Category Archives: Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

In honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day I’m sharing the story of a wonderful dog who went from cruelty to my couch. Sometimes a dog is just meant to be yours, or in this case, mine. Diamond Shamrock (I’ll explain that name in a later blog post) is right …

About a year and a half ago Oliver, an adorable 12 week old Siamese kitten, became part of our family. He was adopted from the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center on the Island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Almost immediately we noticed that he acted a little …

This month is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month when we celebrate adopting and helping shelter and rescue dogs. Many people are nervous about training a shelter dog, especially a larger shelter dog, so we’re hosting a special Ask the Experts Q&A! On Wednesday, October 24, from 12-2 p.m. ET join us for our …

A Coton De Tulear is not a common breed to find on Petfinder. At any given time there may be fewer than 20 posted on the site, so Lauren Wallace and her husband, Jason, were delighted to spot one listed by K9 Rescue & Rehab in St. Louis, MO. The dog …

The Daily Fetch

Together we’re putting adoptable pets in the spotlight

by Amber, director of digital communications and social media • Oct 16 , 2012

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. The past few weeks have been filled with lots of planning and outreach in celebration of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month — from writing press …

I’ve spent a lot of time with dogs recently. Far more that I usually do, because we’re a cat family. In fact, we have 3 cats in total: Bea is a 14-year-old Birman (before we understood the need and responsibility of adopting not shopping) and my avatar, and Finn and Zara our …

Our Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month video playlist and list of creative ways people can help dogs have contributed to a great kickoff for our online celebrations . We’re thrilled to be adding offline celebrations in the form of two great adoption events! On Thursday, October 11, eight Petfinder member shelters and rescue …

A backyard breeder neglected the remaining puppies of a Weimaraner litter so North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue in Charlotte, NC took them in. Their ribs were showing and their skin was peeling from dehydration. Stephanie Anderson of Whitsett, NC, and her husband, Doug, were looking for a “sister” for their six-year-old …

It’s almost Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, so we caught up with proud adopted-dog dad, The All-American Rejects‘ guitarist Nick Wheeler. Check out how he and his adopted dog Dex enjoy a day off from their busy tour schedules in the video above. (Read Nick and Dex’s adoption story.) You can help Nick …

In honor of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, here’s another great lost-dog reunion story from our partner, HomeAgain. You can help lost pets get home again: Sign up to receive lost pet alerts when a dog or cat goes missing in your area. A neighborhood kid came into Kiki’s family’s yard and left …

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