Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Save A Dog on Facebook

These days, Facebook is one of the most popular websites ever. It ranks #2 on Alexa.com and takes up 41% of the social media market share. Part of the reason, this website is so popular is its applications. There's one that I use and I think if you use Facebook, it's a must to check out.

It's called Save A Dog. In this free app, you virtually foster a dog until they are adopted. You can foster up to two dogs. It gives you an idea of the time frame it takes to adopt out a dog. I like to choose the least adoptable I can find, so I can foster the dog as long as possible. In truth, many dogs  are never adopted out and it's just a tiny way to remember that.

There are tasks where you also can walk a dog or arrange a playdate. When you've accumulated 2,500 points, the monetary amount of a cup of food will be donated to the program. In turn, it benefits all of the shelters participating.

It may seem like a small amount however if enough people participate, it all adds up. What I love most about this program is, if the dog you're fostering is no longer in the shelter, they will tell you it's left the yard.

Best of all, it's a way for you to help dogs by just taking a couple of minutes out of your day while you're on Facebook. It's one of the least time-consuming applications out there.

Here is the link if you're interested in trying this out:

Save A Dog

Let's Discuss!

What ways do you like to help out shelter animals? Do you have any favorite applications on Facebook or any other social media site?

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  1. I love Save a Dog too! It feels so good to be able to help. Did you know they have an app for cats too? It's called Save a Cat. Thanks Elena. Love your blog.

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  3. Save-a-Dog and Save-a-Cat are great! You really do get attached to your little fosters and there is great satisfaction when they get adopted. Aside from that, I've met some charming Facebook human friends too.

  4. You know Simon, I was thinking to myself that there probably was a Save A Cat application too. It's great that there is this option for cat and dog lovers. Thanks so much for your comments. :)

  5. Hi Christina! Thank you for letting me know about the DogTime Media blog network. I've met some great pet bloggers out there and this is a great surprise. Thanks for your comments and I can't wait learn more.

  6. Todd, you are so right about getting attached to your foster pet. There's just something about those pictures that make the dogs come alive. It's so great to hear that there are other fans of this app out there. Thanks for writing and enjoy the evening. :)



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