Pet Adoption and Volunteering

Pet adoption

Meet Tess! She’s the newest addition to our family. We came to know Tess through pet adoption, here in the Phoenix area. Our family has always adopted our pets, rather than shopped for them. There are so many pets that need loving homes, it’s hard not to get involved! You may not be ready to take on the responsibility of owning a pet, but there are other ways you can still help pets in need. Here are 4 ways you can get involved:

Donate or Foster

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control offers several options for helping out. They take donations, both financial and of supplies. They also have an amazing fostering program, if you can’t have a pet full time.

Participate in Youth Camp

Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA offers a youth camp, called “Ruffin It”. The camp allows kids to bond with animals and be a part of a great cause during their camp experience.

Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve 

Part of every “Give Love” charm from Chamilia, a Swarovski company, goes to Humane Society International. Many brands have a give back program for purchases. PetSmart gives a bag of food for every bag of food your purchase. Look for these types of programs and feel good about doing your part!

Pet Adoption 

Pet adoption isn’t for everyone, but if you’re thinking about getting a new pet, please consider adopting! We adopted Tess through one of the many smaller, local rescue groups in Phoenix. They often work through special adoption days at PetSmart. That’s where we found Tess, at an adoption day at the Tempe Marketplace PetSmart!

However you decide to get involved, the important part is to actually get involved! With so many pets in need in the Phoenix area and across the country, there are endless opportunities to help out. If you need advice on how to best help out, I’d be happy to point you in the right direction! xo


*Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post.