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If you read my blog on a regular basis you’ve seen me write about my mini-zoo – five cats, a crazy dog and some fish. We love and care about them very much. In fact we spoil them like crazy. 🙂

All of our pets, with the exception of our fish and one cat, were adopted from our local animal shelter. One of our cats was born on a neighbor’s balcony (his parents were stray cats). We took him in when he was a kitten, so he never saw the inside of the shelter. One of our other cats we fostered since she was one day old (she was only in the shelter a few hours). She’s literally been with us her entire life. We adopted her when she was officially old enough to be adopted.

I used to volunteer at the local animal shelter taking pictures of the beautiful animals that were looking for their “forever homes”. Most of these animals were full of love and just waiting to have someone special come into their lives and love them too.

I cannot tell you how many times I went to the shelter to take photos of animals, only to want to bring them home to live with us. If we had a farm (I dream of owning a farm) I would adopt a few more animals. In the past our shelter has seen goats, chickens and other farm animals too, even though we live in the suburbs of New York City.

Here are a few of the beautiful faces that I photographed at the shelter. THANKFULLY all of these animals were eventually adopted, although some had to spend many months in the shelter before a special family came along to welcome them into their homes.

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How can you not fall in love with these adorable dogs and cats? I wanted to take each and every one of them home with me. 🙁

I am not sure if many people are aware of this or not, but Iams, makers of Iams pet foods and other products, has a special campaign called Iams Home 4 the Holidays. In just 3 months they were able to help find forever homes for 1.3 MILLION animals (dogs, cats and other critters) from October 2012 to January 2, 2013. That is truly amazing!

Here is a little more information about the Iams Home 4 the Holidays.

Iams Home 4 the Holidays, one of the world’s largest pet adoption drives, announced that nearly 1.3 million pets were placed in forever homes between Oct. 1, 2012 and Jan. 2, 2013. As part of the annual drive Iams has donated more meals than ever before, with 5.5 million bowls of food going to homeless pets, surpassing the original goal of 5 million donations. More than 8.3 million pets have been placed in forever homes since Iams and founding partner Helen Woodward Animal Center, along with thousands of animal organizations across the globe partnered to do something about shelter overpopulation when the program first started in 1999.

“We’re celebrating the fact that in just three months we helped save the lives of almost 1.3 million animals,” said Mike Arms, founder of the adoption drive and president of Helen Woodward Animal Center. “We’re proud of the work we’ve done and we’re especially proud of the hard work the partner organizations continue to do every day. Take the story of Wyatt, a tiny kitten who was abandoned and found near death. Wyatt was nursed back to health by dedicated cat rescue volunteers and has since found his forever home. Stories like these show us the importance of promoting pet adoption and how a program like Iams Home 4 the Holidays can make a huge difference in the life of a pet.”

Homes were found for:

  •         Dogs 684,896
  •         Cats 553,550
  •         Other 26,663 (including rabbits, reptiles, horses, birds and more)

Adoption wasn’t the only way people got involved this year as the program also focused on providing proper nutrition for pets still awaiting families. Consumers were able to share their passion for pets and help Iams donate food to participating animal shelters by buying specially marked bags of food, taking part in the Digital Dish Drive on the Iams Facebook page (Facebook.com/Iams) or joining the Iams Life Long Rewards program at local shelters or online (www.iams.com). Meals donations were also triggered through the Iams YouTube page (YouTube.com/Iams) with every view, like or share of YouTube sensation Andrew Grantham’s Singing Pets Holiday Video.

“From the millions of families and pets who have been impacted over the years, to the more than 15.5 million bowls of food Iams has donated in the past three years alone, we’re very proud of the work we’ve accomplished,” said Ondrea Francy, Iams general manager. “We think premium nutrition like Iams is an important part of the pet-adoption process to keep pets looking and feeling their best until they’re  adopted.”

