I Just Want To Hang With My Dog

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I'm going to be annoying for a second and do a big ol' brag post. Hope you don't mind, but it's coming your way regardless.

I'm going to brag about the fact we've almost donated $1000 to help save animals thanks to all of you ordering these shirts.

I honestly can't put into words how happy this makes me. The best part is that my nights are now spent writing thank-yous and packaging t-shirts rather than perusing sad dog stories online like I used to. And I have to say, it feels a million times better to actually do something for animals rather than just feel bad for them.

The absolute best part is going to Felines and Canines, the shelter where I am currently sending a portion of the t-shirt profits, and getting to see the dogs firsthand that people like you are helping. I thought you might want to see them as well.

The guy in the top left is Alfred. He's a big dude who just wanted to run. The puppy in the top right is Connor and he's an absolute nut. I could barely walk him because he just wanted to jump on me the entire time. If he could have crawled up my leg and into my arms he would have.

The little blonde in the bottom left thought I almost forgot her and she wasn't going to get a walk like the rest of her pals. When I walked into her little area she just rolled right over onto her back and wanted me to scratch her belly the entire time. And Mickey in the bottom right just wanted a casual stroll outside. He'd glance up at me every few steps as if to say "Is this okay? Am I walking okay for you?"

These dogs are great. You'd never tell by looking at them that almost ever single one of them was as sick as a ... well dog. They'd all just arrived in Chicago having come from a really overcrowded shelter in the South. When I walked into Felines and Canines last week all I could hear was coughing and wheezing. It broke my heart. But as soon as I got each one outside and into a little fresh air they turned into new pups. It was pretty amazing.

I know the money we're raising helps these dogs get healthy. It feeds them. It gives them a new toy. A warm bed. I don't care what specifically it does, I just know it helps them.

I get to see Felines and Canines shelter first hand and it's a good one. It's a beautiful facility and they have store rooms full of food and dog toys. They are constantly bringing in dogs from some of the most overpopulated shelters where I can't believe their situation was that great.

The best part is I know that when I go back next week almost every dog you see above will already be gone. They'll be in homes with loving families. I don't know how the people at Felines and Canines do it, but they move animals fast. Their success stories on Facebook are my favorite thing to read.

If you're in a position where you're able, donate or volunteer at a local shelter. There can be so much bad stuff in this world, why not put a little good back in every once in awhile.


  1. All of my pets have been rescued. My newest came from a hoarder house. He was one of 42 dogs.

  2. While I don't have a dog, this is: 1. absolutely awesome- way to go! and 2. I am considering ordering a few for friends because they are just too cute.

  3. So I totally just impulse-bought a shirt. No buyer's remorse here... especially since "I just want hang with my dog" is pretty much my motto. -Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation

  4. this is awesome. so proud of you tay!

  5. Yay! I love my shirt! So glad the proceeds are going to help those cuties!

  6. Thank you for reminding me to buy one of these shirts when I have money again next month! Love love love this and those sweet puppy faces! We have three dogs, all rescues so I may be a little obsessed. ;)

  7. that's so fantastic that you've raised so much already!!

  8. Ive absolutely LOVE that you're doing this!! Ive just moved to a new city and would love to help out one of the shelters int he area soon!

  9. That is so great! I just started fostering for a rescue, and it is SO rewarding.


  10. This is so awesome! I love that you're doing this. I would totally order a shirt except for the fact that I don't have a dog, haha. But if you were to make "I just want to hang with my cat" shirts, I would definitely be snatching like five of those up, haha.

  11. My company is partnering this week with our local humane society for a pet supplies drive. I love coming in every day and seeing big bags of food, toys, and cleaning supplies people have donated. Every little bit helps these animals who are so in need. I love what you're doing for your local shelter!!

  12. LOVE THIS! So excited to get my shirt and so glad you are donating to such a worthy cause!

  13. AND THIS IS WHY YOU ARE MY FAVORITE BLOGGER. Seriously. THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING and thank you for what you're doing. You are awesome through and through, but this takes it over the top. BEST.

  14. Thank you for saving animals! It's a beautiful shirt! <3

  15. These are sooo cute and you are amazing for donating proceeds! Seriously!!

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