Dogs Bond Board Game

June is a big time for animal advocacy because this is the time when the weather cooperates enough with us to go outdoors and have the adoption faires outside. Hopefully the events are going well and Dogs BOND can continue to be a big part in that.


Whether you think things are going really well, or you think they're going awfully - you're right! Something that I've been learning while here in Africa is that there's always something or someone trying to steal your peace. Even if they're seemingly a world away. Don't let them and continue to move forwards!


Let's take a look at the upcoming global hashtags and trends that I hope will inspire some of our rescue partners in their content creation this month. If you see a day and a global hashtag that you want to use, go ahead! Let us contribute our likes, retweets, and shares to you - just tag us using @dogsbondgame on any of your posts!


CALL TO ACTION

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are still listing us as robots when we like/follow as many of the rescues as we do - so please like/follow us using your social media first so we can hit that "Follow Back" button.


Find us @dogsbondgame on all of your favorite social media



MONTH & WEEKS OF JUNE GLOBAL HASHTAGS


June 5-11: #PetAppreciationWeek - This week celebrates that inseparable bond between humans and their loving, canine counterparts. Say thank you to that special person who is a great pet parent and the pet that makes them so!


June 20-24: #TakeYourPetToWorkWeek - If you're like quite a few of us who are still working from home or remote working, sometimes it feels like our pets are the ones who brought us to work. Whether you're at the office that allows you to, or if you're just at home in your jammies working with your pets you can celebrate #TakeYourPettoWorkWeek.



JUNE DAY CELEBRATIONS & GLOBAL HASHTAGS


June 1: #InternationalSheltieDayHappy international sheltie day everyone. Shelties didn't make it into Dogs BOND in the first round, but I did know a few of them that were incredibly chill and smart. Tag someone who is both or someone who has a sheltie.


June 4: #HugYourCatDayIt’s a "purrfect" opportunity for all cat owners to express a little extra love to their furry companions. Go ahead and give your cat a big squeeze, curl up on your couch. Give your kitty an extra cuddle today! But if you have a photo of your dog nuzzling a cat too that'll be great to see too.


June 8: #BestFriendsDayWhether they’re near or far, old or new, friends help to carry us through our lives. Let’s celebrate our beloved best friends today. Do a video chat with your friends, and see if your furry best friends make a visit on the conference too!


June 12: #JerkyDay - Although this day is created to highlight a favorite human snack, this day is also the perfect time to whip up a batch of homemade chicken jerky for your dog, too! Chill with your dog today and share a success story using #JerkyDay.


June 14: #WorldPetMemorialDayToday we remember the furry companions that have passed away, these wonderful creatures provide companionship, emotional support and lots of joy. Share a photo of your pet that passed on and share a memory you had with it.


June 18: #VeterinaryAppreciationDay - Veterinary professionals dedicate countless hours providing compassionate care for our pets, even throughout the most challenging of times. Let all come together to show some appreciation for the hard-working veterinary professionals in your community. Post a pic of your vet officer using #VeterinaryAppreciationDay


June 19: #NationalGarfieldtheCatDayIt’s everyone’s all-time favorite lazy, lasagna loving, contempt bearing cat holiday. Show me a photo of your animal being lazy.


June 20: #TakeYourCatToWorkDayTake your cat to work today! Post pictures of your cat walking on a keyboard, in your bookbag, or otherwise engaged in the working world.


June 20: #UgliestDogDayBeauty is in the eyes the beholder. But I bet you have one or two photos on your phone. Instead of outright deleting them, celebrate your #ugliestdogday today. Every dog is adorable, but it sure is fun to post those unique and ironically ugly dogs that can be tagged as the #UgliestDogDay


June 21: #NationalDogPartyDayParty time, woof woof! It’s a day to celebrate our four-legged friends with fun and games. This promote a playful atmosphere for dogs which allows them to engage and interact with other dogs without limitations. It's not exactly a secret that we love parties as long as they have dogs and or boardgames.





Let’s keep in touch with these social media hashtags, and make sure that our partners have a headstart on their social media planning as possible. Thanks everyone!



-Alex




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After a bit of a hiatus and a refocus of the energy and mental faculties, I think we're getting back into the swing of things. There was a big purchase by a distributor in South Africa and right now I'm working to expand on that partnership to see where it takes us. There are so many animal rescues in SA that I'm hoping that we have a similarly prosperous opportunity to work with them as we have in the USA.


