to visit those who could use some holiday cheer.