With such a busy schedule, you might not have time to volunteer at the animal shelter.
There are other ways to help shelter dogs find a forever family. You can even use your phone.
1. Add me as a friend on Facebook.
I walk a shelter dog two or three times a week.
If you saw the WCYB story about me, you know I share photos of each dog online.
Without support from the local community, those status updates would reach nobody.
With the support I'm lucky enough to receive, they reach thousands of potential adopters every week.
Why not make the impact even larger? Click here to visit my profile. While you're there, click the "Add Friend" button.
Now you'll never miss a single shelter dog story. All it takes is one click of the "like" button and more people will see the adoptable dogs.
2. Like and share my shelter dog stories.
I have about 500 Facebook friends right now.
Let's assume the same is true for 99 people who share a shelter dog status.
By myself, I'd only reach 500 people. With an assist, the total goes up to 50,000... big difference!
In reality, the algorithm isn't that simple, but the point remains. Every share raises the odds of a dog getting adopted.
Clicking the like button helps. This makes the post more relevant to your friends, which means they're more likely to see it in the feed.
But the real magic happens when you share. Now your friends are ten times more likely to see the dog, just because you clicked a different button.
3. Tell your friends about Tri Pets.
Tri Pets is about homeless pets in the Tri-Cities.
That's why the URL -- www.tripets.org -- is so easy to remember.
Tell your friends and family how fast +easy it is to find a new dog or cat online.
Want to use your smartphone as a force for good?
Don't forget to add me as a friend so you'll see the adoptable dogs in your feed.
For bonus points, share this article with your friends (click your favorite social media app's logo).
The more people are aware it's easy to help, the faster pets will get plugged into their forever homes.