Good News from Petfinder

by Sara Kent

Dear Petfinder members,

More than 7.5 million potential adopters viewed your pets last month. The number of Petfinder visitors continues to grow each year, with this March showing an 8.5% increase in visitors compared to last year. We are proud to be able to bring you millions of people with the potential to become adopters, donors, volunteers and advocates for pet adoption.

I am pleased to share more good news from the Petfinder technical team. The Petfinder photo system has been completely rebuilt. You are now able to add, change and remove pet photos without issue. We know what an important role pet photos play when connecting with adopters and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Your pet statistics are now recording and can be accessed at or under the Using Petfinder tab of You will start receiving Weekly Report emails with your pet statistics again in May.

We continue to provide updates on current issues at

Over the past year, we have been able to provide additional support, along with tips and the ability to connect with other members, through social media. Please join our Petfinder members-only community by Liking Petfinder Pro on Facebook at

We want you to stay in touch with us and love hearing from our members. This Thursday, you will receive a request to complete our Annual Petfinder Member Survey, where we will ask for your 2013 adoption numbers. Please keep an eye out for this important email to include your feedback.

Happy adoptions!

– Sara

Sara Kent
Nestlé Purina PetCare
Director of Shelter Outreach, Petfinder