The SpareFoot office has been dog-friendly since 2008, and many a legendary canine has wagged its way through our cavernous halls. It’s not uncommon to feel a wet nose or soft tail on your leg during the workday–and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

“Some of my favorite coworkers are SparePups,” said Cathie Fuentes, a Support Specialist on our Client Care team.

In fact, we love our pups so much that we anointed every office dog a “SparePup.” SpareFoot employees also use a shared “Puppy Calendar” to schedule the days they’re bringing their pooch to work. (This is a highly useful tool for stalking staying up-to-date on your favorite dogs.)

Image courtesy of Brooke Noden, featuring Josie, Louie and Napoleon, three of our favorite SparePups!!
Josie, Louie and Napoleon, three of our favorite SparePups! Image courtesy of Brooke Noden.

Many of our SparePups are rescues and adoptees, but not every dog can be so lucky: 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters nationwide every year, according to the ASPCA. Approximately 1.2 million of those dogs will be euthanized.

We’re grateful to live and play in Austin, America’s largest no-kill city. We want to keep it that way. That’s why we’re giving back to the Austin rescue community as part of our SparePups campaign, the newest release from our “We Can Store That” video series.

You share. We donate.

Every time someone shares this post featuring the video on Facebook, SpareFoot will donate $1 (up to $5,000 total) to Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Humane Society, two organizations that work tirelessly to save lives, and match dogs and cats with their forever homes.

“The Austin Humane Society (AHS) is thrilled to be part of SpareFoot’s SparePups campaign,” said Emily O’Brien, Development Manager at Austin Humane Society. “As Austin’s longest-standing animal welfare organization, we are always looking for innovative ways to spread the message that the best option is adoption. This campaign has given us the opportunity to increase our reach and engage with our social media followers in a fun, unique way that hopefully reminds Austinites that there are hundreds of amazing animals who so desperately need to find their forever home. Over the past few days, we have been able to mobilize our entire team to support the SparePups campaign, and the excitement around the shelter has created a buzzing atmosphere as we are all working together to get those shares!”

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“It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience to work with SpareFoot for the SparePups PSA campaign,” said Amanda Potter-Laycock, Marketing Manager at Austin Pets Alive! “It’s great to see an Austin company supporting Austin’s pets in such a fun and unique way.”