As a newcomer to the Petfinder family, I expected the staff to find creative ways to help promote animal welfare and the adoption of pets. It’s refreshing to know that our sponsors have the same mission. One of my first assignments here was to work with Bissell on a social media contest named Pinning for Pets.
Pinning for Pets (or what we’ve unofficially nicknamed P4P) is a Pinterest contest geared at helping as many adoptable pets as possible find loving homes. For every Pinterest board created, Bissell will donate $10 to the Petfinder Foundation. These funds will be used to provide resources to shelters and rescue groups, plus animal welfare organizations from coast to coast. In return, two lucky entries will be randomly selected each week to win a Pet Clean Up package from Bissell!
As the interim manager of business relations, my role at Petfinder is to serve as a liaison between our staff and our sponsors. It makes a difference working with sponsors who go the extra mile to help raise awareness from donating to various shelters to supporting adoption option events. Do your part and put in your entry for Pinning for Pets! Here’s how:
- From November 2, 2012 through November 30, 2012, create a board on Pinterest showing your support for homeless pets on BISSELL’s Facebook page.
- BISSELL will donate to the BISSELL Pet Foundation which in return will give $10 to the Petfinder Foundation for every board created and submitted, up to $50,000!
- Grants to the Petfinder Foundation will go to Rescue U to rehabilitate animal shelters around the country and provide resources to help pets find permanent homes.
- Pinning for Pets participants will be entered into weekly prize drawings for a chance to win various pet clean-up products, as well as a $250 donation to their local Petfinder member shelter.