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It’s the holiday’s and you’re thinking about getting your kids their first pet. They’re getting older, more responsible, and let’s face it, every kiddo needs a pet. At least that’s how I was bought up. There have been few times in my life where we did not have family pets. Yes that’s plural because kind of like potato chips, you can’t have just one. We currently have five dogs, three cats, a bearded dragon, and some fish. Of those animals in that herd we just happen to have three puppies. My daughters first pet, Molly a Long Hair Mini Dashchund, .Ellie Mae our German Shorthair Pointer who is destined to be the laziest hunting dog in history, and Jack Jack, our red heeler.
The pet parents know that with the good, comes the pet hair. It’ the price you have to pay for the love and affection that you receive from these little furballs. It’s totally worth it, but it can be a pain. With Swiffer®, pet parents can get a thorough clean in minutes, so pet hair mess and frustrations never have to become an obstacle to adopting a loving pet.
The Swiffer Effect
Less time cleaning means more time for petting and purring. With Swiffer, pet parents can get a thorough clean in minutes, so pet hair mess and frustrations never have to become an obstacle to adopting a loving pet for your children and family this holiday season.
As families consider adoption leading into the holidays, Swiffer and Bark Box will partner to help welcome home rescue pets across the country. For every adoption match made and for each of its 3,000 partner shelters, Swiffer will provide a Welcome Home Kit with its products, for a thorough clean in minutes so pet mess concerns never get in the way of a child’s first pet.
The special bond between a child and their first pet is unparalleled, but concerns about pet messes can prevent parents from adopting a new pet. 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.
This holiday season, Swiffer and Bark & Co. want to help more families and pets experience the love through pet adoption – and have more time for play and less time for clean-up. Swiffer and Bark & Co. are providing 10,000 Welcome Home Kits to participating shelters across the country and Swiffer is making a $50,000 total donation to select shelters to support their needs this holiday season. Swiffer is also teaming up with Scott Foley to celebrate Family’s First Pet and the fur-ever friendship that comes with adopting a child’s first pet.
BarkBox and Swiffer are teaming up to make sure cleaning concerns are never an obstacle when bringing your child’s 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 with any furry family member… #ShedHappens. Please share a photo of your new fur-ever family and everything in this box with @Swiffer and @BarkBox to show how ready you are for when #ShedHappens!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysNovember 17, 2015 at 12:58 pm
Our dog doesn’t shed, but I do. I love my Swiffer.
Alison saysNovember 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm
A non-shedding dog? That sound nice! lol what breed is your pup?
Kari Ann saysNovember 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm
That’s why I have no pets lol But I do want a puppy!
Lori Bosworth saysNovember 17, 2015 at 1:38 pm
The Swiffer sounds great for dogs. They didn’t have Swiffer when I was growing up and we had an Old English Sheepdog!!
Alison saysNovember 17, 2015 at 5:41 pm
Oh my gosh we used to have an Old English sheepdog when I was a kid too!! Her name was Mopett and she could clear….errr climb, any fence!
Ana De- Jesus saysNovember 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm
A bearded dragon woah that is so cool. It is great that you have a non-shedder and he is so cute
angie saysNovember 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm
such a cute little friend. I love how Swiffer is there when a need is present
Heidi saysNovember 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm
I would be lost without my Swiffer products!
tara pittman saysNovember 17, 2015 at 7:22 pm
What a great gift to go with a new puppy. They do shed a lot of fur.
Elizabeth O. saysNovember 17, 2015 at 8:28 pm
Shedding is a tough challenge for dog and cat owners but we do what we can. It’s nice to have a little help though. This is cool.
Kristi @ Homestead Wishing saysNovember 17, 2015 at 8:29 pm
Sounds great for dog hair. I could use some help with that!
michelle saysNovember 17, 2015 at 9:52 pm
i miss having pets but even without pets i still need my swiffer
victoria saysNovember 17, 2015 at 11:14 pm
We don’t have a dog hun because my mother in law was have an asthma and the doctor said she was allergy to the pets.
Shannon Peterson saysNovember 17, 2015 at 11:59 pm
UGH, we just got my son a dog and he sheds EVERYWHERE! We could definitely use this!
Jaclyn Anne saysNovember 18, 2015 at 5:17 am
I could sure use all these Swiffer products to clean up after my ever-shedding cat!
Liz Mays saysNovember 18, 2015 at 6:46 am
We could definitely use this at our place. The cat is so soft and fluffy and living proof that “shed happens”.
Claudette saysNovember 18, 2015 at 8:04 am
I have no dogs any longer and would love to give one to my granddaughter but her parents are not big on the idea for these reasons of training and dog hair all over. Still trying to convince them and this might help! Thanks
MyTeenGuide saysNovember 18, 2015 at 11:59 am
I need this in my life. Got dogs who shed a lot.
Lauren saysNovember 18, 2015 at 12:33 pm
Everyone should have a swifter anyway because DUH! This welcome box kit is a GREAT idea though!
Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy saysNovember 18, 2015 at 12:38 pm
I do love Swiffer, but we don’t have any pets due to allergies. My kids sure wish we did.
Lexie Lane saysNovember 18, 2015 at 1:12 pm
This is perfect for my puppy, it looks like a great cause too.
Dhemz Apdian - Dias saysNovember 19, 2015 at 7:42 pm
Now I need one. Our chow sheds all over the house.