Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mark your calendar! April 30th - NEW USPS SHELTER PET AWARENESS stamp The following things are guaranteed to make you feel good about life: Getting a letter in the mail with cute stamps on it, adopting a pet from a shelter, feeding shelter animals. Now, thanks to the U.S. Postal Service, Ellen Degeneres and Halo pet food, you can do all three!

Starting April 30, the USPS will be offering special commemorative stamps around the theme of adopting shelter pets as part of their annual social awareness campaign.

"This is a subject that I am extremely passionate about. By working together, we can find good homes for millions of adoptable, homeless and abandoned pets," DeGeneres said in a press release. "And until they get adopted, I'm happy to say that Halo and I are giving one million meals to shelter pets that are waiting for you."

The 44-cent stamps feature portraits by photographer Sally Anderson-Bruce of five cats and five dogs, all of whom have been adopted.

They include gray kitten Peaches, who was born under a porch; golden retriever Buddy, who was a pet-store puppy with really bad hips; Australian terrier Bindu Su, who now visits a local nursing home every week; and Frankie, a kitten that lost his mother and two kitten siblings, but who's now thriving at his new forever home.

The stamps, in panes of 20, are available for pre-order at (Loads of goodies at this site!)

National Canine Cancer Foundation


Samantha said...

THANK you for sharing that news - Ellen is just amazingly wonderful -Mom and I have gooseflesh up and down our arms and will be headed for that site to order us a pane or two of those super stamps! You are always finding such wonderful info and stories! Thanks again! Hope you are all well there!
Hugs xo
Sammie and mom

kissa-bull said...

we thank you for letting ush now about these most wonderful stamps
mommish loves all t hings woggie and says she ish going to pre order shum now cause she is always mailing cards to our furryends
by the way
may we have your snail mail addy we shend out vawentine cards last month and we are going to help mommish make ush some easter cards for our furryends
our peemail is thehoustonpittiepackATyahooDOTcom
pibble sugars
the pittie pack

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Thanks for letting us know - we're off to pre-order the stamps.

The Rocky Creek Scotties

Mrs. JP said...

Thanks for letting us know that. We're on board!

JackDaddy said...

We will most certainly be looking for these new stamps! Thank you!!

Martha and Bailey said...

That really is such a cool idea. Perhaps they will catch on in the UK!
Great work spreading the info.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Twinkietinydog said...

We're passionate about this too!!! Thank you for the informative post. We're going to start spreading the word now.

Alex93andme said...

Thanks for the great news!!! I love pretty stamps and stamps with animals on them will be great!! Debbie and Holly

Teddy Bear said...

What wonderful news!!! I will tell my Mommy and Daddy about it right away.:)

Teddy Bear

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How khool!

Please Mr Postman look and see
If there's a biskhuit in your trukhk fur me!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Ms. ~K said...

Ellen Rocks!
Am I right ladies?

the booker man said...

awesome! and mama says she just ran out of stamps, too!!
the booker man

Kasha said...

That is really awesome! Thanks for sharing this good news with us! You guys are awesome. Hope you have a great weekend!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

That's GReat news. dad will get a couple of sheets and most likely have one framed. He does that with special stamp sheets.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I will watch for's an easy way to support a good cause.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Those are very cool stamps!!

MAX said...

Hey there Mimi!
You guys are always ahead of the game! Those stamps are awesome! Wish we had some of that kind of thing going here!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom is forever at the post office buying stamps! Thanks for letting us know!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anna the GSD said...

Dad collects stamps (kinda nerdy, I know) so I'll make sure he adds these to his collekshun!

Sam said...

Oh wonderful! I am surely going to buy a set or two!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

We gonna go get a pile of those stamps. We would not have known if you had not told us
This is very cool- and so is Ellen for helping and donating her doggy food.
I wonder what the foodie tastes like??
thank you Mimi for telling us,

Ben said...

Thanks for the info. I just ordered a whole heap on Poppa's corporate card...BOL!!!