Before the third season of TLC’s Extreme Couponing premieres on May 28, we’re issuing a challenge to animal lovers everywhere: Use your bargain-shopping skills to help your local animal shelter!
The fact is many animal shelters are in constant need of supplies. Purchasing items will not only help their daily operations, but also improve the lives of animals in their care. So, go ahead, whip out your scissors and start clipping coupons (and shopping!) for shelter pets!
What Should I Buy?
Most shelters could use…just about everything. While it’s best to reach out to see what specific goodies are on their wish list, the following items are sure to be a BIG help to animal shelters everywhere:
Toys, Toys and More Toys!
From chewies and plushies to rope toys and tennis balls, shelter animals need to play, too! Help put a smile on their furry faces with these special treats.
Pet Care Supplies
Almost every shelter could use more leashes, collars, cat litter, litter boxes, stainless steel bowls and scratching posts!
Consider using coupons to get food at discounted prices. You may want to check with your local shelter to find out if their animals are fed only certain brands—and don’t forget the treats!
Want to help shelter pets sleep more soundly? Towels, blankets, rugs and pet beds are all great options to keep them cozy and comfy while they snooze.
You may be surprised by what items most shelters need the most. Garbage bags, newspapers, cleaning products, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent and office supplies often make the most wanted list.
Show Us Your Loot Photo Contest!
If you decide to use your shopping skills to make a difference for your local animal shelter, we want to see your haul! Snap a photo of your shopping excursion, the goods you scored, or the moment you arrive at the shelter and present them with your generous donation.
All submissions will be featured in special Facebook and Pinterest albums—and our top five winners will receive a special oversized ASPCA shopping tote full of swag!
What are you waiting for? Show us the loot—and enter the contest here.