Category Archives: increase adoptions

  • Oct 09 , 2014

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    Grant Opportunity – Purina Cat Chow Supports Cats by Building Better Lives

    Petfinder is excited to share a grant opportunity from our friends at Purina Cat Chow and Petfinder Foundation.  The Purina Cat Chow “Building Better Lives” program was created to improve the lives of cats through Rescue, Nutrition, and Adoption.  This year they helped with much-needed renovations and donations to several organizations that support and help cats find forever homes. In …

  • 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 …

  • 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 29 , 2013

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    Engaging Adopters with Open Questions

    Asking open questions during pre-adoption counseling is a conversation technique that encourages engagement. An open question is a question that does not have a “correct” answer and encourages the respondent to start a dialogue with the counselor. The potential adopters are required to reflect upon their knowledge and experiences to answer the questions, and think about situations they may not …

  • 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 …

  • Sep 19 , 2013

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    Adoption Ambassadors

    Do your foster homes play any type of role in finding adopters for the pets they are caring for? The ASPCA recently completed a study testing the idea that empowering foster homes to find adopters and adopt out their foster pets is a valid strategy for increasing adoptions and saving more lives. The data they collected revealed that return rate …