Sunday, September 18, 2011

BDBH Picnic!

We were glad to see you, too! 

Thanks to everyone who attended today's 
Reunion Picnic.

We will continue to update blog with photos from the event.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wow, we helped Hurricane Irene Pets in Albany!

Our two blog posts helped pets nearby!


149 of you  participated in the Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011 Campaign  with Pedigree and Pedigree Foundation earlier this month. It might not have been as big of a turn out as we had hoped as our goal was to raise 10,000lbs of food but we did have to contend with Hurricane Irene blowing through in the middle.
We all know that when faced with something as major as a natural disaster blogging wasn’t necessarily the biggest thing on everyone’s minds that weekend. Still a valiant effort and huge thanks to those who participated because at 20-lbs. per blog post, 2,980-lbs. of new dry recipe Pedigree food will be going to homeless dogs that will make for a lot of full tummies and got the ball rolling on what I am about to tell you.
Pedigree and the Pedigree Foundation were watching the storm as it made landfall going up the East Coast in order to figure out what they could do to help make the biggest impact for those effected. (As a Pedigree Sponsored Blogger to BlogPaws 2011 I was actually sitting next to people from the Pedigree team talking about the Hurricane making landfall and how the animals will be effected and what kinds of supplies might be needed to help.)
After leaving BlogPaws and receiving damage reports from cities all along the East Coast Mars Petcare made the decision that they would like to donate 27,000lbs of dog food to those hardest hit by the Hurricane. After carefully assessing the most pressing needs in the areas affected by the storm, Mars Petcare has determined we can all make the biggest impact by donating the food to RescueBank—a national pet food distribution organization working to get dog food to where it’s needed most in the Albany, New York area.
What that means is it is not too late for you to blog about the Write a Post Help a Dog Campaign and tell your readers and friends about the huge donation of dog food Pedigree will be making to RescueBank in order to reach as many homeless dogs in  local shelters as possible.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Big Dogs Big Hearts Rescue Writes a Post, Helps a Dog

All the dogs at BDBH want to join in to say thanks to the Pedigree Foundation for helping dogs in need. Pass it on!

How you can help in 2011
Simply spread the word about Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011 and once again Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of food for each blog post.  If you don’t have a blog feel free to tweet about the campaign or share on Facebook so your friends who do blog can participate. All bloggers are welcome even if you do not generally talk about pets on your blog. Its all about using Social Media for Social Good.
Here’s how it works:
  • The Write a Post, Help a Dog program is aimed at raising awareness of the more then 4 million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year. As well as to help get them all food (our goal is 10,000 lbs of food in the next two weeks) for the more than four million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year.
  • For each blog post mentioning the Pedigree Foundation from now until midnight ET on September 3, Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of its new dry Pedigree recipe food for dogs — its best recipe ever — to a shelter, because every dog deserves leading nutrition.
  • Feel free to mae your post more visually appealing by using either or both of the two images seen in this post.
  • The Pedigree Foundation — a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization is committed to helping dogs by providing grants to shelters and rescues and encouraging dog adoption. This year the Foundation has already raised more than $376,570 against its goal of $1.5 million to carry out its work to fund grants that not only help shelters operate, but to further shelter innovations.
The Pedigree Foundation depends on charitable contributions from individuals to carry out its mission to help dogs find loving homes. In addition to writing a blog post, here’s how you can help:
 Please spread the word about this program - other bloggers have until 9/3 to post on their blogs.