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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 …

1) Wishes can come true We all have dreams and goals but real wisdom is knowing when to push and when to go with the flow. When unfortunate timing crushed my chances of a scheduled one-on-one interview with Grumpy Cat before the recent Friskies Awards, I channeled my inner Grumpy …

Guinea Pigs are fun, social pets who love the company of other guinea pigs (Read Companionship for Guinea Pigs).  Or in this case, perhaps a turtle.  What better way to know what a Guinea Pig wants than to ask him?!  There are more than 1200 adoptable Guinea Pigs on Petfinder …

Today we launched our brand new pet-search experience. Have you seen it yet? Simply perform a search at the top of the page, like you normally would, and page through our new pet-search results and pet profile pages. We’ve looked at every aspect of the pet-search experience, from design, to …

While the needs of homeless dogs and cats are often featured in the press, the needs of other homeless animals are expressed more rarely. The sad reality is that over 100,000 horses end up at slaughter in Mexico and Canada every year. The majority of these horses are well trained …

Many people come to Petfinder every day to find the perfect dog or cat for their family. But what about coming here for the perfect hamster, turtle, frog or even cow? People are usually surprised when I inform them that they can search for animals such as hermit crabs and …

As the head of Petfinder’s shelter outreach department, I know the kindest people are the ones who adopt.  About a month ago, Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) kicked off a new campaign celebrating New York’s Kindest through major public awareness efforts.  The campaign encourages New Yorkers …

We have some work to do! Yes, all of us. A survey by Best Friends Animal Society of Kanab, Utah, revealed that 46% of young adults 18 to 24 years old said they would be more likely to purchase a pet from a breeder than adopt one from a shelter …

This April we have been highlighting all the different types of cat parents and now we’re celebrating with a live expert Q&A on our Facebook page! If you or someone you know is adding a new cat to your home, join us Tuesday, April 30th from 12-1 p.m. ET for Bringing …

Bulletproof Sam is a dog, just like other Pit Bulls. This may be the most misunderstood breed, but dogs like Sam are working to show the public that Pit Bulls are just dogs, they are not monsters. Sam has had a hard life. He was part of a fighting operation …

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