We had an interesting conversation on Facebook earlier in the week about whether it’s better to sponsor a pup at a shelter or pay the adoption fee for a dog. There were some strong sentiments, and it got me thinking and researching. There will be more on this in the future, but if you have an opinion, please share!
That being said, the resounding vote was to keep sponsoring adoptable pit bulls from the paid content that comes into this site. In light of that, I need your help!
It’s been a challenge to find dogs to sponsor for a couple reasons:
- I only know of a handful of shelters off the top of my head, and web research isn’t entirely reliable for figuring out who’s who in the shelter world. I want to ensure the dogs we support are in reputable shelters.
- A few that I’ve been referred to or have found through connections don’t let donations sponsor a specific animal (the money goes into their general pool).
I’ve also found a couple that required a paper check to be sent (instead of an online payment) and two rescues that had 404 errors on their donation pages. Yikes.
Anyway, the reasons sponsors contact me to begin with is because of you guys! They know that there’s a huge group of amazing people who come here to talk about our shared obsession with dogs. Plus, you’re a tapped in bunch of people as far as the animal welfare community goes – I’m constantly amazed at how connected, insightful, and resourceful you are!
So, I want to open it up to you guys.
In the comments, please feel free to recommend rescues, shelters, or even specific dogs to receive donations.
I have four opportunities in the immediate future – heck, I can even post one as soon as Sunday – so I’d love to gather up your input! The ones I can’t use right away, I’ll save in a file for future sponsorship opportunities.
Thanks for taking the time to share your recommendations!!