#ClearTheShelters on 8.19.17

It’s that time of year again!

This is the 3rd annual Clear The Shelters event where participating animal shelters will waive adoption fees in an attempt to literally clear the shelters. This has been a successful incentive in getting families out adopting since it doesn’t come with a high initial price tag. When pets come from facilities like these, they are more likely to be prepared for a home. They usually have up-to-date vaccinations and are spayed or neutered. Not only that but animal shelters have plenty of resources to help with new pets and information that’s more local to you. Petco now offers a Free New Pet Parent Starter Guide that has a bunch of coupons for supplies you may wanna check out.

Interested in giving a furry friend a home? Click here to find a participating animal shelter!


Forgive Yourself for Bad Days

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in having a “bad day” that I wanted to address it. Here are some easy things to try & positive affirmations by yours truly to catch yourself and change your own mood. You’re allowed to have bad moods, but they’re not allowed to take over your entire day. For some entry clarity…

You will thank yourself later. Stop letting yourself feel flushed, rushed, and/or frustrated. Slowing down your pace will give your brain time to be more flexible to whatever is going on. And breathe, deep breaths.

Know it now: all behavior starts with your thoughts & feelings. Get down to the nitty-gritty and be honest with yourself. It can be difficult but figuring that out & letting yourself feel it will help relieve tension sooner. We may also have expectations of ourselves that may not be realistic to our current needs.

Now you know what’s up but you also need to be kind to your emotional and mental state. Remind yourself that no progress in this moment does not mean no progress ever. Do a little something that makes you thoroughly relax or genuinely happy. It starts with you and your energy. You’re in charge of how you feel and your output to the world.

Use these all interchangeably and in addition to what already works for you. Any & all feedback is welcome. Please do share if you have a positive experience from this guidance. ✌🏽

National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

Today I’d like to share some #GetTough selfies to help spread awareness on dog fighting. I met this precious little lady by the name of Nana. She’s 5 years old pitbull terrier rescue. It’s needless to say her background is a bit vague and she may have been abandoned once before. She’s a total sweetheart, though, wanting nothing more than to play and be rubbed.

I wanted to show her off because her breed gets the worst reputation for dog fighting. I’m just here to say that their minds are free of that kind of violence until they are shown. Without a doubt, these dogs are absolutely loyal & can be very loving. Getting tough on dog fighting means putting the blame where it belongs and creating awareness that it isn’t the dog who chooses to “dog fight.”