Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • Jul 30 , 2014

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    August Adoption Options Conference Locations

    Adoption Options, Petfinder’s FREE multi-city animal welfare workshop tour across North America, is in full swing this summer! We have four locations in August alone! We will be in Seattle, WA, Redmond, OR, Billings, MT and Casper, WY! Check out the Adoption Options page for details on the exact date and location of each event. Petfinder is proud to bring nationally recognized …

  • Jul 29 , 2014

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    Handmade Slow Feeders

    Dogs who eat too rapidly can choke. They can also swallow a lot of air, make themselves sick and are at risk for bloat, a life-threatening condition where the stomach can distend and rotate.Rapid eating is also not a rewarding use of a dog’s time. Instead using a slow feeding device or technique means the dog has to think and …

  • Jul 22 , 2014

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    Starting An Email Newsletter

    Looking for the next step to growing your organizations reach and saving more lives? Then it’s time to set up an email newsletter. It can seem daunting, but email marketing can actually be easy, rewarding and even a little fun. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits and reasons you may want to use an email newsletter or …

  • Jul 18 , 2014

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    Follow Friday: Petfinder Foundation

    For grant opportunities, fundraising ideas and uplifting stories from fellow Petfinder members, follow the Petfinder Foundation on one or more of their social medial channels.  The Petfinder Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to support Petfinder member animal shelter and rescue groups in their efforts.  In addition to grant opportunities, the Petfinder Foundation provides the Sponsor Me button …

  • Jul 15 , 2014

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    3-D Posters and More IKEA Pets

    Back in 2012, Petfinder member Greenville Humane Society appeared in a list on the Communication Arts website for poster advertisements they had produced. You can check them out here. The exhibit list, and the Communication Arts site, is one of the top sources for inspiration aimed at graphic designers, ad agencies and anyone involved in the visual communication industry, so getting their …

  • Jul 08 , 2014

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    Rethinking the Cat Symposia

    The Humane Society of the Unites States, with the help of PetSmart Charities, are inviting anyone who works with or advocates for cats to attend a “Rethinking the Cat” symposium. These symposia will be taking place in five cities across the next four months and are totally FREE to attend. These one day events will cover a wide range of cat …

  • Jul 03 , 2014

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    Help Avoid Lost Pets on the 4th

    The 4th of July holiday is almost upon us and some of Petfinder’s adoptable pets are celebrating too!  In the spirit of the holiday we’d thought we’d share with you some safety tips and just a few of the cute and festive adoptable pets on our site! Check out Yankee Doodle from member OK37!   And Patriot from NJ167! More …

  • Jul 01 , 2014

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    The Black Dog (And Cat) Myth

    Black dogs and black cats are just as likely to be adopted as any other color pet. The myth that black pets are harder to adopt has been hanging around for a long time, and it’s been the one that the ASPCA has been trying to bust, as anyone who reads their blog can confirm. A little while ago they published another blog post …