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It’s time for spring cleaning, and now there’s even more reason to clean out those closets: Petfinder is teaming up with BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets for the Sell Your Stuff, Save a Life challenge, the world’s biggest online garage sale to benefit homeless pets. The Sell Your Stuff, Save a Life challenge From May 18-25, we’re asking pet …

Curious George is at Lifeline For Pound Buddies in Muskegon, MI. It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 10-16)! In our March newsletter we asked you to tell us about your volunteer experiences. You inspired us with all that you do. Some of you have started all-volunteer rescue groups that consume most of your time, and your hearts. Thousands of you …

Bridget and her service dog, Coal Bridget Evans is a volunteer trainer for the MidAmerica Service Dogs’ Foundation and started the University of Illinois Service Dog Project. Together with her service dog Coal, she has helped train more than 15 service dogs. Today, she shares why being a volunteer with a service-dog organization is special to her. I am a …

You can foster a pet like Bob (at LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta). In honor of our Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays program, we’ve been posting about pet fostering each week this month. (Read the previous posts about pet fostering.) Want to foster a pet for the holidays? Find a participating organization near you. Fostering pets has been …

This Dewey is up for adoption at DFW Humane Society in Irving, TX. We’ve already covered six great ways to help homeless pets in the Twelve Days of Dewey countdown. Here are two more easy, fun things you can do to help shelter pets and spread the word about pet adoption. 6) Donate SIX towels or blankets to your local …

Why not foster a lonely pet like Sweetie for the holidays? It’s time for our second annual Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays campaign, a program to help get pets out of shelters and into foster homes for the holidays — and hopefully adopted! Learn more about how it all started here. Fostering a pet is a great way …

This Dewey, a Beagle/Dachshund mix puppy, is awaiting a forever home at STARS in Statesboro, GA. Welcome back — we hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We at Petfinder were giving thanks for YOU, the wonderful people who care about pets and support pet adoption, and all the hard-working shelter and rescue-group staff and volunteers who give so much to …

Like the book’s Dewey, this Dewey, awaiting adoption in Stroudsburg, PA, is a friendly orange boy. Last week we introduced you to Dewey the library cat and the Twelve Days of Dewey, our campaign around the new children’s book Dewey’s Christmas at the Library. Today we’re offering our suggestions for days 10 and 9. Dewey’s story and the way it …

Each week, we’ll be listing more great ways you can help pets. Learn more about Dewey’s story With the holidays just around the corner, we’ve partnered with the publishers of the new children’s book Dewey’s Christmas at the Library to count down 12 easy ways to help homeless pets. If you haven’t heard of Dewey, he’s the star of the …

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