Shelters and rescue groups are absolutely amazing, and do so much to help out animals across the world. However, they usually aren’t government funded and need help from us to continue doing the amazing work that they do. So, how can you help? Here are 10 ways to help rescue dogs, shelters, and groups!

Purchase a 99 Cent Razor Subscription

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$0.99 of every order is donated to START Rescue Team in California. START Rescue rescues animals from high-kill shelters and transports them to rescue organizations, where they are re-homed. They also fund veterinary clinics in local communities to facilitate no/low cost spay/neuter services.

Shaving has really never felt so kind!

Set an Example by Taking Care of Your Own Pets

There are so many things that you can do for your own pets to keep them safe and set a good example for other people. These things may include:

  • Making sure they have collars and proper ID
  • Keeping them spayed/neutered
  • Keeping cats indoors, where they’re safe
  • Keep dogs on leashes when they aren’t on your property

Post Flyers to Make People Aware

Flyers are more effective than you may think! Although social media has become much more popular, flyers are still seen by a lot of people, especially locally. Advocate for awareness for things such as puppy mills.

Purchase Cruelty-Free Products

Cruelty-free products are a huge way to help out animals. Do your research on cruelty-free companies and which ones aren’t cruelty-free before you buy!

Get to Know Your Local Shelters

Do a search of the local shelters/rescue groups near you. There are probably more than you think!

Help Your Shelter Make Positive Changes

Change can’t happen until someone makes it happen. If a shelter is doing something that you don’t agree with, talk to them!


There are so many ways to volunteer with dog shelters and rescue groups, and they’re almost always looking for volunteers!

Share Your Support on Social Media

Spread the word about your favorite shelters, rescue groups, and charities.

Encourage Radio & TV Stations to Discuss Animal Issues