Hearing about how many homes Iams was able to help find so many pets makes my heart smile. 🙂 ♄

I am a strong advocate for adopting animals from local shelters, as well as having your pets spayed or neutered. I am also an advocate for adopting “less adoptable” pets such as those with health issues, missing limbs, elderly or “flawed” in some way. Take for example our youngest cat, Bella. We fostered her and her sister since they were one day old (her sister had to be put to sleep when she was 3 weeks old due to a disease). Bella has really bad asthma, plus allergies and thyroid issues. She’s gone to the emergency vet hospital more times then I care to count and is on a lot of medications. The vet visits, hospital visits and medications are not cheap. Plus if you have ever tried to “pill” a cat before (give them pills) you know how difficult that can be, especially multiple pills a day.

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If we gave Bella back to the shelter after our time fostering her was over, she may have never been adopted. Not too many people would want to take on the time and expense of adopting a pet with several health issues, even if she was a super adorable kitten (she’s a beautiful cat now). Our shelter holds on to animals as long as they can but sometimes the shelter is just overwhelmed with animals, having to put several cats in the same crates just to make room for everyone. There are times they have no choice but to put some of the animals to sleep. I can’t help but cringe every time I think about that because if Bella was left to be adopted out she may have been put down since her medical issues make her less adoptable, especially because she is such a sweet and loving little girl.

Bella as a kitten and Bella as she looks today.

Bella as a kitten and Bella as she looks today.

If you are thinking about making the commitment to bring a pet into your home, PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE adopt from a local animals shelter. I know that people love puppies and kittens, but older animals make wonderful pets too (plus they are already house broken). And PLEASE consider adopting a pet that might be seen as “less then perfect”. Just because a dog is blind or a cat is deaf doesn’t mean they can’t feel love, or give love too.

For more information about Iams please visit www.Iams.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

To help celebrate Iams finding homes for 1.3 million pets this past year, I have a special pet gift basket to give to a lucky winner. I have a dog gift basket to giveaway but the winner can opt for the cat one if they wish.

Dog basket

The dog gift baskets consists of the following items.

  • Iams Pet Food Voucher (for dog or cat food)
  • Bounce – Bounce dryer sheets and bars help control static cling, provide freshness, softness and help repel pet hair & lint, all in the dryer.
  • Febreze – Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator products are convenient and safe tools for pet owners to freshen up their homes, offering a variety of new ways to eliminate pet odors and leave a light, fresh scent.
  • Bounty – Don’t let the thought of your furry friends making messes hold you back. Thick and absorbent Bounty paper towels help you clean up quickly and easily – locking in the mess with just one sheet. So bring on the wet paw prints, spilled water bowls, and more. Bounty’s strength, absorbency, and durability soak up all the messes life can bring.
  • Swiffer – The SwifferÂź Sweeper, with both Wet and Dry Cloths, conveniently allows you to sweep or mop virtually any hard floor surface with one simple tool. The Wet Cloth is perfect for wiping up footprints and cleaning up after messes your pet MAY track in. With the textures and grooves of the Dry Cloth, the tool picks up 50 percent more dirt, dust and pet hair than a broom.
  • Pet Bed
  • Pet Leash
  • Waste Bag Dispensers
  • Bandana
  • Food Scooper
  • Water Bottle
  • Food Stir Sticks
  • Pet Toy

The cat gift basket is similar but features less items (cats don’t need waste bags or dispenser for example).

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on February 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner willl be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply  or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me a little bit about the special pet (or pets!) in your life.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify. Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the benefit and enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted. Iams will be providing the prize.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. Kim Henrichs says:

    I have three cats and a westie – this would be a great gift basket!!

  2. we have a yorkie bichon named Molly. She is our first pet and we’ve had her 1 1/2 yrs. We all love her so much!!

  3. We have one medium sized dog who loves to eat Iams mini chunks.

  4. We have a basset hound named Dixie who is almost 12 years old.

  5. I have one very sweet long-haired cat named Madison.

  6. We have two German wire-haired pointers, one of which was inherited after a death in the family.

  7. We have two cats and a year old Golden Retriever/Shephard mix 🙂

  8. ruby janik says:

    i have a yorkie who does not know she is a dog!

