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Social Petworking Month – June 2023

It’s Social Petworking Month, which runs through the entire month of June, and it’s an opportunity to use social media to help pets find permanent homes. You can help by sharing adoptable animals, assisting rescues and shelters, and urging your friends, family, and followers to get involved. Use your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other social media account to do this. Keep busy this entire month posting about pets that are up for adoption in your locality. Help make a pet’s life so much better.

History of Social Petworking Month

Social Petworking Month is a month-long celebration of using social media to assist homeless pets to find loving homes. By sharing photographs and information about these pets with your network, you can help spread the word that they are searching for a loving home. Follow an animal shelter, rescue and adoption organizations, and institutions on social media. You can also follow the authors of adoption literature. Simply following such people and organizations will help us be more aware of the incredible work that these organizations do.

Share, repost, retweet, pin, and regram from adoption and rescue organizations’ social media accounts and pages. By letting our networks know about our furry pals, more opportunities are provided for them to find permanent homes. If just one person in our network agrees to share the message, the odds skyrocket.

Not everyone knows how to get involved and aid animal shelters in person, and social media is a terrific way to point people in the right direction. You can share resources such as articles on how to volunteer at a shelter or connections to local shelters if they have special qualifications and needs. Most shelters would welcome the extra help, and this is an excellent month to match new volunteers with groups in need.

Social Petworking Month timeline

3300 B.C.
The Introduction of Leashes and Collars

Sumerians invent leashes and collars for dogs.

1920
The Monarch Gets Bit by Monkey

King Alexander, of Greece, had his pet monkey bit by a dog and when he attempted to break up the fight, the monarch was attacked by another monkey which also bit him.

1957
The First Animal to Orbit Earth

Laika the dog, became the first mammal to orbit Earth on the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957, clearing the door for human spaceflight.

1960
The Use of Dogs as Therapists

Although the concept of a service dog had been around for centuries, researchers began experimenting in the 1960s with canines serving people as a type of living therapy rather than as guides or assistants.

Social Petworking Month FAQs

What day is dog appreciation day?

International Dog Day, or the more commonly used National Dog Day, is celebrated on August 26.

What month is National Pet Month?

May is National Pet Month in the U.S. — a time to celebrate all the benefits that our pets bring to our lives.

Who Created Love Your Pet Day?

Aficionado Heinrich Zimmerman created this day.

Social Petworking Month Activities

  1. Promote shelters and rescues

    If you don't have time to organize an event yourself, you can always assist rescues and shelters in publicizing and promoting their activities. Because non-profit organizations rarely have large advertising budgets, they rely on word-of-mouth marketing, with which social media can help.

  2. Fight abuse against animals

    People abuse, dump, hoard, or overbreed animals, and that is one of the reasons why there are so many animals in shelters. We can battle household breeders, puppy mills, and dog fighting rings by raising awareness. These practices cause enormous misery for dogs and result in crowded shelters when authorities and rescues take these animals in.

  3. Share your or someone else's story

    You have the opportunity to set an example for others so that they can learn about and appreciate the benefits of having dogs in their lives. Share your personal story of an animal you adopted on social media. Make a photo album. It may motivate someone to adopt, foster, volunteer, or contribute, which would be extremely beneficial to pets in shelters.

5 Interesting Facts About Pets On Social Media

  1. They have active social pages

    Almost one-quarter of all dogs and cats get their own Facebook profile or social media feed.

  2. Dog selfies are part of the content

    Every year, dog owners take 527 selfies and photos of their pets.

  3. Cat selfies are also used widely

    During the same time, cat lovers take 482 photos and selfies of their fur babies.

  4. Cat owners keep their pets’ status updated

    Two-fifths of cat owners often update their animals' statuses on social media.

  5. Most dog owners post about their pet

    Nearly half of all dog owners (around 45%) often post information about their pets on social media.

Why We Love Social Petworking Month

  1. It's an opportunity to help pets find homes

    Simply search for available pets on national pet adoption websites or the sites of local shelters, humane organizations, and rescue groups during June. All you should do is click on various pets and share information about them on social media platforms.

  2. It's a way of advocacy for animals

    Adding comments or making a post about the advantages of adopting a pet rather than buying one from a breeder informs others who may not have known otherwise. You can also dispel myths regarding adopting pets from shelters or rescue organizations.

  3. It's a modern way of the adoption process

    Pet sharing applications are a part of networking for cats and dogs. These apps and websites bring together groups of pet lovers who give a secure and loving place of refuge for a dog or cat whose owner requires assistance.

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