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The best way to help a homeless pet is undoubtedly to adopt one. Literally thousands of pets are waiting — and of course, Christmas would be a good time to open your home and heart. Making the decision, however, isn’t always easy. My husband, Mike, and I have been struggling …

Growing up, I always wanted a puppy or a horse for Christmas. I had visions of a horse with a big red bow around his neck. In retrospect, these were not realistic visions for my family, but I still had them. My parents instead gave me stuffed animals, riding lessons …

I always like to buy my cat Christmas presents. Even though friends have commented that Toby doesn’t “really” know that it’s Christmas and that he deserves a gift, I know that he does. I do sometimes feel a little guilty about spending more money on Toby when his current collar, …

Good photographs for shelter and rescue pets can be literal life savers. Unfortunately, taking those photos and uploading them can take time. That’s where our eighth way to help pets comes in! Volunteer at your local shelter or rescue to take photographs or update pet’s profiles on Petfinder. When I …

The seventh way to help pets is one of the easiest. I bet you could take care of this one in the next five minutes! I love that Petfinder allows us to share pets who catch our eye — whether those pets are near or far. I’ve helped friends look …

Today’s suggestion comes from our founder, Betsy! When Joan was talking about our planning for this promotion, Betsy suggested that people could treat themselves to new blankets and towels and then donate the old ones to their local shelter! Sometimes, doing good for others can be an excuse to do …

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Fostering is a fifth way to help pets

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Dec 17 , 2013

Want to make a big impact? Consider fostering. Regular guest blogger, Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, our “Pit Bull Parent” shares why she loves fostering. If you decide to foster, don’t forget to pledge to help pets for a chance to win! Fostering. I love it. There is nothing that I do …

Already adopted? This fourth way to help pets will be easy for you! Learn how Happy Tails help pets, then be sure to pledge to help pets for a chance to win! Each month visitors to Petfinder look at an average of 50,000 pages of happy tails. How does this help …

Have you donated to the Petfinder Foundation? Here are their top 10 reasons to consider giving. Read, then take the pledge to help pets for a chance to win! One of the easiest ways to help pets in need this holiday season is to donate to the Petfinder Foundation to help …

For the second of our 12 Ways to Help Pets posts we’d like to encourage you to pet sit for a neighbor or a friend. Learn why it’s important to be sure pets are cared for when their families are out of town in this post from regular guest blogger …