It’s safe to say we are living in some of the most challenging times most of us we’ll see in our entire lifetime. For those of us that hate change and avoid it at all costs, we’re forced to face it straight in the eye – starting with our everyday routine. For some of us that means changing our sleeping habits, eating habits, how and when we exercise, or if we exercise. Not having a place outside our home to keep us accountable in the ways that keep us healthy can be disturbing, frustrating, and quite frankly inconvenient.
For those of us who thrive on change, we might find ourselves now in a rut, having to stay in one place for longer than we’re normally comfortable. Before, ‘change’ was brought on from people and things around us and we became experts at adapting. Now ‘change’ has to be self-made in order to keep our minds stimulated.
Change has taken on an entirely new definition for us all and no matter who you are, we are all impacted. It’s important to know how you handled change before, because the more comfortable you are with knowing that about yourself, the better equipped you are to take on something as impactful as a global pandemic.
As a brand that gives back, that’s not something Wag On Project ever wants to change. The challenge is, like any small business during the unknown – there are bigger things happening around us that make consumers change focus. That’s okay.
In an effort to create awareness, we’ve put this list together of ways to support the cause we love that remains so dear to our hearts. We hope this helps each organization on this list and gives people the opportunity to #showlovesharelove if they want to help but don’t quite know how. And if you’re already making an impact through another cause in need, then keep on #waggingon.
Wishing everyone a safe and healthy quarantine.
How can I help?
1. Donate pet food to Colorado Pet Pantry - Open and operating pet food banks as drive-thrus.
CO Pet Pantry is running low on pet food to deliver because demand is so high. You can find out how to donate more pet food by clicking here. They also run the Animal Welfare Share Program where they make pet food and supplies available to 90+ animal rescues and other groups (i.e. veteran groups, low/no cost veterinary services, domestic abuse orgs, etc). Contact CO Pet Pantry by emailing email@example.com or call 303-818-0618. Check updates by following them on FB and Insta @coloradopetpantry
2. Support your local pet supply stores like Cosmo’s Dog Bakery located at 10111 W 26th Ave #101, Wheat Ridge, CO 80215
Has your dog tried one of their delicious cakes!? It just might be you and your furbaby – but you can still have a party! They bake with only the freshest ingredients and humans can safely eat their baked goods too! Cosmo’s is currently offering curbside pickup only. They are asking people to call ahead with their order and payment to make sure everyone stays safe. Check them out on social media @cosmosdogbakery
3. Adopt a shelter pet from The Good Dog Rescue located at 14265 Orchard Pkwy Suite 100, Westminster, CO 80023
So many shelters and rescues have temporarily closed their adoption programs. Good Dog Rescue has had an influx of foster volunteers and need more adoptions! Consider adding a new member to your family while you have the time to train them! You can learn more about how to adopt by clicking here. You can also check for news and updates on their social media @thegooddogrescue
Other organizations open for adoptions –
Colorado Animal Rescue (by appointment only) – 2801 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 Phone – 970-947-9173
Do Over Dogs Rescue – Complete an application online at https://dooverdogs.com/adoption-application-1/
4. Can’t adopt? Then foster from Douglas County Canine Rescue located at 300 Miller Court, Castle Rock, CO 80104
If you have some extra time on your hands and extra tlc to give, consider helping the local homeless pet population by fostering. There’s a fear that state borders might close and what you may not know is that our local shelters and rescues are working around the clock to help other states who are overpopulated as well. If the borders close, even temporarily, this leaves thousands of pets without shelter and possibly euthanized. Douglas County Canine Rescue is accepting foster applications. You can apply at their website by clicking here. Make sure to follow them on FB @DCCRescue or @douglas_county_canine-rescue on Insta.
5. Donate to your favorite local animal welfare organization. International Hearing Dog was one of Wag On Project’s very first partners. Located in Henderson, CO, IHDI works with shelters to rescue dogs and places them in a 6-8 month training program to become hearing dogs for the hearing impaired. Once they graduate, they are placed in a new forever home domestically or internationally completely free of charge to their human recipient! It takes time and funding to give these dogs a second chance to serve their community and IHDI is 100% donation funded. Consider helping out IHDI or the organization of your choice that has a cool mission like theirs! You can learn more about how to help IHDI by clicking here or check them out on social media @intlhearingdog.
6. Volunteer your time at Do Over Dogs Rescue. Organizations are always looking for volunteers and some of the tasks are remote! Do Over Dogs Rescue in Broomfield, CO is currently looking for volunteers (once approved) to help with puppy playtimes, transports, and phone reference checks. They are also seeking foster help so once travel restrictions are lifted they can transport to their forever homes! You can apply to volunteer online at https://dooverdogs.com/volunteer/. Find them on FB @Do Over Dogs a Second Chance at Life or @do_over_dogs on Insta.