Monthly Archives: May 2014

  • May 30 , 2014

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    Follow Friday: Petfinder

    This is an easy one to remember.  As a Petfinder member organization, you can follow along with our news, meet other members and get ideas to improve adoptions through our Petfinder Pro Facebook and Twitter pages.  But – don’t forget to follow our main Petfinder pages on social media.  On‘s social pages, you can find easy-to-share information that makes …

  • May 29 , 2014

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    Prizes in the Litter at Expo

    Last week, the Petfinder team attended Animal Care Expo in Daytona Beach. Animal Care Expo is one of the biggest conferences in the animal welfare industry. Put on by the Humane Society of the United States, the conference draws attendees from all over the world in the fields of animal care, control, rescue, and emergency services. Great speakers, workshops, networking opportunities and a massive exhibitor …

  • May 21 , 2014

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    Homeless Dogs Takeover IKEA Showrooms

    A group in Singapore called Home for Hope came up with a clever way to find new adopters: put the homeless dogs in IKEA stores. Well, almost. What Home for Hope did was print up life-sized cutouts of dogs that were available for adoption from the shelters they work with. Then in collaboration with IKEA, they placed the cutouts in IKEA store showrooms …

  • May 16 , 2014

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    Follow Friday: Dogs of New York

    Dogs of New York is street-style photography, gone to the dogs.  Photographer and dog-lover Kim Wolf is capturing the lives of dogs and dog people around New York City.  The candid Dogs of New York photos show the diverse dogs and people that make New York great, along with captions that illustrate how the subjects feel about their beloved pets. …

  • May 13 , 2014

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    Networking to Save More Lives at Adoption Options

    Adoption Options, Petfinder’s free one-day conference series, focusing on behavior, placement, and promotion, are a great way to gain new knowledge about the most up-to-date information in animal welfare from nationally known speakers. Another benefit of Adoption Options (and also part of the mission) is networking among the attendees. Adoption Options recently came to Memphis, TN and our speaker lineup …

  • May 09 , 2014

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    Follow Friday: The Sidekick Series

    The Sidekick Series brings together short documentary-style films and adopted pets.  The results are videos that are beautiful to watch, in every way!  While it is an extremely hard choice, I think my favorite is Episode 12: Betty Rose & The Cattoo.  Inspired by cats, a Brooklyn tattoo artist is known for her ‘cattoo’ designs! Follow on YouTube Follow on Facebook …

  • May 07 , 2014

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    It Won’t Work Here

    The ASPCA Pro blog re-published an interesting post called It Still Won’t Work Here. The post was originally written by Dr. Emily Weiss in 2013 and it’s worth a read. She discusses the common excuse that we all make in both professional and personal situations: it won’t work here. Instead of trying something that has been successful or helpful for others, we already …

  • May 05 , 2014

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    Petfinder Visitor Traffic Update

    Who is looking at your pets on Petfinder?  View your organization’s pet-specific traffic by Viewing your Pet Statistics under the Using Petfinder tab at For the week of April 27 – May 3, we tracked the following overall Petfinder traffic statistics on Google Analytics: 1,964,041 people visited Petfinder During their visit to, they looked at 32,924,292 pages of pet profiles and information about adopting …

  • May 04 , 2014

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    May The 4th Be With You

    Here’s a great adoption promotion that’s pretty close to my heart as a Star Wars fan and a great example of a promotion that you can do when you’re in-between holidays. Animal Care and Control of NYC is putting together a Star Wars themed adoption event on May 4th called, appropriately, May the 4th Be With You. “Our goal with this adoption promotion …