National Craft For Shelters Day: July 21 Pet Calendar

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If you’ve always wondered what you could possibly do to help a shelter pet, July 21 offers a unique opportunity; it’s National Craft For Shelters Day. Some pet lovers donate food or toys or blankets national craft for pet dayto shelters. Still other pet lovers donate time by walking shelter dogs, cuddling shelter cats and kittens and helping clean kennels.

If you’re crafty, like Aimee Beltran from Irresistible Pets is, you could join in the July 21 holiday and make a craft for a shelter pet. Consider making a toy, as Aimee shows us or a homemade food treat for shelter animals. Aimee shows us in this post a DIY crinkle dog toy.

Because there are so many cats and kittens in shelters, we wanted to also share this DIY cat wand toy as crafted by Aimee at Irresistible Pets. national craft for shelter pets

Regardless of how you mark National Craft For Shelters Day, shelter operators will welcome you and your efforts with open arms… and so will the pets who are waiting for their forever homes!

What is National Craft for Shelters Day?

It’s one day set aside as a way to get volunteers involved in helping a local shelter by being “crafty.” Some ideas of what you can make for a shelter include:
  • Dog toys
  • Cat toys
  • Dog beds
  • Cat beds
  • Vests
  • Bandanas
  • Leashes
  • Homemade treats

Check out the rest of the July holidays at our July Pet Calendar.

Check out our complete list of pet holidays on our Annual Pet Calendar At-A-Glance.

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Larry Kay is the award-winning coauthor of Training the Best Dog Ever, which became a #1 best seller in dog training on Amazon Kindle. He is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which helps shelter dogs get adopted by making videos and raises awareness and funds. Larry is an award-winning dog filmmaker and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and Dog Fancy magazine.