Friday, April 16, 2010


Lend a Paw to Help Hospice Patients Keep Their Pets!

One of the most difficult parts of dying involves saying goodbye to those you love most. Many hospice patients must part with their beloved pets at the time when they need them most because they have no one to help with pet care and expenses. Some pets are left homeless when the patient dies. Our hospice patient/pet support program, Pet Peace of Mind, provides non-profit hospices with resources and funding to help hospice patients care for their pets. Over the past eight months, more than 100 hospices nationwide have contacted us and are interested in starting the program for their patients. To find out more about Pet Peace of Mind, visit

Your Vote is Very Important

The program has been selected to compete for a $250,000 grant from Pepsi as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project. Help Hospice Patients Keep Their Pets is our project name within the Pepsi competition. Winners are decided by an online voting process and your vote will help us secure a $250,000 grant. Thousands of hospice patients and pets will benefit from this important program. This grant would provide funding for more than one-third of interested hospices in 2010.

How You Can Help

Vote for this important project every day throughout the month of April. Ask your family (including your relatives and any children over the age of 13) to vote. Ask your friends and business colleagues to vote as well. Use blogs, Facebook and Twitter to spread the word. It only takes three minutes to register. Once registered, you may vote every day. Voting for this project will take less than one minute per day.

Register for Voting
How Do I Vote?
Promote on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs & Websites

Downloads to Help Us Spread the Word

How Do I Vote?

  • Access the site:
  • Click on "Vote for this idea"
  • The first time you do this, a small pop-up window will display asking for some basic information to complete your registration. Submit your information and click "Done." The pop-up window will close and you will be taken back to the landing page. Click "Vote For This Idea" and you are finished.

And Then...

Go to the site every day until April 30 and follow the steps above.

  • When the pop up window displays, simply enter your email address and the password you created when you registered.

Promote the Project through Facebook, Twitter, Blogs & Websites

How can I use social media to help spread the word?

  • Go to
  • In search bar at top right, type "HELP HOSPICE PATIENTS KEEP THEIR PETS"
  • Click on the project name to bring up the project page
  • On the right hand side of the project page, there are ways to share our page with family, friends and co-workers through a voting app for Facebook, links to popular social media sites, and widgets for bloggers.

Other Ways to Help

Download and print these PDF documents. Pass them around to your family, friends and office mates!

Top 10 Ways You Can Help

Bark The Vote Fliers


  1. Pawsome idea, I'll go register & vote!

  2. This is great. I'll go sign up.

    xx Kat Mommy

  3. We voted and mom is going to also post this on her FaceBook page and get people to vote from there too!

  4. OK, mom put it up on her FB page. She'll let you know how many votes she gets for you!

  5. Got my vote, thanks for bringing this to our attention!

  6. Hi

    What a brilliant idea - I've just voted!

    I like the pepsi sound when you vote! Made me thirsty!

    I'll find some facebook friends to pass this on!

    Take care

  7. We will vote!! This is a great idea! Our mom has heard about this Pepsi refresh program and she was hoping someone would suggest something to benefit animals.

  8. This is a great idea. We'll be heading over there!

  9. This is a fantastic cause, we just voted!

  10. This is a wonderful cause; I just registered and voted...Thanks for letting me know about this.

  11. Thanks for the post. We appreciate the good words about our program.


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