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The Dangers of Puppy and Kitty Mills – And How You Can Help

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The Dangers of Puppy and Kitty Mills – And How You Can Help

Currently, there are an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the United States. Over two million puppies are bred in puppy mills each year (The Puppy Mill Project). Even though people are beginning to see puppy mills may be harmful, they are still a significant industry in the United States. Not all breeders are irresponsible, but there are also many, too many, that neglect and abuse the animals.     A Dog’s story…  My name is 109. Just 109. I have lived in a puppy mill for 6.5 years of my life. During these years I’ve had 11 litters of puppies, making...

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Celebrate National Nonprofit Day with Us

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Celebrate National Nonprofit Day with Us

August 17 is National Nonprofit Day, which celebrates the positive impact nonprofits have on local communities as well as globally. National Nonprofit Day also recognizes the goals nonprofits have achieved.   In honor of this day, we want to join with nonprofits around the country to celebrate the positive change we have created in our communities and share some of our goals achieved and our future goals.   Here’s what GG’s Foundation has done: As you can see in the graphic above, we’ve answered a total of 185 assistance requests and distributed 1,043 pounds of food for animals in 2019...

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Three Ways You Can Celebrate National Mutt Day

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Three Ways You Can Celebrate National Mutt Day

National Mutt Day is celebrated twice a year on July 31 and December 2. Although we believe in celebrating this holiday every day, National Mutt Day is an opportunity to focus on embracing, saving, and celebrating mixed breed dogs.  The purpose of this important day is to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation. Approximately 80 percent of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds.  Here are three ways you can celebrate National Mutt Day. 1. Raise awareness. Take time to do some research and make sure you understand the importance of adopting a mutt. You...

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The Basics of Fostering a Pet

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The Basics of Fostering a Pet

The Petco Foundation named June National Foster a Pet Month. Foster a Pet Month is a partnership between the Petco Foundation, Skechers, and its charitable collection BOBS from Skechers to “inspire pet lovers to join together to create a lifesaving nation through fostering, adoption, volunteering, and making monetary donations.”  GG’s Foundation is joining its fellow pet lovers in the month-long holiday by sharing the basics of fostering a pet. 1. What is fostering a pet? Fostering a pet means taking an animal into your home to provide love, patience, and training for a pre-determined amount of time or until the pet finds...

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Honoring National Rescue Dog Day and GG’s Birthday

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Honoring National Rescue Dog Day and GG’s Birthday

May 20, 2020 is not only National Rescue Dog Day but GG’s Birthday! Today marks 11 years since Cheryl Phillips rescued GG from Maryland Street in Detroit. On that fateful day in May, when Cheryl saved GG, she was hungry, thirsty, and depressed; she had given up. That day changed both their lives. It began a journey that would culminate in the novella GG’s Journey: From Lost to Loved and the non-profit, GG’s Foundation, to support abandoned, abused, and neglected animals and conduct TNVR (Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return) for community felines. In remembrance of GG, we want to share the importance of National...

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