You know, we love having our pets. They are an absolute part of our family. There are 2 things that I couldn’t even imagine not having in my life: A houseful of kids and a houseful of pets. I wouldn’t know what to do with myself. Unfortunately, right now, due to just an actual lack of space, we can’t add a new pet family member to our house.
Since this time of year is big for people who are thinking about adopting a dog for their family, we wanted to still be apart of it, even if we aren’t the ones getting to bring the dog home. We wanted to make it a little easier for a little boy or girl, and their parents, to bring their new dog home.
That is why Serenity and I are putting together a Welcome Home dog basket, featuring Bark Box and Swiffer®, that we want to donate to the SPCA.
You know, one of the biggest reasons people do not want to add a dog to their family is because they are worried about the mess. According to the second annual Swiffer Cleaning Index, while 93% of American parents feel that having a pet is one of the most rewarding experiences a child can have, 75% of those that do not already have a pet agree that concerns over pet related messes could prevent them from getting one.
The BarkBox welcome home kit features a Swiffer 360 duster, Swiffer Sweeper pads, a Welcome home pillow toy, and 2 sets of treats for your new tail waggin’ friend. There is also coupons for a coupon for a free Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit, coupon for a free Febreze product, and Food Coupon. Plus, there is a Welcome Home Guide featuring information from child development expert, Dr. Aubrey Fine, on the benefits of a pet for children and info from the Bark folks to make the adoption transition easier. With the Swiffer products, a thorough clean can be done in minutes.
This holiday season, Barkbox and Swiffer are teaming up to make sure cleaning concerns do not interfere with a family introducing their child to their first pet. Through December, new pup parents who adopt from partnering shelters will get a free Welcome Home Kit packed with goodies and cleaning supplies. Because ShedHappens with every furry friend.