Thursday, October 28, 2010

IH4TH: Help a Pet Find a Furrever Home 4 the Holidays

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas... and it’s not even Halloween yet! But if you’re like us and getting into the holiday giving mood already, here’s a great program from Iams and the Helen Woodward Animal Center. 
Since 1999, Iams Home 4 the Holidays (IH4TH) has partnered with thousands of animal organizations dedicated to finding forever homes for orphaned pets.

I met these cute pups Kurt and Friedrich at a
Mostly Mutts Pet Adoption. Pups like these
can make  your hills come alive with the
Sound of Music, ah ah ah ah! Join us for another
Mostly Mutt's adoption event this weekend
at Woody's Cheesesteaks in Atlanta. Yum!
Founded by Helen Woodward Animal Center and supported by Iams, IH4TH has helped 4.6 million families experience the joy of pet adoption.

Currently there are more than 3,700 animal shelters enrolled in the program, including Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue, who have adorable pups like Kurt and Friedrich (at left) for adoption every weekend. 

Since IH4TH kicked off just three weeks ago, more than 152,000 pets have been adopted and 78,519 bowls of food have been donated.

You can add another 100 bowls to that total right now, because this week only, for every adoption-oriented blog post entered into this blog hop, Iams will contribute 100 bowls of food to an Iams Home 4 the Holidays shelter in need!

The Facts
  • Iams Home 4 the Holidays runs from Oct.1, 2010 to Jan. 4, 2011
  • This year’s goal is to adopt 1.5 million pets
  • 1.3 million pets were adopted last year alone
  • Information on how to get involved, how to find a participating shelter in your area and other important tips for new parents can be found on Facebook at or on
New This Year: Bags 4 Bowls Food Drive
Reducing pet homelessness through adoption is Iams core mission, but if adoption isn’t in your plan this year, here’s another way to help.
Beryllium (pronounced Brrr-ill-EE-um)
  • Follow the Adoption Angel’s stories on and “LIKE” photos, videos and posts. For every like received, Iams will donate a meal to a homeless animal.
  • Purchase specially marked packages of Iams dog or cat food during the campaign and Iams will donate one bowl of food.
The Iams goal is to give 5 million meals to homeless animals. 
And since Cosmo Havanese is an overachiever, stayed tuned for a special Cosmo will be offering for every pal who tweets a special hashtag to support the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Bags 4 Bowls food drive!  Cosmo’s anipals Boris Kitty and Teenys Friends just finished a similar program and raised 70,000 bowls of food between them in just one week. WOW!
And remember, bloggers who write a post about animal adoption and link up to this week’s blog hop, will help donate an additional 100 bowls of food!!

Check out our pal Pet Care Bev for the details.