Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Coloring Books That Benefit Pet Adoption

Meows from Mudpie!

We've all heard about the benefits of coloring for adults, and today we want to tell you about two new coloring books that also help animals by promoting pet adoption and raising money for animal rescue organizations.


Cooper: A Rescue Dog's Tale Coloring and Activity Book

John Paul Pet, a leading grooming and hygiene product line dedicated to the proper care of all pets, has teamed up with Helping Tales Publishers on a new coloring and activity book, Cooper: A Rescue Dog’s Tale. Cooper’s heartwarming true story aims to help children better understand pet rescue. Ten percent of all books sold will benefit rescue organizations and shelters across the country.

Gina Dial, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for John Paul Pet sought to rescue Cooper – a 1½ -year-old Australian Shepherd – and she used her Facebook network to do so. After seeing what the power of social media could do to assist needy pets, she inspired John Paul Pet to create the John Paul Pet PALS program to help “Passionate Animal Lovers” leverage their social media networks on Facebook. The state-by-state PALS Facebook pages encourage users to “Join and Share” their stories of lost and found pets, as well as pets in need of a forever home.

As Cooper is now the official spokesdog of the PALS program, the last page of his book features a colorable tutorial about the program and its new campaign, “You Join – You Share – We Give.” For every “join” to the PALS Facebook page, John Paul Pet will make a $1 donation to the Morris Animal Foundation (up to $5,000).


Through no fault of his own, Cooper had a very difficult time finding a forever home. During his short life, he had been adopted, returned, placed with an elderly owner who could no longer care for him, and spent time in a foster home. Cooper’s story resonates because it is unfortunately all too common. According to the ASPCA, approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, roughly 2.7 million animals are euthanized before they ever get the chance to experience what it’s like to have a family or pet parent to call their own.

Understanding that pet rescue education requires reaching children at an impressionable age, John Paul Pet sought to turn Cooper’s story into a fun activity book for kids that would drive home the importance of pet adoption. They reached out to James S. Martinez of Helping Tales Publishers to help turn their idea into a reality. Cooper: A Rescue Dog’s Tale coloring and activity book tells Cooper’s story from start to finish and ends with him finding his forever home with a family and two other dogs in Bulverde, TX – all through the social media outreach of Dial.

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Color Me a Forever Home by Samm Wehman Epstein

This coloring book contains 13 quality drawings of various artists and mixed styles, but all encompass the theme of dogs and cats. The book is more of a simple "packet" style (pages are printed and stapled together) rather than an actual "book" to cut back on production costs and make it possible to put 100% of your money directly to the animals. Each copy is ONLY $5 each. Electronic copies are available to save you shipping costs and get you your copy immediately, which can easily be printed out and colored at your leisure. The added benefit is favorite masterpieces can be shared, hung up or displayed without being stuck within the binding of a book.

In just two weeks over $136 has been raised for Alachua County Animal Services in Gainesville, Florida and the second book in the series, "Don't Bully My Breed" will be available next month! 

PDF copies of Color Me A Forever Home can be purchased by sending $5 to ColorMeAForeverHome@gmail.com (Friends and family option please, so there is no fee), and provide your name and email. We've already purchased our copy and can't wait to start coloring.

More information can be found on the Color Me a Forever Home Facebook page.

19 comments:

  1. What great coloring books for good causes. Mom needs to get back into coloring!

    The Florida Furkids

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  2. We like the topics of these coloring books!

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  3. Those look like great coloring books.That would be fun to do. And such a good subject.

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  4. What a great way to promote pet adoption...since coloring is so "in" these days.

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  5. What a great idea! I love that it is for such a wonderful cause, while also being fun and artistic. I had no idea about this, so thank you so much for sharing, Melissa and Mudpie! Purrs!

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  6. That is a great idea as children can paint or colour the pictures and have fun doing it.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  7. we love those - what a great way to give back!!

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  8. A great idea. I hope more shelters/rescues can do this.

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  9. Terrific colouring books for great causes! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. These are great. I want to color one :)

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  11. So awesome that these books help homeless pets!! I am going to have to keep these in mind for my little nephews! :)

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  12. We love this story! As you know, we love pet adoption.

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  14. How pawesome! What a great way to get kids understanding rescue from an early age.

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