If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed that we added a new puppy to our family a few months ago. She is the cutest little sable sheltie and we named her Emme. She has seriously been the BEST puppy. She sleeps at my feet, goes everywhere with me in the car, and is amazing with Sophia (2 years old). I’ll be honest, I’ve never considered myself a “sleep in the bed with me” dog person before now, but she was definitely meant for our family!
One of my friends had a sheltie when we were younger, and I’ve wanted one ever since. I saw an online posting for a 7 week old sheltie puppy that the owner couldn’t take with them on a cross-country move. I immediately reached out to them and we went to pick her up the next day a few hours away from us.
Being a popular breed, Emme probably would have been adopted or “re-homed” before ever ending up at a shelter, but it could have been a possible outcome for her. I hate to think of our sweet girl not having a family to love on her. This seems to be a common theme among shelter animals- that the owners are no longer capable of caring for them. Some were surrendered regretfully due to changing circumstances, while some were victim to abuse and neglect.
Isabella recently volunteered at a local animal shelter with her Girl Scout troop. It was a great experience for her to learn responsibility and selfless giving. She came home talking about all of the cats and dogs she got to meet and how she wished they could all have forever homes. She also learned about what it takes to keep the shelter up and running- volunteers just like her, and a lot of food!. It costs $13,000 to feed the animals at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter for one MONTH. (And you thought your grocery bill was high!)
When I heard about the UPS #WishesDelivered campaign, I thought about Isabella’s wish for all of the shelter animals to have forever homes. My wish would be that they while they are waiting, that they all have enough food to eat. It’s been really inspiring to read other people’s wishes through this campaign; and for every wish submitted, UPS will donate $1.00 to one of their charity partners, up to $100,000 total donation!
What wish do you want to submit to help raise money for charity? They are accepting wishes now through December 31st. Submissions should be selfless and meaningful and made on behalf of another person. (No one needs a new iPhone 6.)
How to Submit a Wish: Post your wish to Twitter or Instagram with the campaign hashtag #WishesDelivered and it will automatically be submitted. Another option is to go direct to the #WishesDelivered site and manually submit there. I think it’s great that UPS delivers wishes everyday on our doorsteps and is going above and beyond this season to give back in a big way!
And if you want to see more adorable pictures of Emme, follow me on Instagram and check out #AdventuresOfEmme. 🙂