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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 even goldfish on Petfinder. Our members don’t discriminate – if …

Recently, I went to a class at an animal shelter and I wound up coming home with 2 foster cats. While the seniors have always struck me more than any other age, these two were a special case. Their names are Pye and Kimby, and they have lived together for the last 14 years. Pye is 14 and Kimby is …

I love my job, but I won’t deny that by Wednesday I’m starting to drag a little. I like to schedule a good lunch on Wednesdays, or a happy hour with friends to perk up the middle of the week. This week it was the promise of puppies at lunch that got me out the door on time. Last week …

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 into at the same time. Cats are very sensitive creatures …

BlogPaws 2013 was last week and a large Petfinder crew was lucky enough to attend. Not only did our senior producer, Jane, and I get to attend, but Jamie, our business relations manager; Sara, our director of shelter outreach; Jim, one of our shelter outreach specialists; and Kristen, our shelter outreach coordinator all were able to come, connect and learn. …

A common complaint I hear about cats is that you can’t train them. People claim that cats aren’t as smart as dogs simply because fewer cats seem to know “sit” or “down.” Well, cats can be trained. My cat knows several “tricks.” Toby knows the commands for sit, high five, jump through a hoop and even bed. He learned those …

While driving on a back road a couple of weeks ago, I came across a stray dog running down the shoulder of the road. I pulled over, grabbed a leash and approached her. She was skiddish and didn’t know where she was, so I moved slowly. Eventually I was able to slip the lead over her head. She balked for …

Earlier this week, I found it impossible to concentrate on one of my conference calls as I was so distracted by Petfinder’s fabulous new Live Adoptable Kitten Cam!  In partnership with iPet Companion, we’ve launched this great feature where you can play with real adoptable cats at eight Petfinder member shelters by moving toys in their cat rooms from your …

When asked to submit any cat guys I know to a new Petfinder gallery, my husband, Wheeler, was a natural choice.  After all, he married the director of shelter outreach for Petfinder and therefore we share our home with a small menagerie of animals, including three cats.  Ensuring he was truly a cat guy was an essential part of our …

During a visit to my veterinarian for the removal of Bingo’s broken tooth a couple of months ago, she mentioned that she was heading in for surgery on her hand, but she had a sick puppy who needed fostering for a few days. His name was Marco, and he was all of 8 pounds of wiggly love. I agreed to …

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