Monday, October 8, 2012

Helping Homeless Pets at Purina Pet Project

This past Saturday, I had the chance to help out at the Purina Pet Project at Purina Farms in St. Louis. It's a one-day volunteer event to help build a better life for homeless pets, and it was all part of our Meet Purina tour with 15 other pet bloggers.  Join us inside and I'll show you what we did!

The Pet Project is both an adoption event and a place where DIY meets pets in need! Volunteers spent the day painting dog houses, assembling cat towers and dog beds, making pet blankets, and decorating pet bowls and discs. Folks of all ages participated and all the items are donated to homeless pets in need.

It's a great day for family fun! This family gets in the action, above, assembling a cat tower.

Thousands of folks participated, decorating items like food bowls and discs, above. 

Our bloggers got into the action too. Above, Dan from Purina shows Catsparella's Stephanie how to assemble a dog bed....

Um, Dan, actually I think this is how you do it... 

Paris from DogTipper and Joanne from The Tiniest Tiger  display the adorable pet blanket they just made!

Here's the blanket I made, above, with help from Anastasia at Cat Fancy. Adorable!

Dan, Stephanie and Jaime from Thoughts Fur Paws, work on sprucing up a dog house.

The other half of the room was filled with beautiful adoptable pups and kitties from about 15 local shelters.

This little guy, above,  just wanted to play!

Here's a cutie who's ready for Halloween!

Belly rubs!

Awww, what a face! His t-shirt says he's looking for his forever home.

After joining in at the Pet Project, we headed over to the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge. Stay tuned for our photos from that event or check out the photos on the Purina Pro Plan Facebook page.

It was a terrific day, and if you ever have the chance to volunteer at the Purina Pet Project, I highly recommend it!

Disclosure: Purina covered the expenses for the blogger tour. All opinions expressed herein are entirely our own.

And now, since it's Monday, let's see what Mischief everyone else is up to!

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  1. Awesome post and pictures, Diane!! It was great getting to know you in St. Louis!! :)

  2. Wow, this must have been so much fun
    Benny & Lily

    1. It was a lot of fun and everything went to the animals who need it most. So that was very cool!

  3. Terrific work gang!!! I sure wish I could have stayed and helped too!

  4. this was just great and looked like it was so much fun! Wish I had stayed for this event as well!! Great job! The blanket was darling!

    1. I know!!! It's inspired me to go get some fabric and start making blankets!

  5. Ack! The goggies are so CUTE! And the blankets! And stuff for all the critters! WHAT FUN! Are you going to the blogging convention in Atlanta at the end of October, by chance?

    1. We'll both be at BarkWorld Expo! Will you? Can't wait!
      Diane and Cosmo

  6. What a wonderful event. I hope lots of pets got adopted. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. Wow that sounds like a pawtastic event! I sure did enjoy reading about it. Keep healing Cosmo!