October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and just in case you didn’t already know, we LOVE shelter dogs! This month celebrate your rescued pooches by posting their cutest pics on Instagram with the hashtag #ShelterDogsRock!
Not only will your photo will be showcased on Instagram, but we’ll also feature it in a special tab on our Facebook page! On October 31, we’ll choose our favorite shelter pup photo (never an easy task) and announce the winner on November 1.
What does the winner get? You’ll receive an ASPCA “I Love My Shelter Dog” jumbo tote full of delicious Walkers Shortbread Cookies (yep, those yummy, doggie-shaped butter cookies!).
So grab your phone, grab a photo, and show us your dog’s good side—and don’t forget to use the hashtag #ShelterDogsRock!
There are dozens of super-cute pics up on our contest page already—take a peek, then send us yours! The winning photo will be selected after the contest concludes on August 31—the grand prize winner will receive a pet travel gift pack filled with vacation goodies from the ASPCA and our friends at Subaru.
Every year, the ASPCA creates a top-quality wall calendar that we give out to our friends and supporters. These calendars feature ASPCA team members and their adopted pets—and around the office, competition to make it into the calendar is pretty steep!
We're putting our 2014 calendar together right now, and staffers representing all 12 months of the year have been photographed with their furry friends. There's only one big decision left to make, and we’re leaving the answer up to you: Who should grace the calendar’s cover?
We've narrowed down the field to four contenders. Check out the photos that are in the running, read a little about the sweet, adopted subjects, and then cast your vote for our 2014 Cover Dog or Cat. The pet whose photo gets the most votes will have his or her face in homes all over America!
It was difficult to choose, but we have selected 40 exceptional finalists representing 26 Challenge shelters. Now it’s up to you to pick the winners! Visit our $100K Challenge Photo Contest Pinterest Board to vote for your favorite photos from July 23, 2013, at 5:00 P.M. EDT to August 5, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. EDT. Submit your vote using the “like” and “repin” actions on Pinterest—one “like” equals one point and one “repin” equals two points. Contest winners will receive prizes from $1,000 to $5,000 in ASPCA grant funds for their local Challenge shelter.
Dig out your old hair crimper and throw on your faded flannel, we’re taking you back to the 1990s!
In honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, the ASPCA is hosting a special celebrityTop Ten Video Catdown event. Reminiscent of MTV’s classic video countdown shows, our live stream event will feature adorable videos of kitties rescued by top celebrities—including Katy Perry and Good Morning America’s Dan Harris.
The event will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 P.M. EDT, and viewers can tune in at www.ustream.tv/aspca. There will also be a trivia Twitter party happening along with the live stream. The party will feature questions about famous cats in pop culture, with giveaway prizes every six minutes! One grand prize winner will receive a year’s supply of Fresh Step cat litter, and a second grand prize winner will receive an ASPCA diamond pendant from Zales! Naturally, the hashtag will be #CatDown, so be sure to follow along on Twitter.