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Pets as gifts; there are a lot of different perspectives on giving pets for Christmas. I agree that randomly giving someone a pet is not always the best idea, but if you’ve done your research, and you’re sure the recipient is ready for the responsibility, then adopting a new pupply or kitten can be one of the most memorable gifts one can give or receive. I mean what could be a better gift than unconditional love? Sure beats a new video game if you ask me!
That adorable Christmas puppy though, is only part of the equation. As we all know, despite the cuteness and puppy breath, there are going to be messess Those messes will need to be cleaned up, its part of the responsibility of caring for that new love bug, and for those, Swiffer® and Bark Box have teamed up to help. With Swiffer, pet parents can get a thorough clean in minutes, so pet hair mess never become an obstacle. Instead you can focus on that special bond between a child and their first pet because let me tell you from experience, it is amazing.
A good friend of mine recently added a new puppy to the family. As far as puppy’s go, he’s a moose and big puppy’s mean big messes. Just take a look at how happy she was to receive a Bark Box full of Swiffer products and coupons!
This holiday season, Swiffer and Bark & Co. want to help more families and pets experience the love that pet adoption can bring – 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. New pet owners are invited to share a photo of their new fur-ever family and everything in their Welcome Home Kit box with @Swiffer and @BarkBox to show how they are ready for when #ShedHappens.
Have you ever given or received a new pet as a gift? How do you tackle the little messes that come with pet ownership? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!