Monthly Archives: November 2013

  • Nov 29 , 2013

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    Engaging Adopters with Open Questions

    Asking open questions during pre-adoption counseling is a conversation technique that encourages engagement. An open question is a question that does not have a “correct” answer and encourages the respondent to start a dialogue with the counselor. The potential adopters are required to reflect upon their knowledge and experiences to answer the questions, and think about situations they may not …

  • Nov 27 , 2013

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    The holiday season is upon us… and we’re not the only ones celebrating! Many of Petfinder’s adoptable pets are getting in the holiday spirit as well and they are just too cute not to share.  To celebrate, here are some of Petfinder’s Thanksgiving inspired named pets! Meet Turkey, the adoptable Macaw!  Sweet Potato, an adoptable horse!   There’s adorable, adoptable, …

  • Nov 22 , 2013

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    Great Pet Pic: Action Shots

    Everyone loves seeing pets at play. Just look at Bronco from Windy City Canine Rescue here and how much fun he’s having. Seeing a pet at play and happy is contagious, and a great way to market certain pets. Dogs bounding through the grass, cats swatting at toys, a hamster tearing it up in his wheel, all these types of images give …

  • Nov 20 , 2013

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    Jolly Update: Evansville, IN

    Next up in September, Jolly got to visit Evansville, Indiana. He was very busy there, reading all of the local information on animal welfare! With two more stops left for the month, Jolly was excited for all the animal welfare staff and volunteers he would be meeting in the next couple of weeks! Check out where Jolly will be next!

  • Nov 19 , 2013

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    See what’s slowing you down

    You know the symptoms: your computer gets loud as the fan kicks up to high gear, the text you were typing takes 30 seconds to catch up, programs start opening slow or not at all, and the constant spinning of that hourglass or beachball. Your computer has slowed down a lot suddenly. You could wait for it to catch up …

  • Nov 15 , 2013

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    Simple marketing tips to better promote your organization

    Correctly marketing your organization may mean more visitors and therefore increased potential adopters for the pets in your care. Many small, overworked organizations have minimal resources for marketing opportunities, but there are a few simple tips you can use to spread the word about your organization and its mission. Before you start promoting your organization using your logo and mission statement, …

  • Nov 08 , 2013

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    Jolly Update: Springfield, MA

    Jolly had another busy month in September. He visited four different cities within the month. His first stop was Springfield, MA. Jolly even got to visit the Basketball Hall of Fame while he was in town! Will Jolly be in your town next? Check out our remaining 2013 Adoption Options stops here. We hope to see you soon!

  • Nov 04 , 2013

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    Great logo!

    While working on Petfinder, we come across some great member pet photos. We also find great member logos! Second Chance Rescue NYC has chosen the exuberant and happy-go-lucky attitude of the dog in their logo to evoke how happy all their rescued dogs will be to get their “second chance.”   There’s nothing but happiness in the Second Chance Rescue NYC logo!   …