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By: Kirstyn Northrop cobb   Almost a year ago, I wrote an article about a senior poodle that I brought in. I named him Spike. Spike was a fifteen year old boy. He was vision impaired and hearing impaired when I brought him in. In time, we would discover that …

This month, it’s all about “Pawing it Forward” for pets, with or without forever homes. In the spirit of National Pet Month, here are some ways you can Paw It Forward for homeless pets: Adopt: The best way to help a pet waiting on a forever home? Be that forever home! …

This photo of Chuck, snapped at Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter and put on Petfinder, tugged at my heart strings, and in no time at all, my husband and I were on our way to Mississippi to adopt him. Now, a recent article in The Telegraph, a UK newspaper, tells me …

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 …

As the head of Petfinder’s shelter outreach department, I know the kindest people are the ones who adopt.  About a month ago, Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) kicked off a new campaign celebrating New York’s Kindest through major public awareness efforts.  The campaign encourages New Yorkers …

We have some work to do! Yes, all of us. A survey by Best Friends Animal Society of Kanab, Utah, revealed that 46% of young adults 18 to 24 years old said they would be more likely to purchase a pet from a breeder than adopt one from a shelter …

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Helping Hoda Kotb find the perfect match on the Today Show

by Amber, director of digital communications and social media • Mar 26 , 2013

I’m always thrilled when I learn that people have chosen to adopt when adding a furry friend to the family. With hundreds of thousands of adoptables on Petfinder alone, the need for loving homes is great. So, I was even more delighted to learn that one of our favorite morning …

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Dr. Ward tackles pet obesity with ‘Home and Family’

by Amber, director of digital communications and social media • Dec 21 , 2012

We’ve all heard about our nation’s obesity epidemic, and there are countless books, articles, websites, TV shows and other resources dedicated to helping people get healthy. But did you know that it is estimated that 54% of pets in the U.S. are overweight or obese? This is a figure that’s …

Thanksgiving is a time of the year when we reflect upon all the things that we are grateful for.  Among the many things I have to be grateful for, one of them is the many people who helped me adopt my cat Oliver. One humid day in August of 2011, …

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Together we’re putting adoptable pets in the spotlight

by Amber, director of digital communications and social media • Oct 16 , 2012

There’s nothing better than being able to combine your personal passions with your day job. I am reminded of this constantly through my work with the Petfinder team. The past few weeks have been filled with lots of planning and outreach in celebration of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month — from writing press …