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Snuggles, a Pekingese, is waiting for her forever home at The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria in Virginia. Today’s guest blogger, Shauna, is a proud pet parent. She has shared her popular and entertaining blog about “dogs and other messy things,” Fido and Wino, with us in preparation for Valentine’s Day. As Valentine’s Day approaches you could be thinking a …

Photo: the Dent County Animal Welfare Society. Melinda Stewart, who volunteers at Dent County Animal Welfare Society in Salem, Missouri, sent us a good holiday homecoming story. She recently went to the shelter and saw a pitiful little Shih Tzu the rescue was calling Star.  “[Star] had eye infections in both eyes,” Melinda says. “She had green coming from her …

Petfinder has the world’s greatest fans — they’re always coming up with new ways to spread the word about pet adoption. Case in point: Pals Jill, Esther and Lisa recently sent us this great video they made for Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. Lisa e-mailed to tell us, “I was asked by a friend of mine from YouTube to help her come up …

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if dogs ruled the world? What if they selected their forever families at shelters? Members of the band You Scream I Scream teamed up with Petfinder member shelter the MSPCA Adoption Center — Nantucket in Nantucket, MA, to find out … with hilarious results.

iStockphoto We are always looking for new voices to help engage, educate and inform our readers. We regularly highlight animal-welfare professionals and other guest bloggers who have unique perspectives on pet adoption and care. What we are looking for: Pet-care tips and tricks Ideas for pet lovers and advocates Top 10 lists Inspirational adoption campaigns or news Problems solved and …

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More animal rescue-themed tattoos!

by Emily, Petfinder Foundation vp, development • Oct 28 , 2008

A while back I posted some photos of cool animal-rescue tattoos and asked you to send in yours. Well here are the results! Kelly writes: “I saw the pictures of people’s rescue tattoos and definitely thought my friend Lisa from Athens, GA, should be added to the list. She is extremely dedicated to animal welfare and takes her rescue efforts …

I’ve gotten a couple of requests to explain how to add a photo to a blog comment (particularly regarding this post). Here’s the scoop: If your photo is already posted online somewhere (say, a photo-sharing site such as Photobucket.com), you can get its filename by right-clicking the image (if you’re on a Mac, hit control and then click) and selecting …

I’m a big fan of cuteoverload.com, although naturally I think adopted pets are always cutest! Anyway, a while back I asked readers of our message boards for their cutest pet pics. They didn’t disappoint. From this sweet scene of a pit bull with his feline friend to the cutie patooties after the jump, the pics posted to this forum will …

Last month, we asked subscribers to our newsletter: What healthy human foods do you prepare for both you and your pet? The replies ran the gamut from A (steamed artichoke leaves) to Z (zucchini). Besides meats, raw carrots were mentioned most often. As for fruit, bananas were a favorite, although Cheryl C.’s potbellied pig, Harley, loves to eat papaya. “I …

New pet parent Martha writes: Hello! We recently adopted two terrific mixed breed dogs, Jake and Tycho, and can now, more than ever, appreciate all the wonderful work you do. We have produced a public service announcement video starring Jake and Tycho that we want to share with you. Thanks Martha! (You can also check out the video on the …

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