Thursday, October 5, 2017

rachael ray nutrish furever home: helping shelter pets find the home they deserve

this is a sponsored post for our friends at rachael ray nutrish. all opinions and thoughts are our own. 

there are certain things we as a blog are passionate about. we love to laugh. we love our families. we love the crazy lives we get to live. we love bright spots in the world and things that bring joy to others. we love laughing at the everyday things that make life interesting. we love that, even when things get hard, we don't have to look far to find really beautiful and amazing people in this world. we love celebrating the good we find all around us and sharing it with as many people as possible. 

that is why, once upon a blogging conference many years ago, we stumbled upon the rachael ray's nutrish pet food booth and we knew it was a match made in heaven. not only did the ladies there laugh with us (and were appropriately horrified at our third boob story), but they also shared with us about their product and the good they are doing in the world around us through their organization, "rachael's rescue". we knew that we would have done about anything to be a part of sharing their good with everyone we meet. 

during the month of october, rachael ray's nutrish pet food is working to bring even more joy to the world through their "furever home" sweepstakes. during the month of october, 2017, your support will help rachael ray nutrish donate $250,000 to benefit shelter pets. this is a project that is near and dear to our hearts. between us, we have three shelter cats that are now adopted and loved in our families. we can't imagine life without jane, mr. darcy and lola and we are excited to see how this project will bring shelter cats into loving homes around the country. 

my own former shelter darcy

and his sister lady jane.

here is how you can be a part of this gift to shelter animals. first, purchase your nutrish pet food as you normally would. (this is a no-brainer for us as it's all we feed our cats.) second, scan your purchase at you can also enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win $25,000 and other prizes on the same site. it's as easy as that! 

rachael ray nutrish is donating $250,000 during the month of october to shelter pets in need. the cash donations during this month will be gifted in three equal amounts to three amazing organizations. the first organization is the big dog ranch rescue. the big dog ranch rescue is the largest no-kill dog rescue in the southeastern united states. you can learn more about it at the second organization is the aspca, or the american society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. this organization is a national leader in the areas of rescue, adoption and animal welfare. they have worked for over 150 years to put an end to animal abuse and neglect. you can find them at the final organization is the north shore animal league. this is the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization and they can be found at the donations to these three organizations will make a tremendous impact on all the amazing work they do and ultimately, the animals will benefit as well as those people like us who chose to adopt out of places such as these. 

beyond simply the joy that is possible through giving back, there is also a possibility to win through the rachael ray nutrish sweepstakes. the sweepstakes began on october 1, 2017 and ends on october 31, 2017 at 11:59:59 ET. you can enter online by registering any nutrish only product during the sweepstakes at there are simple on-screen instructions to help make the registration process simple through uploading your original purchase receipt of your nutrish product. the lovely people at nutrish have even made it possible to enter without a purchase. instructions on how to enter can be found at the grand prize is $25,000 and a one year supply of nutrish dry dog food or a nutrish dry cat food. the pet food alone is a pretty huge gift! three first prizes will also be rewarded, each winning $5,000 and a one year supply of nutrish pet food. how amazing is it to have the chance to help give back while also possibly being blessed in return? seriously. how can you not love this company?

beyond their october campaign, rachael ray nutrish continues to give to rachael's rescue, an organization that was created for all the forgotten pets who may not have someone who loves them as much as they deserve. a portion of the proceeds from each sale of nutrish is donated to the rachael ray foundation which helps animals in need through rachael's rescue. through september of 2017, rachael's rescue has donated more than $21 million dollars to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals. the funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments and more for the animals in need. many more animals around the country need help, and through rachael's rescue, together we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends. 

there is a lot going on in the world right now. there are so many in need and so much that needs to be done. just this week someone reminded me of a beautiful quote by mother teresa that says, "not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love." let's do some small things with great love this month. let's help some animals in need this month. let's open our hearts to adopting a shelter animal in need this month. let's spread a little kindness and find some good this month. let's work together to make a difference this month. we have never needed it more. 

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