December

To Grandmother’s House We Go (Seniors for Seniors) – Adoption Campaign
Many animal shelters and rescue groups have had great success with targeting retired seniors to adopt animals — or even ‘Seniors for Seniors,’ by encouraging senior folks to adopt senior animals.

Photos with Santa Paws & Mrs. Claws – Community Outreach/Increase Foot Traffic
Photos with Santa Paws & Mrs. Claws invites the community (and their pets!) to the animal shelter for portraits with Santa and a chance for children to share their wish list.

Ugly Sweater Party – Community Outreach/Increase Foot Traffic
Ugly Sweater Parties have been a staple holiday celebration for years — Hold an Ugly (Dog or Cat) Sweater Party at the shelter.

“Twas the Night Before Christmas…” – Community Outreach/Increase Foot Traffic
“Twas the Night Before Christmas” invites children of all ages to read their favorite holiday stories to the shelter animals. Reading aloud can help improve children’s reading skills, and helps calm the animals, who are in unfamiliar surroundings.

12 Days of Christmas – Amazon Wishlist – Fundraising Campaign
Animal shelters and rescue groups often have a long list of items and in-kind gifts that they need donated. The ’12 Days of Christmas’ is a great time to publicize those needs using an Amazon Wishlist!