Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Blog the Change- Comedy Web Series Promotes Pet Adoption

Today is Blog the Change, hosted by Be the Change for Animals.













Have you ever wondered how many ways we try to encourage people to adopt pets? According to the American Humane Association, 17 million people acquire a new pet each year...but only 20% of those adopt from shelters. The word still needs to get out. So I think you're going to like this fun and unique venture. Dog Treats and Jingle Toys is a documentary style comedy web-series airing on YouTube. The videos are cute and amusing. But that's not all.

A scene from the video

















Dog Treats and Jingle Toys is a dog story, a love story, a family story. I especially like the voices reflecting what the dog, Jake, and the cat, She-Ra, are thinking. (There are times I bet you've imagined your pets thinking the same things!) The story is cute and only takes a few minutes to watch--easy to fit into our busy schedules. And the best part is after, after the fun video, you're introduced to less adoptable pets.

Jake likes to play baseball.




















The goal is not only to help amazing shelter pets find their FurEver Homes, but also to raise awareness regarding adoption, fostering and volunteering, by weekly showcasing a shelter, rescue or pet friendly cause outside the area.

The creator, Aubree Sweeney, has combined her three passions: animals, writing and performing to create Dog Treats and Jingle Toys. She hopes that it will encourage viewers to adopt pets and remind everyone how much love a rescue animal can bring to their family. Her dog Jake and her cat She-Ra inspire her daily.

Aubree and She-Ra





















Share the link with all your friends. They'll enjoy the video story, and you never know who might need to see the message at the end.
Dog Treats and Jingle Toys Episodes

Also find Dog Treats and Jingle Toys on Facebook and Twitter.

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14 comments:

  1. Love this series! I saw episode one a few days ago and need to go back and check out episode 2. Such a creative and fun way to encourage adoption.

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  2. I've been meaning to check out this series, but forgot, so I'm glad you wrote about it! It's great when people advocate in a way that's a little bit different, or is entertaining and uplifting rather than depressing!

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  3. Looks like a fun series. Kudos to her for featuring less adoptable pets. I was one, myself, as I am deaf. ~ Maxwell

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  4. I can't believe it is only 20% adopted from shelters. Sad :( Thanks for getting the word out.

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  5. What a great idea!! I love to see people thinking outside the box. Thanks for sharing this Peggy!

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  6. I saw this the other day. So cute. Need to go watch episode 2. Wow - that 20% statistic is crazy!

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  7. I could see What the Dog Ate and Rescue Me, Maybe serialized this way! Wouldn't that be fun for your next project?!

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  8. Thinking outside the box and a passion for the subject can net some pretty great results. Thanks for hopping by!

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  9. I always feel bad when people feel bad for having a purebred dog....there are valid reasons for going this route when they come from a responsible breeder. (Of course buying from a pet shop is perpetuating the puppy mill problem.) I almost went that route myself, after losing our golden retriever Brooks, and trying for many months to adopt another golden retriever. They are in such demand that it isn't easy to find one from a rescue group, and the waiting list is so long. But eventually we found our Ike. Please don't feel guilty about your new pup, I know you'll give him a wonderful home. Maybe you can get him a friend from the shelter. (Golden retrievers are awesome dogs, aren't they?!)

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  10. I think it's surprising because a lot of us dog bloggers are surrounded by the message all the time, and by others who are cognizant about adoption. But I guess we represent a small segment of pet parents.

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  11. I'm so happy you found your furever home Maxwell! I bet you are one purrrfect pet!

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  12. You're so right. We don't need to be guilted into doing something by watching abused, starving animals. This is a much happier sell.

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  13. I like that the episodes are short, so that we can watch when we have a few spare moments.

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  14. I'll have to check this out!

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