Celebrate National Pet Adoption Month with a Giveaway from Castor & Pollux

1x1.trans Celebrate National Pet Adoption Month with a Giveaway from Castor & Pollux

June is the start of summer and is the official National Pet Adoption Month. What a better way than to start with adopting a pet. There are so many animals in your local shelters that need a loving home. Many of these animals have been abused, mistreated, abandoned or their owner just was not prepared for the responsibility.

At Castor & Pollux, they know firsthand how pets can enrich our lives, and yet there is still a serious need to find good homes for perfectly adoptable pets. That’s why they have chosen pet adoption as their platform of choice.  They may be a small company in Oregon, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make an impact for homeless dogs and cats across the country. That’s why we developed their PetWorks Partners Program.

Here are some great tips to get you ready for your pet:

Make sure the pet fits your family.  If you have children or another pet and you are getting them a companion, bring them with you so you can see the interaction between your children and/or pet and the new pet you intend to adopt. Nothing is worse than bringing home a new pet just to bring it back because they become aggressive towards your children or pet.

Do you have time for a pet? Dogs, cats, and other animal companions cannot be ignored just because you’re tired or busy. They require food, water, exercise, care, and companionship every day of every year. Many animals in the shelter are there because their owners didn’t realize how much time it took to care for them.

Be Prepared. The costs of pet ownership can be quite high. Licenses, training classes, spaying and neutering, veterinary care, vaccinations, grooming, toys, food, kitty litter, and other expenses add up quickly.

Have the right pet food. You should buy pet food that is suited for your pet’s age and type. Pets who have the wrong food diet can get severely sick.  What better way to prepare with the proper food than to win a free bag of Castor & Pollux food?

 Enter on the easy form below for your chance to win one of 5 bags of Castor & Pollux Pet food!

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Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!


  1. Amy Orvin says:

    All of my babies are rescues! I have 9 pets, so it’s too much to write about!


  2. My cat was a stray that we took in. Our dog would have ended up in a shelter if we didnt adopt him.

  3. Our two cats were born under the house we lived in at the time. Their mother was a stray, she led a small gang of strays around where we lived. We took the two kittys in after enough time passed (and before the snow started), and they have been with us ever since.

  4. joanne major says:

    our cat is a rescue. someone threw her in the alley and left her.

  5. Just Coupons says:

    We rescued our cat 15 years ago and he is still a big part of our family. Our two little dogs were not rescues, they are a precious specific breed that we wanted. They, too, are a big part of our family.

  6. No, I got my pet from a good friend. Her dog had puppies and I couldn’t say no when this ball of fur came running up to me like she already loved me. Five years later she’s still my best friend.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    My baby (cat) was adopted from the human society when she was two years old. She is 8 now and we love her more every day!

  8. Charlotte R says:

    We have two. One was a stray that we never found her owners, and the other was a foster dog that we ended up keeping. So both are rescues :-)

  9. All of our pets have been shelter rescues…we would never adopt a furbaby any other way!

  10. My Vizsla/Pointer mix came from an accidental litter – my sister’s Vizsla got pregnant by the neighbor’s dog!

  11. Yes Steel is. She was taken away from her mom too soon and she didn’t get the goodies she needed. She broke her leg twice and her molars before she was four months old.

    I lovc your font, it’s fun!

  12. I’m pup free right now. But usually they are rescues.

  13. Molimo was found wandering the streets at 8-9 weeks old. She had been beaten, abused and had a broken tail. She then wandered into our hearts and now we are stuck with each other.

  14. Yes…all three of them are.

    My cat Penny came from the Erie County SPCA in Buffalo, NY.

    My dog Rusty (dacshund/beagle mix) was a stray we took in.

    My other dog Charlie (Coonhound) was adopted at the Charleston Animal Society in SC.

    I LOVE ADOPTION! Adoption saves lives

  15. Carrie Phelps says:

    I have three kitty fur babies.
    My first I got from a friend of my daughters, he was suppose to be a “mini cat” but at 9 y.o. he is 14 lbs. and huge!
    My second I got from my neighbor as she was moving and after having him for 9 yrs. she no longer wanted him! I love love love him and he’s been with me for 2 yrs.
    My third I found under my porch last Jan., in the dead of Winter. She was five months old. After 6 wks. of trying I finally caught her (I fed her that whole time & laid on the icy ground several times a day to talk to her under my porch) She had just come into her first “heat” so it was important to catch her, she weighed 5 lbs.! She now lives with me but she won’t let me touch her. That’s okay … she has big brother kitties, she’s warm & she’s loved!

  16. Tracy Awalt Juliano

    We have three cats. Two of them are strays we took in. One of the strays is missing a leg. It had to be amputated after he was hit by a car. How could we not take him in after that? I love them all!

  17. We adopted two rescue donkeys. The drought here in Texas really hurt a lot of farmers and ranchers last year. Alot of them couldn’t afford to feed their animals anymore, and unfortunately a lot of donkeys were turned loose in the state forest. We saw these two in a Constables trailer. We talked to him, and had to wait a week, but they are ours now. It’s been about 3 weeks, and they are finally starting to tame down. The male will come up and take treats out of my hand. The female is still too scared, but she will walk up to me now, closer than before.
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  18. Valerie Theberge says:

    I have 2 dogs but no one is rescue, maybe the next one!

  19. He’s not but I’m considering another one and he’ll probably be a rescure

  20. Beth Ann says:

    My baby girl, Anchovy the golden retriever is a rescue! When we got her, she didn’t look anything like a golden, but when she grew up her face and tail lightened, and now she looks just like a golden!

    I love everything about her! She is very much a part of my family! <3

  21. Anne K

    My girl, Penny, was adopted last June! She’s a chihuahua / some sort of terrier mix. She was so scared when we first saw her, but the second we got to play with her, she totally changed! She is the happiest dog I’ve ever had. We love her so much!

  22. Ju P.

    Dumpling is our dog that we adopted in January. He only has one eyeball, but the shelter did not now his history, so his past is a mystery to us!

  23. Carolsue

    We adopted our kitty from the Maine Coon Cat Rescue Org. last June when during the Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon weekend where the adoption fees are waived plus the organization receives $500 per cat adopted!! Isn’t that great?

  24. We Just adopted. We found Gracie on KSL and fell in love with her baby pics which were her as a pup. She was 9 months and we figured he was still pretty small, she is a Pyrenees and i knew nothing about that breed. We drove two hrs away to meet the family . When they got there she jumped out and… I nearly crapped my pants she was as tall as my waist! We didn’t expect that and she barely fit in the car. We have had her a couple months and she was pretty much fully trained when we got her. The only thing that we can’t stand is her barking which is indigenous to her breed

  25. Amanda – I hope this finds you feeling well! Just curious, did you pull winners for the Castor & Pollux giveaway? Have a great weekend, Misty

    • Misty – I haven’t (so there is still hope!). I will be picking a bunch of winners this weekend so keep your eyes peeled for a winning email :)

      • I told Steel to cross her toes and she just crossed her eyes and told me to get her a treat!

        How did your beautiful daughter and Turk take the news that they were going to have to responsible siblings soon?

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