Win $15,000 for Your Favorite Shelter

As co-founder of Through a Dog’s Ear, I have had the pleasure of working with and the ASPCA.† We share a common vision of helping shelter dogs find forever homes. Through a Dog’s Ear does this by donating music to shelters and rescue organizations. helps place thousands of animals in loving homes each year. And the ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, passes humane laws and shares resources with shelters nationwide. They were our first pilot shelter when we launched our “free music to shelters” program.

Synchronicity abounds. I was absolutely delighted to read that Care2 along with and the ASPCA is sponsoring “America’s Favorite Animal Shelter” contest.

In today’s economy, shelters are over-crowded with pets waiting for their forever homes and shelter staff and volunteers needing more help and improved facilities. Would $15,000 help your favorite animal shelter? Care2 is donating a total of $30,000 to animal shelters and rescue groups. 1st prize is $15,000. 2nd prize is $7,000 and 3rd prize is $3,000. Eight weekly rewards totaling $4,000 will also be awarded.

Here’s how it works:

The shelters listed in the Care2 contest database, as supplied by Care2, are eligible as contest award winners.

The contest is open to legal residents of the United States. It started on May 16, 2011 and ends on July 10, 2011 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).

The object is to get the most votes for your favorite shelter in that time period. Be creative… Post on social media, send an email to your friends asking them to vote for your favorite shelter, blog about the contest, post it on your website, distribute flyers in your community and to staff and volunteers at your local shelter. Care2 readers love to make a difference. This is a great way to help your favorite shelter or rescue organization. Click here to see the top list of shelters currently in the running, along with the top recruiters. Click here for the full contest rules.

Do you have a favorite shelter or rescue organization? Thanks for participating in the contest and sharing your story below on why you love your favorite shelter or rescue organization.

As co-founder of Through a Dogís Ear, I am offering my Care2 readers a free download from our latest release, Music to Calm your Canine Companion, Vol. 3. Simply click here and enter your email address and a link to the free download will be delivered to your inbox for you and your canine household to enjoy.


Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago


karen o.
karen o6 years ago

Would love to buy the CD'S.... Anyway you can pay through Paypal?

Loo Samantha
Loo sam6 years ago

thanks for sharing.

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Don Saunders
Don Saunders6 years ago

that's awesome care2 is putting up all that money that means that we all had a hand in it ,,everybody reach around and give yourselves a pat on the back,,,,kudos

Lindsey Williams
Lindsey Williams6 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

rene davis
irene davis6 years ago

cute pic!

Hasan Yildirim
Hasan Yildirim6 years ago

Oh Thanks !

Kathy K.
Kathy K6 years ago

Thanks. I'll go vote

Sharon S.
Sharon W6 years ago

I would love to see all the wealthy athletes, celebrities, newscasters, Trumps, etc etc step up and donate to animal shelters in their states. We would never have to worry if those that have all the money gave the same percentage to good causes as those that just scrape by, the working class. I'm certain their lawyers will use the proper loopholes to their advantage.
Come on The Donald, A-Rod, Derek, Shaq, Letterman, Leno -- anyone out there????????