Our 30 Shelters In 30 Days Experience

Wow, what an adventure! Joey and I had the incredible opportunity to partner with PetSmart Charities for their 30th-year anniversary celebration, and what better way to mark the occasion than by taking on the challenge of visiting 30 shelters in 30 days? We packed our bags and set off on a whirlwind tour across the United States. It was an experience that was as exhausting as it was exhilarating, and we wouldn’t trade it for anything.


Hitting the Road

From the moment we stepped into the first shelter, we knew we were in for something special. Each shelter had its unique vibe, but the common thread was the incredible dedication of the staff and volunteers. These folks pour their hearts into making sure every animal is cared for and has the best chance of finding a forever home.

Learning from the Best

We spent our days learning about the different programs these shelters had implemented to overcome various challenges. From innovative fundraising strategies to heartwarming adoption stories, it was clear that the community played a huge role in their success. We were constantly amazed by the creativity and resilience of the people we met.

Big Hearts Everywhere

No matter where we went, we found that the hearts of the people working in animal shelters were enormous. The dedication to creating a safe, loving environment for every animal was evident in every interaction. We met volunteers who had been dedicating their time for decades, sharing their passion and knowledge with us.

East Coast to West Coast

Our journey took us from coast to coast, each region presenting its own set of challenges but also showcasing the incredible efforts to meet those challenges head-on. Outreach programs aimed at educating the public and promoting responsible pet ownership were particularly impressive, highlighting the importance of community involvement.

Reflections on the Road

Traveling for two months straight was no small feat. Each day brought new challenges and learning experiences, but it also brought us closer to understanding the immense effort that goes into running an animal shelter. The dedication, compassion, and resilience of the people we met were truly humbling.

Joey and I came away from this journey with a renewed sense of purpose. We saw firsthand how much work goes into ensuring that every animal is properly cared for and finds a future home. It’s a mission that resonated deeply with us and one that we are committed to supporting in any way we can.

Thank You, PetSmart Charities!

A huge thank you to PetSmart Charities for making this incredible journey possible. Your support and commitment to animal welfare are making a real difference in the world. Here’s to many more years of making miracles happen for our furry friends!

So, to all our readers, if you ever have the chance to visit your local shelter or get involved, we highly encourage it. You’ll be amazed at the love and dedication you’ll find there. Let’s continue to support these incredible organizations and help more animals find their way home.

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