  9. My inside cats are so spoiled that when we have supper the two cats each feel that they can sit on the chairs at the table. One thing is they are daddys kids.

  10. Cynthia R says:

    i have 3 cats i love!

  11. Diana Huffer says:

    I have two adorable Shih Tzus who would absolutely love this basket! (Me too!)

  12. Or Ginger dog will be 10 this year! We rescued her from an abusive home when she was a puppy and I cannot imagine life without her, she is the sweetest girl ever!
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  13. Bonita English says:

    i have 3 dogs and 8 cats.this would be great.i only feed my dog babbies iams for there better health.2 are adopted and my collie just turned 13 and had a b-day party.thanks for chance to win

  14. I could talk about my pets for days. 🙂 I have two cats and one dog. The cats are both tuxedo black and white cats, but one is long haired. The short haired one is kinda pudgy, but our long-haired cat is super skinny and crippled from being hit by a car before we got him from the animal control shelter. My dog is half chihuahua half pekingese and thinks she is a cat, too. 🙂
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  15. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I have a kitty named Bella who will be 4 years old this month. She is the first pet my fiance and I have had together. We adopted her from a local pet shelter.

  16. Donna Milligan says:

    My friend LeLe is a Pom/Fox Mix. She is 7 years old. I have had her since she was 3 days old. She is my very best friend. I love her very much, and I would Love to win this basket for her, as she has given me all her love. 🙂

  17. Jim Nichols says:

    We have 1 cat, this package would come in handy.

  18. I have two cats I got when they were around 2 months old, and in bad health. They are now just turning a year, and happy and healthy! They do have a tendency to shed everywhere..lol. A gift like this they would love, along with their “mommy” for cleaning up! 😀

  19. We have a two year old bulldog/shepard mix that is pretty much another one of my kids!
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  20. JANET DUFFEY says:

    Our dog is so pampered he rules the house and thinks he’s human.

  21. I have 2 dogs, Toby and Sushi. Toby is a 2 year old imperial shihtzu and Sushi is a 13 year old peekipoo. I have 4 cats, Chester, Ryder, Bubba and Little. They are all rescues. And 2 sugar gliders, Opi and Gia. Now you see why I need to win. LOL! They are all indoors only, very spoiled and all get along very well. They all loves toys and treats!!!!!!

  22. I have 2 very loved cats, one is 15 years old and the second one is a couple months.

  23. Melissa H. says:

    I Have a 1 month old puppy.I never knew how much work puppies are,they are worse then babies but I love my puppy.Her name is Buttercup

  24. Denise Eckert Beeman says:

    I have one very old dog named blackie. I got him for my twelfth birthday present. He is full of energy and likes to be the dog of the neighborhood. He walks with the neighbors, go on rides in there car and is always there to welcome people to our farm. We also have 13 or so cats. One is the king and gets to liive inside, the rest roam.

  25. We have cats & two dogs (:

  26. We have a 7yr old Puggle named Max. He’s our little love bug and we love to snuggle with him.

  27. Christine says:

    We have a dog and a cat.
    Thanks for the chance!

  28. We have two dogs (Molly & Cooper) that are spoiled rotten but give us so much love in return!

  29. We have 2 shelter dogs They have there own recliners and the run of the house…They are Lab/Pit mix our best friends

  30. I have a dog and she loves to sleep im my bed and also a cat and she think she is the boss.

  31. I grew up with a house full of dogs and have one now. He’s the sweetest! I also volunteer for a local breed specific rescue; seeing people adopt dogs is the best feeling!

  32. We have one dog, Dexter! He is 2.5 and is a Vizsla/Pointer mix.

  33. 5 cats that I’ve rambled on & on about before :), all rescues, raised from birth and 2 are handicapped. We have a 6th blind boy coming but he’s not quite ready yet. Having worked at a shelter for so long thank you for this post and PLEASE adopt!!!!

