Thankful Thursday: Cell Phones, Petco and Stars



If you haven’t already done so, please leave a comment on my post HERE by December 12th
and let’s feed some needy pets.

Don’t forget kitties, our Walkin’ in a Kitty Wonderland Photo Contest.
Entry deadline is December 9th.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!

I know we all read a bunch of different blogs, but I saw this over at the Talking Dogs Blog a while back and I just had to share it with you. If you have any old cell phones here’s a terrific way to get rid of them and to help pets at the same time!

Petco Foundation Cell Phone Donation

Your phone will make a difference!

The Petco Foundation is collecting and recycling old cell phones to aid in its mission of raising the quality of life for pets and people who need them. Proceeds from donated phones help create responsible pet owners, reduce the number of animals euthanized, rescue animals in crisis, and rehabilitate behavioral issues in pets.

>>> Download a mailing label <<<

Shipping Instructions:

  1. Place used phones and accessories in an envelope or small box. (If battery is not attached to phone, place tape over terminal ends.)
  2. Affix postage-paid mailing label to package.
  3. Seal package and place in mailbox.

I am thankful to Petco for this simple way to help.

I usually post awards on Monday, but since I had my Photo Contest post on Monday and I am always thankful when friends think of me, I’ll just include them here.

I am thankful to Simba & Audrey from Simba’s Antics, Wally, Ernie & Zoey from The Island Cats, Sherlock, Traveler & Ash from The Feline Purr-spective, and Allie, Ellie, Raz, Clifford & Cubby from Friends FurEver for sharing their 2012 Blog of the Year Award with us.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!

I had one star so we now have 5 stars, so we are still one short. Hey, it’s not the first time I’ve come up short!!! Have a Thankful Thursday everyone!  Adopt cats, we deserve it!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrr! Zip! Later!


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easy rider
11 years ago

Congratulations Brian – you’re STAR! That’s a very good idea to donate old cell phones!

11 years ago

Great idea with the phones 🙂 We left a comment.. Your are all STARS over there and you brighten our day 🙂 xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

11 years ago

Congarats on all your stars! Do you have Skype on your phone? We could Skype with each other!

Feeling Beachie - Hilary

Congrats! If I ever get my act together to pass on the award you will have your final star… but it is so far down on my list….

11 years ago

I bet you get that star in no time at all. Congrats and getting that award so many times. Well deseved, that is for sure.
We need to get busy with out photo for the decorating contest.
Good idea about the cell phones. That is so great that Petco is doing that. It is just amazing how much good the pet stores do for the animals.
Take care.

Pat Hatt
11 years ago

congrats on the five here at your hive. I think the human has an old phone around somewhere too.

Scylla, Socks & Fenris
11 years ago

Great idea about the phones, thanks for telling us.

Katie Isabella
11 years ago

I will look to see if I still have some phones in the closet. xox

11 years ago

Congratulations on your 5th star. We’re sure your 6th isn’t too far away!

Speedy Rabbit
11 years ago

Merry Christmas Buddy! you have your final star!xx Speedy

Nerissa's Life
11 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS on your five stars. Bet it won’t be long at all before you get your sixth! purrs

11 years ago

ConCats Super Brian!

11 years ago

Yes, we did not know that about old cell phones. Very cool

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)

great idea and another star must be on its way 🙂

11 years ago

Handsome Brian, you have a great idea there.
xoxo Kassey

11 years ago

Concatulations on all your stars! And thanks for the word about donating your cell. My human has a couple old ones lying around. In fact, I think she still has the last one, which she, um, sort of accidentally smashed because it had “issues.” They probably don’t want that one!

Emma and Buster
11 years ago

Thank you, thank you Brian and lady cats and humans. We recd the book we won on your contest. It came when the humans were out vacationing so we just saw the book yesterday. Thanks again. We are so thrilled.

Glogirly & Katie
11 years ago

Congrats, Brian! You are always a STAR to us.
…what a great way to repurpose old phones and help some anipals!
Glogirly’s got a drawer full of them. Thanks for letting us know about this!
xo, Katie

Eric and Flynn
11 years ago

Concats on all those stars Brian. That is a great idea for the cell phones. Well done to Petco.

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
11 years ago

dood…go two R blog coz we gived one ta de en tire nay shun oh cats N pups everee wear coz pansy mom couldna just pick sum bloggers sew her picked like everyone we noe…….. sew de 6th star be yurs……and ya can get de pick sure frum de side barz….

and we hope 70 bazillion foodz bowlz be filled and as manee cell u lar dee vizes come in !!!

peace out N rock on !!

11 years ago

Petco does a lot of good things to help animals 🙂 My mom even went to a special Petco seminar about how to help more homeless pets find good families!

And congratulations on more stars, Brian! Only one more left!

Ginger Jasper
11 years ago

Congrats my friend. That is a super idea with the phones and will do so much good. Mum wanted me to tell you that our wonderful book came today and it is brilliant. Thank you so much.. Hugs GJ xx

Sweet Purrfections
11 years ago

We need to look into this because mom Paula has a couple of old cell phones laying around.

Ms. Stella O'Houligan
11 years ago

As always you are so on top of all the best the CB has to offer.

If we wuz playin’ we’d be givin’ you elebinty squillion stars for your collection and still it wouldn’t be enough for alla stuff you does!

Ms. Stella O’Houligan

11 years ago

I will have to remember that program

Adan & Lego
11 years ago

Congratulations on your award,
you are a major big star!!!!

The Island Cats
11 years ago

The mom and dad-guy have so many old phones laying around here…we’re gonna make them donate those phones!!

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble)

Thanks for doing this important commentathon!

11 years ago

Hey Brian, Jet here.

Congrats, on your 5*s, Dude… pawesome.

Love the phone idea and we already commented when you told us… I think we’re up to date…

Oui Oui
11 years ago

Concats on all your stars! You are an all-star in our book. That is a great idea for old phones. Our mom uses her new one & her old one. She talks & texts on the new one but uses the old one as a camera and an alarm clock.

11 years ago

Good for you Brian! Congratulations on the awards. Five stars that’s something to be proud of.