Are you looking for the love of your life, a new addition to your pack, or maybe you just need a pal to partner around with? Then look no further than your local animal shelter or rescue! Not sure where to start? You can check out petfinder.com if you are looking for a specific breed or if you need to know what shelters and rescues are in your area. Your soul-mutt is out there waiting for you and can’t wait to begin the adventure of life right by your side!
Gold Paw Series loves supporting the mission of getting shelter pets adopted into their fur-ever homes. We have donated our fleeces and portions of our sales to many wonderful organizations all over the USA. Colorado Animal Rescue, Nebraska’s Animal Loving Advocates, Portland Animal Welfare Team, Tillamook Animal Shelter, ASPCA, and Working Dogs for Conservation are just some of the rescues we have been proud to partner with.
Many of us at Gold Paw Series have our own rescue pets and their love and loyalty does not fall short of any relationship in our lives. They are right by our sides through life’s most challenging events, they give us the joy of laughter, and sometimes make us shed tears of happiness. The bond between an animal and their person is one of life’s greatest joys. If we are sad, they sense it. If we are happy, they feel it. Loyalty? Forget about it - you are the only thing that matters to them.
Just like any relationship, there is a fair share of give and take. They surely do not pick up their toys and we are always responsible for their meals, exercise and potty clean up. Sounds like a lot of work, right? It is, but there is also a lot of reward. They may not bring us flowers or take us to the movies, and they certainly do not pay the bills, but they ease our hearts, makes us smile daily, and accompany us on the best adventures. Through them we have learned to love ourselves more.
If you aren’t in a position to welcome a furry companion into your life, there are still many ways that you can give back. Many shelters look for volunteers that have time to walk dogs and cuddle cats. You can even give up some old collars or leashes. Have a bag of food you no longer need? Rescues and shelters often need food donations to keep their adoptees fed. You can even inquire if your old towels, blankets, or clothing can be of help. Most shelters are able stay open because of those small acts of kindness.
According to the ASPCA approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Please help us in improving their lives, just like they do for us every single day.