  34. I have two kitties, Rocky & Rory.
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  35. Rachel Robertson (Azrael) says:

    I have two awesome kits! My big boy is Azrael and my little girl is LuLu 🙂

  36. We just got a new puppy last week. A 9 now 10 week old Border Collie/lab mix.

  37. Melinda Mendy Dinsmore says:

    We have a apple head teacup Chihuahua and a cat. They are the loves of our life. The Chi keeps us busy playing fetch and tummy rubs. He loves peanut butter & crackers.

  38. This is great !!!

  39. I have a beagle mix and a poodle mix! They are both one year old and they are a handful! The beagle’s name is Princess Leia and the poodle is Princess Peach. My husband and I adopted them from our local animal shelter a few months ago. Leia has had a LOT of trouble with house training! She has only pooped outside twice since we got her, and she has a LOT of poop in her tiny little body! They are both loud, rambunctious, super playful dogs who love their mommy and daddy more than they love their favorite bacon treats! 🙂 Personally, I get fed up with them every day when I have to vacuum pee out of the carpet and pick up poop and try to make our house not smell like it’s filled with dogs, but we just haven’t found the right product to completely eliminate the smell yet! But, even when they make me tear my hair out, I love my babies!

  40. I have one GIANT dog. He’s a Saint Bernard and the biggest love. Literally!

  41. tracy haar says:

    I have 3 dogs, brooklyn a 5 year old maltese, Rufus a 2 year old beagle/bassett hound and Lady a 14 year old retriever mix. They are all very spoiled and this basket would be great for them.

  42. I have a Jack Russell Terrier named Niles 🙂

  43. We have two big dogs and 2 cats….they are quite a handful all together but we wouldn’t change it for the world.

  44. Lori Testy says:

    I have 2 dogs and 3 cats.They all love treat time. They don’t just get 1-2 biscuits. The cats get 2 handfuls of 2 kinds of dry cat food and also 2 different kinds of cat treats. Then the dogs get their little pile each of about 6-10 different things. A few biscuits,maybe a bone type treat,chicken chewies are their favorites, and a T-Bone or Beggin Strip plus! They are all spoiled and very much LOVED!

  45. I have 9 Cocker Spaniels and they are all my babies! They are spoiled rotten!

  46. Christine W says:

    We have a Beagle mix named Max. He has some aggression problems but we are doing our best to train him because we love him so much.

  47. Cindy Merrill says:

    I have two cats, Fred and Ginger, both are almost 8 years old. I would request a Cat basket, preferably with catfood for mature, senior cats.

  48. I have 2 beautiful loves of my life… Hunni bunn who is 9 yrs old, a sheltie/yellow lab mix! She is such a lady and a bit snobbish lol as she fancies herself human! And my Coco puff, a Mastiff/ Pitbull mix who believes herself to be Chihuahua sized despite her 120 lb. self. She is a cuddler and insists on sleeping under the covers with us. She is 7 yrs old and a halloween baby!

  49. I have two terrific cockapoos- Max & Mollie.

  50. carol west says:

    we have six fur babies 2 dogs vinnie a bassett/sheltie , tyson lab/shepard ,2 cats noah a persian mix , and our newest addition mumford our psyco kitty , 2 hampsters bertha and matilda

  51. We have a puggle named Abby. Although she is seven, she still has a lot of puppy left in her. She loves to get in to trouble…and she loves to snuggle.
    Thanks!

  52. Sylvia Zajis says:

    My special little buddy is my dog, Duffy, he is a black and white Shih Tzu. He is about 10 lbs overweight so he’s as wide as he is tall. LOL. He is my best friend because when I am sick (I have a blood clotting disorder that leaves me ill most days), he is always by my side and refuses to leave me when I can’t get out of bed.

  53. REBECCA STEPHEN says:

    this is such a wonderful prize… I need everything in the basket

  54. Great Danes eat a ton of Iam’s dry dog food !!

  55. Christine says:

    I have 2 beautiful sweet cats, one orange tabby and one black and white princess kitty type, both shelter cats that bring our family so much joy!! they deserves a special gift.

  56. melissa allen says:

    I have two cats casey and shadow, and a chihuahua named meg whom i found in our basement in our old apt building. we found her in a box with another chihuahua that my mom took, they look like they had not ate in weeks, it was the most horrifying sight ever!!

