Your opinions can help homeless pets


Do you like sharing your opinions? I sure do – just ask my friends and family. So when I was asked to record my shopping choices with a national marketing company and take their occasional surveys, I jumped right in. I wanted to weigh in for all the “real food,” vegan and gluten-free folks among us – hoping, by my shopping choices and answers, to ultimately expand the choices in my local grocery stores.

I also like donating to worthy causes. I put out cans of food for the local mail carriers to pick up during their food drives, and I can’t get by those bell ringers at Christmastime. I also have more greeting cards, address labels, and calendars than any one person could possibly use.

So it’s no wonder that when Survey Monkey offered to donate 50 cents to the Petfinder Foundation every time I filled out an online survey for them, I was quick to sign up.

A survey comes to participants via email, and it only takes a few minutes to answer the questions. It’s easy to sign up.

And as a bonus, you get a chance to win a $100 prize after you complete each one. I know the odds are low to win, but there’s always hope, if you play the game, and meanwhile, you’ve helped a homeless pet, one survey at a time. As of March 1, we survey-takers have raised $17,976 for the foundation through Survey Monkey. And that’s not just monkey chow.

Since 2003, the Petfinder Foundation has provided over $20 million worth of grants to Petfinder member shelters and rescue groups to help homeless pets.