I was provided with a complimentary ASPCA Rescue Plush to facilitate this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
You might already know that I’m a huge advocate for pet adoption. I share my local Humane League’s Pet of the Week every week not only to help those animals find a home but also to push the message of pet adoption. There are so many sweet, loving pets looking for their forever families in shelters right now. And I know a lot of people consider bringing them home for the holidays which is so awesome. If you’re not quite ready to make that commitment, and it is a lifelong commitment – pets aren’t disposable – maybe a stand-in rescue pet would do the trick this year! The ASPCA has these adorable rescue plush pets available at Kmart stores nationwide and online at Kmart and from QVC.
Adorable right? They even come with adoption papers. We got the German Shepard in the middle and my son loves him. When you push on their heads they bark. And it’s a cute bark, too!
Some of these ASPCA Plush Pets are Vet Pets and come with a whole vet kit for your child to play with. The extra pieces make this plush more interactive for kids. I always wanted to be a vet when I was a kid (turns out biology isn’t my thing) and would have adored this toy. You can find the “vet pet” packages, including this one for an adorable Siamese cat needing your loving care, in KMART stores nationwide and at kmart.com. These include a stethoscope, neck cone, syringe and bandage to help nurse your cat back to health. The cat retails for $21.99.
BEST PART: The KMART cat is raising funds to protect animals from harm, and 3-5% of the purchase price of each product goes toward the great work that the ASPCA does!
My son promptly named his new German Shepard Pup Slup. I have no clue, guys. I think this stuff just comes out of his mouth and we go with it, but it’s sticking. Pup Slup is already very well loved and now has a happy home to spend the rest of his days.
My other ‘son’ Sam, who is a real life rescue dog, is not so sure. “Is this dog here to take my place, Mommy?” (Don’t act like your dogs don’t talk!) No Sam, we’ve got enough love to go around!
I love this idea for a holiday gift for the kids. Kids love cute and cuddly stuffed animals but this one is really special because the purchase itself donates to the ASPCA, but also because it’s a great opportunity to teach your kids about homeless pets, responsible ownership, and just doing good in the world. What’s not to love? Shop for your own ASPCA Rescue Pet at your local Kmart or Kmart online. These sweet pets are also available at QVC online!
I have an ASPCA Plush Pet to give away to one lucky reader! This giveaway ends at 11:59pm ET on December 12 2014 and is open to US residents ages 18+ only.