  57. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I have fish, but my sister has 3 cats!

  58. j.wisniewski says:

    My cats would love these.

  59. Jennifer B says:

    I have three rescues, a pug a mixed breed that looks like the last picture up there and a cat

  60. Pamela Arbour says:

    I love both cats and dogs, but my baby is a grey tabby named Shadow who follows me around like a puppy.

  61. I have 2 kitties, a brother and sister, we adopted from the shelter. They are black w/ white and white w/black. We joke that this is their house and we are just cat furniture because they like to lay on us,

  62. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    We have a chihuahua named snowy who loves to chase our 2 cats!

  63. We have a dog and 2 cats currently. (Not including the cattle and chickens.) Both cats we got as kittens that were left at the local vet clinic. We’re also looking at getting a puppy at the end of the month 🙂
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  64. Claire McKeon says:

    My dog Dinky is adorable which is a good thing because she is also very wicked!

  65. Debra Hall says:

    i have 4 cats 2 of them im keeping for my brother ….

  66. I have Sookie the Shar-pei who knows how to open doors. And I have Kronk the boxer, who I adopted from Animal Control when he was 10 months old and (dont tell Sookie) he’s my favorite. So good with the kids! But Sookie really is better behaved, like a proper princess.

  67. I have 2 Maine Coon cats.

  68. I have two tabby cats and one Labrador.

  69. I have several cats including an elderly diabetic cat who is awesome.

  70. We have 2 dogs{Sonnie and Buster} that we adopted and also a black cat named Lucky. I would love to win this for them.

  71. Wendy McBride says:

    We have Puddin’ the pit bull. She is 8yrs old and lives in the house. My son has a new puppy, Bella and they get along fine.Bella is a Black Laborador.

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  72. I have two black cats, a brother and sister pair.

  73. Marissa anderson says:

    I have an 8 month old husky that I adopted for my boyfriends birthday. Her previous owner had to down size and move and couldn’t keep all her animals. My boyfriends dog (a jack russell terrier mix) adopted me! They were super close but after the first week of me coming around he got used to me and now smuggles with me all through the night. It’s funny how sometimes you adopt an animal, and sometimes they adopt you. I love my doggies!

  74. Cathleen Morrison says:

    My beagle mix named Buddy is my best bud in the whole world. He is very loyal and loving, and we try to spend some time at the dog park everyday (weather permitting, at least 20 degrees F).

  75. I have one Pom Chi named Turbo who is 12 years old. He is the cutest dog ever! When he was younger he used to run around like speedy gonzalez (old cartoon) and that’s probably why they named him Turbo. We adopted him for my husband when he was sick with Cancer. My husband passed 8 years ago, but Turbo is still with us. He does have Hypothyroidism though. Other than that he is OK.

  76. steve weber says:

    i have a one year old chug named Nancy.

  77. Dixie Neitzel says:

    We have a dog named Hailey whom was discardedin the country. She was alittle skiddish when we got her but is doing pretty well now!! Thank you to whoever dumped her off because she is a very nice dog!!!

  78. Virginia Rowell says:

    I have a pug and jack russel mix and her name is Precious.

  79. Shelley P says:

    Kandy is my 13 year old adopted spaniel mix. She is a great dog and very smart! Shadow is our 12 year old cat who was a stray and adopted us : )

  80. Priscilla P. says:

    I have 5 dogs and 1 cat . The cat and 4 of the dogs are all strays that I took in off the streets. I live in the country. People take their unwanted pets and dump them down the road from me at the creek. I take in as many as I can afford to feed. I wish I could help all of them.I do try to get friends and coworkers to take some of the other strays in.
    My shih tuz was a gift to my son when he was being treated for brain cancer. My Son beat cancer and went on to college. So the shih tuz is mine now. It’s the only dog I have ever own that was not abandoned by somebody else.
    My pets give me so much love.I can’t understand how people can be mean to any kind of animal.