Let's take a look at the upcoming global hashtags and trends that I hope will inspire some of our rescue partners in their content creation this month. If you see a day and a global hashtag that you want to use, go ahead! Let us contribute our likes, retweets, and shares to you - just tag us using @dogsbondgame on any of your posts!


CALL TO ACTION

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are still listing us as robots when we like/follow as many of the rescues as we do - so please like/follow us using your social media first so we can hit that "Follow Back" button.


Find us @dogsbondgame on all of your favorite social media



MONTH & WEEKS OF MAY GLOBAL HASHTAGS


May 1-7: #NationalPetWeekWhether companion, comedian, or protector, our pets are always there for us. Let’s celebrates this bond with our pets, take them for a walk, take photos together with them and share your success story.



MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS & GLOBAL HASHTAGS


May 1: #NationalPurebredDogDayIn my research for Dogs BOND, I was surprised to find that as much as 15% of shelter animals are pure bred animals. Share a success story about purebred dog who came into your life and gave you more love than you ever thought possible.


May 3: #NationalSpeciallyAbledPetsDayAn awareness day to celebrate pets who have physical, neurological, behavior or chronic conditions which makes them one of the most vulnerable populations in animal shelter. But that will to live and their ability to just brighten your day is impossible to resist. Share your fur babies with super powers! Using #NationalSpeciallyAbledPetsDay.


May 8: #MothersDayLet's give a little credit where a lot of credit is due. Let’s celebrate our mothers today buy showering gift of all sorts on them and share a photo collage of yourself and mum using happy #MothersDay.


May 10: #GermanShepherdDayA most noble breed, very smart, protective of their loved ones, and loving companions. You guessed who I'm talking about. German shepherd dogs are the incredible animals. Share a success story of how you got rescued by a German shepherd dog.


May 14: #NationalDogMomsDayLet’s celebrate the pup-loving moms in your community, to acknowledge their special kind of motherhood.


May 20: #NationalRescueDogDay - This might be the very reason why I got into this business. Well, I know it is. Talk about how a rescue dog changed your life and what you've contributed to the world as a result.


May 29: #NationalDogFriendlyDayA day to brag about your beloved pet, celebrate it by pinning a lovely story about the joy and happiness it has brought into your life, share your pet’s name, breed and a snap you took together.


May 30: #InternationalHugYourCatDayIt’s a perfect opportunity for all cat owners to express a little extra love to their furry companions. Go ahead and give your cat a big squeeze, curl up on your couch. Give your kitty an extra cuddle today!



Wow! Hopefully this set of social media hashtags and content help you out and you can share them with your audience. I see tons of our partners viewing these updates so we'll keep on going.



Let’s keep going with these social media hashtags, and make sure that our partners have as much headstart on their social media planning as possible. Thanks everyone!



-Alex




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Happy almost April everyone. I don't know about you but I'm going to be getting ready to put a lot more time and energy into social media management. If nothing else, for awareness and creating some things that folks will enjoy so that I can stay top of mind with Dogs BOND.


Let's take a look at the upcoming global hashtags and trends that I hope will inspire some of our rescue partners in their content creation this month. If you see a day and a global hashtag that you want to use, go ahead! Let us contribute our likes, retweets, and shares to you - just tag us using @dogsbondgame on any of your posts!


CALL TO ACTION

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are still listing us as robots when we like/follow as many of the rescues as we do - so please like/follow us using your social media first so we can hit that "Follow Back" button.


Find us @dogsbondgame on all of your favorite social media



MONTH & WEEKS OF APRIL GLOBAL HASHTAGS


MONTH of April: Pet First Aid Awareness Month - The perfect time to talk about your knowledge on common pet injuries. Share a success story about how you helped an injured pet with simple first aid.


April 1-7: International Pooper Scooper Week – Let’s volunteer to clean up dog waste in our community. Take snaps of useful tools and post them on social media using #pooperscooperweek. We don't have to see them in action of course!


April 10-16: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week – We need to show some appreciation for the hard-working men and women of Animal’s Care and Control. Post a thank you to your vet officers using #ACCAweek – they’re usually the ones partnering with animal welfare organizations to inform us ahead of time before animals are in dangerous situations.


