for the love of dogs

Download my quick guide: Instagram for Adoptable Dogs

Instagram for Adoptable Dogs

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I love to show the world how wonderful and unique each pup is and I take the responsibility very seriously (they deserve the best I can give). A lot goes into each #adoptable post that isn’t shown.

Behind the scenes of each post: hours of driving, coordinating with shelters and foster homes, adventuring in the mountains (this is definitely the fun part!), editing, copy writing, collaborating with geographically appropriate accounts to share the post, organizing and culling images and videos, making the Instagram “story”, posting at key times on two social media platforms, replying to potential adopters, and doing my best to follow up with happy endings to share with everyone. It’s a big deal for me, but hopefully it’s the biggest deal for the pup. Ways you can help with this project:


Contribute – together we can take this project farther, faster. I have lots of ideas to improve the way animals find homes and I’d love to implement them sooner than later.

Canadian contributors ensure your contribution makes its to the project (with nothing lost on fees) by using email transfer 

Outside of Canada, supporters can contribute using the button below.

@TrailsandBears DECALS:

Contributors: @TrailsandBears decals (as shown) are available when paired with a contribution for this home-finding project for $5 (at cost). Simply add $5 to your contribution amount and include your mailing address and I’ll pop one right in the mail for ya! 

Please send a sticker in the mail. Interested in helping to spread the word with @trailsandbears decals? $12 each (including postage and questionable packaging. any surplus will be spent on dried beef lungs and livers to exchange for smiles)


So many ways to help adoptable pups:

  • Interact online with #adoptable posts – comment, save, and share the #adoptable to your story or privately to anyone who may be interested. Interactions with the post like these signal to Instagram to show the pup to more folks, so the more, the better!
  • Volunteer – download my guide above for helpful hints and put your own spin on showcasing adoptables in your area.
  • Foster – when you foster, you have daily access to a pup who needs exposure. Check out my guide above for tips on how to get him/her more reach online.
  • Collaborate – if you’re on the board of an animal rescue organization in North America who could use help with social media or showcasing a dog or ten, I’d love to hear from you. If your board wants to participate (and someone can watch Anna the monster while I take adoptable dogs for the day) I’m keen on spreading the word near and far.


Beans & Denali

These two goobers accompany me on any and every adventure I can fathom. I always try to channel the enthusiasm of a dog and these two are my daily inspiration.