So, you’re signed up for the Jacksonville Humane Society’s annual Mutt March. (Clearly, this means you are awesome.) But … not much has happened since you registered. You’ve shared it on Facebook a few times, but no one seems to be giving to your account. Here are few tips to boost your momentum:

#1 Share. Tell folks what you’re doing to help the animals. Your enthusiasm will inspire donations. Often, when we talk about animal rescue, people’s minds go to the sad-song commercials. (Cue the tears!) Mutt March is a great way to share the positive message of JHS’ good work in the community and motivate donors.

#2 Ask. Visiting Grandma? Having coffee with a friend? Just ask for their support. It can’t hurt. You’d be surprised how quickly your requests will turn into dollars.

#3 Solicit.  Post your fundraising link on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Never underestimate the power of emails and text messages. There are great tools in First Giving to help you – there are even sample emails you can personalize and send!

#4 Update. Keep sharing the message. Posting an update that you are only $20 away from $100 gives your donors a call to action instead of just another request. And it makes your donors proud!

#5 Thank. You can never say thank you enough. At JHS, we know that we can never thank you enough when it comes to your hard work supporting the animals. Let your donors know how much you appreciate their thoughtful gifts. (After all – you’ll want them to give again next year!)

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We can’t wait to see your progress. Mutt March is shaping up to be better than ever. With your help, we can reach that goal of raising $100,000 for the animals – and if you’re not signed up, there is still plenty of time to register for this paw-some event!

Click here for more information about Mutt March!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day – adopt the furry love of your life. Make sure you check the Folio Weekly each week for eligible bachelors and bachelorettes of the pet variety! Here is a sneak peek at the dating profiles from next week.

Rosco – Retired Gentleman Seeks Loving Companion

Are you my back yard? Cause baby I dig you! BOL. Sorry, but when you’re a golden oldie like me, you get to use cheesy pickup lines. No bones about it, I’m a little gray in the muzzle. But since I’ve sniffed around the block a few times, I know what the humans like. I’m a good boy who sits for treats and gives great kisses. Let’s hop on the couch, watch a classic film, and call it a night.

 

Arnold – Let’s Terminate Things Together 

 

 

If I’m being honest, “I’ll be back” always sounded like something a dog would say. Super cool cats like me don’t just make promises, we keep them.  If you are looking for a bulky stud with a heart of gold, you don’t have to go to California to find one. Come adopt me and let’s terminate my temporary stay at the humane society.  I won’t hasta la vista you, baby.

Don’t wait. Please swipe right and come meet them today!

You may remember Sallie. This sweet pup was transferred to us from our partners at Animal Care and Protective Services. When she was found as a stray, she was skinny, nervous, and covered in sores. She was heartworm positive. She was not versed in any doggy manners. She was, let’s say, a hot mess. Adopters were not lining up to take home a dog like Sallie.

After treating her major medical issues, ACPS asked us to take Sallie in hopes that a change of scenery would find her a home. We tried everything to find her a home. She went on three news stations, was featured on social media, and even had her own billboard! A year passed with still no home in sight. Until one day …

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