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Posts by Bethany, associate producer

I’m a big fan of self improvement. Maybe it’s a part of growing up in a world of self-help books for every topic under the sun. Do I want to improve my sewing, be more assertive, communicate better, lose weight, improve my endurance, write faster or generally be more efficient? There’s almost certainly a book and an app for that …

The holidays can be pricey, but here’s a way to help pets that doesn’t cost you any money, just some time. Shelters and rescues always need volunteers. Walking dogs, socializing cats, cleaning litterboxes, brushing pets so they look their best, answering phones — there’s so much that needs to be done to help pets find homes and I’ve yet to …

Growing up, I always wanted a puppy or a horse for Christmas. I had visions of a horse with a big red bow around his neck. In retrospect, these were not realistic visions for my family, but I still had them. My parents instead gave me stuffed animals, riding lessons and instructions in how to interact with friends’ and relatives’ …

I always like to buy my cat Christmas presents. Even though friends have commented that Toby doesn’t “really” know that it’s Christmas and that he deserves a gift, I know that he does. I do sometimes feel a little guilty about spending more money on Toby when his current collar, harness and toys are perfectly adequate. How do I deal …

Good photographs for shelter and rescue pets can be literal life savers. Unfortunately, taking those photos and uploading them can take time. That’s where our eighth way to help pets comes in! Volunteer at your local shelter or rescue to take photographs or update pet’s profiles on Petfinder. When I was in charge of adoption outreach at my old shelter, …

The seventh way to help pets is one of the easiest. I bet you could take care of this one in the next five minutes! I love that Petfinder allows us to share pets who catch our eye — whether those pets are near or far. I’ve helped friends look for pets near them and shared pets on my personal …

Today’s suggestion comes from our founder, Betsy! When Joan was talking about our planning for this promotion, Betsy suggested that people could treat themselves to new blankets and towels and then donate the old ones to their local shelter! Sometimes, doing good for others can be an excuse to do good for ourselves. Dogs and cats don’t care if the …

Check out a special guest post from recording artist Malea McGuinness then learn how you can help animals while treating yourself this holiday season! “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”― Mahatma Gandhi This quote was relevant when it was first said and is just as relevant now. …

The holiday season is here and full of ways to celebrate. One of my favorite ways to celebrate the holidays and all the good that I have, is to help others, especially homeless pets. This year, we’re asking that you pledge to help pets this holiday season. We’ll be posting 12 different ways to help pets to help inspire you …

Time is running out to Adopt a Token and win one of these awesome prizes: One Grand Prize Winner will receive a life-sized replica of the Cat Token, a $250 gift card, and a $250 gift card for the Petfinder adoption group of the winner’s choice 50 First Runners Up will each receive one MONOPOLY Empire board game 50 Second …