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I remember as a young girl how much my animals meant to me. I was raised around them my whole life and they were some of the best friends I ever had. I knew that when I had children I would want them to experience the same kind of childhood that I did.
Fast forward to the present and my children now have the same love for animals that I did and still do. They are ages 6 and 8 and have never been without a pet. However, the first pet that I would actually call their “first pet” would be Titan.
Titan is an adorable little mix puppy that we adopted back in 2011. Titan came from a shelter in New Mexico where he was born. His mother came to the shelter pregnant and gave birth to one puppy. When he was old enough to leave the shelter, he was transported to Colorado where I met him and fell in love. I brought him home to meet his new family and the kids made him their own immediately.
There is something about the “first pet” that I don’t think you ever forget. The kids still think of Titan as their own, even though we have quite the fur family in our home, 13 to be exact. Shortly after adopting Titan into our family, we located his mother still in the New Mexico shelter and had her brought to Colorado where she could also join our family. What can I say, I just couldn’t separate a mother and her son.
The holidays are a very popular time for pets to find their forever homes. Yet there is never a bad time to give your child the experience of getting their “first pet”. Did you know that 75% of parents who do not already have a pet say that concerns over pet messes could actually prevent them from getting a pet for their family? You know what I say to that…..#ShedHappens!!
@BarkBox and @Swiffer are teaming up to make sure that cleaning concerns are never an issue when bringing your child’s first pet home. Through December, new pup parents who adopt from partnering shelters will get a free Welcome Home Kit filled with goodies for your new pet and cleaning supplies to make it an easy transition for new pet parents. Because with any furry family member….#ShedHappens.
In New York on November 12th, Swiffer launched their “Welcome Home” Campaign along with Scott Foley. To celebrate the launch, Swiffer and Bark & Co., the makers of BarkBox, announced that they will be giving away 10,000 Welcome Home Kits to shelters nationwide. Swiffer is also making a $50,000 total donation to select shelters to help with their needs this holiday season.
With millions of dogs needing homes, cleaning should never be a concern for why you don’t adopt. I can promise that the love you will receive from your furry friend will out way any cleaning you will ever have to do.
If you adopt and receive a Welcome Home Kit, we would love for you to share pictures of your new pet and the contents of the box from @Swiffer and @BarkBox on your social media channels. Let others see how you are ready for when #ShedHappens.