2012 Year in Review: Saving Shelter Dogs

I started my blog and Facebook page in January of 2012, with the mission of educating and enlightening people about the amazing Pit Bull and networking shelter dogs in need of rescue.
Some days, rescue is hard because, let’s face it, there’s a lot of work to be done. We aren’t always successful. Sometimes animals are lost, and it’s heartbreaking because we know we should’ve done more. And on those hard days, I’m often asked, “How can you do this? Doesn’t it just break your heart?”
I put together a little video featuring 85 reasons why I do this: eighty-five of the dogs we helped save from the New York City shelter system in 2012. And by we, I mean me and you. The video is almost 10 minutes long, but I promise you, it’s worth the time and it will put a smile on your face. 
These faces will remind you how important the work is that we are doing.


Shelter Rescue 2012 from Christina Berry on Vimeo.

Social networking saves shelter dogs every single day, and you just saw the proof in the 85 little faces in my video. Every single share on your Facebook wall, Twitter feed, and Pinterest board is one more chance that these dogs will be found and rescued.

Sharing shelter dogs through social media takes nothing more than 30 seconds of your time and a little piece of your online real estate.

It’s that simple.

But I can’t do it alone. Every year in the US, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in US shelters, with an estimated one million of those being Pit Bulls. It’s obvious we need to be doing more.

And so today I’m asking every single follower of my blog and Facebook page to make a commitment to share at least one shelter dog {or cat} every day in 2013. It’s a simple, quick, and FREE way to make a difference in the lives of animals all over the country.

I’m also asking you to preach the gospel of spaying and neutering. We can reduce the number of lives lost in shelters when we reduce the number of animals that enter the shelter in the first place. And that starts with spaying and neutering.

So, are you with me? Will you pledge to be a champion for shelter dogs this year? Follow my Facebook to learn how YOU can help save lives and never leave the comfort of your home!


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Christina Berry

Christina is a wife, mom, Virtual Assistant and Social Media Strategist, Pet Lifestyle Blogger, movie lover, recovering Diet Dr. Pepper addict, and planner junkie. She loves helping bloggers and handmade shop owners create successful businesses, and enjoys advocating for pets by volunteering with her local humane society and a Pit Bull rescue. Learn more about Christina and the mission of The Lazy Pit Bull here.

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