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Petfinder’s shelter outreach team has been busy checking in with our member shelters and rescues to assess the damages and help that’s needed. Check out earlier reports from Friday,  Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday. As the weekend begins, here are new updates forwarded to us by Petfinder member shelters and adoption groups. New information on pet assistance after Hurricane Sandy: …

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 …

Shelters and adoption groups damaged by Hurricane Sandy or assisting their communities in recovering won’t be taking time off this weekend. There is a lot of clean-up to be done, often in areas that still don’t have power. Please take some time to review our posts on Petfinder animal welfare organizations who need help, and reach out to them this …

Petfinder’s shelter outreach team has been busy checking in with our member shelters and rescues to assess the damages and help that’s needed. Check out earlier reports from Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday. Deep snow has fallen in parts of Tennessee, Ohio. West Virginia and Maryland. With the snow comes new problems:  falling branches, an overburdened roof, the need to clear …

Remnants of Hurricane Sandy continue to cause strong winds and rain in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and will begin to swing northward into western New York State today.  Many people on the east coast are still displaced, and our Petfinder member shelters and adoption groups continue to report in to us as they can. Contact your local shelters and rescue groups …

For the northeastern region of the US, the high winds and rain of Superstorm Hurricane Sandy have moved on. Petfinder shelters and adoption groups are rising to the challenge of recovering from the worst of the storm. Other Petfinder members further west will continue to face wind and rain as Sandy travels on. We are slowly receiving feedback from our …

Petfinder members up and down the East Coast are helping pets in their communities weather Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy, while others have been directly impacted and were forced to evacuate suddenly. Petfinder’s shelter outreach team is pulling together updates from shelters that are in need of assistance and those offering help. Read on to find out how they prepared and are …

When I adopted my dog Rain from The Humane Society of Southern Arizona she had very little training. In fact, sit was about the only command she knew. During those first several months after bringing her home I worked with her diligently teaching her the basics like stay, down, come, walking well on a leash, etc. If only the Train …

As part of our annual Adoption Options seminar tour, I left New Jersey for the beautiful Southwest last week.  Adoption Options is Petfinder’s single-day seminar for animal welfare professionals and volunteers, focusing on increasing adoptions and making time spent in a shelter or foster home an enriching experience that best prepares pets for new homes.  We hit 20 – 25 spots …

When my boyfriend and I first started dating, he surprised me by suggesting a date to go the shelter and socialize cats. It was an awesome date: we loved helping the animals, we were both swayed by seeing each other play with kittens, whenever there was an awkward silence we could talk about the animals and (very important in an …

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