Category Archives: Holidays and Celebrations

  • Jan 22 , 2015

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    Adopt A Rescued Bird Month

    January is Adopt a Rescued Bird Month! It’s not unusual for birds to find their way into shelters or rescue groups.  Whether exotic or barnyard birds, oftentimes a lack of understanding of the attention and special care these animals need leads to them entering the sheltering system.  To highlight and celebrate of these special pets, Petfinder has designated January as …

  • Nov 20 , 2014

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    November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month!   Through our annual member survey, many of you have told us that senior pets are among some of the most difficult pets to place. To help promote these special pets, Petfinder has designated November as “Adopt-A-Senior-Pet-Month” The week is yours to celebrate as you wish – create a “Seniors Only” adoption event, promote senior pets …

  • Oct 22 , 2014

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    The Shelter Showdown Contest

     Win up to $25,000 for your organization!   *Update: Please note that voting is closed and grant recipients have been announced. For more information please see: We thank you for your understanding and support.* Petfinder has partnered with Pets Add Life to help more pets find homes.  A total of $50,000 will be given away to three Petfinder member organizations.  …

  • Aug 27 , 2014

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    An Adoption for All Holidays

    If the motto of the great salesman is “always be closing” than we can take a page (or at least two words) off of that and make the animal rescue motto “always be adopting.” This means that you should not let a single holiday slip by without using it as a way to promote your adoptable pets. The Nevada Humane …

  • Aug 18 , 2014

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    “Rescue Your Rescue” Contest!

    Tractor Supply Company’s “Rescue Your Rescue” Contest! In support of Pet Appreciation Week, our friends at Tractor Supply Company are holding the “Rescue Your Rescue” contest and donating $25,000 in grants to your favorite shelter or rescue group! Be sure to nominate your shelter or rescue for a chance to win a portion of the $25,000 grants. Visit between …

  • Aug 12 , 2014

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    Bring your adoptables to Tractor Supply on September 20th

    Tractor Supply wants to host your adoptable pets on Saturday, September 20th!   Join Petfinder in celebrating the fourth annual Pet Appreciation Week at all Tractor Supply Co. and Del’s stores in September, culminating in a nationwide adoption event Saturday 9/20 with events at every store. Petfinder is partnering to help match our shelter and rescue group members with adoptable …

  • 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 …

  • Apr 17 , 2014

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    Ex-Easter Bunnies

    Easter is just around the corner and with that comes an influx of rabbits into shelters and rescues.  While rabbits can make wonderful pets, they are not for everyone! As many of our members know, this often leads to thousands of ex-Easter bunnies in shelters and rescues. Now is the time to help encourage our communities to think before obtaining …

  • Apr 02 , 2014

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    Fundraise For The Kittens

    Kitten season is starting up. Are you letting your supporters know how much help you need at this busy time of year? Our friends at the ASPCA have shared some clever ways to market kitten season to your community and supporters. Check out their Four Clever Ways to Message Kitten Season post for more ideas like this one. Use this season to …