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The Petfinder Foundation is continuing to help shelters and rescue groups recover from recent devastating floods in Texas and Oklahoma. The Foundation recently granted $10,000 to Austin Pets Alive!, which suffered extensive damage when it was flooded on Memorial Day and has also been called on to take in pets …

In a recent petfinder.com survey, our shelter and rescue group members reported that older pets have the hardest time finding homes.  It’s a sad reality that these great animals are often the last to be adopted from shelters.  However, November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month and we hope, with your help, to improve the adoption …

Theron Humphrey, a photographer who attained fame with his photo book, “Maddie on Things” – in which his coonhound, Maddie, was photographed happily perched atop things such as bicycles, skateboards, light posts, and more – has taken on a new project sponsored by Purina ONE called, “Why We Rescue”. Why …

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Less Adoptable? I don’t think so!

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Mar 13 , 2014

If you work in rescue, you often open up your news feed or email and see pictures of animals in need of rescue or a home. I receive no less than 20 emails a day with homeless animals in need of a place to go. Many of these animals are …

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Pit Bull Parent: The Truth about Transports

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Jan 29 , 2014

At least once a week, I go to area shelters and take some of their dogs to a rescue that I work with. I love working with other shelters. I love the partnerships and I love that everyone is working together to make better lives for the animals. The other  …

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Why foster “failures” are a wonderful thing

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Oct 10 , 2013

I love fostering. I find it super rewarding and do it often. I love knowing that my home can be opened up to an animal who needs me. I love knowing that I can get that animal ready for a loving family. I love that I can help. I frequently …

Leslie had it all. She had the most wonderful husband in the world. He was sweet and caring and he was her everything. Together, they had a large farm with horses and cats and dogs. Everything was perfect. One morning, Leslie’s husband left for work as he did every morning. …

If you or someone you know is interested in enhancing the lives of shelter animals without cleaning cages or walking the strong and often energetic dogs, there are plenty of additional opportunities to volunteer. Even better, you might be able to read that book you’ve been lacking time to dig …

Last week our shelter outreach team began contacting members in Texas to see what was needed after 10 tornadoes tore through North Texas last Wednesday night. The Petfinder Foundation began to coordinate efforts to help shelters assist those who had lost everything. Then yesterday, a massive tornado destroyed whole neighborhoods …

As a Petfinder visitor, you know Petfinder as the online home of more than 300,000 adoptable pets. You also know about our countless articles, videos and more that we hope help you be a better pet parent and connect with other pet parents. Did you know that in addition to …

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