  81. I have had a dog in my life since I was 6 months old. I usually bring in strays, but this time, I found Gypsy in a kill shelter ; they were going to put her down, because she wasn’t very socialable!! Can you believe that?!
    So on one day or another when it is raining, she has to stay inside…yes, there are accidents and she looks guilty, but I tell it is quite alright…and she smiles… I hope there is a toy inside for the winners’ dog.

  82. Ellen casper says:

    I have 2 shelties – talk about unconditional love!

  83. I actually have 4 pets, 2 dogs & 2 cats. Both of my dogs were adopted from unwanted, neglected, &/or abused. My oldest (Scruffy, a mixed breed) will be 11 in a couple of months, and the other (Ming, a Pekingese) is somewhere around 8 (unsure exactly how old she is). Then I have two 2 male cats (Mr. Whiskers, who I have had all his life of over 7.5 years, and Tommy, who I adopted/inherited after my Great-Grandmother passed away last summer). They are all very rotten but totally lovable 🙂

  84. Jennifer R says:

    We have three cats, 2 sisters and a grandpa kitty. We also have a very spoiled 4th child, I MEAN, a jack russell terrier.

  85. Jessica Poston says:

    I have 7 dogs, a cat and a red-tailed boa! Often feels like way too much to handle,but I love them all.:)

  86. I have 3 wonderful cats – Boots, Bruin and Odin. Boots and Bruin are littermates, almost 2 yrs. old, and we got them as free kittens at a yard sale. Odin is our special kitty. A stray for most of his long life, a rescue took him in when one of his eyes started looking funny. The other eye already had a healed injury from years ago, making that eye blind. He is FIV+, had glaucoma in one eye, was blind in the other, and was believed to be around 15 years old. Rather than put him down my husband and I took him in. We had the glaucoma eye removed, and now he is a happy kitty living his golden years with us. He is 100% blind, FIV+, old, and gets a lot of stomach upsets (our vet said he has severe IBS – meaning LOTS of loose poops and accidents), but we love him so much anyways.

  87. I have one cat, Nelson, who turned eight yesterday. He is spoiled rotten and I love it! Our girl, Boo, passed away a few months ago. Still heartbroken.

  88. I have a wonderful Cat Named Bandit .Hes so awesome I love him he thinks hes human he sleeps on a pillow and under a blanket.

  89. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Kouga and Artie are both large mixed breed rescue dogs. We are so blessed to share our home with these fun loving entertaining pooches who are always up for a walk or car ride.

  90. Would love to win this I have dogs and cats !!

  91. I have my babies Buddha, Bowser & Doc. Doc started it all by getting my moms maltese pregnant. (He’s a chihuaha). SO, my mom had Chihuaha/Maltese pups. Later on my moms other dog, a teacup yorkie got one of them pregnant. Alas, I have my Buddha & Bowser 🙂 So my Doc is a chihuaha & Buddha & Bowswer are chihuaha/maltese/yorkies 🙂

  92. Suzie Williams says:

    We have two dogs- a pug and a boston terrier. The pug is super lazy and the boston is a major spaz! Our other pet is a chinchilla.

  93. Vicki Wurgler says:

    we have a beautiful black lab named Jackson who is 8 years old. the boys love him

  94. We have a 9 month old pit bull/mutt. He is like our son, sleeps with us every night and throws little fits if he dont get his way!
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  95. Sharon Rooney says:

    I have a dog and two cats

  96. sandy weinstein says:

    i have 3 min. schnauzer girls, evie-11, tressa 3, and harley, 2. the 2 younger are from a show breeder and just beautiful girls. i plan to get another dog from her to show as soon as i move closer to her in fla.
    love my girls, spoiled rotten, tons of toys, all have health insurance, go to a homeopathic vet. the 3 loves of my life. i had another min. schn in college, rose, but had to go to an internship and my parents kept her and would not let me have her back after 3 mos. she was the most spoiled dog in the world. my mother used to boil chicken for her, tenderloin, she would eat at the table. she loved to sleep across my mother’s neck, my mother would say she is her fur collar. rose is buried b/t my parents and they are having a wonderful time in heaven…..my dad loved that dog, she was the first person he would speak to and hug and kiss, even if all of the kids were home, she always came first. he took her everywhere w/ him….if she could not go, she would be waiting at the door for him, if he was not home when he was supposed to my mother would have to let her out so she could walk around the parking lot to see if she saw his car, then she would come back and wait at the door. when he died, she tore up the chairs they used to sit in to watch the ball games on sundays….my parents would fight over who she loved to sleep with the most.

