Talk about silver linings! We are BEYOND excited to share the results of our first Virtual Homes for Dogs Month! Under normal circumstances, our agents have an in-person volunteer event and several donation drop-offs at local shelters. Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed when Covid forced us to cancel our in-person events but we rose to the challenge and adapted our Homes for Dogs Weekend into a whole MONTH of virtual dog adoption promotion! Since we weren’t limited by time or distance, we were able to partner with even more local shelters than normal, raise awareness about their community support programs, and promote more adoptable dogs on social media.
The final tallies are in and we are SO proud to say that 282 dogs were adopted during our Virtual Homes for Dogs Month! This blows our previous Homes for Dogs event records out of the water! We are so happy for all of the dogs and families that have found their new BFFs during this challenging time!
Now that Homes for Dogs Month is over, we wanted to highlight ways that the community can continue to support our local shelters! Even if you can’t adopt right now, there are so many ways that we can give back to improve the lives of animals! Click on your local shelter’s link to see how you can sign up to volunteer, donate money or supplies, or share adoptable animals!
Here’s How You Can Help!
Fredericksburg SPCA: You can donate directly via their website, drop off anything on this list at the shelter, or buy something off their Amazon wishlist which will be shipped straight to the shelter!
Current Needs: “Right now we are DESPERATELY in need of foster homes for adult animals – especially going into holiday season! It’s so easy to sign up and we supply the food, medical and other supplies you may need – we just need people to open their hearts and homes temporarily to them for a place to crash! There’s no minimum or maximum time anyone can foster – we are very flexible! Sign up at www.Fredspca.org/adopt” -Siobhan Young, SPCA of Fredericksburg’s Marketing & Communications Manager
Stafford County Animal Shelter
Stafford County Animal Shelter: You can drop off or mail monetary donations to the shelter building or buy something off their Amazon wishlist!
Current Needs: “We’ve run out of our favorite way of giving medication to our animals in need! Pill pouches are a safe and delicious way of giving pills to the dogs that require it. It’s also less stressful for the animal especially when they already don’t feel well. You can find these special treats at your local Petsmart, Petco, Walmart, or Amazon! We thank you kindly in advance ” They’re also in need of cat litter!
Prince William County Animal Shelter
Prince William County Animal Shelter: You can drop off anything on this list at the shelter but they’d also appreciate donations of gift cards to pet supply stores!
Current Needs: The Amazon Wishlist is kept updated with the shelter’s current needs!
Spotsylvania Animal Shelter
Spotsylvania Animal Shelter: You’re always welcome to drop off supplies donations at the shelter and spread the word about adoptable animals!
Current Needs: They’re running low on cat food right now and in-person donations are always appreciated!
Orange County Animal Shelter
Orange County Animal Shelter: You can donate to the Orange County Humane Society or drop off pet food and supplies at the shelter building!
Squishy Face Crew
Squishy Face Crew: They have an Amazon wishlist or you can donate directly via their website!
Current Needs: “Did you know that blankets and towels are among the most needed items in animal rescue (after puppy and kitten food, which we are also in desperate need of)??? We often have to throw away blankets and towels after they have been used with animals being treated for highly contagious illnesses. If you are able to pick up a couple (or more!) of these, and maybe a bag or couple of cans of puppy/kitten food, and drop them off at 9904 Shadow Ridge Ct, we would be so grateful!”