Category Archives: Holidays and Celebrations

  • 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.  …

  • 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 …

  • Mar 18 , 2014

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    Adoption In The Springtime

    Spring is just around the corner… or at least we hope it is! Though the weather for many of us is still decidedly un-spring like, don’t let that deter you from some of the great adoption promotions this season can provide! To celebrate, we thought we’d share some spring-themed adoption ideas.  April showers bring… many kittens! Or promote a “Kitten …

  • Feb 14 , 2014

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    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    We’re not the only ones celebrating Valentine’s Day, many of our adoptable pets are just as festive! Did you know that there are currently 186 pets named Valentine on our site? In honor of Valentine’s day, we thought we’d share just a FEW of our favorite Valentines with you!             Wishing you and your pets …

  • Dec 13 , 2013

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    Violins and shelter pets

    Did you know that today, December 13th is National Violin Day? While the purpose of this day is to encourage people to listen or play violin music, it got me thinking about the important role music can play in our everyday lives. There is often great passion and delicacy behind violin-based music that many find soothing and studies indicate this …

  • 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, …

  • Oct 31 , 2013

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    Zombie attack!

    It’s that spooky time of year again! And you know that means… time to stock up on the zombie repellent. That’s right, forget the candy, pumpkins, tricks and the treats. The best way to celebrate this Halloween is to adopt one of the special zombie-repelling cats and kittens the SPCA of Wake County has received directly from the Romanian Feline Institute in …

  • Oct 21 , 2013

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    Reptile Awareness Day!

    Do you have a reptile companion in your life?  If you do get ready to celebrate because today, October 21st, is Reptile Awareness day!  Reptile Awareness Day was created as “a chance to educate others who may not know about these amazing creatures called reptiles, and the habitat loss and threat of extinction that faces so many reptile species.” Reptiles …

  • Aug 22 , 2013

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    National Dog Day!

    Did you know that Monday, August 26th is National Dog Day! Personally, I am not generally a fan of Mondays, but what a great way to start off the week.  According to this holiday was created to “honor dogs more than we currently do, to give them “a day”, to show deep appreciation for our long connection to each …