What is Remember Me Thursday® and why does it matter?

Remember Me Thursday aims to unite people and pet adoption organizations around the world to be an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets in need of forever homes.

Just as Rescue Dogs 101 wants to raise awareness and help you through the process of adopting a rescue dog.

On September 28, 2023, the entire world will share the importance of pet adoption, and shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues.

“What is Remember Me Thursday” Video by Founder, Helen Woodward Animal Center

Debi with dogs, Ginger and Bear

What does Remember Me Thursday mean to me?

We started volunteering for a local dog rescue and fostering dogs in 2015. In 2019 I started volunteer at my local humane society weekly. Since being married, we have rescued 5 dogs.

So yes, I am a huge rescue advocate. I believe every dog deserves a safe and loving home.

Each of our dogs are each unique in their own ways and have brought my family so much joy and happiness.

I couldn’t imagine what would have happened to them if we didn’t adopt them.

And every dog we have fostered will forever have a special place in my heart. I will remember each and every one of our foster dogs for the rest of my life.

When you adopt, you save a life. When you foster, you save a life.

Volunteer, adopt, donate… do whatever you can to help a rescue dog!

According to the ASPCA: “Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats).”

Remember Me Thursday Rescue Dog

So yes, adopting a rescue matters. Rescue dogs lives matter. Every living creature deserves the very best in life.

So help me spread the word about this very important day. Share this article using one of the share icons, or simply forward to a friend.

And don’t forget to use #RememberMeThursday and #SeeTheLight.

Light a light on September 28, 2023 to help us all remember the pets that still need homes!

Remember Me Thursday Contest

You can enter your rescue pet’s story to win pet food and money for your favorite shelter or rescue. Remember to nominate your favorite rescue or shelter to win!

The contest is a great opportunity to win amazing prize packages for a rescue of your choice! The Remember Me Thursday campaign is giving away thousands of dollars of food and cash prizes.

All you have to do is upload a photo of your dog, nominate your favorite pet rescue or shelter, and share it! Click here to learn more about the contest>>

Just imagine what all that food and money will mean to the shelters and the dogs!

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About the Author

Debi McKee

Debi McKee is the expert behind Rescue Dogs 101 where she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She is a mom of 3 human kids and 4 dogs and volunteers for a local dog rescue and Humane Society. Click here for more about Debi and her passion for helping you and your dog.

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  1. I have been looking for a rescue in the Wilmington, NC area and I can not afford the outrageous amount of money they want. That is one reason dogs don’t get adopted here in NC. I would love to rescue a Shihtzu but not enough money on SS to allow it.

    1. HI Sharon, I am so sorry you haven’t been able to find a dog to adopt. I’m not sure what the adoption fees are in your area, but most times it barely covers the cost it takes to care for these animals. $200-$400 is the average cost in my area. The rescues are paying for the spay/neuter, and all vet care. If you go to have the spay/neuter done yourself, it costs way more than that alone. Many dogs come to them worms, heartworm and other expensive medical issues.

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