Shelter Tails: Shop at the shelters and for them too

Today is the day I usually beg readers to buy a few things for our homeless pets. I try to convince you brave Black Friday shoppers to think of those sad, piercing puppy eyes dreaming of playing with a little boy. Of those kitten whiskers waiting to tickle a little pigtailed girl. Of those senior, graying cats and dogs longing to sleep in front of a warm fireplace in exchange for being a faithful companion. I attempt to guilt you into making some donations to the selfless shelters and rescues in your towns that care for these lonely bundles of love.

But I’m not going to do that today. Though my wonderful editor has let me run the shelter’s wish lists more often this year, I just ran them last month and can’t run them again so soon.

Instead, I’m going to politely ask you to take some time and shop at the shelters, not for them. Of course, I can’t stop you from buying cat litter, dry cat and dog food, cleaning supplies and canned cat and dog food for, say, the Humane Society of Walden, which is in desperate need of these items. Check out these unique gifts offered by our shelters for those pet-loving people on your list.

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11 years ago

Amen, Brian! Hoping many of your readers decide to bless themselves with the gift of purrrrrr!

Well, the inn is full over here, but we certainly can share the bounty with which we’ve been blessed… so off to the shelter with some scrumptious treats (and main course vittles) we go, tomorrow!