When Dogs, Cats and Pigs Fly for Sheltered Animals Benefit Tour

We have a pet cat.  We like to call him Kitty. We adopted him from an animal shelter over 8 years ago.  He and his siblings were find by the side of the road, with no cat parents in sight.

They were brought to the shelter and from there, on to a foster family who not only fed and cared for them, but nurtured them all into independent kittens that would know the love of the human touch and perhaps be adopted by a loving family one day.  The foster family soon returned the kittens to the shelter to make ready for adoption.

Hometalk Thirft Benefit for Sheltered Animals Blog Tour

This is our cat, Kitty.  Some consider black cats scary, but in truth he is just a scardy-cat.  Shy around people and the camera, he is poised, polite, sweet and loving.  We credit his good manners and gentle nature the the animal shelter and the foster family.  We’re thankful everyday that we have him.

Being part of the Hometalk Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals Blog Tour, our goal is to bring awareness to the various ways that people can give small donations to help animal shelters with the costs for keeping animals safe, fed and comfy until they are hopefully adopted.

If you like thrift store shopping, then one of the best ways to help out is by shopping at a thrift store that benefits an animal shelter.

I’m from the suburbs of Chicago and oddly enough, I could not find a thrift store that benefits sheltered animals near enough.  Thus,  I thought I would bring the thrift store to them by making up something crafty to donate to the shelter for resale.

Re-Purposed Plastic Soda Bottle Puggy Bank - StowandTellU

Modeled after Martha Stewart’s Soda Bottle Piggy Bank.

I made a pack of plastic Soda Bottle Puggy Banks

that will be donated to the West Suburban Humane Society, where we adopted our kitty from.

You can view the entire Soda Bottle Puggy Bank post here

The post includes FREE printable directions and puggy bank face template.

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A very special thanks to Jeanette Chaney of Country Design Style who organized the entire event,

and to Hometalk for sponsoring the event!!!

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If you are interested in giving to the cause for sheltered animals,

consider shopping at a shelter thrift store.

If you are feeling crafty consider making gift type crafts

that can be donated to the shelter to help raise funds for the animal’s care.

Thank you so much for stopping by StowandTellU

along the Hometalk Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals Blog Tour.

Please follow along the rest of today’s tour right below:

Monday, October 14

Country Design Style

Deja Vue Designs

Weathered Pieces

Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza

Tuesday, October 15

One More Time Events

Fresh Idea Studio

The Crafty Woman

Wednesday, October 16

Lilac and Longhorns

Stow and Tell U

Meegan Makes

Thursday, October 17

Pennywise Blog

Plum Doodles

A Nest for all Seasons

Friday, October 18

My Soulful Home

Designers Sweetspot

Cupcakes and Crinoline

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26 Responses to When Dogs, Cats and Pigs Fly for Sheltered Animals Benefit Tour

  1. Tammy Killough October 16, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    I love your kitty…he’s gorgeous! I am in love with those pugs too! That’s too cute! I’m so glad you joined the tour. ~Tammy

  2. Christina October 16, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    Oh these are just the cutest things ever! The little faces are adorable! Will have to try this-
    and Kitty is just beautiful- what a gorgeous coat!

    • Amy October 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

      Thank you Christina. He almost gets a mane in the winter. It’s so cute 🙂 Glad to be on the tour with you ~ Amy

  3. Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio October 16, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    What a sweet Kitty, Amy! And your Puggy Banks are to absolutely awesome! Pinning, pinning. Happy to be on the blog tour with you. Such a wonderful message. #furryfriendsbenefit
    Cheers

    • Amy October 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

      Thank you Therese! It is such fun to be part of this very worthy cause. Thank you for pinning and so glad to be doing this benefit with you! ~ Amy

  4. Julie {Lilacs & Longhorns} October 16, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    What a great idea to make something for the shelter to sell! Love that! And, those dog banks are adorable — they will probably be begging for more! What a great post, and I am so thankful to be a part of this tour with you. 🙂

  5. Jeanette October 16, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    Amy,

    Kitty is gorgeous! I love black cats. I will be making some of our soda bottle puggy banks for our shelter. I didn’t peek, but could hardly wait to see what your post was going to be about. So cute!

  6. Meegan October 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Love your Puggy Banks!! Your kitty has such a sweet face. Love being on the blog tour with you, Amy!! xoxoxo

  7. Mel October 17, 2013 at 3:40 am #

    I used to have a black cat we called her stormy she was a scardy cat too I love your pugs 🙂

  8. Danni@SiloHillFarm October 17, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    I wish Sam weren’t allergic to cats. I’d have a million and be a crazy cat lady! Your banks were adorable and I’m sure they were appreciated!

  9. kelly October 17, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Great post…love the pugs & your kitty!

    • Amy October 17, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

      Thank you, Kelly! Looking forward to your post tomorrow!

  10. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles October 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Kitty looks very elegant, and the puggy banks are just adorable. This tour has been lots of fun, hasn’t it?! 🙂

  11. Amy Renea October 18, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    I love that you call kitty, Kitty 🙂 …and adore the little banks — pinning!!!

  12. Anne October 20, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    Aww so sweet! I missed this whole thing… off to check out the other blogs on the tour.

    Happy Sunday Amy!

  13. heather f October 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    Awww. nice pussy cat. I love cats. Love your pugs too!

  14. Christina October 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    I pinned the piggy banks to a craft board on pinterest and everyone is loving them 🙂

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