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Give a Homeless Cat or Dog a Gift of Good Cheer


The holidays are a wonderful time of year, full of excitement , expectation, and celebration.

But for many it's also a difficult time. This is especially true for anyone not blessed with a close, supportive family, or those physically separated from loved ones.

Consider, among these unlucky souls, the four legged ones who have to spend their holidays--all of their days, in fact--at the local ASPCA or animal shelter. These poor creatures have little to look forward to besides hoping that some nice family will adopt them some day.

Pets need new games, new toys, new smells and experiences, and above all, exercise to be happy. Dogs and cats in shelters can get depressed, lose their appetites, and become more susceptible to illness.

I was pondering this recently, when a light bulb turned on in my head (figuratively, not literally). "Why not get all these lonely and stressed-out souls together?", I thought.

Now, I'm not implying that everyone who's feeling a little despondent or stressed during the holidays should run out and adopt a pet. Bringing home a new dog or cat is a serious commitment and should be done for the right reasons, and with plenty of forethought. But there are other ways to bring the gift of good cheer.

A lifting of the spirits is not only a rewarding gift to give, but is good medicine for animals and people alike. A happier animal is a healthier animal, and probably a more adoptable one. And a happier human is not only healthier, but more apt to enjoy the season of giving.

What could be more uplifting for both dog and human than bringing some inexpensive "kitty or doggie gift baskets" to a local shelter, and watching the residents enjoy them? You -- or the "holiday-challenged" people in your life-- could fill up a basket (or two, or three!) with healthy pet treats, amusing toys, or comfy blankets. You might want to check first to see if the shelter in your area allows this, or if they have a need for particular items.

If cat or dog gift baskets aren't an option, offer to take a canine resident for a walk. I recently learned about a retired couple who does this on a regular basis. They spend their entire day at the local shelter, making sure that every single dog has been walked. The couple does this twice a week, all year round. The dogs love it, and it's wonderful exercise for all concerned.

I know what you're thinking. But you don't have to do anything as time-consuming as all that. Just show up once or twice. A walk and some fresh air is a great way to alleviate holiday stress and you're sure to catch some of the light-hearted spirit that radiates from a happy dog. Tell a friend about it. Maybe they'll give it a try. Some might be inspired enough to become "hometown heros", like the couple mentioned above.

You might know an older retiree who considers dog ownership too much of a burden, but wouldn't mind taking a dog for a walk. If it's a friend or family member who walks but no longer drives, perhaps you could volunteer to drop them off and pick them up.

Giving freely of ourselves is one of best gifts we can give. But if all of this seems too time consuming, then a small financial donation would still go a long way. Lots of shelters have fund raisers this time of year, and odds are you won't have to look far to find one. In the end, caring is what really matters.

© 2004, Carolyn Schweitzer. Lifelong dog-lover, power-shopper, and former family dentist Carolyn Schweitzer is owner and editor of Great-Dog-Gift.com . The site offers a wide range of choices for dog gift shoppers, plus shopping and gift-giving tips. (Also advice on dog care and feeding.) She's always looking for new dog gift ideas and dog stories to share with her readers. You can reach her by email at netbrainer@verizon.net.


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Pet photographer helps Great Falls adoption center find pets new homes  KPAX-TV

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Cat Food Sold Nationwide Recalled Over Risks To Pets, Humans  CBS Baltimore

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The pet industry's shift towards technology  Axios

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Reminder: Keep Pets Warm During Cold Months  WBBM NewsRadio

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City warns pet owners to be wary of weather  Monitor

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PHOTOS: Volunteers help hospice patients continue care for their pets  Statesman Journal

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Pets prance at Santa Paws 5K :: Out and About at  WRAL.com

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Norwich fire damages home, kills 3 pets  FOX61 Hartford

My Dog is My Co-Pilot gives sheltered pets a second chance - KPAX-TV
My Dog is My Co-Pilot gives sheltered pets a second chance  KPAX-TV

Pets and people run to support SPCA of Wake County - WRAL.com
Pets and people run to support SPCA of Wake County  WRAL.com

Rabies confirmed in pet cat, Michigan county health officials say - MLive.com
Rabies confirmed in pet cat, Michigan county health officials say  MLive.com

Merri And Beau Are Bridgewaters Pets Of The Week - Bridgewater, NJ Patch
Merri And Beau Are Bridgewaters Pets Of The Week  Bridgewater, NJ Patch

