Yes! Yes! Good Dog! Hosts 2012 Hungry Bowl Pet Food Drive
The holidays are a time that can bowl you over.
There’s the Rose Bowl, the Poinsettia Bowl, and, of course, Santa’s belly shaking like a bowl full of jelly…
Despite the hectic season, carve out a crumb of time to drop off a donation for the Hungry bowl, a nationwide pet food drive to benefit the homeless pets of the Will County Humane Society.
The local Hungry Bowl Pet Food Drive is being hosted by Yes! Yes! Good Dog!, a new dog walking, training and pet sitting service based in Plainfield.
The drive is part of an international effort spearheaded by Pet Sitters International - the world’s largest association for professional pet sitters- to collect pet food for shelters everywhere. Pet Sitters International members like Yes! Yes! Good Dog! are organizing local pet food drives through Dec. 12, to benefit their community’s animal shelter.
Last year, PSI members working for the 2011 Hungry Bowl Pet Food Drive collected 24,000 pounds of pet food, along with cash, toys and blankets.
“All dogs are good dogs. It’s just a matter of bringing out the best in each pup,” said Robyn Monaghan, owner of Yes! Yes! Good Dog!. “I leapt at the chance to help raise chow so more dogs can live to be good dogs in good homes.”
Now graduating from Animal Behavior College as a certified dog trainer, Monaghan is a volunteer at the Will County Humane Shelter who works with shelter dogs on obedience training to make them more successful at finding and keeping homes. The new pet service specializes in the “train n walk,” which pairs all-positive training methods with daily dog walking.
Pet proponents can drop off donations of cat food, dog food and kitty litter at Kin-Ko Ace Hardware, 24604 W. Lockport St., Plainfield; Bella's Family Pet Grooming and Boutique, 765 E Boughton Rd Bolingbrook; and Animal Clinic of Romeoville, 334 N Independence Blvd Ste B, Romeoville.
Will County Humane Society, in Shorewood, is Will County's oldest No-Kill animal shelter. It is a privately owned, 501-C3 shelter that receives no assistance from local or state government. The no-kill shelter challenges methods of traditional animal sheltering that for centuries has involved managing pet overpopulation by killing the surplus of homeless pets. Dedicated to the principle of valuing each individual animal, the No Kill method is expanding its role in cities and counties across America.
At Will County Humane Society homeless pets stay as long as they need to in order to find a forever home. During their stay, the Humane Society takes care of their comprehensive care and medical needs. The shelter is typically home to over 75 cats and 35 dogs at any given time.
Yes! Yes! Good Dog! specializes in the innovative new “Train n Walk” - where a certified trainer teaches doggie deportment during a daily walk.
For more information, contact Robyn Monaghan of Yes! Yes! Good Dog at 815-600-2107 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is yesyesgooddog.com. Learn more about the Will County Humane Society at http://willcountyhumane.com