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Thrifty charity!

December 17th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Since I got such a wonderful dog from an animal shelter, this Christmas I decided that it would be my special charity. Of course the animals don't know that it's Christmas, but they do feel cold and loneliness.

Instead of giving the shelter some cash (which of course they could use for whatever they wanted), I thought that my money could go further by shopping around. I had a $5 off coupon at Walgreens and with my employee discount, a $10 dog bed became less than $4. I bought 3 blankets and 3 towels at Goodwill, which came up for less than $10. I also had 2 old blankets with a few holes in them laying around the house. I had a brand new collar that I didn't end up using a while back (I could have returned it I guess, but really not worth the energy) and a toy that Jackie couldn't play with because it's too big. So for 5 blankets, 3 towels, a brand new dog bed, a new collar, and a tennis ball: total was approx $13 to $14 dollars.

So the next time ya'll have old blankets, towels, pet related things, or just a great deal on something that a dog or cat would like, I hope you will consider donating it to your local animal shelter. The websites for shelters will usually have a list. Oh, and one more thing: Adopt, don't shop!

2 Responses to “Thrifty charity!”

  1. Homebody Says:

    Amen and Amen!! All our family dogs come from the shelter. I have the best little Jack Russell terrier, asleep by me on his little bed right next to me.

  2. Jerry Says:

    That is a very worthy charity, and your gifts will lead to some help for animals that need it, so you did well. In fact, I think that with your frugality you have some insurance that you probably stretched that gift far further than it would have gone without your know-how! Way to go!

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