Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DIY Projects for Shelter Animals #PetBloggerMonth

Last week I participated in a BlogPaws campaign where I was challenged to create a project or craft for my local shelter that would have an impact on the health or well-being of the animals in the shelter, their ability to get adopted, the communities' desire to adopt from the shelter, or the shelter staff’s ability to care for the animals, using supplies purchased with a $25 gift card from Tractor Supply. This was done in association with the store's annual Pet Appreciation Week celebration.

On Saturday I attended the #Paw2014 event at my local store and picked up some fun freebies, including the bandana Truffles is modeling above and a sample package of TSC's exclusive 4Health brand pet food (which gets four paws up!)

I haven't been asked to post this wrap-up, and am not being compensated for it, but I have been so inspired by the creativity of my fellow bloggers that I decided to collect the links to each DIY project in the hopes that all of you might be inspired to create something fun for your local shelter as well.

Kitty Condo by Oh My Dog!

Foraging Toy, Wand Toy, & Cat Kicker by Tails from the Foster Kittens

Rope Welcome Mat by Two Little Cavaliers

Tug of War Toys by Bichonpawz

Treat Dispenser by Daily Dog Tag

TeePee for Pets by Pets Weekly

Dog Leash Holder & Cat Scratch Post by My Rotten Dogs

Puzzle Feeder Scratcher Combo by The Tiniest Tiger

Shelter Cat Toys by Pawsitively Pets

Interactive Feeder or Toy by Dog Tipper

Treat Container by Barking from the Bayou

Kitten Korner by Mochas, Mysteries and Meows

Beware of Dog Kisses Signs by At the Fire Hydrant

Gourmet Pet Gift Basket by Miss Molly Says

Rope Tug Toy by To Dog with Love

Tripawd Recovery Survival Kit by Tripawds


  1. We read many creative posts and surely inspiring. Enjoy your Wednesday. Golden Woofs

  2. Great idea. I make toys for the shelter I volunteer at out our of strips of fleece blankets.

  3. So many fun ideas. I volunteer for The Doney Clinic and we just love it when girl and boy scouts, classes, senior homes or knitting circles make us treats or items.

  4. It looks like everyone has come up with some really great and creative things to make!!

  5. what a great wrapup - thanks...we hadn't seen all of those!

  6. There were a lot of great projects in this campaign! So great to do a wrap-up and link to all of them! Happy WW

  7. Thanks for making it so easy to find all these projects!

  8. Wow! Thanks for such a terrific wrap-up post! There are so many creative ideas here!

  9. Ah! Thanks so much for doing this! I've only seen a few of the posts, and I enjoyed each one. I am excited to go check out what some of the other bloggers did.

  10. Paw shucks that was so nice of you to compile all of these in one place. So many great ideas. Three-paws up to everypawdy!

  11. That's amazing! Well done everyone involved :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  12. nice wrap up, so nice to see everyone's links in one place

  13. This is awesome! And I agree, this campaign was so fun. I don't think I've ever been more excited to see everyone else's posts in a BlogPaws campaign before. Everyone kept wow-ing me!

  14. This is so great, what awesome ideas to share! Thank you so very much for your kind words about our Lacci. It was so hard and such a loving group giving me the support I need right now has been the most helpful thing to me. Thank you!

  15. Wow wish meez mommy wuz faw mowe cwaftier than hers is. MOL

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  16. Those are some really creative ideas! And for such a good cause too.

  17. This is awesome! You did above and beyond, and I applaud you! Hug.

  18. That's a lot of creative ideas ! Thank you to wrap them up in a blogpost ! Purrs