Suffice it to say, our holiday (and many other people's holiday) is going to look very different this year. For the first time (maybe ever, now that I'm thinking about it) we won't be visiting our families for Christmas due to the pandemic. We have family members who are considered high risk on both sides, so we have decided to prioritise their health over seeing them this year.
So instead of prepping the pup, overpacking our bags, and digging out our passports, we're trying to make the most of a decidedly less festive holiday while trying not to sacrifice too much yuletide cheer. One of the ways in which we're trying to spread the love is through helping to support pups in need.
Based in Chicago, One Tail At A Time's mission is to end pet homelessness by making pet ownership a joyful and accessible experience for everyone. We love that their community engagement efforts are focused on initiatives such as pet pantries for food insecurity, low cost spay and neuter clinics, and hosting Community Pet Days to provide services like microchipping and vaccinations for pet owners as a strategic tactic to keep pets in their loving homes and out of their shelter.
Going forward, we will be donating an ongoing portion of Sir Dogwood's proceeds to One Tail At A Time to help support their mission. Beatrix and I might not be able to celebrate with our family and friends this year, but at least we'll be able to make a pup's holiday a little bit brighter.