This is a sponsored post.
Image is courtesy of the Embark on Pet Health site.
I was listening to a podcast, one of my favorites. The podcaster has been talking about getting a dog – she and her boyfriend found their puppy. My first question was – “did they rescue?” I don’t know the answer to this yet, but I was surprised that my mind went directly to this question. Not what breed, how old, what’s the name? I just wanted to know if they rescued.
I respect a person’s choice to use a breeder, but my heart breaks a little bit when I see people in the public eye buy from breeders, because one of millions of animals didn’t find their home with them. I’ll be honest and say that I think that people in the public eye should adopt. Others may not agree with me and I feel kind of selfish admitting this, but if you have a platform, I want to see you do two things.
- Adopt a pet and promote rescue
- Educate people about finding a responsible breeder
I popped over to the American Humane Association’s site and found their mission statement, which contains a sentence that everyone reading my blog will love…
“to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both.”
Here’s a video by Tiffani Thiessen discussing Embark on Pet Health and please take the pledge to protect your pet’s health.
There is a Twitter Party on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7pm EST with the Embark spokesperson, Tiffani Thiessen. The hashtag for the Twitter Party will be #SergeantsPet.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post; I was compensated for my part in assisting with this campaign. Although I was compensated, I do believe and support what Embark on Pet Health is doing to help our homeless animals.