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December 22, 2012 at 12:43 AM

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Calendars celebrate our love for pets

If you're reading this, the world didn't come to an end on Dec. 21 as the Mayans were believed to have predicted. As the world continues to turn, celebrate by picking up a calendar from one of the many organizations that help provide a brighter future for animals in need.

Here's a roundup of some of the rescue groups, shelters and other organizations offering calendars featuring pet photos and stories that may make you smile over the next 12 months.

Cowgirl Spirit Rescue Drill Team: $10 desk calendar and $20 wall calendar featuring beautiful rescued horses. The nonprofit organization rescues, rehabilitates and retrains horses in need. In addition to the calendars, Cowgirl Spirit is offering gift sponsorships. For a $40 donation, donors get a horseshoe framed photo of a rescued horse, the horse's story and a thank-you letter from that horse.

Purrfect Pals: $15 calendar. Purchase online or at the main shelter (230 McRae Road N.E., Arlington). The cat adoption organization and sanctuary also offers greeting cards and a poster.

Photo courtesy of Purrfect Pals

Homeward Pet Adoption Center: $20 for a13-month calendar. Dogs and cats are the stars in photos by Rachel Valadez of Artis Photography. Purchase online or at the shelter (13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville).

Kitsap Humane Society: $15 calendar. Purchase online or check with the shelter for availability (9167 Dickey Road N.W., Silverdale). The calendar cover features a pooch soaking up the sunshine on the beach.

Seattle Humane Society: $15 for a 15-month calendar. The Power of Companionship Calendar features the pets of owners from the Tuxes and Tails fundraising event. Purchase online or at the shelter.

PAWS: $10 wall calendar with photography by B. Sparks. The Lynnwood-based PAWS shelters and adopts out cats and dogs, and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife. (Click on the "shop" tab at the top of the website.)

BullsEye Dog Rescue: $19.99 wall calendar. The Happy Tails calendar features a year of adoptions for the nonprofit organization that focuses on responsible pit bull ownership and education. or

Meow Cat Rescue and Adoption: $10 calendar. It's a year full of photos and touching stories about recent and former shelter cats.

Prison Pet Partnership: $25 calendar. Donations benefit Prison Pet Partnership, a nonprofit organization at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. The program trains homeless dogs to become service animals for people with disabilities.

Old Dog Haven: $30 calendar. Color photos and stories about the senior dogs assisted by the nonprofit organization fill the calendar. It's available online and at several shops including Paddywack, Mill Creek; Eastside Dog, Redmond; Stardust Salon, Seattle; Urban Dogs, Bellevue; and Crown Hill Pet Supply, Seattle. or

Note: The shelters and organizations may have reduced hours during the holiday weeks. Call or check the websites if planning a visit.

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