Petfinder Monday Update

by Sara Kent

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Hello Petfinder members,

We are closely following the news in all tornado-affected areas of the Midwest.  With phone calls and emails, the Petfinder Outreach team is reaching out to members in Texas and Oklahoma.  If you know of a group in need, please have them them contact us at or let us know where we can reach them.  There are disaster response and recovery grants available through the Petfinder Foundation for Petfinder members.

Site Traffic

Average time spent on Petfinder

For the week of May 12 – May 18, we tracked the following statistics on Google Analytics:

  • 1,741,048 people (aka potential adopters) visited Petfinder
  • During their visit to, they looked at more than 30,514,835 pages of pet profiles and information about adopting and living with pets.
  • On average, these visitors spent almost 7.5 minutes looking at more than 24 adoptable pets.

Seize the opportunity! Make sure your pets look their best through compelling photos. Check out our photo tips to get the most out of your pets’ presence on Petfinder.

And don’t miss…

For your adopters/community:
Looking for content to share with your adopters and supporters on social media sites?
Help cats stay in their homes and prevent them from getting lost by sharing 4 Ways Your New Cat Could End Up Homeless from the Petfinder Library.  It has helpful information for new adopters as well as long-time pet parents.

For you, staff and volunteers:
Have you attended Adoption Options?  There are more than a dozen locations still to come in 2013 for our popular seminar series.  Check out the list of locations to see if there is one near you and attend for only $10.

Have a great adoption week!

Sara Kent, Director
Petfinder Shelter Outreach