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Read Chaco’s adoption story in his mom’s words here. Chaco was born at a shelter and transferred to Sandy City Animal Services in Sandy, UT, in hopes that he would get a chance at a happy home. But things didn’t look too promising. Open-admission shelters are usually short of space and budgets are tight, and euthanasia loomed for Chaco. Shelter …

From now until Sept. 12, we’re asking you to tell us how your life is new and improved thanks to a rescue pet.

Why not shine a light on Baby for #TweetAPetTues? Tweet her to help her find a home! Back in March, we started #TweetAPetTues on Twitter. How does #TweetAPetTues work? Each Tuesday, Twitter users everywhere tweet adoptable Petfinder pets with the hashtag #TweetAPetTues or #TweetAPetTuesday to help those pets find homes. (See some great examples here.) Some users include only the …

Photo: Be the Change for Pets In April I participated in the Be the Change panel at the pet-blogger conference BlogPaws. The panel’s points were simple: Anyone can make a difference, and collectively, our small efforts can have a huge impact for pets. As the panel concluded, we issued a challenge to ourselves and the bloggers in attendance to “Be …

iStockphoto Terry May and Susan Fritz founded Space Coast Kibble Kitchen in Brevard County, FL, to help families struggling with financial difficulties keep their pets. With help from Cynthia Koppler of the Bright Paws Pet Food Bank by Bright Star, they are working to make sure no local pets are surrendered due to economic hardship. Today they share some tips …

Romeo says you will help him promote the Hide, Perch and Go program. (Photo: Romeo the Cat) Romeo the Cat, a rescued Persian, writes a daily blog loved by cat owners everywhere. Sample topic: his “morning wake-up tactics” (his daily quest to get his lazy human “staff members” out of bed to feed him breakfast). Here’s a recent one: “This …

Pops is available for adoption at True Love Canine Rescue in Winterville, GA. As Father’s Day approaches, you may be at a loss of what to get Dad. If your dad is anything like mine, he has everything he needs and doesn’t want you to spend your hard earned money on him. Well, I have the solution! This Father’s Day, …

Eva photographed Madelaine at Big City Little Kitty in Queens, NY. June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month — and what better way to celebrate than to help adoptable cats find homes? One easy way to help is to photograph cats for your local shelter or rescue group. A great photo on Petfinder can literally be a lifesaver for a shelter cat. Getting …

A volunteer-designed billboard promotes adoption in Vidalia, GA. For National Volunteer Week, we are saluting just a handful of the many thousands of volunteers who dedicate themselves to homeless animals. Organizations that embrace volunteers benefit from the creativity and energy of new minds. Volunteers can think big — in some cases REALLY big! Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society (SOAPS) in …

Image: Animal Rescue Site screen of GreaterGood’s new Touch to Give app for iPhone. The Animal Rescue Site’s parent organization, the GreaterGood Network, has a new iPhone app that makes it easy to help homeless pets! With the “Touch To Give” app, just select The Animal Rescue Site, then tap the Touch To Give button to help the Petfinder.com Foundation …