Mobile home, pets lost in early morning fire - WVNS-TV
Mobile home, pets lost in early morning fire  WVNS-TV

Two pets die in Maple Valley mobile home fire - Q13 News Seattle
Two pets die in Maple Valley mobile home fire  Q13 News Seattle

Freeze-Dried Pets Are Forever - Slate
Freeze-Dried Pets Are Forever  Slate

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Pets Get An Oppawtunity To Explore David Lawrence Center  CBS Pittsburgh

Cat food sold nationwide recalled over risks to pets and humans - WTVR CBS 6 News
Cat food sold nationwide recalled over risks to pets and humans  WTVR CBS 6 News

Here's proof pets have unconditional love for their humans - WCVB Boston
Here's proof pets have unconditional love for their humans  WCVB Boston

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Pets turn offices into homes | Living | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Free pet services give Salem-area hospice patients peace of mind - Statesman Journal
Free pet services give Salem-area hospice patients peace of mind  Statesman Journal

Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week - Galveston County Daily News
Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week  Galveston County Daily News

Pets of the Week: Obie & Dawn - Daily Bulldog
Pets of the Week: Obie & Dawn  Daily Bulldog

Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week - Galveston County Daily News
Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week  Galveston County Daily News

South Florida’s Pet Detective Jamie Katz Reunites Lost & Missing Pets With Owners - CBS Miami
South Florida’s Pet Detective Jamie Katz Reunites Lost & Missing Pets With Owners  CBS Miami

Holiday Gifts for your Pets - - KUSI
Holiday Gifts for your Pets -  KUSI

'It's a commitment': Avoiding unwanted pets this holiday season - News3LV
'It's a commitment': Avoiding unwanted pets this holiday season  News3LV

Pets of the week - Montana Standard
Pets of the week  Montana Standard

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People are freeze drying their pets after they die: 'They don't want to let go'  msnNOW

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Where do your pets fit in with your holiday plans?  WTOP

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Old Dogs, New Tricks: 10,000 Pets Needed for Science  Snopes.com

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'They're like children': How to keep pets safe amid record-breaking cold weather  USA TODAY

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These New Orleans furry friends declared sacred after 9th annual Blessing of the Pets  NOLA.com

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Pets and People: Beagles, beagles everywhere | Pets And Animals  Frederick News Post

Scientists need 10,000 pets for largest-ever dog study - KKTV 11 News
Scientists need 10,000 pets for largest-ever dog study  KKTV 11 News

3 Pets Killed in Massachusetts House Fire - NBC10 Boston
3 Pets Killed in Massachusetts House Fire  NBC10 Boston

Hurricane Katrina inspired a national pet evacuation policy. The plan could save human lives, too. - Vox.com
Hurricane Katrina inspired a national pet evacuation policy. The plan could save human lives, too.  Vox.com

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Hints From Heloise: A teacher’s pet?  The Washington Post

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Toledo shelter fielding numerous calls about pets left in the cold  13abc Action News

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Meet This Weeks Adorable Adoptable Pets, Mo & Roxy  Patch.com

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Best Pet GPS Trackers for Your Cat or Dog  Reader's Digest

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Area pets available for adoption (PHOTOS), Nov. 13, 2019  OregonLive

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Protecting your pets from the cold  WITN

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CBS3 Pet Project: Why Size Matters When Adopting  CBS Philly

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Cute animals on demand: Business makes pet toy look-alikes, fetches celebrity clientele  WCVB Boston

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3 pets were killed in a Finley fire. A family was left homeless  Tri-City Herald

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Fish and Game issues Wildlife Alert for wolverine attacking pets  KTVA

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Tips to keep your pets safe in cold weather  CNYcentral.com

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'Bring your pets inside.' MACC on protecting your pets in the cold  NewsChannel5.com

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Keeping your pets safe during the winter months  10TV

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Community: Pet mural project undergoes facelift  Roanoke Times

Scientists develop sensor to save children and pets from hot car deaths - CNN
Scientists develop sensor to save children and pets from hot car deaths  CNN

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Pet News | Lifestyles  Greenville Daily Reflector

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Nekoosa Police: Couple moved leaving animals behind, several pets dead  WSAW

Pet owners protest Beaverton veterinarian accused of animal abuse - KGW.com
Pet owners protest Beaverton veterinarian accused of animal abuse  KGW.com

San Antonio Pets Alive! waives adoption fees as it reaches maximum capacity - KSAT San Antonio
San Antonio Pets Alive! waives adoption fees as it reaches maximum capacity  KSAT San Antonio

