DIY From Brit Morin & PetSmart Charities(R) Help Give Adopted Pets a Happy Home for the Holidays

DIY From Brit Morin & PetSmart Charities(R) Help Give Adopted Pets a Happy Home 
for the Holidays 
PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 12/04/13 --  Don't forget your best
friend this holiday season. Even those with four legs deserve a
special gift under the tree. Nonprofit PetSmart Charities is teaming
up with do-it-yourself expert Brit Morin to showcase easy and fun
projects to celebrate your adopted pet this holiday season. From
lounging on DIY pet pillows to indulging in homemade holiday treats,
your pet will feel the love as he or she relaxes in the happy place
you helped create. 
"I'm excited to team up with PetSmart Charities to teach pet parents
creative projects to do for their pets this holiday season," said
Brit Morin, founder of Brit + Co. "Having pets myself, I love giving
ideas on how to show adopted pets how special they are in simple and
affordable ways." 
5 Holiday DIY Ideas for Pet Lovers
 Brit Morin shares her top five
DIY projects for your adopted pets this holiday. You can see the full
projects at 
1. DIY Pet Pillows: Turn Fido's photo into a decorative pillow for
your home -- all you need is iron-on transfer paper, fabric and a
sewing machine. If you're not up for the sewing task, you can iron
the photo onto an existing pillow or pillowcase to spruce up his bed
or crate.
 2. Paw Print Stamps: You can turn your pet's paw print
into art by stamping his or her print on a poster or wrapping paper.
Turn a plain pattern into a masterpiece sure to please any pet lover
on your holiday gift list.
 3. DIY Photo Ornaments: Make your pet the
star of your tree this holiday. Start with a clear ornament and print
out a cardstock photo of your pet to include inside. Adorn with
confetti for a festive touch!
 4. Homemade Holiday Treats: Every dog
or cat deserves a yummy treat, so why not bake some with love? These
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats are not only delicious -- they make
a great stocking stuffer.
 5. Etched Glass Treat Jars: Make a
personalized gift your cat or dog will love by etching his or her
name onto a clear treat jar full of his favorite goodies.  
Share Your #PetsHappyHome Projects With Us
 Feeling inspired by
Brit's tips? We want to see how you're making your adopted pet's
house a home for the holidays. Share your photos with us on Instagram
using the hashtag #petshappyhome. One submission, chosen by Brit,
will be featured on her website, Brit + Co. 
"Adopted pets bring so much joy to our lives, and we want to thank
everybody who has opened their hearts this year to give a cat or dog
a forever home," said Jan Wilkins, executive director, PetSmart
Charities, Inc. "We're excited to have Brit help us spread the
message that adopted pets deserve to be celebrated every day." 
Give a Happy Home to More Pets
 Nearly 8 million pets will spend the
holidays in a shelter. You can help give more pets a happy home for
the holidays with a $25 donation to PetSmart Charities, a nonprofit
that helps find homes for more than 400,000 pets annually. This
donation may be tax-deductible and helps save a pet's life by
subsidizing the cost of vaccinations the pet receives while he or she
waits to be adopted.  
For the 10th year in a row, PetSmart Charities earned four stars from
Charity Navigator (their highest rating) and remains in the top 1
percent of all charities ranked. Learn more at  
 PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit
animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets.
More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our
adoption program in all PetSmart(R) stores and our sponsored adoption
events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in
need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a
focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet
overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization,
separate from PetSmart, Inc. 
Jennifer Douglas
GolinHarris for PetSmart Charities
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