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Blog the Change: Adopt A Shelter

Blog the ChangeThis post is part of Blog the Change, a quarterly event hosted by asking us to share a cause near and dear to our hearts. The idea is to blog, read, and BE the change for animals!

Most of us shop online … what if you could make a difference for shelter animals with every order you place from Amazon, Expedia, Petco, Overstock and dozens more top online retailers? You can – and it’s easy, won’t cost you a penny more, and it could make all the difference for pets waiting for their forever homes.

Everytime you shop online, just start at In just three easy steps, a portion of the money you spend will be sent to the shelter or rescue of your choice. This is how it works:

Step 1:  From the Shelters Menu, click “Select a Shelter” and choose your favorite from more than 200 options.

Step 2:  Click the yellow “Shop Now” button to choose the shelter and begin shopping.

Step 3:  Find your favorite retailers and click on their icons to being shopping directly on their site.

Really, could it be any easier? You don’t even have to share your personal information – and, you can change the shelter that benefits from your shopping sprees anytime you want!

Some of the most popular retailers on the Internet have signed up to participate, so no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find a site that has it on

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The most difficult part of the whole thing is remembering to go to the website BEFORE you start shopping! My suggestion is to make their website your home page, so it opens every time you start up your browser. That way, the animals will never miss out on the money that could be coming their way.

If it seems to good to be true and you have more questions, have a peek at their FAQs. You’re going to shop anyway … why not Be the Change for Animals at the same time?!

And now, head out to these other blogs to get more suggestions on how you can make a difference in the lives of animals:


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  • Awesome! What a great and easy way to help.

  • You’re right – the hardest part is signing up before the shopping begins! What a fabulous, easy way to help animals – we all should be doing this.Thank you for blogging (and being) the change for animals,KimTBe the Change for Animals

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