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Yesterday, you learned a little about my experience renovating Carolina Waterfowl Rescue with our Rescue U team at the beginning of this month and met some of the permanent residents of CWR. Today I want to share how I learned about bird adoption and and became more enamored with the idea of birds as pets. Things to Consider Before You …

I’ll be 43 next year (in dog years). That’s pretty old for a dog my size. It seems like only yesterday I was a tiny pup living in a cardboard box with my mom and all my brothers and sisters. Lately my people have noticed I’ve been having trouble keeping up with them during walks. I’ve also been struggling to …

I think I speak for everyone at the Petfinder Foundation when I say that our thoughts are with everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. All of us here have been working diligently to provide whatever assistance we can to help pets, and the people who care for them, during this difficult time. For me, awarding grants is one of my favorite …

I treat pet care a little like a religion. Most of my day is consumed (happily) with caring for, entertaining, and snuggling with the 20 or so animals on our little farm. But for all of our attention (and experience), Jake, the newest addition to our family, continues to challenge us. Jake and Betsy Early last week, Naughty-Jake came in …

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Win a Halloween costume for your dog!

by Emily, Petfinder Foundation vp, development • Oct 10 , 2011

Trick or (doggy) treat? Enter for a chance to win an adorable Animal Planet costume for your pup just in time for Halloween. One winner will be selected per day through Oct. 21! (Read the official rules.) Just click this link to enter: Enter the Petfinder Halloween Costume Giveaway! Even if you don’t win, you can still purchase these costumes …

Here is yet another brilliant example of how teens are changing the world. Recently, DoSomething.org and the ASPCA partnered to create an animal-welfare awareness campaign called “Lost and Found.” The goal was to get young people thinking about how they could make sure homeless animals got into good homes and stayed there. They even offered grants of $500 towards two …

The Wonder Team and a happy adoptive family from season one Are you thinking about adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue group? Animal Planet’s Underdog to Wonderdog is now casting adopters for its second season! Here’s the announcement we’ve been asked to share by the show’s production company, Sharp Entertainment: Sharp Entertainment is casting for the second season …

Photo by questioning[lovely] (Flickr) Last month, we asked Petfinder visitors like you to take a survey about their experiences adopting, or trying to adopt, from a shelter or rescue group. A whopping 2,667 people responded. Read the results here and find out what they said about customer service at adoption organizations. Among the questions we asked: How was your experience …

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