Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Almost Home Animal Rescue is one of many Michigan Animal Shelters participating in the Best Friends Animal Society “The One” Promotion Offering National $10 Pet Adoptions Feb. 13-16

Artwork courtesy of the Almost Home WebsiteAlmost Home Animal Rescue
 Southfield, MI   248-200-2695

ww.almosthomeanimals.org ---- my "bonus" daughter is a Manager at Almost Home
 and they do an AMAZING JOB!!
My "bonus" daughter, Marla Weingarten
is a Manager at Almost Home
My husband (her Dad), is on the right
I am on the left
Photo was taken at the Novi Pet Expo


Sanilac County Humane Society, Carsonville, MI   810-657-8962   societypets.org
Barry County Animal Shelter, Hastings, MI   269-948-4885   https://www.facebook.com/BarryCountyAnimalShelter
Copper Country Humane Socety, Houghton, MI   906-487-9560   https://www.facebook.com/coppercountryhumanesociety
Humane Animal Treatment Society, Mount Pleasant, MI   989-775-0830   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humane-Animal-Treatment-Society/164742666926644
Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, Negaunee, MI   906-475-6661   https://www.facebook.com/upaws

It's almost Valentine's Day!! Flowers. Candy. Declarations of love. For those happily coupled, Valentine’s Day can be one of the best times of the year. For some of the 102 million singles in America, according to Census.gov, the holiday can be awful.

With millions of people looking for love online, Best Friends Animal Society asks the question: Why limit the search to the two-legged?

“Ask just about any pet owner and they’ll tell you, dogs and cats provide them with a lot of joy, comfort and companionship,” said Gregory Castle, chief executive officer of Best Friends Animal Society. “And with so many dogs and cats in shelters or rescues waiting to be your one and only, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of year to adopt a pet.”

To further promote prospective people and pet matches, Best Friends Animal Society is offering $10 adoptions during “The One” promotion taking place February 13-16 at its adoption centers in Utah, New York, or Los Angeles, as well as through participating No More Homeless Pets Network partners across the country. More information about the promotion can be found by clicking here.

Still not sure about a four-legged Valentine? Best Friends Animal Society offer 14 compelling reasons why a pet might just be “The One” for you:

1. Pets won’t play hard to get.
2. Pets won’t break up with you on Twitter.
3. Pets won’t mock you for eating ice cream out of the carton.
4. Pets will never take the last beer.
5. Pets don’t care what kind of car you drive.
6. Pets love binge watching “Orange is the New Black” as much as you do.
7. Pets have no desire to trade you in for a newer model.
8. Pets couldn’t care less about your hair or what you wear.

9. Pets love it when you leave your clothes on the floor (instant nap spot!).
10. Pets won’t look at their smartphone when you are trying to have a conversation.
11. Pets are cheap dates – no fancy dinners or expensive jewelry required.
12. Pets drooling and snoring are pretty cute. Humans, not so much.
13. Pets will snuggle whenever you want.
14. Pets think every day is Valentine’s Day – just one more chance to show you unconditional love!

“We encourage anybody looking for love to go to one of our adoption centers or your local shelter or rescue to find that perfect match,” Castle said. “Big and small, young and old, there’s a wonderful adoptable pet waiting to meet you and make this your most special Valentine’s Day ever.” 

About Best Friends Animal Society®
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to about 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®.

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  1. We hope they all do well. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. We didn't realize your "bonus" daughter managed a rescue. How pawesome! We hope that they manage to make lots and lots of perfect matches with forever homes for the holiday!

    1. Yep, she is one of the Managers (not the owner)......they do super well here!

    2. Yep, she is one of the Managers (not the owner)......they do super well here!

  3. This is a pawsome bloggie. I love meeting the family and the top picture of that beautiful baby in red, the gorgeous soft Ginger up there...melts the heart.

  4. Oh I hope they have tons of adoptions!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  5. we hope they get LOTS of great adoptions. we love Best Friends and they work they do with partners across the country

  6. Hope they all find forever homes.
    Sue B

  7. Valentine's Day is a good time to show someone (both humans & animals) some special love. :D

  8. We hope the homes and love are both plentiful!

  9. Purring for lots of good homes for Valentines!

  10. What a pawsome family ! We didn't know your extra-daughter managed a rescue ! Purrs

    1. thank you! Yep she does! She has volunteered for years and years (she also has at least 3 or 4 of her own pets that she is fostering).......she recently became a manager there, but has been volunteering quite a long time

  11. Great family photo! That is a great plan to get some pets adopted to their forever homes. I would take a kitty over jewelry and flowers any day.

    1. thanks! You know what? I would take a kitty over jewelry and flowers any day too!

  12. I hope they get lots of adoptions. That is a lovely family photo.

  13. Oh! I love Best Friends! I wish they were everywhere! Almost Home is in Southfield, isn't it? Don't they do adoptions at Premier Pet in Beverly Hills? Good for you, Marla! And Caren, remember you sent me to a lecture by animal communicator Lisa Turek, held in Birmingham? Well, I'm attending her workshop in March! I am excited, and I have you to thank!

    1. I love Best Friends too! Yep, Almost Home is headquartered in Southfield. They do adoptions out of a number of places so that is quite possible!!! Ohhh I am soooooooo glad that you are going to the lecture in March! That is sooooooooo cool!!!! Now, be sure to blog about it!!! I will share...hmmm...if you are interested in doing a guest post here, let me know! xoxo

  14. Sweet family photo, great that Marla is the Manager of what sounds like a great organization! We like all the reasons to choose a "furry" Valentine!

  15. What a nice thing Best Friends is doing. We hope Almost Home has lots of adoptions for Valentine's!

  16. Mom says that we often play hard to get when she and dad return home after deserting us, but that otherwise that list is pretty accurate. What a great Valentine's Day purrmotion. Hope lots of folks take advantage and bring home a new animal to love and cherish. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  17. Hope it goes well, and even beyond their expectations!

    We both were gotted on Feb 14:))