Be The Change for Animals

Blog the Change

I know from following so many blogs out there that many of you are active – some, like Phyll at Khyra’s Korner, amazingly active – in helping to change animals lives.  Each person may think their activities mean little, but collectively, we make a huge difference in the lives of our furry friends.

Be the Change for Animals is an interesting concept where bloggers are challenged to take a post and explain what they are doing to help animals – and to inspire others to get involved.

Regular readers know that The Herd is passionate about rescue, as all of The Herd and The Herd Annex are rescued dogs (except Natasha).  We are, in particular, passionate about the excellent work done by our local all-breed rescue, Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, who last year saved over 2000 dogs and cats from euthanasia.  Think about that – 6 dogs and cats EVERY DAY of the year saved by this organization.  Please check out the Walking with The Herd Contest and help Sarge’s save more homeless dogs and cats.

And the contest is a great example. A simple contest and several of you have already mentioned it on your blogs providing links back to the contest page.  That is the whole point of “Be the Change for Animals” – 1 day, once a quarter, set aside for bloggers to talk about their passion for changing animals lives and providing others a chance to help in that cause.  Be the Change is new, so no telling where it will go.  But we think the idea is great.

So our passion is Sarge’s and promoting our contest.  What is your passion?  Create your post, join the link, and let us know.

Natasha is dreaming of a better world for ALL dogs and cats.

Check out some of the other blogs participating today:


  1. The Road Dogs on July 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Mailing in our donation today!

    The Road Dogs

  2. Deborah Flick on July 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Natasha looks pretty dreamy herself 🙂 Terrific causes and your header picture is beautiful. Found you on Blog for Change list. I’m glad I did.

  3. Pip Avery on July 15, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Keep up the great work! I am rooting for you guys!

    Your pal, Pip

  4. Pup Fan on July 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Great post about rescues… found you through the Blog Hop and enjoyed reading your thoughts. Your herd is gorgeous!

  5. Teddy Bear on July 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Such a pawesome thing you guys are doing.:)

    Teddy Bear

  6. Stacy on July 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I love seeing all of the participation! With each of our small steps, we not only collectively make a change but also influence others to do the same! 🙂

  7. Huffle Mawson on July 15, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    That’s a very cool idea.

  8. KB on July 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    You’ve got me thinking hard about how I can help bring about change. That’s a good thing – thank you.

    My darn printer isn’t working to print out the form for Sarge. Maybe I can just hand print my own form if we don’t figure out how to fix it VERY soon!

    I think that there’s another way that you can “be a change for animals” and that’s by encouraging people, by example, to give the dogs that they already have in their homes good lives. You and the herd are a good example of a large pack who has figured out how to give the dogs an interesting and fun life rather than simply “putting them out in the yard” for their entire lives. I see that FAR too often, and I wish that I could inspire people to train their dogs so that their dogs can participate more fully in life.

  9. Sagira on July 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more, every little bit helps and everyone helps in their own way. 🙂

  10. The OP Pack on July 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    So many opportunities to do some good, so many in need – this Blog the Change is an awesome idea.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  11. on July 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks for taking part in Blog the Change!

    I love that your Thundering Herd is comprised of rescues (or so very nearly all). I’ve been a fan of your site since the Saturday Blog Hop started. It’s so nice to see you on this list too.

    – Kim

    PS: If we can help with Sarge’s cause by hosting it on our site for a week, let us know! You’ll find our guidelines here:

  12. FiveSibesMom on July 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Hi, The Thundering Herd! Great posts! Thank you for the tip on Blog the Change for Animals. I have updated my blog with it and gave you a “woof-out!”

  13. Khyra on July 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Mom is blushing – and with as pale/fair as she is, I khan SOOOO see it!

    What a great post!

    We didn’t rekhall it was ‘time’ fur this BUT we’ll do what we khan fur 10/15 – Mom should be able to rekhall that fur 10/15 is special date in her life –

    Keep up YOUR pawesome work too!

    One piece of fluff at a time!


  14. the booker man on July 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    this is a cool idea!! thanks bunches ‘n tons for all that you do for sarge’s animal rescue foundation! me and asa and mama are gonna check out your contest now!
    the booker man

  15. Two Little Cavaliers on July 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Stopping by with Be the Change for Animals. Thank you for all you do to help animals in need. Hope you will be able to visit us too.

    Felissa, Davinia, and Indiana

    PS Your dogs are absolutely stunning.

  16. Marianne Just on July 15, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I’ve visited your blog several times, your crew is beautiful! I would follow if I could, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to do so. Anyway, I just wanted to say hello as a fellow participant in Blog the Change!

    Thanks for sharing your beauties!

  17. Maggie on July 15, 2010 at 11:47 am

    What a great organization to promote. And you’re absolutely right – the collective efforts add up to big, huge differences being made in the lives of animals!

  18. Peggy on July 15, 2010 at 11:31 am

    This is my first time visiting here as a result of Blog the Change day. Your herd is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing about Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation. I’m going to go check out that contest now!

  19. The Road Dogs on July 15, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Hi guys! Great to see you on this most amazing blog hop! We blogged about the Mountainair Shelter we found out about when we visited Mountainair, New Mexico. We so want to help these guys have a proper shelter at least. Check it out if get a minute. It’s gonna be a busy day!
    Got to go check out Sarge’s contest now. See ya!
    The Road Dogs

  20. Houndstooth on July 15, 2010 at 9:39 am

    You’re so right, and there are so many different ways to help and make a difference, even if you don’t have money to help the cause. There are so many people with good ideas, they just need to be shared!

  21. Stella on July 15, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Great idea, Herd!

    Lots of peoples think that only big donations help but its not so. If everyone gives $5 or 10, it adds up to big money, or even playing the trivia game where kibble is given for each player counts up bigtime.
    What me and my Mom do is small, but if every single one of us did it, it would get big. So think about that.


  22. MAXMOM on July 15, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Hey there Herd…
    What a great idea. Hope you are well. Please pop by and read my post today…it has relevance (in a way)
    Hope you are all well.
    Sending lotsaluv

  23. Ina in Alaska on July 15, 2010 at 2:51 am

    That is a super idea! Our four-Pack are all adopted too as were their brothers and sisters across the bridge (except for the late Chloe the Sheltie). I agree with Natasha, I wish it could be a much better world for these sweet souls who only want to please. I much prefer my animals to people most days, I don’t know who adopted who!! Best regards to all of you xoxo

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