Is that pooch dressed up for Halloween? Actually it's in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month--for humans--but dogs get the disease, too. Did you know that spaying your puppy before her first heat virtually eliminates the chance she'll develop breast cancer? As a responsible pet parent, you can help your puppy.
And by pampering your pooch, you can help raise awareness and fund research for human breast cancer, too. Dogtopia, a doggy day care spa and boutique, launched its second annual PAWS FOR PINK campaign. From October 1-16, dogs treated to a spa bath or nail trim at any one of the 23 locations will have 10 percent of the purchase price go to support the campaign. Amy Nichols, the founder of Dogtopia, says the company seeks out ways to help raise money or awareness for worthy causes, and is particularly interested in supporting projects in local communities. WAGS to that!
Other puppy-licious organizations step up to the paw-plate to also help raise awareness about cancer. After all, it affects both pets and the people who love them. The dog agility training franchise ZoomRoom in California also has launched a cancer awareness campaign. Especially for your fur-kids, check out the awesome Morris Animal Foundation Cure Canine Cancer: K9 Cancer Walks.
I pray neither you or your special puppy will ever have personal experience with cancer. But it's lovely to know there are so many wonderful folks out there willing and able to help!
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