  97. I have 2 dogs and 4 cats that I love.

  98. I plan on getting a puppy for my family and this basket will help immensely.

  99. Mallory H. says:

    We have 3 dogs. All are rescues – the most recent one we adopted in Oct. ’12 – they are SO wonderful and more my life full! Thanks For the Chance!!

  100. Melissa Hartley says:

    Well i have 1 cat Jasmine who is 11 1/2 going on 1 1/2 🙂 she is so playful & she’s my daughter from another mother .. haha .. & currently I live with my mom & she has a 6 year old Beagle named Sidney–he’s my little brother so I would have to choose which basket if i win .. thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  101. I have an 18 yo cat named Midnight and a beagle named Waffles- both rescues.

  102. Kenya Johnson says:

    My dog Nas is a 10 year old Pekingese. He is adorable and lovable.

  103. Michelle S. says:

    I have 8 cats, 2 dogs, 2 donkeys, 8 goats, 2 llamas, 2 chickens and 2 roosters. I know what you mean about the vet bills and medication costs. Between the small animals and the bigger ones I frequent 3 different vets. I feel like I have probably put some of their kids through college LOL

  104. Jessica H. says:

    Our house is full of furbabies! We have three wonderful dogs that who love my two girls to pieces!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  105. our oldest dog is Noah. He is 11 years old. He is 160 lbs and most likely part Newfoundland. He is very loyal and great with the kids.

  106. I have two cats, Lizzie and Lemur, and one dog, Dozer.

  107. Michelle Spayde says:

    All of my pets are rescues. My Pomeranian is a puppy mill survivor/rescue, and the cats pretty much all came out of feral colonies.

    • Michelle Spayde says:

      P.S. Your photography is amazing! If more people saw pictures like yours, adoptions would probably go through the roof. It’s hard for people to look at photos that just show the sadness of the kennels, etc.

  108. Belinda Brown says:

    I have an extremely pampered cat….. Would love to win the basket…..

  109. We have an older dog who is a dachshund mix & a very sweet well behaved dog. 🙂

  110. Stephanie Dake Thompson says:

    I have two dogs one is Abby and she is a poodle pickaneese mix we were told, and she is 7 yrs old, and our other is Missy, she is a rot mix and 3 1/2 yrs old. They are helping me get through the empty nest syndrum.

  111. Our daughter has a lovely cat named Lillian!

  112. sherry smith says:

    my dogs are keeping there paws crossed

  113. Ashley Anderson's says:

    We have a lovely 1 year oldblack lab!

  114. I have a Lhasa Apso and a German Shepherd.

  115. april yedinak says:

    I have a black kitten named Rue. She is very sweet and funny. She loves to play fetch.

  116. I two kitty’s who are both rescues they are my joys

  117. Sharon Younts says:

    I am now the proud mom to one dog, a Border Collie/Dalmation mix and twelve cats, although not totally by choice. I love them all so much, and though I know I need to find homes for some of them, the thought of parting with any of them breaks my heart. The kittens are now almost seven months old, they were born here and have been with me from the very beginning. I have a lot of food to buy, cleaning to do and wouldn’t change a thing. Their love is the best kind.

  118. I have a whole house full of cats- they’d love some Iams stuff!

  119. Mary Happymommy says:

    I have a miniature poodle.

  120. Tabitha P. says:

    we have 1 all black cat & our 1 year old dog died 5 months ago. we are hoping to get a new puppy this month though.

