12 Awesome Things You Can Do For Your Local Shelter

Looking for something special you can do for your local shelter? The amazing team at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary gave us the inside scoop on things that really help a shelter out, which you may have never even thought of before.

#1 – Bring in food/snacks for staff/volunteers on busy days

Image source: @ChuckFeder via Flickr
Image source: @ChuckFeder via Flickr

#2 – Decorate lobbies and common areas for holidays

Image source: @RikkisRefuge via Flickr
Image source: @RikkisRefuge via Flickr

#3 – Make videos of adoptable animals

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#4 – Donate your professional time in areas such as marketing, public relations, graphic design, photography, or website design/maintenance

Image source: @JeffreyBeall via Flickr
Image source: @JeffreyBeall via Flickr

#5 – Share animal photos/videos on social media

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#6 – Help with landscaping and property/facility maintenance

Image source: @RobertCouse-Baker via Flickr
Image source: @RobertCouse-Baker via Flickr

#7 – Groom/bathe pets to help them feel better and look good for potential adopters

Image source: @Evanp.cordes via Flickr
Image source: @Evanp.cordes via Flickr

#8 – Donate an iPod with speakers or a “mix” of soothing classical dog/cat music (available on iTunes)

Image source: @Tonysti via Flickr
Image source: @Tonysti via Flickr

#9 – Make toys out of socks and water bottles turn oversized sweaters and sweatshirts into dog beds

Image source: @LynLomasi via Flickr
Image source: @LynLomasi via Flickr

#10 – Post promotional flyers in coffeehouses, stores or gyms

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#11 – Donate towels, blankets, pet beds and toys

Image source: @Onesharp via Flickr
Image source: @Onesharp via Flickr

#12 – Sign up for credit cards or grocery store discount cards that donate a portion of sales to your favorite shelter or rescue

Image source: @olgakay via Flickr
Image source: @olgakay via Flickr

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