Together we’re putting adoptable pets in the spotlight

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There’s nothing better than being able to combine your personal passions with your day job. I am reminded of this constantly through my work with the Petfinder team.

Animal Haven Executive Director Tiffany Lacey & Brooke the Min Pin

Animal Haven executive director Tiffany Lacey holds Brooke

The past few weeks have been filled with lots of planning and outreach in celebration of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month — from writing press releases and booking interviews to blowing up balloons and talking to potential pet adopters.

Last week, a lot of our combined hard work came to fruition as Petfinder partnered with Animal Planet to host adoption events in Silver Spring, Maryland (home to Petfinder parent, Discovery Communications) and in New York City at Petfinder member Animal Haven‘s Soho home.

Our Silver Spring event featured dozens of adoptable dogs and cats (and one special rabbit), while also shining the light on the Animal Planet R.O.A.R. initiative with which the network partners with leading animal organizations to inspire people to make the world a better place for animals. While we’re still waiting for final reports, we’re fairly certain the event brought a few pets closer to finding their fur-ever homes.

Two Lucky Dogs Looking for Lucky Homes at Animal Planet & Petfinder's Adopt-A-Palooza in Silver Spring

Two lucky dogs look for homes at Animal Planet & Petfinder’s Adopt-A-Palooza

Animal Haven's Mika Gives Marco a Makeover

Animal Haven’s Mika washes Marco

Just two days later, we were up in New York City spreading the message of adoption. Animal Haven opened their doors to us and Animal Planet, who introduced their new line of wet grooming products (also making a donation of them to our host shelter). We met Rango, Marco, Ozzy, Brooke, Painter and countless other loving pups all deserving loving pet parents. Marco even hammed it up for the cameras as he got a mini makeover with the new Animal Planet products (I, personally, can attest to how soft he was post-bath.).

While these events reached hundreds of people, you hold the power to reach many more. Take to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other platforms to help us put (and keep) the spotlight on the hundreds of thousands of animals of all types looking for their match today — and all year round!