California Veterans Can Soon Get Free Pets - Military.com
California Veterans Can Soon Get Free Pets  Military.com

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Dallas Dog Owner Appealing Pet’s Double Designation As ‘Dangerous’ And ‘Aggressive’  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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You can adopt 19 remarkable pets on Staten Island this weekend: Nov. 16-17  SILive.com

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Pet cat tests positive for rabies in Birmingham  Detroit Free Press

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Pet of the Weekend: Meet Sunshine!  WBTW

Norman Animal Welfare waiving adoption fees during event for all adoptable pets - KFOR Oklahoma City
Norman Animal Welfare waiving adoption fees during event for all adoptable pets  KFOR Oklahoma City

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Adopt pets for free at IACS Adopt-A-Thon Friday night  WTHR

For those who have to put down a pet - The Albany Herald
For those who have to put down a pet  The Albany Herald

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Two women arrested after allegedly stealing guinea pigs from pet store  WSAZ-TV

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Beware the legal ramifications when re-homing lost pets  WHNT News 19

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More Twin Cities apartments welcome pets — for a price  Minnesota Public Radio News

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Pet owners increasingly turning to CBD for their animals  Toronto Sun

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Albany DA: Justice reforms to burden animal shelters, pets could go back to abusers  Times Union

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A Crucial Blind Spot in Veterinary Medicine  The Atlantic

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The Mysterious Relationship Between Pets and Their Owners  The New Yorker

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A Security Flaw Lets Hackers Overfill Your Pet's Bowl  Popular Mechanics

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Cartwright woman loses home, pets to fire  KXII-TV

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Even pets are having a ruff time coping with the #airpocalypse  Times of India

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Pet Parade: Oceanview Kennel In Revere  CBS Boston

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Boca Raton pet store under investigation by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control  WPTV.com

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Pet of the Weekend: Meet Hazel!  WBTW

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Learn More About the Valley's Coolest Pets  Phoenix New Times

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Multiple pets, including dog, cats, lizard, bird, rescued from Denver house fire  The Denver Channel

Pet of the week - Post Register
Pet of the week  Post Register

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Pets also need protection in cold weather  KSAT San Antonio

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Do alternative diets work for pets like they do for people?  WTHR

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Local veterinarians urging pet owners to get their animals vaccinated for rabies, following Otter Tail County case  Valley News Live

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Bracing for the cold: pipes, pets, helping the homeless  12newsnow.com KBMT-KJAC

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Temple: Firefighters rescue pets from burning home; 6 residents displaced  KWTX

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Simpson: A visit to Cayuga County's only pet cemetery  Auburn Citizen

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Sonny Is Clark-Garwoods Pet Of The Week  Clark, NJ Patch

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Nominate Your Pet For Scotch Plains-Fanwoods Pet Of The Week  Scotch Plains, NJ Patch

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'Aggressive ex-offenders' threaten pets and spit on windows after cold-calling homes in Cheshire  Cheshire Live

NJ pets in need: Nov. 11, 2019 - NJ.com
NJ pets in need: Nov. 11, 2019  NJ.com

Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (11/13/19) - ABC15 Arizona
Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (11/13/19)  ABC15 Arizona

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10 Best Pet Birds — Best Birds for Family Pets  WomansDay.com

California Wildfires Displace Shelter Pets - Mental Floss
California Wildfires Displace Shelter Pets  Mental Floss

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Dogs are the stars of the show at the Novi Pet Expo  Detroit Free Press

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Pet bunny experiences rabbit nirvana  Boing Boing

Adoptable pets of the week: Joe, Little Momma, Samuel, Reginald - The State Journal-Register
Adoptable pets of the week: Joe, Little Momma, Samuel, Reginald  The State Journal-Register

Loveland’s Town and Country pet shop to close after 45 years - Loveland Reporter-Herald
Loveland’s Town and Country pet shop to close after 45 years  Loveland Reporter-Herald

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How you can benefit from pet therapy  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

Protect pets and plants during cold weather with these tips - WAFB
Protect pets and plants during cold weather with these tips  WAFB

Adoptable Pets Of The Week: Angelina, Elvis, Zackery, Diva, Monty - Rockville, MD Patch
Adoptable Pets Of The Week: Angelina, Elvis, Zackery, Diva, Monty  Rockville, MD Patch

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How to keep your pets safe on Halloween night  KTVL

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