April 10-16: National Dog Bite Prevention Week - Let’s work towards creating awareness for the prevention of dog bites. Use this opportunity to educate your friends, families, and neighbors that any dog can bite, regardless of its breed so they need to ask a human before trying to pet a dog.


April 17-23: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week – Let’s raise awareness of the mistreatment of animals. Share a success story about a dog you rescued from a cruelty situation.


April 17-23: National Pet ID Week - Urge pet owners to make sure pets have proper identification. Proper ID tags will help your beloved pet if missing or lost. Sometimes people forget to include all their critical information like name, phone number, and a vet’s number. Share a success story of how you helped a pet with or without an ID.



APRIL DAY CELEBRATIONS & GLOBAL HASHTAGS


April 1: Today is #AprilFoolsDay but I am not fooling around, it’s also #InternationalBullTerrierDay! Bull terriers are known to be extremely affectionate with people and known for their fondness towards young children. Show us a sweeter side of the bull terriers.


April 2: #EveryDayisTagDay - When your pet is lost, a collar with ID tags might be the first step toward a happy reunion. Share a photo of a good tag that has all the appropriate information.


April 4: #WorldStrayAnimalsDayA day to reflect upon those animals less fortunate than our pampered pets and ask ourselves what we can do to help stray animals.


April 6: #NationalSiameseCatDay - This is the day we celebrate these most elegant cats. Siamese cats, also known as “Meezers,” are one of the most popular cat breeds in the world. The best way to celebrate your Meezer? Give your cat an extra cuddle or two today!


April 8: #NationalDogFightingAwarenessDay - Dog fighting is undoubtedly one of the most vicious sports. This day is ideal to spread relevant information related to dog fighting and reporting such incidents to animal rights organizations.


April 10: #NationalHugYourDogDay - Hugging your dog releases a hormone in both pup and person called “oxytocin,” informally referred to as “the cuddle hormone”. So grab your dog and give them an extra cuddle today. Go on a doggie date.


April 11: #NationalPetDay – Let’s celebrates the joy that pet brings into people’s lives and encourages people to help reduce the number of animals in shelters. Bringing humans and animals together helps make the world a better place. Celebrate your pets, send your favorite photos with them past, present, and even future.


April 18: #PetOwnersIndependenceDayJust like Cat Herders’ Day to Happy Mew Years for Cats Day, this holiday encourages pet lovers to take the day off from work and send their pets to work in their place!


April 19: #DogParentAppreciationDay - This day celebrates that inseparable bond between humans and their loving canine counterparts. Say thanks to that special person who is a great dog parent.


April 21: #BulldogsAreBeautifulDay - The holiday is a chance for bulldog owners to pamper their beautiful dogs in treats and love. What’s a good name for a bulldog?


April 22: #EarthDay - Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations.


April 23: #NationalLostDogAwarenessDayThere’s always a chance people will be able to find their long lost dogs. We’ve shared dozens of stories like this where dogs are found hundreds of miles away from home. Share a photo, contribute to a search on today’s #NationalLostDogAwarenessDay.


April 24: #NationalPetParentsDayIt’s a great day to treat your pet to a new toy, take them for a drive to the dog park, or spend the day giving them a checkup and grooming to make sure they’re healthy and happy.


April 26: #NationalKidsandPetsDay - This national holiday is a special day in the lives of children and parents, particularly the ones who are enthusiastic about pets. Get a photo from the old photo album and post your kids and pets.


April 27: #NationalLittlePamperedDogDay - Spread the word on social media about your love for your dog with a picture of your dog being pampered. How spoiled is your little dog?


April 29: #HairballAwarenessDay - Hairball Awareness Day reminds people to take care of their cats and pay close attention to their health. Let’s all keep our cats healthy and brush your cat to remove loose and dead hair from it coat.


April 30: #WorldVeterinaryDay - This event from the World Veterinary Association is always celebrated on the last Saturday in April. Let’s promote and highlight the lifesaving work of veterinarians in our community. Tag a veterinarian in your community and celebrate him/her.



Let’s keep going with these social media hashtags, and make sure that our partners have as much headstart on their social media planning as possible. Thanks everyone!



-Alex




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