Donate a day’s wages to charity day – May 9

Donate a day’s wages to charity day – May 9

Today you can donate 1/365th of your salary to an animal rescue There’s not a lot going on between Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day so that’s why we’re excited to give a big shout out and celebration to National Donate A Day’s Wages to Charity Day. That’s right, today is the day you calculate your daily wage and then pay-it-forward by donating 1/365th of your salary to your favorite charity. Whether that’s your local animal shelter, or the rescue group where you adopted your forever companion, they can surely use your support and will be very appreciative of anything […]

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Today is National No Pants Day – Celebrate your dog, cat and other furry friends because they deserve it!

Today is National No Pants Day – Celebrate your dog, cat and other furry friends because they deserve it!

On National No Pants Day we salute our pets who wear pants! At the ARPA, we are very excited. Today, May 4 is National No Pants Day and tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. Two awesome holidays right in a row (though it’s likely they would both benefit from No Pants day coming after Cinco de Mayo…but that’s just our opinion.) On national no pants day, we celebrate again celebrate our four-legged friends. After all every day of the year is no pants day for them and they get to enjoy airing out their legs while showing the world everything that […]

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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues are profitable

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues are profitable

One of the most interesting and perplexing myths we have heard is that certain rescues are perceived as making money for themselves adopting out animals.  This myth usually originates with comments made about a particular person or rescue, that perpetuate over the course of sharing and become more legend than fact.  Usually the person or rescue charges hefty adoption fees that others perceive as making money off the animals without truly understanding the investment that they made in the animal.  The truth is that most rescue organizations struggle year over year and often inject thousands of dollars of their own […]

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May 1st is Purebred Dog Day – Can you guess how many local animal shelter dogs are purebreds?

May 1st is Purebred Dog Day – Can you guess how many local animal shelter dogs are purebreds?

May 1 is also “May Day” but we think purebred dogs are much cooler! It’s finally May. The trees are in full bloom, and the grass already needs to be mowed. It’s May Day to many but did you know that today is also known as Purebred Dog Day? We know what you’re thinking, the Animal Rescue Professionals Association is celebrating purebred dogs? (gasp!) What many people may not realize is that statistics show that 25% of dogs in animal shelters are purebred dogs. That’s right, your local animal shelter has a 1 in 4 chance of having purebred dogs […]

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April is poetry month – so how about some dog poetry?

April is poetry month – so how about some dog poetry?

Do you have some good poems about animals? It’s April and that means it’s National Poetry Month! It’s springtime and unless you’re livin’ in Wisconsin like me, the temperatures are rising and the snow is melting away. The grass is re-growing and all of those birds that flew south for the winter are returning to fill the silence with their songs and chirping. Since April is poetry month, we thought we would celebrate by sharing our favorite poems about animals. What’s your favorite animal poem? The truth I do not stretch or shove When I state that the dog is […]

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April 27 is Hairball Awareness Day

April 27 is Hairball Awareness Day

How aware are you of cat hairballs?  We know we see them everywhere! Today is your day to celebrate hairballs.  April 27 is Hairball Awareness Day! Ok cat lovers. We’ve all been there. Sleepily walking downstairs in our bare feet to make that first cup of coffee only to be rudely awakened by stepping in a slimy, gross, gooey hairball left behind by Gracie from the night before. Next thing you know you’re hopping on one foot trying to find a towel to wipe your foot clean. If this feels like your life then Hairball Awareness Day is for you. […]

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