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

Remember Me Thursday aims to unite individuals 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.

Celebrated on the third Thursday of September (this year is September 24, 2020) 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 you can say I am rescue advocate.

The 3 Days, 3 Weeks, 3 Month Rule of Adopting a Rescue Dog

Get your free PDF copy of the 3-3-3 rule poster

along with other invaluable adoption resources in our Rescue Dogs 101 From Rescue to Home – Your Survival Checklist.

I love each and every one of our dogs, they are each unique in their own ways and have brought my family so much joy and happiness.

Every dog deserves the best life could offer. I don’t want to imagine what would have happened to them if we didn’t adopt them.

When you adopt, you save a life. Rescue dogs

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 24, 2020 to help us all remember the pets that still need homes!

Remember Me Thursday Contest

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 is a mom of three kids, three dogs and the creator of Rescue Dogs 101... where she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She also volunteers for a local dog rescue and Humane Society.

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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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