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Wishbones for Pets & pet sitters help pets in need

Posted Nov 13 2009 10:02pm

wbfp2009reps Pet sitters who participate in the yearly Wishbones for Pets campaign are helping pets in their lcoal community. They work with local businesses to set up donation stations where pet lovers can donate supplies that will be given to a pet charity chosen by the pet sitter. People donate just about anything pets need: food, blankets, toys, leashes, other pet supplies, and even cash donations.

Local pet sitters LaVaida Olsen of Happy Paws, Lisa Hurdiss of Lisa’s Lucky Dogs, and Keri Goodwin of Walk N Wags are striving to help rescues and the animals they serve by taking part in the national Wishbone for Pets campaign to benefit New Leash on Life, Villalobos Rescue Center, and The Brittany Foundation.

Designed for pet sitters to collect and distribute funds and goods for pet shelters and agencies in their area, Wishbones for Pets encourages the Santa Clarita Valley community to participate via collection barrels placed in businesses and through private donations through Nov. 30.

“It’s really in the spirit of Thanksgiving, kind of like a Toys for Tots for homeless animals,” Olsen said. “We need to bring more awareness that there are a lot of shelters in need, especially in these tough economic times.”


So far response to the Wish Bone campaign has been enthusiastic, with many pet-related businesses immediately agreeing to place barrels in their office, including Saugus Animal Hospital, Pet Supply Santa Clarita, Precious Pets Grooming Salon, Happy Pets Veterinary Pet Center, and Valencia Dog House Grooming & Spaw.

“Within three hours of talking to Santa Clarita Animal Hospital about participating, they already received donations. We hadn’t even got their barrel to them yet,” Hurdiss said.

If Goodwin had a singular wish, it would be for the community to adopt, rather than shop for a pet this holiday season and forever after.

Read more about the Wishbones for Pets drive in Santa Clarita, CA.

The Wishbones for Pets drive runs until Thanksgiving. To find out if there’s a Wishbones for Pets drive going on in your area, visit Wishbones for Pets website.

If you’re a pet sitter and want to get involved next year, let us know! Without a doubt there are pets in your area that need your help. Wishbones for Pets is a great way to help pets in your area and get a little PR for your pet sitting business at the same time.

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