Ideas for Making the Term "Guardian" a Household Word
  1. Get your city to change the wording in their city ordinances regarding companion animals to “guardian” instead of “owner”. Please contact us at if you are interested in working on this in your community.
  2. Use the word “guardian” in your everyday language, and suggest it to others when they use the term "owner", explaining why.
  3. Tell your friends and family about the campaign via social networks, our Guardian Brochure or our Guardian PSA’s.
  4. Share the Guardian PSA's with the media by email and social networks.
  5. Ask your local animal welfare organization to adopt the Guardian Campaign and use the guardian language.
  6. Write letters in response to people/newspapers who use the word animal "owner" suggesting they use animal “guardian” instead.
  7. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper explaining the purpose of the Guardian Campaign.
  8. Volunteer at a local shelter and use the term "guardian" in your language.
  9. Take the Guardian pledge.
  10. Start a Humane Education program in the local school or with local children teaching them about the Guardian Campaign.
  11. Volunteer to give humane education/guardian campaign informational talks to schools, community clubs (ie. Girl Scouts) - and/or give your local schools guardian brochures for their teachers to use.
  12. Share the website with your social networks.
  13. If you have a blog, consider discussing the purpose of the Guardian Campaign in your writings.

Read the Guardian Campaign Mission Statement & Goals