Around this same time last year, I shared with you our pet adoption story of our two beautiful Great Danes Thor & Harley, as well as the PEDIGREE® Gives campaign. Our Dane Thor was a rescue dog. Sadly, this past summer our old man Thor passed away. I realized that I never quite knew the impact our furry companion had on our family, and see now how much he’s missed. When your pet is a part of your family, you realize you love them like one of your own children.
My teenage son was especially sad, he remembers the specific days we brought both Thor and Harley home, and has grown up with them.
Our dear friend is definitely missed. Not only by us, but also by his best friend Harley. The past few months since his passing has been transitional for him. He’s still a happy dog, but I can tell a piece of him is missing. While we’re not quite ready yet to replace Thor by adopting a new pet, as soon as our hearts heal from the loss of our old friend we will be in search of the perfect adoptable companion for Harley.
Because pet adoption is close to our hearts and the PEDIGREE® Gives program is wonderful, I’ve purchased the 55 lb. bag of PEDIGREE® Adult Dry Dog Food from Sam’s Club to help dogs in need. This is a win win because we want Harley around for a long time too (and yes, he can eat that whole bag of food), but it makes me happy to know somehow we’re helping to take care of someone else’s forever friend until they take them home.
I love Instagram, and I share photos of the dogs on my personal page frequently. During October 2015, you could upload a photo of the dog you love to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #LaterShelter for a chance to have been featured on SamsClub.com, and the PEDIGREE® brand would donate a bowl of food for every upload.
Is helping a animal in need close to your heart as well? Maybe you have your own sweet fur baby adoption story. If so, I’d love to hear it!