What is The Shelter Pet Project?
The Shelter Pet Project is a collaborative effort between The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund®, and the Ad Council. The goal of The Shelter Pet Project is to make shelters and rescue groups the first place people turn when looking to get a new pet.
“The Shelter Pet Project showcases the unique bonds between shelter pets and their adoptive owners and reminds people that there are thousands of amazing shelter pets ready to meet them.”
In celebration of “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day” last April 30th and to support “Adopt a Cat Month” in June, Lance Bass has joined The Shelter Pet Project. Lance Bass is a radio host and an entertainer; known from the famous band NSYNC. Lance Bass and his husband Michael are pet parents to adopted dogs, Lily, Foster, and Dingo. Lance and Michael adopted dogs were the dog stars of The Shelter Pet Project video series Meet My Shelter Pet. The second video was narrated by Lance Bass, emphasizing the importance of shelter pet adoption and providing the viewers with more information on how to adopt. These video series and other ads will definitely help break down any misconceptions about shelter pets and spread the word that shelters pets are wonderful and lovable to have.
Millions of people are looking to acquire a pet within the next year.
4 Ways to HELP The Shelter Pet Project
1. Watch and Share “Meet My Shelter Pet” video featuring Lance Bass and/or the “Shelter Pet Adoption”, Explained by Lance Bass” videos:
Meet My Shelter Pet
Shelter Pet Adoption
2. Visit TheShelterPetProject.org
a) Search for a dog or cat from a local shelter or rescue group
b) Meet shelter pets through an interactive experience
c) Read adoption success stories
d) Learn valuable information about pet adoption
3. Did you adopt/rescue your dog or cat? Share your #shelterpetlove. Share a photo or video of your shelter pet in a blog post and/or social media update. By sharing how your shelter pet enhances your life, you can show people who may be hesitant to pick a shelter pet just how rewarding it is to adopt.
A Shelter Pet Wants To Meet You, ADOPT!