Blogging for Good: The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

Recently, I, along with a number of other Portland bloggers, received an email from Corey from Portland Daily Photo about his “Blogging for Good” project. He asked us to write a blog post this week about a local nonprofit organization or cause that we support or admire. As you may or may not know (you should) I am a crazy dog lady (as is evidenced below by Ross and my Christmas card this year). My extreme love of dogs (ok, cats are cool too) led me to write about The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

Yes, that would be a Franklin the Puggle sweater Christmas card. My lovely and talented designer husband Ross made it. You should hire him to design things for you (cough, shameless plug, cough).

Anyways, back to dogs and cats in need. The Animal Refuge League’s mission is to “provide temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned and relinquished animals, and to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes. The Animal Refuge League also works to create awareness and support for the humane treatment of all animals and to end animal overpopulation through education and the promotion of spaying and neutering.”

Ross and I adopted a rescue pup, our sweet little Franklin, almost five years ago. Though he never spent any time in a shelter, I love knowing that we gave him a home when he didn’t have one. It is my personal belief that adopting animals from shelters and rescues is the most responsible and loving choice you can make. Sure expensive pure bred puppies are tempting (damn it if I don’t love pug puppies more than anything in the world), but there is nothing more rewarding than giving an abandoned animal a loving home.

To learn how you can support the Refuge League, click here. They need volunteers, food and supplies, and cash donations to support their mission. You can also become a member by donating every month. I just sponsored a cage, so I know that for one month a dog has a warm and safe place to call home.

Ok, if that guilt trip didn’t do it for you, have a look at this face. He means business!

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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One Response to Blogging for Good: The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

  1. Thanks for participating, Laura! Great local organization to blog about and to support. Franklin would make a good mascot for the group.

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