  121. I have a dog named Milo and he is a chihuahua. He just turned 10 last month and is such a big part of our family.
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  122. I have five indoor cats, one dog, and 3 feral cats! All of our pets are shelters pets {except for the dog}. The youngest is 3 and the oldest is 15 years old.
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  123. It’s going to be a long post lol! First we have Reggie a blue fronted Amazon parrot, she is so cute she can cheer you up when you are down or sick. She talks a lot too! Then there is Babee a gray cockatiel who is gentle as a lamb. Then Frankie a cinnamon cockatiel she’s sweet too! Then there is Lewey Dewey who is our Beagle and the sweetest dog you ever want to know he is full blooded but no papers on him but that is okay because we love him so very much! Then last but not least there is Chloe Doe our deer headed Chihuahua she is my shadow. (she’s a rescue animal) I love her very much too! I basically can’t go or do anything without her by my side. Thank you for letting me share

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  124. We have a 4 year old GSD/Lab mix, and we loved her so much that a few years later we adopted another GSD/Lab mix (now 2 years old). They look so much alike that some people have trouble telling them apart, and they are definitely best friends. I can’t imagine life without them.

  125. We finally got a new puppy this year after losing our long time black lab Sammy 5 years ago. We got a shi-poo and named her ‘Lacie” She brings so much joy to all of us and is becoming very, very spoiled.

  126. My baby is a yorkie mix named Griffin. We adopted him at 2 years old. He’s just a joy, an absolute joy.

  127. Sarah Harding says:

    We just got a puppy and named her Lily.

  128. Gina Brickell says:

    I have a pomeranian named tinker and a persian cat named Mytic, and one other cat named Katniss. Love them all to pieces!

  129. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Have 2 Dog Simon And Rascal, Both So Smart And Full Of Life, I Love Watching Their Personalities Grow ! They Bring True Joy To My Life !

  130. I love IAMS!
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  131. Brittany C. says:

    We have one dog, Remy- a Shih Tzu/Poodle mix. He will be 3 years old on May 15th. He is a fluffy little sweetheart with big brown eyes that we let sleep in our bed.

  132. Allison Downes says:

    My boy Yorkie, Sam, is such a spoiled boy 🙂 He is super smart, he loves to play with his toys in the bath when I bathe him

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  133. kathy artis says:

    Our pet is an 11 yr old chihuahua named Jack Daniels. He brings so much joy to us each day.

  134. betsy cortez says:

    I have 2 abbysinian kittens, aged 10 months old. my 18 yr old daughter has two black kitties aged 7 and 8 from shelters.

  135. Living with 2 cats and a little stray kitten in the garage. Thanks for loving our furry/feathered kids as much as I do.

  136. we have a black lab, a husky and a long hair tortoise shell cat! 🙂

  137. Pamela Bice says:

    I have a yorki

  138. NANCY HOLLIS says:

    I not only own a boarding facility for cats but I also rescue them from euthanasia.

  139. I have a dog named Buddy, he is one year old now and I love him very much

  140. nikki krutz says:

    we have a toy poodle named teddy we rescued. he will be 4 in july. we also have 3 cats: fat cat aka garfield (he weighs 21 pounds!) and 2 “kittens” we rescued. I call them baby boy and baby girl cats but their names are snickelfritz and snowflake. they are all very spoiled!

  141. our dog opens doors and talks like a chewbacca

  142. Jeni Mitchell says:

    I have a beyond loved and spoiled, rescued nine-year-old black Cocker Spaniel named Toby.

  143. We have two kitties right now, but are looking to get a puppy for my sons upcoming bday!

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  144. I love my pets they are my world i kiss them everyday and smother love them

  145. Tabby Lewis says:

    We have a 3 years old Lab named Marley who likes to bark at animals on TV. 😀

  146. Panzer is our one year Weimaraner. He is sweet and well behaved.

  147. We currently don’t have one – we had to put our incredible Basset/Springer Spaniel mix to sleep in Dec 2011 after his cancer got the best of him. He never cared for little kids (<5) but he was so tolerant of our infant daughter. We are thinking we'll try and find a dog for our family again this year. (I'm entering because I also have lots of friends who have dogs and I will probably share)

  148. Allison hill says:

    I have kitties, a beagle, and rats!

  149. Vixen our german shephard love of our lives.